Rift in the Lute

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195693430
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081387 | DOI:
Rift in the Lute

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This chapter looks at the formation of a rift within the Swaraj Party, which started with Tambe’s acceptance of a seat in the Governor’s executive council. It reviews the various activities and successes of the Swarajists, who now held the political stage in Congress, and identifies the causes of their eventual failure. It discusses Motilal’s resolution of self-government and the provision of the preamble of the Act of 1919. It looks at the revolt of 1926 led by M.R. Jayakar, who was provoked by Motilal after one of the latter’s intense rages, and the conflict between opposing ideologies within the Swaraj Party. The discussion also covers the ‘walk out’ of the Swaraj Party during the March 1926 Legislative Assembly, and Tambe’s role in the dissension of the Swaraj Party.

Keywords: dissension of the Swaraj Party; Tambe; self-government; Act of 1919; 1926 revolt; opposing ideologies; walk out

Chapter.  3944 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Indian Politics

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