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In the year 1911 Calcutta became the former capital of British India and it was shifted to Delhi, in 1914. The decision was taken during the reign of Lord Hardinge, the then Viceroy of India. Delhi was the financial and political seat of many earlier empires and was located closer to the geographical center of India. The rising nationalist movement in Calcutta was also responsible for the shift.