MAHATMA GANDHI MEDIA AND RESEARCH SERVICE

Chronology of the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi (Ghandi)

1901

1901

January

23

Conveyed to Colonial  Secretary on behalf of Natal Indians, condolence message on Queen's death.

1901

February

2

Laid wreath on  pedestal of Queen's statue in Durban and paid tribute to her at memorial meeting.

1901

February

16

Communicated to Press  information about Famine Fund and contributions received towards relief of famine in  India.

1901

March

19

Contacted Durban  schools for distribution of souvenir portrait of Queen.

1901

March

25

Wired High  Commissioner, informing him of footpath restrictions and rigorous enforcement of  anti-Indian laws, and recalling Imperial Government's assurance to modify, if not repeal,  recial legislation.

1901

March

30

Protested, in letter  to Colonial Secretary, against singling him out for mention in General Buller's dispatches  for services in Boer War.

1901

April

16

Cabled British  Committee and East India Association concerning denial of permits to refugee Indians to  reenter the Transvaal.

1901

April

20

Addressed friends in  England on Indian disabilities and anti-Indian laws still prevailing in South Africa.

1901

 

 

Natal Indians  presented address to Lord Harris, ex-Governor of Bombay, during visit to Durban.

1901

April

27

Gandhi represented to  friends in England difficulties of Indians in reentering the Transvaal.

1901

April

30

Expressed hope in  letter to Colonial Secretary that in legislation to modify Indian Immigration Amendment  Act, Government would maintain women laborers' wages at half those of men.

1901

May

4

Addressed letter to  Bombay Government bringing to their notice disabilities of Indian immigrants in South  Africa.

1901

May

 9, 10
9, 10

Represented to  Military Governor, Johannesburg, and to High Commissioner undesirability of a new  Immigration Department to deal with matters of Indian concern.

1901

May

18

Urged in letter to  East Indian Association and British Committee advisability of influential joint  deputation’s to Sir Alfred Milner and to Chamberlain.

1901

May

21

Expressed in letter to  Revashankar Zaveri his sense of grief and loss over passing away of Raychandbhai.

1901

June

1

Suggested in  communication to British Committee that it form with East India Association a joint  committee for concerted action in regard to anti-Indian laws in South Africa.

1901

June

22

Wrote to Bhownaggree  regarding joint action by British Committee and East India Association in respect of  Indian grievances in South Africa.

1901

August

13

Natal Indians  presented address to Duke and Duchess of York and Cornwall.

1901

August

23

Presided over meeting  for formation of Durban Indians Progressive League; considered move inopportune.

1901

September

11

Appeared for and  secured discharge of Indian barber charged under Pass law.

1901

October

15

Presented with  farewell address by Natal Indian Congress and other Indian organization on eve of his  departure for India.

1901

October

18

Returned costly gifts  and recommended a trust thereof for beneficial objects.

1901

 

 

Sailed for India,  promising to return within year, if community should need him.

1901

October

30

Disembarked at Port  Louis, Mauritius.

1901

November

13,  16

Accorded receptions by  Indian community of Mauritius.

1901

November

19

Left Mauritius for  India.

1901

December

14

Reached Rajkot via  Porbander. December

1901

December

17

Left Rajkot for  Bombay; on way to Calcutta Congress, met Bhownaggree.

1901

December

27

Moved resolution on  South Africa at Congress session.