ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Great Calcutta Killings of 1946-What Went Before and After

What has now come to be known as the Great Calcutta Killings between August 16 and 20, 1946 so dominates our memory that we tend to forget that the holocaust was followed by communal disturbances in Calcutta and in other places in the country almost without respite throughout the rest of the year and well into the next. This is a first person account of the August 1946 events and after, located in the historical perspective of political developments in India, the compulsions of the colonial government and political tensions among the Indian leaders.

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