For a World of Peace and Nonviolence!

CHRONOLOGY 1929

1929

January

1

Opened a khadi bhandar  in Calcutta.

1929

January

1

Moved resolution on  constructive programme in the open session of the Congress.

1929

January

1

Annual session of the  Congress concluded.

1929

January

1

In the All-Parties  Convention Gandhiji moved a resolution containing general agreement on communal problems.

1929

January

1

All-Party Convention  adjourned sine die.

1929

January

2

Gandhiji gave  interview to The Englishman and Daily Telegraph clarifying his standpoint  regarding Congress resolution and Nehru Report.

1929

January

2

Inaugurated the new  block of Chittaranjan Seva Sadan.

1929

January

2

Visited Khadi  Pratishthan at Sodepur.

1929

January

2

Visited the Vishwa  Kosha Bhawan and met Nagendra Nath Basu.

1929

January

3

Left Calcutta at night  for Delhi en route to Ahmedabad.

1929

January

3

Students’ strike  started in the Gujarat College, Ahmedabad.

1929

January

4

Halted at Delhi; met  Dr. Zakir Husain.

1929

January

5

Reached Ahmedabad at  night.

1929

January

9

Attended the  Arbitration Board’s meeting regarding the Gujarat Ginning Mill dispute.

1929

January

10

Spoke at the Youth  Week celebration.

1929

January

11

Presided over the  seventh convocation of the Gujarat Vidyapith; spoke at the presentation of khadi purse to  J.B. Kripalani.

1929

January

12

Sent message to the  third gathering of Graduates of the Vidyapith.

1929

January

14

Gandhiji attended  Arbitration Board’s meeting.

1929

January

17

In Young India article  "Then and Now", compared the present Congress programme with that of 1920-21.

1929

January

19

An Article "Pran  Jaayi Aru Vachan Na Jaayi" written by Gandhiji for Navajivan was read at a  Gujarat College students’ meeting.

1929

January

24

Young India published  articles on "Duty of Resistance" and "Scheme for Boycott of Foreign Cloth  through Khadi".

1929

January

30

Gandhiji spoke to  Gujarat College students.

1929

January

31

In Young India article  "My Apologies", announced the cancellation of his proposed European tour.

1929

February

1

Wrote to Jawaharlal  Nehru to reorganize the Congress for following year’s non-violent non-co-operation  campaign.

1929

February

2

Left on Sind tour.

1929

February

3

Reached Karachi in the  afternoon; spoke in reply to the Municipal address at public meeting.

1929

February

3

Last chapter of  Autobiography appeared in Navajivan.

1929

February

3

Gandhiji arrived at  Karachi in the afternoon on a tour of Sind.

1929

February

3

Last instalment of An  Autobiography was published in Navajivan.

1929

February

4 - 6

Gandhiji was at  Karachi.

1929

February

5

Spoke at meetings of  untouchables and Depressed Classes.

1929

February

6

Spoke at meetings of  Parsis and students; left for Jacobabad.

1929

February

7

At Jacobabad; spoke at  public meeting.

1929

February

8

At Shikarpur; spoke at  public meeting.

1929

February

9

At Larkana.

1929

February

10

At Sukkur; spoke at  students’ meeting.

1929

February

11

At Sukkur and Rohri.

1929

February

13

At Padidan; reached  Hyderabad (Sind) and spoke at public meeting.

1929

February

14

At Hyderabad; spoke at  meeting of students, Congress, and untouchables. Spoke at Kotri Congress Committee.

1929

February

15

Gandhiji addressed  public meeting in Mirpurkhas. Sind tour concluded.

1929

February

On or after 15

Issued statement on  Sind Congress affairs.

1929

February

17

Arrived in Delhi.

1929

February

17

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee.

1929

February

19

At Delhi.

1929

February

19

Attended with the  Viceroy Vithalbhai Patel’s party.

1929

February

21

Reached Sabarmati  Ashram.

1929

February

28

At Ahmedabad, spoke at  unveiling of Tilak statue, flag-hoisting ceremony and public meeting.

1929

March

3

Arrived in Calcutta.

1929

March

4

In a speech in  Shraddhanand Park, Calcutta, advised the people to boycott foreign cloth. The speech was  followed by bonfire of foreign cloth.

1929

March

4

Gandhiji was arrested  and later released on personal recognizance.

1929

March

5

Issued statement to  Press on Calcutta’s bonfire incident at 2.30 a.m.

1929

March

5

Left for Rangoon in  morning by s.s. Aronda.

1929

March

8

Arrived in Rangoon.  Addressed public meetings.

1929

March

8

Gave interview to Free  Press of India.

1929

March

9

Spoke at public  meeting in Rangoon.

