Gandhi was uncertain about the Cabinet Mission

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Gandhi was uncertain about the Cabinet Mission's report, but events were now  unfolding too rapidly for him to control. A provisional government was being formed to  pave the way for a transition to independence, but Jinnah and the Muslim League would  have no part in it, and when Nehru became the provisional government's leader, the  Muslims treated his inauguration as an occasion for mourning. Religious riots broke out  in Calcutta; arriving there by train, Gandhi used Calcutta as his point of departure for  what would be his last walk through rural villages, preaching compassion and  brotherhood to a largely Muslim population. People came by the thousands to hear him  speak–but even as he made this pilgrimage, political events were outpacing him. The  Labour government was eager to get India off its hands, and it dispatched Lord  Mountbatten, a skillful diplomat, as the last Viceroy of India. Arriving in March of 1947 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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