MAHATMA GANDHI MEDIA AND RESEARCH SERVICE

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

1927

1927

January

2

Spoke at gathering of  students of sixteen depressed class schools of Calcutta and Howrah.

1927

January

2

Spoke at Chittaranjan  Seva Sangh, Calcutta.

1927

January

2

Laid foundation for  memorial to Aswini Kumar Dutt.

1927

January

2

Spoke at opening  ceremony of Kalashala of Khadi Pratishthan, at Sodepur.

1927

January

4

Left for Comilla.

1927

January

5

Spoke at Abhoy Ashram  and public meeting at Comilla.

1927

January

6

At Comilla gave  interview to the Free Press of India on the khadi resolution.

1927

January

6

Spoke at a  women’s meeting, Comilla.

1927

January

9

In Benaras gave  interview to Dr. Bhagwandas on the question of swaraj.

1927

January

9

In Banaras delivered  speeches at Benares Hindu University,Shraddhanand’s Memorial meeting, meeting of  untouchables, women’s meeting and a public meeting.

1927

January

10

Left Banaras for  Allahabad.

1927

January

11

In Daltenganj.

1927

January

12

Spoke at public  meeting in Dhanbad.

1927

January

13

Addressed meetings at  Dhanbad, Katras, Jharia.

1927

January

14

Spoke at public  meeting in Aurangabad.

1927

January

15

Addressed meetings at  Gaya and Ramana.

1927

January

16

Spoke at women’s  meeting in Sonepur and at public meeting in Chhapra and Sewan.

1927

January

17

Took rest in Rajendra  Prasad’s house, in Chhapra.

1927

January

18

Visited ekma and  Maharajganj.

1927

January

19

Visited Darbhanga.

1927

January

20

Addressed meetings at  Madhubani and Samastipur.

1927

January

21

Gandhiji in Champaran.

1927

January

22

Spoke at Motihari,  recalling memories of Champaran struggle.

1927

January

23

In letter to  Vallabhbhai Patel asked him to accept presidentship of Kathiawar Political Conference.

1927

January

23

At Bettiah spoke on  including spinning in educational curriculum, on cow-protection and removing  untouchability.

1927

January

24

In letter to G.D.  Birla expressed his views on Shuddhi.

1927

January

25

At Muzaffarpur visited  Provincial Khaddar Depot, Municipal Ayurvedic dispensary, Ramakrishna Mission and School  for untouchables.

1927

January

25

In interview to Free  Press of India explained non-acceptance of invitations to visit America.

1927

January

25

Addressed public  meeting and students’ meeting.

1927

January

26

At Begusarai spoke at  public meeting.

1927

January

27

Spoke at Kharagpur and  Jamui.

1927

January

28

At Bilaunti and Arrah  spoke at public meetings.

1927

January

29

Spoke at Sasram and  Mohani.

1927

January

30

In Patna delivered  convocation address at bihar Vidyapith.

1927

February

1

In Calcutta.

1927

February

2

Began tour of Central  Provinces and Berar. Spoke at Tumsar.

1927

February

3

At Nagjpur appealed  for Deshbandhu Memorial Fund

1927

February

4

Spoke at Chanda.

1927

February

5

At Yeotmal was  interviewed by Shapurji Saklatvala. Spoke in reply to municipal address.

1927

February

6

Reached Amraoti.

1927

February

6

At Akola spoke on  untouchability.

1927

February

8

At Khamgaon addressed  national School teachers.

1927

February

9

At Pachora spoke at  public meeting.

1927

February

9

At Jalgaon attended  spinning demonstration by students; address women’s meeting, visited panjrapole and  met members of Chaitanya Mandal. Addressed public meeting and meetings of untouchables.

1927

February

11

Left Jalgaon by car;  reached Bhusaval.

1927

February

12

Spoke at Amalner.

1927

February

13

At Dhulia addressed  six meetings.

1927

February

16

Spoke at Nasik.

1927

February

18

At Ahmednagar visited  Rashtriya Pathashala. Addressed mass meeting.

1927

February

19

At Sholapur spoke in  reply to municipal address. Visited the tribal Settlement and the Spinning and Weaving  Mills.

1927

February

20

Spoke at meeting.

1927

February

21

Left Sholapur for  Gulburga by train.

1927

February

22

At Sharana Basappa  Temple, Gulburga, addressed Hindus and Muslims.

1927

February

25

In Sangli addressed  students’ meeting at Wellington College.

