MAHATMA GANDHI MEDIA AND RESEARCH SERVICE

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

1931

1931

January

4

Mahomed Ali passed  away in London, where he had gone to attend the Round Table Conference along with Shaukat  Ali, Jinnah and Moonje.

1931

January

5

In Ahmedabad Kasturba  Gandhi opened Khadi Bhandar.

1931

January

6

V.J. Patel,  ex-Speaker, Legislative Assembly, was released.

1931

January

7

Rabindranath Tagore  left London for India.

1931

January

9

Dr. Hardikar of  Hindustani Seva Dal was convicted.

1931

January

10

Bombay gave rousing  reception to V.J. Patel.

1931

January

11

Bombay High Court  quashed conviction of Nariman.

1931

January

12

Sholapur prisoners  executed.

1931

January

14

Assembly session  opened.

1931

January

19

Plenary session of  Round Table Conference.

1931

January

19

Prime Minister made  statement regarding future Constitution of India.

1931

January

21

In Allahabad Congress  Working Committee met at Swaraj Bhawan to consider statement of Prime Minister.

1931

January

21

At Borsad a procession  of women was lathi-charged; Gangabehn Vaidya received injuries.

1931

January

22

Jamnadas Dwarkadas was  arrested.

1931

January

23

Martial Law withdrawn  in Peshawar.

1931

January

25

Lord Irwin issued  statement releasing Gandhi and CWC members.

1931

January

26

Gandhi was released  from Yeravda Jail at 11 p.m. With Sarojini Naidu, also released on the same day, drove to  Chinchwad railway station; interview to A.P.I. on station platform; left for Bombay.

1931

January

26

Jawaharlal Nehru and  other Congress Working Committee members released.

1931

January

26

First anniversary of  Independence Day celebrated; meetings confirmed resolution of independence.

1931

January

26

In Calcutta, Subhas  Chandra Bose, Mayor, was arrested.

1931

January

27

Gandhi reached Bombay  at 5.45 a.m.; interview to Press at noon; at Dr. P.S.S. Patil’s place met Vithalbhai  Patel; visited Congress Hospital.

1931

January

27

Visited Free Emergency  Hospital; left for Allahabad.

1931

January

28

Reached Allahabad.

1931

January

31

In Allahabad, original  and substituted members of Congress Working Committee met at Swaraj Bhawan; Gandhi spoke  twice.

1931

February

1

In Young India, Gandhi  reiterated his "faith in truth and ahimsa". Interviewed by Reuter’s Special  Correspondent; addressed public meeting.

1931

February

1

Wrote to Viceroy on  the lathi-charge on women’s procession at Borsad.

1931

February

3

Spoke to Allahabad  boatmen’s Association.

1931

February

3

Was met by Nawab of  Bhopal; returned Nawab’s visit.

1931

February

3

Interview to The  Pioneer.

1931

February

4

Accompanied Motilal  Nehru for treatment to Lucknow Police raided Young India; confiscated cyclostyling  machine.

1931

February

5

In interview to the  Press, Gandhi condemned continuous repression.

1931

February

6

In Lucknow Motilal  Nehru passed away; body taken to Allahabad.

1931

February

6

Gandhi returned to  Allahabad; spoke at funeral.

1931

February

6

V.S. Srinivasa Sastri,  M.R. Jayakar, T.B. Sapru and other RTC delegates landed in Bombay.

1931

February

7

Gandhi in message on  Motilal Nehru exhorted countrymen to "deserve this hero’s sacrifice by each  sacrificing… to attain freedom".

1931

February

9

In Press statement  made suggestions on how to observe Shraddha Day of Motilal Nehru.

1931

February

9

Legislative Assembly  adjourned to honour Motilal Nehru.

1931

February

10

Spoke to students.

1931

February

12

Discussed with  commercial magnates "financial safeguards in the proposed constitution".

1931

February

Before 13

Interviewed by News  Chronicle, London.

1931

February

13

Met Nawab of Bhopal at  Sir S.M. Sulaiman’s house; Sastri, Sapru, Jayakar, Dr. Ansari also joined.

1931

February

13

CWC discussed  political situation with some RTC delegates.

1931

February

14

Talks continued;  Gandhi was authorized "to negotiate settlement with Viceroy".

1931

February

14

Gandhi wrote to  Viceroy; sought appointment for meeting.

1931

February

15

Addressed public  meeting.

1931

February

15

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai,  ex-member of Legislative Assembly and substitute member, CWC, handed over Gandhi’s  letter to Viceroy in Delhi.

1931

February

15

"Motilal  Day" observed.

