1931 Indian Round Table Conference

1931 Indian Round Table Conference
  • Title: 1931 Indian Round Table Conference

  • Date : 1931

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HC/WOA/2/50 & ST/223/43

  • Description :
    Between 1930 and 1932, the British government called a series of conferences to consider the future government of India. The first session was opened by King George V in the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords, and chaired by Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. Representatives of several Indian political parties attended the meeting alongside British politicians. However, members of the Indian National Congress, including leader Mahatma Gandhi, did not participate because they initiated the Civil Disobedience Movement in India, and many members were subsequently incarcerated.

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In January 1946 Parliament sent a delegation to India to meet leading politicians. One member was the Labour MP Reginald Sorensen whose many photographs recording his trip can be seen in the Parliamentary Archives.

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