On the Brink

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus

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

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This chapter recounts the events before the Lahore Congress. It discusses the continuing industrial unrest and Gandhi’s arrest in 1929, as well as the Calcutta Congress. It examines the circumstances surrounding Jawaharlal’s nomination and election as president of the Congress. Next, it considers the effects of Lord Irwin’s declaration regarding the attainment of the Dominion Status and his efforts to correct the situation. The discussion also covers the Delhi ‘Joint Manifesto’, which interpreted the Viceregal announcement to mean that the Round Table Conference was strictly for the discussion of the formation of an Indian Dominion Constitution. The chapter also presents the record of the meeting conducted at the house of the Viceroy, as well as some letters exchanged between Lord Irwin and Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru, and Motilal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.

Keywords: Lahore Congress; industrial unrest; Calcutta Congress; president of Congress; Dominion Status; Delhi Joint Manifesto; Indian Dominion Constitution; Round Table Conference; Viceregal declaration

Chapter.  6919 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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