1939 in India

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Events in the year 1939 in India.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • World War II breaks out in 1939 and political dead lock in India.
January - June
  • 2 January - The Muslim League at Patna disapproves the Federation scheme which has already been disapproved by Congress.[1]
  • 29 January - Subhas Chandra Bose is reelected president of Congress at Bombay (a victory for opponents of Federation).[2]
  • 22 February - Thirteen right-wing members of the working committee, including Pandit Nehru, resign from Congress.[3]
  • 28 February - The budget is presented to the Legislative Assembly in which the duty on raw cotton is doubled.[4]
  • 3 March - In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India.
  • 12 March - Congress at Tripuri passes a resolution of adherence to the party of Gandhi.[5]
  • 13 March - The Chamber of Princes approves its own reorganization.[6]
  • 20 March - A new trade agreement with the UK till 31 March 1942 is signed after two years of negotiations.[7]
  • 15 April - The new tariff bill is rejected by the Central Legislature.[8]
  • 18 April - The Council of State passes the new tariff bill a second time.[9]
  • 29 April - S. C. Bose resigns as president of Congress and is succeeded by Rajendra Prasad.[10]
  • 1 May - New Congress working committee announced.[11]
  • 3 May - S. C. Bose announces the formation of a new left bloc under his leadership.[12]
July - December
  • 8–14 September - Congress debates its attitude to the war; Gandhi calls upon the British to implement their declarations of faith in democracy.[13]
  • 18 September - The Moslem League declares that the Federal scheme, now suspended, should be altogether abandoned.[14]
  • 17 October - The Viceroy states the Allied objectives in the war and announces that at the end of the war the Government would consult the several communities, parties and interests in India.[15]
  • 27–31 October - Congress working committee resolved that the Viceroy's statement was wholly unsatisfactory and asked for a statement of war aims; the ministries of Bombay, Madras and Bihar resign.[16]
  • 3 November - Resignation of the ministry of the United Provinces.[17]
  • 5 November - Resignation of the ministry of Orissa; the Viceroy announces that the parties having met have failed to agree.[18]
  • 9 November - Resignation of the ministry of Central Provinces.[19]
  • 23 November - At Allahabad the Congress working committee reaffirms its demand for "recognition of India's independence".[20]
  • 27 December - The first contingent of Indian troops reaches France.[21]

Births[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  2. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  3. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  4. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  5. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  6. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  7. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  8. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  9. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  10. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  11. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  12. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  13. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  14. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  15. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  16. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  17. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  18. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  19. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  20. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263
  21. ^ Everyman's Dictionary of Dates; 6th ed. J. M. Dent, 1971; p. 263