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R P Fernando's comment on India's struggle for freedom and partition revisited

This is an interesting article but it fails to mention the transfer of power that took place from the 1920s onwards. After the implementation of the Government of India Act 1919, significant powers in areas such as health, education and agriculture were transferred to Indian provincial ministries. After the 1935 Act, the entire internal governance of India including law and order was transferred to the Indian with the Viceroy retaining foreign affairs and defence. Congress and their allies effectively governed 9 provinces. The main British plan for independence, the Cabinet Mission Plan, would have left a united India but failed to get the agreement of the Indian leaders. All the decisions Lord Mountbatten took were with the agreement or consent of the Indian leaders. There is a more detailed description of this period in the website Forgotten Raj.
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