Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label Simla

Quaid-e-Azam with Muslim Leaguers, Simla 1936

Click on the image to enlarge .

Quaid-e-Azam proceeds to the Viceregal Lodge Simla, 1946

. Click on the image to enlarge .

Jawaharlal Nehru with Quaid-e-Azam in Simla, 1946

Quaid-e-Azam described Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru as “the impetuous Pandit who never unlearns or learns anything and never grows old”. He summed up his observations “Pandit Nehru is nothing but Peter Pan.” .

The Simla Conference (June 1945)

As the conditions of war began to turn in favor of the Allies, the Viceroy Wavell felt that the time had come to make proposals for a resolution of the political deadlock in India. His objective, as stated in a letter to Churchill, was to form "a provisional government, of the type suggested in the Cripps Declaration, within the present Constitution, coupled with an earnest but not necessarily simultaneous attempt to devise a means to reach a constitutional settlement." Wavell had a one-and-a-quarter hour meeting with Churchill on 29 March 1945. The Prime Minister thought that the problem of India, 'could be kept on ice", but Wavell told him quite firmly that the question of India was very urgent and very important. It was on 31 May that Wavell at last got a go-ahead from the Cabinet largely on the lines he had desired. He left London on June 1, and landed at Karachi on June 4. The British Government's new proposals were publicly disclosed on 14 June 1945, on