The Great Calcutta Killings

Top of page Earlier Communal Riots 16 August 1946 - Day of Direct Action 16-19 August 1946 - Great Calcutta Killings The Authorities' actions Defence Associations Working for Peace 19 August 1946 - British troops enter Calcutta to end the riots Gandhi fast for Peace After the Riots Spens Commission 10 October 1946 - Noakhali Killings Gandhis visit to Noakhali Bihar Killings 29 May 1947 - Renewed Communal Violence July 1947 - Jinnah & Gandhi Peace-Appeals are dropped from planes over the city August 1947 - Gandhi stays with Suhrawardy at Baliaghata 1948 Assassination of Gandhi November 1948 - Muharram Disturbances February-March 1950 - Communal violence

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