1929

March

10

In Rangoon addressed  meetings of Gujaratis, Arya Samajists, Indian gate-keepers, Indians and students.

1929

March

12

At Moulmein. Addressed  Gujaratis’ meeting.

1929

March

13

Spoke at public  meeting, Moulmein.

1929

March

14

In Rangoon, spoke at  Ramakrishna Mission and women’s meeting.

1929

March

15

Delivered speeches at  Paungde and Prome.

1929

March

18

At Mandalay, spoke at  public meeting.

1929

March

19

At Toungoo, spoke at  public meeting.

1929

March

20

Spoke at  labourers’ and students’ meeting.

1929

March

22

Left Rangoon for  Calcutta. Collected more than Rs.1,50,000.

1929

March

24

Arrived in Calcutta.

1929

March

26

Gave statement in the  course of his trial in the court of the Chief Presidency Magistrate, Calcutta.

1929

March

26

Left for Delhi.

1929

March

27

Reached Delhi.  Attended meeting of Congress Working Committee.

1929

March

27

Left for Ahmedabad.

1929

March

29

In Ahmedabad, gave  interview to the Associated Press.

1929

March

30

At Morvi, addressed  Fifth Kathiawar Political Conference held under the Presidentship of Vallabhbhai Patel.

1929

April

1

Left Morvi at night.

1929

April

2

In Ahmedabad.

1929

April

5

Reached Bombay. Spoke  at the opening ceremony of the Bombay Provincial Congress Committee’s new office.

1929

April

5

Left Bombay for Andhra  Desha.

1929

April

6

Reached Andhra Desha.

1929

April

6

Replied to the joint  address presented by the public of Hyderabad (Deccan) and Secunderabad.

1929

April

7

In Hyderabad. Visited  local schools.

1929

April

7

Left for Bezwada.

1929

April

8

Spent night at  Nandigama.

1929

April

9

Spoke at Nandigama in  the morning.

1929

April

9

Reached Bezwada.

1929

April

10

Addressed public  meeting at Bezwada.

1929

April

11

Reached Wuyyur at 8  p.m.

1929

April

12

Delivered a speech at  Wuyyur.

1929

April

13

Delivered speeches at  Arundhati Ashram, Andhra Jatiya Kalashala and women’s meeting, Masulipatam.

1929

April

17

Left Masulipatam for  Guntur.

1929

April

17

Addressed public  meeting in Guntur, Kerinchedu and Pedanandipadu.

1929

April

24

Laid the foundation  stone of Vivekananda Library, Potunooru.

1929

April

24

Reached Gundukolanu at  8.15 p.m. Stayed there for night.

1929

April

25

Spoke at  Tadepalligudem.

1929

April

26

Spoke at Achanta.

1929

April

27

Spent night at Ananda  Niketan ashram, Chagallu.

1929

April

28

Reached Vizagapatam at  3 p.m.

1929

April

28

Spoke at public  meeting, Vizagapatam.

1929

May

1

Spoke at public  meeting, Anakapalli.

1929

May

2

Spoke at public  meeting, Tuni.

1929

May

3

Spoke at public  meeting, Pithapuram.

1929

May

5

At Palivela.

1929

May

6

At Rajole.

1929

May

7

Spoke at public  meeting, Rajahmundry.

1929

May

8

Spoke at public  meeting, Sitanagaram.

1929

May

9

Spoke at public  meeting, Polavaram.

1929

May

10

Spoke at  Buchireddipalem and Kavali public meetings.

1929

May

13

At Nellore.

1929

May

19

At Nellore.

1929

May

20

At Kurnool.

1929

May

21

Spoke at farewell  function, Adoni.

1929

May

21

Left for Bombay after  visiting 319 villages in Andhra Desha and collecting about Rs.2,64,400.

1929

May

22

Reached Bombay at  night.

1929

May

24

In Bombay, gave  interview to The Bombay Chronicle.

1929

May

25

Spoke at the A.I.C.C.  meeting.

1929

May

28

Reached Sabarmati  Ashram.

1929

May

31

In Sabarmati Ashram.

1929

June

1

Gandhiji was in  Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad.

1929

June

12

Bhagat singh and  Batukeshwar Dutt were sentenced to transportation for life for throwing on April 8  "two bombs in the Assembly".

1929

June

13

In Bareily, at  workers’ meeting, Gandhiji discussed question of Congress reorganization in terms of  A.I.C.C. resolutions.

1929

June

14

At Nainital, spoke on  khaddar, communal unity, prohibition and the removal of untouchability.

1929

June

15

Visited Bhuwali.

1929

June

16

In Tadikhet, spoke at  Prem Vidyalaya anniversary celebrations.