1927

February

28

spoke at Lanje.

1927

March

1

In Ratnagiri spoke at  women’s meeting.

1927

March

2

At Mahad.

1927

March

3

In Sasavane spoke at  Vaishya Vidyashram.

1927

March

4

In Poona spoke at Reay  Market. Addressed students about midnight.

1927

March

6

At Akola attended  Manilal-Sushila wedding.

1927

March

7

Let Akola by train for  Ahmedabad.

1927

March

8 - 14

At Sabarmati Ashram,  Ahmedabad.

1927

March

15

Spoke at Madhi, Mandvi  village.

1927

March

16

At Vedchhi addressed  Conference of hillmen.

1927

March

17

In Young India article  "No and Yes" replied to Saklatvala’s open letter.

1927

March

19

In Hardwar delivered  convocation address at Gurukul Kangri.

1927

March

20

Addressed National  Educational Conference.

1927

March

21

Left hardwar for  Bombay.

1927

March

23

Spoke at Santa Cruz.

1927

March

24

In Poona was  interviewed by A.P.I. on Maharashtra tour.

1927

March

24

In Bombay was  interviewed by The Bombay Chronicle.

1927

March

24

At Ghatkopar addressed  gathering at Sarvajanik Jivadaya Khata.

1927

March

25

At Kolhapur addressed  seven meetings.

1927

March

25

Motored to Nipani.

1927

March

25

Restless at night.

1927

March

26

Was examined by Dr.  Wanless who advised him complete rest.

1927

March

27

Blood-pressure  continued to be high throughout the day.

1927

March

28

Doctors unanimously  decided that the whole hot weather programme must be cancelled.

1927

March

28

In Young India Gandhiji  explained conditions for cow-protection.

1927

April

1

At Belgaum.

1927

April

2

At Amboli.

1927

April

3

Was examined by Dr.  Jivaraj Mehta who advised him to go to hill station.

1927

April

7

In Young India article  "What Shall I do?" declared "The foundation of satyagraha as of  nation-building is undoubtedly self-purification, self-dedication, selflessness."

1927

April

8

In letter to Amritlal  expressed "no interest in activities other than khadi or similar constructive  work."

1927

April

9

Walked a little.

1927

April

10

Walked a good  distance.

1927

April

14

In Young India article  "Faith v. Reason" wrote; "Man is not all body but he is something  infinitely higher."

1927

April

17

Had a talk with the  Chief of Savantwadi.

1927

April

18

Left Amboli for Nandi  Hills.

1927

April

19

Reached Nandi Hills.

1927

April

20

Had discussion with  Inspector-General of Education, Mysore State.

1927

April

21

In Young India article  "Truth is One" said "Independence of each country is a truth in the same  sense and to the same extent that independence of each man is."

1927

April

25

In letter to Satis  Chandra Das Gupta wrote that he would "not plunge into active work thoughtlessly or  without medical advice".

1927

April

26

In letter to R.B.  Gregg said that living on sun-baked fruits and nuts without using fire would bring animal  passions under conscious control.

1927

May

2

Blood-pressure found  to be normal.

1927

May

8

In Navajivan article  "Cow v. Buffalo or Cow-cum-Buffalo?" advised "experiments in  dairying and tanning from the religious and national point of view in the cities".

1927

May

10

In letter to  Saklatvala said that labour in India was still extremely unorganized."

1927

May

11

In letter to Fulchand  K. Shah asked him not to offer satyagraha without his permission.

1927

May

12

In Young India in  "Notes" under "Evils of Machine milling" condemned Indians for being  "too much obsessed by the glamour of the West."

1927

May

19

In Young India article  "Nagpur Satyagraha" denied that he ever gave consent for civil disobedience in  Nagpur and warned everyone "not to use his name in connection with any movement  without getting his permission in writing."

1927

May

22

In Navajivan article  "He Should Be Dismissed" said "The path of non-violence is neither for  the coward nor for the stupid…it is for those who are ever vigilant."

1927

May

26

In Young India in  "An Appeal to Indian Humanity" said "If we want to become a  self-respecting and independent nation.. the honour of the last among our sisters must be  as dear to us as that of our blood-sisters."

1927

May

28

In letter to G.L.  Nanda, described Bhagavad Gita as his "only dictionary of reference".

1927

June

5

Came down for Nandi  Hills. Spoke at Chikballapur. Reached Bangalore.

