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Public and Political: General: Indian Affairs., 15 Jan 1937 - 19 Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/301

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Correspondents on India include: R A Butler [Under-Secretary of State for India] on the fall in British cotton exports to India and general balance of trade; John Morgan, Counsel to the Indian Chamber of Princes, on subjects including the probable need to amend the Government of India Act, and asking WSC to meet Jam Saheb, Maharaja of Nawanagar, Chancellor of the Indian Chamber of Princes (6); Sir Michael O'Dwyer [former Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab] on subjects including the Government's refusal to follow a non-interventionist policy in India, the preservation of law and order and the Lucknow Riots (4); Ghanshyam Birla; "Hopie" [2nd Lord Linlithgow, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, later Lord Hopetoun] on subjects including the improved political situation in India, interference from the left wing and Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru [President of Indian National Congress], changes to the federal issue, and the rapid collapse of the old political system.Other subjects include: the European situation and rearmament; Wolfgang von Tirpitz; WSC's view of Britain's responsibility to keep the balance in India; Congress Party electioneering against Britain.Also includes: note by Sir Michael O'Dwyer on Parliament's right to intervene in India, particularly to preserve law and order; note of WSC's Parliamentary question on the Government's Indian policy; press cuttings from the Calcutta Statesman on the Lucknow Riots, and from the Times on WSC's question; typescript of the reply by Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, to WSC's question; translation of a letter from Gandhi to Birla on the changing situation in India; note on the dangers of releasing political and other prisoners in India; extract from [?] a letter by Sri Krishna Sinha [former Chief Presidency Magistrate of Calcutta] on police corruption in India; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] to individuals listed above, and also to others including [Edward Fitzroy], Speaker of the House of Commons.


  • 15 Jan 1937 - 19 Nov 1937

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