1929

June

18

At Almora, addressed  the Christian community.

1929

June

20

In Almora, made a  moving reference to Padam Singh’s death.

1929

June

21

Left Almora for  Kausani.

1929

June

27

At Kausani completed  introduction to the Gujarati translation of Bhagavad Gita.

1929

July

2

Left Kausani.

1929

July

4

Reached Kashipur in  the morning and left for Delhi in the evening.

1929

July

5

In Delhi.

1929

July

6

Reached Sabarmati  Ashram.

1929

July

23

Spoke at Kadi.

1929

July

26

Reached Allahabad;  attended Working Committee meeting in Mayo Hall.

1929

July

27

In Allahabad, moved  compromise resolution on non-violent non-co-operation campaign which was passed by an  overwhelming majority in the Working Committee.

1929

July

28

Message to Bombay  Congress Muslim party meeting at Congress House.

1929

August

2

At Sabarmati Ashram,  Gandhiji spoke on death anniversary of Tilak.

1929

August

11

Arrived in Bombay;  attended a conference ‘in camera’ at M.A. Jinnah’s place; discussed  "matters of common interest"; left for Ahmedabad in the night.

1929

August

12

Returned to Ahmedabad;  suffered from dysentery.

1929

August

15

Gave up experiment of  uncooked food; was under medical treatment.

1929

August

18

Elected President of  the 44th session of the Congress, Lahore.

1929

August

20

Declined Congress  presidentship and suggested instead Jawaharlal Nehru’s name.

1929

September

6

Left Ahmedabad from  Bombay.

1929

September

7

In Bombay. Opened  Crafts Block at National School, Vile Parle; laid foundation stone of an ashram for women;  presided over meeting at the Venita Vishram for the blind; visited new building of  A.I.C.C. khadi bhavan at Kalbadevi.

1929

September

9

Associated Press  released Gandhiji’s appeal to mill-workers to keep pending announcement of  arbitrators’ decision.

1929

September

10

At Bhopal, Gandhiji  spoke at public meeting; visited Sanchi and left for Agra.

1929

September

11

At Agra, spoke at  public meeting; addressed women’s meeting.

1929

September

13

At Agra College, spoke  to students.

1929

September

18

Visited Dayalbagh.

1929

September

20

At Mainpuri.

1929

September

21

At Farrukhabad.

1929

September

22

In Kanpur, spoke in  reply to address by District Board and Municipality; spoke in reply to address by  Piece-goods Merchants and Cloth Market Employees’ Association.

1929

September

24

Spoke at  students’ meeting.

1929

September

25

In Banaras, spoke at  untouchables’ meeting; addressed students of Hindu University.

1929

September

26

Addressed two  women’s meetings; spoke at Kashi Vidyapith; spoke at convocation, Kashi Vidyapith;  left for Lucknow.

1929

September

27

In Lucknow, spoke at  public meeting.

1929

September

28

Spoke to Lucknow  University students; spoke at A.I.C.C. meeting.

1929

September

29

Interview to the Free  Press of India.

1929

September

29

Jawaharlal Nehru was  elected President for the Lahore Congress session.

1929

October

1

Gandhiji was at  Faridabad.

1929

October

2

At Jaunpur.

1929

October

3

At Azamgarh.

1929

October

3

At Ghazipur.

1929

October

4

At Gorakhpur.

1929

October

8

At Basti.

1929

October

9

Reached Manakpur at 10  a.m.; spoke at Raja Saheb’s palace; left for Gonda by car at p.m.

1929

October

10

At Gonda.

1929

October

11

Reached Barabanki; at  Hardoi addressed political Conference.

1929

October

13

At Moradabad,  performed the opening ceremony of the Brijratan Hindu Public Library; spoke at public  meeting.

1929

October

14

Reached Hardwar.

1929

October

15

At Harward.

1929

October

16

Gandhi continued his  U.P. Tour, collecting funds for Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial, U.P. National Service and khadi.  At Dehra Dun laid the foundation-stone of the Shraddhanand Abala Ashram; spoke at meeting  of students, women, and untouchables.

1929

October

17

On way to Mussoorie  received address composed in Sanskrit by girls at Kanya Gurukul; took part in spinning  competition along with Kasturba and Mirabehn; at Rajpur unveiled portrait of Keshav Dev  Shastri and planted a tree in his memory.

1929

October

18

At Mussoorie addressed  European Municiple councillors.

1929

October

19 to 23

At Mussoorie.

1929

October

24

At Mussoorie spoke at  public meeting; urged Antyajas to bestir themselves and see to it that the Hindu  temple at Mussoorie was made accessible to them.

1929

October

25

At Saharanpur.

