MAHATMA GANDHI MEDIA AND RESEARCH SERVICE

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

1926

1926

January

3

In Navajivan announced  decision voluntarily to retire for one year from public work to stay at and attend to the  Ashram and to have rest.

1926

January

7

In Young India under  "Notes" commended Andrews’ activities and Bishop fisher’s pamphlet in  the cause of South African Indians.

1926

January

9

In message to The  Bombay Chronicle and in a letter, welcomed Horniman on arrival in India.

1926

January

14

In Young India wrote  on "Vykom Satyagraha", its ultimate objective-temple-entry.

1926

January

19

Boro Dada  Dwijendranath Tagore passed away.

1926

January

21

Issued statement on  Gandhi-Smuts Agreement of 1914 to Associated Press of India.

1926

February

21

Issued appeal to  Travancore Government regarding temple-entry

1926

February

28

In Young India wrote  on the South African question.

1926

February

2

Signed Satyagraha  Ashram Trust-deed.

1926

February

10

Turned down request by  North American Nesspaper alliance to write memoirs.

1926

February

11

In Young India article  "From Sweden", Gandhiji explained the significance of his programme of  non-violent non-co-operation and the movement for abolition of untouchability.

1926

February

11

In Young India, described  the Asiatic bill as a "Breach of Faith."

1926

February

14

In interview with  South African Deputation in Ahmedabad, assured them of his readiness to go to South Africa  if necessary.

1926

February

18

In Young India in  "Topic of the Hour" and "From Bad to Worse" commented on the injustice  of the South African bill and the remedy of ‘self help’ and  ‘satyagraha’.

1926

February

25

In Young India in  "Our Humiliation" criticized Viceroy’s acceptance of Dr. Malan’s  proposal that the Government of India place evidence before the Select Committee only  through the Paddison Deputation.

1926

February

27

Motilal Nehru came to  Ahmedabad for discussion with Gandhiji.

1926

March

11

Sent message to Swami  Shraddhanandji’s weekly, The Liberator.

1926

March

11

In letter to Shri  Chunilal, sent message to convention on cow-protection.

1926

March

12

Sent message on the  spinning-wheel to Hindustani, Lahore.

1926

March

15

In letter to A.A.  Paul, explained his attitude regarding invitation to him to visit China.

1926

March

17

In interview to  Katherine Mayo, expressed his views on exploitation by the West, the economies of the  spinning-wheel, the blot of untouchability, the injustice of British rule in India, etc.

1926

March

17

In letter to Dr. Satya  Pal, sent message for the "Phulwari" commending the bravery of the Sikh people.

1926

March

17

In letter to Dr. B.C.  Roy, sent message to Basanti Devi on opening ceremony by Tagore of Chittaranjan Seva  Sadan.

1926

March

18

In Young India article  "Difference in Degree", described the racial and colour problem in South Africa  as "a tremendous world problem".

1926

March

18

In letter to J.H.  Reinhold, permitted him to translate writings in Young India.

1926

March

20

In letter to Lala  Lajpat Rai, explained his attitude to invitations to visit America and Finland.

1926

March

21

Spoke at annual  function of National Music Association, Ahmedabad.

1926

March

26

In letter to Katherine  Mayo, analysing the causes of Indian poverty, underlined the importance of hand-spinning  as the remedy therefore.

1926

March

27

In letter to R.D.  Tata, wrote of the latter’s promised donation of one lac spindles and taklis during Gandhiji’s visit to Jamshedpur.

1926

March

28

In Navajivan article,  answered "some Questions on Religious Issues".

1926

April

1

In Young India article  "My Political Programme", emphasized, in reply to American friends, the  spinning-wheel as his programme besides unity, and abolition of untouchability and of  revenue from drink and drugs.

1926

April

1

Sent message on  abolition of untouchability to a meeting at Trivendrum.

1926

April

4

In Navajivan, wrote  on "Brahmacharya", "Satyagraha Week", "Hill Tribes" and  All-India Deshbandhu Memorial".

1926

April

8

Sent a message to  Mysore lawyers’ Conference at Tumkur.

1926

April

8

Wrote a foreword to  Hemendra Babu’s life of Deshbandhu.

1926

April

8

In Young India article  "Objections Considered", explained the case for the spinning-wheel in reply to  Babu Bhagwandas.