1931

February

16

Gandhi left Allahabad  by train for Delhi; Mahadev Desai, Mirabehn and Pyarelal accompanied.

1931

February

17

In London, The  Daily Herald, 17-2-1931, described Gandhi as "an optimist and a lover of  peace…making every effort…whereby co-operation can be offered."

1931

February

17

Gandhi detrained at  Ghaziabad; after morning walk at Shahdara, drove to Dr. Ansari’s house.

1931

February

17

Spoke to people  gathered in the park; received Sastri, Sapru and Jayakar, before meeting viceroy; RTC  terms and scope of Congress participation discussed.

1931

February

17

Gandhi held prayer  meeting at Dr. Ansari’s house in the evening.

1931

February

18

At 1.40 p.m. before  meeting Viceroy spoke to people assembled.

1931

February

18

Continued talks with  Viceroy from 2.30 p.m

1931

February

19

Summoned by Viceroy;  held consultations with Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, Abul Kalam Azad and other CWC  members; communique issued.

1931

February

20

Gandhi addressed  public meeting.

1931

February

21

Interviewed by News  Chronicle, London. Conveyed to CWC meeting result of conversations with Viceroy.

1931

February

22

Addressed Council of  All-India Muslim League.

1931

February

Before 24

In letter to  Vithalbhai Patel who was leaving for Vienna, wished speedy recovery.

1931

February

24

Viceroy explained to  eight RTC delegates summary of talks with Gandhi.

1931

February

24

In Delhi Jamnalal  Bajaj read out Gandhi’s message at Khaddar Pracharini Sabha meeting.

1931

February

25

Gandhi spoke at Hindu  College.

1931

February

26

Spoke at Sisganj  Gurdwara.

1931

February

27

Summoned by Viceroy;  no final agreement.

1931

February

27

CWC met after  Gandhi-Irwin talks.

1931

February

28

Gandhi sent note on  picketing to Lord Irwin; received from him notes on proposed settlement.

1931

March

1

CWC altered draft  formula of Gandhi-Irwin agreement without affecting the principle of its terms for truce.

1931

March

1

Gandhi met viceroy at  9 p.m. Talks continued till 12.15 a.m. On return to residence at 1 a.m. informed CWC  members about his discussion with Viceroy; at 2 a.m. began his silence day.

1931

March

3

Talks with Sir George  Schuster commenced at 11 a.m. agreement reached permitting people on sea coast to pick,  manufacture and sell salt; path for Congress participation in Round Table Conference  cleared.

1931

March

3

CWC meeting supported  draft formula of Gandhi-Irwin agreement.

1931

March

3

Gandhi met viceroy.

1931

March

4

Resumed talks with  Viceroy at night; agreement reached. CWC gave unanimous support to Gandhi-Irwin agreement.

1931

March

5

At Viceroy’s  house Lord Irwin and Gandhi signed the provisional settlement which was officially  announced at 5 p.m.

1931

March

5

CWC passed resolution  endorsing the provisional settlement and called for action in accordance with it.

1931

March

5

Gandhi issued  statement to the Press on the settlement.

1931

March

6

Interviewed by S.  Hasan Ali Khan on question of zamindars’ rights.

1931

March

6

Interviewed by Kaiser-I-Hind.

1931

March

6

Interviewed by  journalists.

1931

March

6

Addressed public  meeting.

1931

March

9

Reached Ahmedabad at  9.30 p.m.

1931

March

10

Interviewed to the  Press.

1931

March

10

In speech to vanaras, Gandhi appealed for boycott of foreign cloth.

1931

March

10

Addressed public  meeting on provisional settlement.

1931

March

11

Interviewed by the  Press.

1931

March

11

At Gujarat Vidtyapith,  addressed Ashram inmates and students and teachers of Gujarat Vidyapith.

1931

March

11

Spoke to volunteers;  spoke at Labour Union.

1931

March

12

Young India reappeared  in print; Gandhi explained implications of Delhi agreement. Left Ahmedabad for Borsad at  6.15 a.m.; alighted at Navali; advised peasants to pay up the revenue if their economic  condition was good; spoke at Borsad, Ras and Sunav.

1931

March

14

Reached Navasari in  the morning by rail; at Dandi addressed public meeting; returned to Navasari, addressed  Navasari Merchants; Maha Mandal; spoke at public meeting. Spoke at Sisora; left for  Bardoli.

1931

March

14

At Jaipur State  Banquet Lord Irwin observed "Throughout conversations with Mr. Gandhi, I felt  complete assurance that I could implicitly trust his word."

1931

March

15

Gandhi spoke at Surat.

1931

March

16

Reached Bombay at 5  a.m.; broke silence at 8 p.m. Addressed public meeting at Parel and Dadar.

