Arrival of Lord Wavell 1943-47

When Linlinthgow retired as viceroy in the summer of 1943 he was succeeded by Lord Wavell, who remained 23rd Viceroy of India from 1 October 1943 to 21 February 1947. The most important events during his tenure were as follows:

  • Great Famine of Bengal 1943
  • Shimla Conference 1945
  • Cabinet mission 1946
  • Direct Action Day.

    This period was disastrous for the population of India.

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