1929

October

26

At Muzaffarnagar.

1929

October

27

At Meerut met  "Meerut Conspiracy Case" prisoners; spoke at public meeting.

1929

October

28

visited Acharya  Kripalani’s ashram; spoke at Meerut College.

1929

October

29 - 30

At Ashram.

1929

October

31

At Meerut.

1929

October

31

Viceroy announced  Round Table Conference to be convened after Simon Commission submitted its report.

1929

November

1

Gandhi arrived in  Delhi; leaders met at Vithalbhai Patel’s house to prepare drafts of joint statement;  Gandhi emphasized that Viceroy’s offer could not be accepted without fulfilment of  conditions.

1929

November

2

Conference of  prominent leaders at Delhi unanimously issued statement in reply to Viceroy’s offer  of Round Table Conference.

1929

November

2

Gandhi spoke at the  Town Hall; received addresses from Congress Committee, Mazdur Sabha and a purse from  citizens.

1929

November

3

Camped at Khurja.

1929

November

4

Arrived in Aligarh; at  night addressed students of Aligarh Muslim University and spoke on Hindu-Muslim unity.

1929

November

5

At Aligarh; in  afternoon spoke at women’s meeting and public meeting.

1929

November

5

House of Lords debated  Viceregal announcement; most members questioned its propriety.

1929

November

6

Gandhi arrived at  Mathura.

1929

November

7

At Brindaban.

1929

November

7

House of Commons  debated Viceregal announcement.

1929

November

8

Gandhi reached  Hathras.

1929

November

9

In Etah district.

1929

November

10

In Badaun district.

1929

November

11

In Shahjahanpur  district; visited American Methodist Mission Girls’ School for suppressed classes.

1929

November

12

In Pilibhit district.

1929

November

13

In Sitapur district;  visited Lucknow en route to Rai Bareli.

1929

November

14

In Rai Bareli  district. Wrote to A. Fenner Brockway that some absolute guarantees from British  Government were necessary.

1929

November

15

Reached Allahabad.

1929

November

16

At Allahabad; in  morning visited Dr. Higginbottom’s experimental farm and agricultural institute, Mrs.  Higginbottom’s home for children of lepers, leper asylum conducted by them, Ewing  College, Crosthwaite Girls School, Kayastha Pathashala and villager

1929

November

17

first death  anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai.

1929

November

17

Gandhi spoke at  meeting of students and staff of Allahabad University, Municipal committee meeting and  women’s meeting where Indira Nehru presented him cheque for over Rs.8,000; also spoke  at public meeting presided over by Motilal Nehru.

1929

November

18

Conference of  representative political leaders held at Allahabad adopted resolution to stand by Delhi  manifesto and hoped British Government would fully respond.

1929

November

18

After midnight  Congress Working Committee unanimously passed resolution to await response from British  Government.

1929

November

19

Gandhi visited  Mirzapur and Chunar.

1929

November

20

In Fatehpur district.

1929

November

21

In Banda district;  left for Kulapahar.

1929

November

22

In Hamirpur district.

1929

November

23

In Jhansi and Jalaon  districts.

1929

November

24

At Etawah; completed  U.P. tour.

1929

November

25

Left for Ahmedabad.

1929

November

26

At Sabarmati executed  Navjivan Trust Deed.

1929

November

30

had discussion with  Jinnah and Vithalbhai Patel at Sabarmati.

1929

December

7

Reached Wardha in  morning; appealed to Ahmedabad labourers to accept arbitrator’s award though it had  fallen short of their demands.

1929

December

19

At Wardha.

1929

December

20

Viceroy telegraphed  Gandhi to meet him along with Motilal Nehru, T.B. Sapru, Vithalbhai Patel and Jinnah on 23rd December afternoon. Gandhi accepted invitation.

1929

December

21

Left for Delhi; in  letter to Mathuradas Trikumji wrote "I am not going there with any hopes."

1929

December

22

The Congress  Exhibition at Lahore opened by Dr. P.C. Roy.

1929

December

23

Attempt was made to  blow up Viceroy’s special train near New Delhi. Gandhi reached Delhi; met viceroy.

1929

December

24

Reached Lahore; spoke  at public meeting; opened Lajpat Rai Memorial Hall; presided over All-India Suppressed  Classes Conference.

1929

December

25

Laid foundation-stone  of Lala Lajpat Rai’s statue in Golbag (Lahore).

1929

December

26

congress Working  Committee circulated among members drafts resolutions for Congress prepared by Gandhi in  consultation with Motilal Nehru and others.

1929

December

27

A.I.C.C. meeting  commenced at Lahore and continued for next three days. All-India Hindustani Seva Dal  Conference was held at Lahore.