Gandhi at Simla


Negotiations on the status of India began almost immediately the Second World War ended. In this picture, Gandhi can be seen on his way to discussions at Simla in 1945. Simla was the summer capital of British India. These particular negotiations broke down due to the unwillingness of Jinnah and his Muslim League to have Muslims be incorporated into a Hindu dominated India. Eventually, Gandhi and other Indian Nationalists would have to compromise and agree to the partition of India.


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