His rule was marked by a period of great political turmoil.
The exclusion of Indians from the Simon Commission examining the country’s readiness for self-government provoked serious violence, and he was forced into concessions which were poorly received: in London as excessive, in India as half-hearted.
Incidents included protests against the Simon Commission Report;
the Nehru Report
the All-Parties Conference
the Muslim League leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s 14 points
the Civil Disobedience Movement launched by the Indian National Congress under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi
the Round Table Conferences