1927

June

12

In letter to  Satcowripati Ray said that social reforms were necessary as part of our struggle for  freedom.

1927

June

15

The debate on the  Indian Bills was resumed in South Africa Union Assembly.

1927

June

15

In letter to G.L.  Nanda Gandhiji said that labour must "better its conditions independently" and  negotiate with the mill-owners consistently with "dignity and self-respect".

1927

June

16

In Bangalore, where  Gandhiji continued to stay till the end of August.

1927

June

19

In Navajivan article,  "Quarrelling in the Name of Religion", wrote "I do not distinguish  between Hindus and Jains. I can establish the unity of Hinduism, that is, the Vedic  doctrine, with jainism, with the help of syadvada itself.

1927

June

25

In letter to Sarojini  Naidu emphasized that there was no other man that Dr. Ansari who could be the Congress  President in 1927 to pilot a Hindu-Muslim pact through the Congress.

1927

June

27

The Bills dealing with  the Indo-South African Agreement passed the final reading.

1927

July

3

In Bangalore, Gandhiji  spoke after opening the khadi exhibition.

1927

July

8

Spoke to Adi  Karnataka boys.

1927

July

8

Spoke at a  prize-distribution ceremony in the Khadi Exhibition in Bangalore.

1927

July

9

In Mysore, spoke at  Amateur Dramatic Association.

1927

July

10

In Bangalore, spoke at  All-Karnataka Hindi Conference.

1927

July

12

Spoke at Institute of  Science.

1927

July

13

Spoke at Mahila Samaj.

1927

July

14

At Tumkur, spoke in  reply to Municipal address; visited the panchama Boarding School; spoke at prani Daya  Sangh.

1927

July

15

At Maddagiri, spoke at  public meeting

1927

July

17

In Bangalore, spoke in  reply to Municipal address; addressed labourers’ meeting.

1927

July

19

In Mysore, spoke to  students.

1927

July

20

Spoke at Hindi Bhasha  Seva Samaj.

1927

July

20

Spoke in reply to  welcome address by the Mysore City Municipal Council and others.

1927

July

21

Spoke to Adi  Karnatakas.

1927

July

23

Spoke at farewell  meeting.

1927

July

24

In Bangalore, spoke at  Civic and Social Progress Association.

1927

July

26

Spoke at United  Theological College and a Mythic society.

1927

July

29

Had a discussion with  Christian missionaries.

1927

July

30

Spoke at Chamarajendra  Sanskrit Pathashala.

1927

August

2

At Arsikere Junction  spoke to Lambanis.

1927

August

3

In Hassan, spoke at  Town Hall.

1927

August

4

In Bangalore, issued  an appeal for funds for Gujarat flood relief.

1927

August

7

In Bangalore, spoke at  the Gubbi theatre.

1927

August

11

At Devengere addressed  a meeting of women; also a public meeting.

1927

August

12

Spoke to Adi  Karnataka.

1927

August

13

Arrived at Shimoga,  addressed a meeting of women; spoke at Harihar.

1927

August

14

At Shimoga, addressed  a public meeting.

1927

August

16

Reached Sagar; in the  evening addressed a meeting of women.

1927

August

17

At Tirthahalli, spoke  at a public meeting.

1927

August

17

Left Shimoga for  Bhadravati.

1927

August

18

At Bhadravati,  addressed the workmen and officers of the Iron Works.

1927

August

18

Left for Chikmagalur  in the evening.

1927

August

19

At Chikmagalur,  addressed a public meeting.

1927

August

19

Issued an appeal to  Tamil Nadu regarding orderly arrangement of his tour.

1927

August

20

Reached Belur,  addressed a public meeting in front of the Belur Temple.

1927

August

20

At Arsikere, addressed  a public meeting.

1927

August

21

In Tiptur, addressed a  meeting at Veerasaivananda Ashram.

1927

August

23

In Bangalore.

1927

August

24

Commenced the first  stage of Tamil nadu tour.

1927

August

24

Visited Hosur.

1927

August

24

In Krishnagiri, spoke  at meeting.

1927

August

28

In Bangalore;  addressed five meetings.

1927

August

29

Interview to the  Associate press.

1927

August

30

At Vellore, spoke at  Voorhee’s College.

1927

September

1

At Gudiatham.

1927

September

2

Spoke at Arni.

1927

September

2

Also spoke at Arcot.

1927

September

3

Arrived in Madra;  spoke at Provincial Boy Scouts’ Association; laid the foundation-stone for the new  premises of the Madras and Southern Maharashtra Railway Employees’ Union.