1926

April

11

Wrote a message on  Jallianwala bagh Day in response to request from Sarojini Naidu.

1926

April

11

In letter to G.D.  Birla, wrote on the communal riots in Calcutta.

1926

April

13

In letter to K.T. Paul  on the subject of his visit to Y.M.C.A. World Convention in finland, explained his  conditions in the matter of his dress and diet, his preference for "heart to heart  conversations" over "speech-making", etc.

1926

April

15

In Young India article  "Pandit Nehru and Khaddar", replied to The Times of India which had used  "not only insulting" but also "highly misleading" language.

1926

April

15

In Young India, wrote  a long review of the book "The Takli Teacher".

1926

April

18

Issued statement to  Press on postponement of Mussoorie visit.

1926

April

20

In letter to Satis  Chandra Das Gupta and Kaka Kalelkar, explained how and why Mussoorie visit was cancelled.

1926

April

21

Was present at  discussions among Motilalji, Jayakar, Kelkar, Aney, Moonje, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sarojini  Naidu and others at the conference convened by Pandit Motilal Nehru for framing agreed  conditions for responsive co-operation with Government.

1926

April

22

In Young India article  "Drink, Drugs and Devil", advocated total prohibition in India.

1926

April

22

In interview,  clarified his attitude to Royal Commission on Agriculture, as a confirmed non-co-operator,  while accepting Governor’s invitation to discuss problems on agriculture at  Mahabaleshwar.

1926

April

23

Wrote to Romain  Rolland, introducing Jawaharlal and his wife.

1926

April

24

In letter to S.C. Sen,  discussed the process of "the growing revelation of truth".

1926

April

24

In letter to P.M.  Seth, expressed his views on widow-remarriage.

1926

April

24

In letter to Amritlal,  expressed his views on life insurance as betraying "a measure of lack of faith in  God".

1926

April

24

In letter to Thakkar  Bapa, commended exclusive devotion to the two missions, "the service of Antyajas and Bhils".

1926

April

24

In letter to Ramu  Thakkar, reiterated his faith in Ramanama and charkha.

1926

April

25

In Navajivan article  "Abolish Marriage", in reply to a correspondent, expressed his views in support  of marriage against advocates of free love.

1926

April

27

In letter to S.  Srinivasa Iyengar, expressed confidentially his strong views against Council programme.

1926

April

29

In Young India, article  "South Africa", congratulated the Government of India on the diplomatic victory  gained in South Africa in the cause of the Indian claim. The Areas Reservation Bill being  postponed and a conference agreed upon.

1926

May

29

In Young India note  on "The Good Samaritan", paid a glowing tribute to Andrews for his work in South  Africa; and "In the Grip of untouchability", drew attention to the plight of the  untouchables in Cochin State.

1926

May

2

In letter to Romain  Rolland, explained views on propaganda abroad for the Indian case.

1926

May

4

Attended A.I.C.C.  meeting at Gujarat Vidyapith.

1926

May

5

Resolution on South  Africa was moved by Satyamurti in A.I.C.C. meeting at Sabarmati.

1926

May

5

Sabarmati pact between  Swarajists, Responsive Co-operationists broke down.

1926

May

6

In Young India article  "From Far-Off America", explained how soul-force was immeasurably superior to  brute force.

1926

May

8

In letter to Abul  Kalam Azad, described the pathetic condition of disunity within the Congress.

1926

May

9

Devdas operated on for  appendicitis.

1926

May

13

Left Ahmedabad for  Bombay on way to Mahabaleshwar.

1926

May

14

Reached Bombay and  visited Devdas.

1926

May

15

Visited Mathuradas at  Deolali on the way to Mahabaleshwar.

1926

May

16

Reached Mahabaleshwar  at 5 p.m. and stayed with Sir Chunilal Mehta.

1926

May

17

Monday, silence day.

1926

May

18

Met the acting  Governor, Sir Henry Lawrence, and discussed agriculture, charkha and cattle problem.

1926

May

19

Continued discussions  with the Governor.

1926

May

20

Reached Poona, visited  Sinhgarh (to meet Kaka Kalelkar) and left for Bombay.

1926

May

20

In Young India, wrote  on racial discrimination against Indians in Australia.

1926

May

22

Returned to Sabarmati.

1926

May

22

In letter to K.T.  Paul, suggested dropping of his trip to Finland.

