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  • The Nagpur riots of 1927 were part of series of riots taking place across various cities in British India during the 1920s. Nagpur was then the capital of Central Provinces and Berar state of British India which covered most of the central India. The riots occurred on September 4, 1927. It was the day of the Lakshmi Puja – a Hindu festival day during Diwali. Nagpur had earlier experienced similar riots between Hindus and Muslims in 1923.