1927

September

3

At Peravallur, spoke  at labourers’ meeting.

1927

September

3

In Madras, spoke to  students.

1927

September

4

Spoke at Y.M.C.A.;  addressed a public meeting; spoke on the Gita.

1927

September

6

Delivered speech at  Hindi Prachar Sabha.

1927

September

6

Discussion with Neill  Statue volunteers.

1927

September

7

Concluded discussion  with Neill Statue volunteers. Addressed meetings at Pachaiyappa’s College and  Royapuram.

1927

September

8

At Conjeevaram, spoke  at a meting.

1927

September

8

In Madras, spoke to  Arundhatiyas at Perambur; spoke to Gujaratis and Marwaris.

1927

September

9

Spoke at a meeting of  women; delivered address on C.R. Das; spoke at St. Thomas Mount; interview to The  Hindu.

1927

September

10

Reached Cuddalore;  spoke at Y.M.C.A.; addressed a public meeting.

1927

September

11

At Chidambaram; spoke  to Adi Dravidas; addressed a public meeting.

1927

September

12

In Mayavaram.

1927

September

13

Spoke at a public  meeting.

1927

September

14

Reached Kumbakonam;  addressed a meeting.

1927

September

14

Had discussion with  Pundits.

1927

September

15

At Valangaiman,  addressed a meeting.

1927

September

15

Reached Mannargudi;  spoke at National High School; delivered speech at Findlay College; spoke at a public  meeting. In Young India article "Drain Inspector’s Report",  commented on Catherine Mayo’s Mother India.

1927

September

16

Gandhiji continued his  khadi tour in South India; spoke at Tanjore on Brahmin-Non-Brahmin question.

1927

September

17 - 20

Addressed various  meetings at and near Trichinopoly.

1927

September

21

Addressed  citizens’ meeting, Pudukottah.

1927

September

22

Visited nachandipatti,  Kadiapatti and Kanadukathan.

1927

September

23

Visited Pallathur,  Kottayur and Amaravatipur.

1927

September

24

Ahmedabad women’s  meeting, Karaikudi; also spoke at Devakottah.

1927

September

25 - 26

At Karaikudi.

1927

September

27

Visited Siravayal,  Tirupattur and Paganeri.

1927

September

28

Arrived in Madura;  received address from Municipal Council and spoke at public meeting.

1927

September

29

At Madura; spoke at a  meeting of Saurashtra community.

1927

September

30

Addressed public  meeting at Tirumangalam; conference with Justice Party leaders.

1927

October

1

At Paramakudi.

1927

October

2

At Virudhunagar; gave  interviews to Rev. J. Himmerstrand and Non-Brahmin Youth League; spoke at public meeting.

1927

October

3

At Virudhunagar;  silence day.

1927

October

4

At Rajapalayam; spoke  at women’s meeting and public meeting; opened a khadi vastralaya.

1927

October

5

At Koilpatti.

1927

October

6

At Tuticorin; spoke at  public meeting.

1927

October

7

At Tinnevelly; spoke  at public meeting.

1927

October

8

Addressed a meeting at  Nagercoil.

1927

October

9 - 10

At Trivendrum; met the  Maharaja and Maharani of Travancore and discussed the question of the entry of  untouchables to the Thiruvarppu temple roads.

1927

October

11

At Quilon.

1927

October

12

At Alleppey.

1927

October

13

At Ernakulam and  Cochin; reannounced prize of rs.1,000 for the best essay of cow-protection; published an  article on the "Neill Statue Satyagraha".

1927

October

14

At Trichur.

1927

October

15

At Palghat; had  conversation with Shankaracharya of Kamakoti Peetham; spoke at public meeting.

1927

October

16

At Coimbatore; spoke  at public meeting; C. Rajagopalachari announced that Gandhiji would rest at Coimbatore  until October 21.

1927

October

17

At Coimbatore;  exchanged telegrams with V.J. Patel on proposed meeting with the Viceroy.

1927

October

18

Spoke at Pollachi and  returned to Coimbatore.

1927

October

19 - 21

At Coimbatore;  published an article on "why I am a Hindu".

1927

October

22 - 24

At Tiruppur; spoke at  public meeting; accepted Viceroy’s invitation to see him on November 2.

1927

October

25

At Calicut.

1927

October

26

At Nileshvar,  Kasargode and Mangalore; spoke at public meeting at Mangalore.