1926

May

30

In letter to A.A.  Paul, in response to an invitation to visit China, agreed to do so.

1926

June

30

In letter to A.I.  Kajee, General Secretary, South African Indian Congress, Durban, gave advice on  resolutions for the Annual Conference at Johannesburg on resistance to Colour Bar Bill.

1926

June

30

In Navajivan, advised  East African Indians to unify and "cultivate strength for satyagraha" to be able  to live with self-respect.

1926

June

3

In Young India article  "The Bar Sinister", examined and criticized the Colour Bar Bill and the Class  Areas Reservation Bill.

1926

June

6

In letter to K.T.  Paul, cancelled his trip to Finland.

1926

June

8

In interview to Press,  condemned Colour Bar Bill as "insulting".

1926

June

8

In letter to  Janakdhari Prasad, commented on the tragic drift away from non-co-operation, reiterated  his firm faith in it as the way to freedom.

1926

June

10

In Young India, wrote  on "What Is Prayer".

1926

June

14

Silence day. Sent  message to students of the Gujarat Mahavidyalaya.

1926

June

15

Gandhiji in Satyagraha  Ashram, Sabarmati.

1926

June

Before 19

In message to Nellore  Adi-Andhra Conference asked for spread of charkha and eradication of untouchability.

1926

June

11

Anniversary of C.R.Das  was observed all over India with meetings and processions.

1926

June

15

Hindu-Muslim riots  broke out in Calcutta.

1926

June

26

On the eve of  Lokamanya Tilak’s death anniversary Gandhiji sent message to Maharashtra that khadi  and charkha were the means of winning swaraj.

1926

August

15

Met Natarajan, editor  of Indian Daily Mail and Indian Social Reformer, at the Ashram.

1926

September

18

Left Ahmedabad for  Bombay to receive South African Delegation.

1926

September

19

In Bombay gave  interview to The Natal Advertiser. Attended Garden Party in honour of South African  Delegation.

1926

September

19

Left for Ahmedabad at  night.

1926

September

20

Reached Ahmedabad.

1926

September

26

Discussed Indian  question in South Africa with representatives from South Africa.

1926

October

10

Executed his Will.

1926

October

17

Gave interview to  Associated Press of India on personnel of Indian Delegation to Round Table Conference.

1926

October

24

Addressed annual  meeting of the Labour Union, Ahmedabad, held at the Ashram.

1926

November

1

Left Ahmedabad for  Bombay to see Sir Ganga Ram and others.

1926

November

2

Returned to Ahmedabad  from Bombay.

1926

November

5

Gandhiji in Satyagraha  Ashram, Sabarmati.

1926

November

21

V.S. Srinivasa Sastri  met Gandhiji in the afternoon.

1926

November

28

Gandhiji spoke at the  convocation of Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad.

1926

December

3

Left Ahmedabad for  Wardha.

1926

December

3

Stopped at Surat on  the way and visited Vinay Mandir.

1926

December

4

Reached Wardha.

1926

December

19

Sent message to public  meeting, Wardha.

1926

December

20

Addressed public  meeting at Wardha.

1926

December

21

Left Wardha for  Gauhati. Addressed public meeting at Amraoti and Nagpur. Stayed for a few hours at Gondia.

1926

December

23

Reached Calcutta.

1926

December

23

Swami Shraddhanand  assassinated.

1926

December

24

Gandhiji left for  Gauhati. Spoke at the A.I.C.C. meeting at Gauhati.

1926

December

25

Spoke at opening  ceremony of Swadeshi Exhibition, Gauhati.

1926

December

26

Spoke at flag hoisting  ceremony at the Congress pandal.

1926

December

26

Proposed resolutions  and spoke on death of Swami Shraddhanand and on status of Indians in South Africa.

1926

December

27

Spoke in Subjects  Committee on desirability of stiffening franchise so that no one who dies not wear khaddar  should be entitled to vote.

1926

December

28

Spoke twice on  Independence Resolution in the Subjects Committee.

1926

December

28

Addressed meeting of  Municipal board, Gauhati.

1926

December

28

In interview to  Associated Press, said that his business in the coming year would be to spread message of  charkha and khadi.

1926

December

28

Left Gauhati for  Calcutta.

1926

December

31

Spoke at public  meeting held at Maheshwari Bhavan, Barra Bazar, Calcutta.