During the period of Linlithgow, parts of the Government of India Act 1935 came into force in 1937. Other events included – Resignation of Congress Ministries to protest the involvement of Indians in world war-II; the Start of World War II (1939), the resignation of Subhash Chandra Bose and the foundation of “Forward Block”; Escape of SC Bose from India, Jinnah’s two nations theory; Atlanta Charter; August Offer (1940); Foundation of Indian National Army; Cripps Mission (1942); Launch of Quit India Movement; Demand of divide and quit; Bengal Famine of 1943).

Important Events:

• 1st General election

• Formation of Forward Block

• Lahore resolution by Muslim League

• August Offer by the viceroy

• Winston Churchill PM of England

• Organisation of Indian National Army

• Cripps Mission Plan rejected

• Ouit India Resolution passed by Congress


Who was the longest-serving Viceroy of India?

Victor Alexander John Hope, 2nd marquess of Linlithgow, (born Sept. 24, 1887, Abercorn, West Lothian, Scot. —died Jan. 5, 1952, Abercorn), British statesman was the longest-serving viceroy of India (1936–43)