1927

October

27

Left Mangalore by sea  for Bombay on way to Delhi to see the Viceroy. Unity Conference convened under the  auspices of Indian National Congress at Calcutta; Gandhiji did not participate in it.

1927

October

29

Arrived in Bombay;  gave interview to the press on the appointment of Assessors on the Royal Commission and on  Hindu-Muslim unity.

1927

October

30

Left Bombay for Delhi.

1927

November

1

In Delhi; attended  meeting of Khadi Pracharak mandal.

1927

November

2

In Delhi met the  Viceroy, Lord Irwin; visited Jamia Milia Islamia and spoke to students.

1927

November

3

Reached Ahmedabad at  night.

1927

November

4

At Sabarmati Ashram,  Ahmedabad.

1927

November

5

Left for Bombay at  night.

1927

November

6

Arrived in Bombay.

1927

November

7

Left for Ceylon on  board ss Colaba.

1927

November

8

Viceroy announced  personnel of royal Commission headed by Sir John Simon.

1927

November

12

Gandhiji arrived in  Colombo at night.

1927

November

13

In Colombo; in  interview to Press said that Congress was his conscience-keeper regarding his opinion on  Simon Commission; spoke at meetings of Chettiar community and Vivekananda Society.

1927

November

14

In Colombo; silence  day.

1927

November

14

In Colombo; received  address from municipality; addressed meetings of students, Buddhists and Christians.

1927

November

16

In Colombo; spoke to  Christian missionaries and labourers.

1927

November

17

Left Colombo and  visited Paliyagoda, Negombo, Madampe, Chilaw, Kurunegala and Katugastota.

1927

November

18

Spoke at public  meeting at Matale and Kandy; visited the Dalada Maligawa and saw the Tooth Relic.

1927

November

19

At Badulla.

1927

November

20

At Nuwara Eliya.

1927

November

21

At Kandy; silence day.

1927

November

22

Returned to Colombo  and spoke at meeting of the Parsis, the Ceylon National Congress and others.

1927

November

23

visited Panadura and  Galle.

1927

November

24

Spoke at Galle and  Matara.

1927

November

25

Returned to colombo  and spoke at farewell meetings.

1927

November

26 - 29

At Jaffna; addressed  meetings.

1927

November

30

Left Ceylon and  arrived in Ramnad; addressed public meeting.

1927

December

1

Arrived in Madras;  gave interview to Associated Press on the Statutory Commission; left for Orissa tour.

1927

December

3

Spoke at public  meeting at Chicacole.

1927

December

4

Visited Ichchapuram,  Palasa, Baruva and Kaviti in the morning and spoke at women’s meeting, Chicacole. In  the evening spoke at students’ meeting at Berhampur.

1927

December

5

At Berhampur; silence  day.

1927

December

6

Addressed public  meeting at Berhampur. Also Visited Aska, Gohra, Russelkonda; spoke at meetings and then  proceeded to Boirani for night’s rest.

1927

December

7

Visited  Purushottampur, Kodala and Khallikote.

1927

December

8

At Banpur.

1927

December

9

Went to Bolgarh for  complete rest on account of rise in blood-pressure.

1927

December

10

Spoke at public  meeting, Bolgarh.

1927

December

11 - 12

Rest at Bolgarh.

1927

December

13

At Begunia,  Sakhigopal, and Puri; refrained from visiting Jagannath temple.

1927

December

14

Reached Balasore

1927

December

15 - 17

At Balasore.

1927

December

18

Arrived in Cuttack;  cancelled all programmes and took rest on account of high blood-pressure.

1927

December

20

Gandhiji’s speech  was read out at a public meeting in Cuttack.

1927

December

21

Left Cuttack to attend  the annual Session of Indian National Congress at Madras.

1927

December

23

Spoke at Hindi and  Khadi Exhibition, Madras.

1927

December

23 - 28

In Madras, had  discussions with Congress leaders.

1927

December

26

annual Session of the  Indian National Congress began in Madras.

1927

December

27

Gandhiji’s draft  resolution on Indians in South Africa was adopted unanimously by the Indian National  Congress.

1927

December

28

Gandhiji left for  Bombay.

1927

December

29

Death of Hakim Ajmal  Khan.

1927

December

30

Gandhiji arrived in  Bombay; gave interview to Press on Congress resolution on Hindu-Muslim unity and  Independence.

1927

December

31

Arrived at Sabarmati.