1931

March

16

Interviewed by Subhas  Chandra Bose from 10 p.m. to 2.30 a.m.

1931

March

17

At 7 a.m. spoke to  congress volunteers and Desh Sevikas. Met Shaukat Ali in Khilafat House; offered  condolences on the death of Mahomed Ali.

1931

March

17

Interviewed by Scrutator.

1931

March

17

Received deputation of  members of Indian Merchants’ Chamber headed by sir Chunilal Mehta.

1931

March

17

At Azad Maidan  addressed mass meeting.

1931

March

18

At Vile Parle spoke to  Congress workers.

1931

March

19

Reached Delhi.

1931

March

19

Met Viceroy regarding  commutation of death sentences of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

1931

March

19

Met H.W. Emerson, Home  Secretary.

1931

March

20

Lord Irwin paid  tributes to Gandhi’s honesty, sincerity and patriotism at a dinner given by ruling  Princes.

1931

March

21

Gandhi gave interview  to Press.

1931

March

21

Viceroy convened  conference of ruling Princes for informal exchange of views on framing the new  constitution; Gandhi and Malaviya attended.

1931

March

Before  23

Gandhi gave interview  to Chicago Tribune.

1931

March

23

In letter to Lord  Irwin appealed for reconsideration of question of commutation of death sentences of Bhagat  singh and others.

1931

March

23

Issued statement on  Bhagat Singh’s execution.

1931

March

23

Left Delhi for  Karachi.

1931

March

Before 24

Gandhi gave interview  to Manchester Guardian, London.

1931

March

24

"Day of  Mourning".

1931

March

25

Reached Karachi.

1931

March

25

In Kanpur, Ganesh  Shankar Vidyarthi, a prominent Congress leader, was killed while pacifying rioters.

1931

March

26

In Karachi Gandhi gave  interview to Press.

1931

March

26

Issued statement on  Kanpur riots.

1931

March

26

Addressed, on behalf  of CWC, deputation of Indian Merchants’ Association.

1931

March

26

Inaugural speech at  Karachi Congress.

1931

March

27

At Subjects Committee  meeting Gandhi spoke on Kanpur riots.

1931

March

27

Interviewed by Subhas  Chandra Bose and Satyamurti on question of release of Bengal detenus and prisoners  sentenced during civil disobedience movement.

1931

March

27

Interviewed by  Congress workers on question of Federation.

1931

March

27

Spoke to deputation of  Red Shirts of Navjawan bharat Sabha.

1931

March

28

At Subjects Committed  meeting, spoke on resolution on provisional settlement; the resolution was adopted.

1931

March

30

Gandhi spoke at  Congress session.

1931

March

30

Karachi Congress  passed resolution endorsing Gandhi-Irwin settlement; authorized Gandhi to represent the  Congress at RTC.

1931

March

31

Gandhi, in reply to  the Karachi civic address, congratulated Mayor Jamshed Mehta on excellent arrangements.

1931

March

31

At Congress session,  spoke on resolution on fundamental rights; the resolution was adopted.

1931

April

1

Gandhi interviewed by The  Stateman.

1931

April

1

At AICC meeting,  proposed new CWC members.

1931

April

1

Addressed  Jamiat-ul-Ulema conference.

1931

April

1

Spoke at Parsi  Rajakiya Mandal.

1931

April

2

Addressed Sind  National Service League.

1931

April

6

In Delhi, issued Press  statement on communal problem Interview with H.M. Emerson.

1931

April

7

In Delhi at Council  Hall, Gandhi spoke to Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

1931

April

8

At Amritsar, discussed  with Sikhs methods of finding solution to communalism.

1931

April

8

Discussed boycott of  foreign cloth and peaceful picketing with deputation of Piece-goods Merchants’  Association.

1931

April

8

Left Amritsar for  Ahmedabad.

1931

April

9

Passed through Delhi en  route to Ahmedabad.

1931

April

9

Interviewed by Tej.

1931

April

10

Reached Ahmedabad.

1931

April

10

Cancelled Broach trip  owing to indisposition.

1931

April

11

Delivered convocation  address at Gujarat Vidyapith.

1931

April

12

At Ambalal Sarabhai  bungalow, where Gandhi was staying, met J.H. Garrett, Commissioner, Northern Division.

1931

April

13

Addressed Gujarat  Vidyapith Graduates’ conference.

1931

April

14

With Kasturba Gandhi,  visited Sabarmati Ashram to see Imam Saheb who was very seriously ill and other patients.

1931

April

15

Interview to  Associated Press of India.

1931

April

15

Gandhi left Ahmedabad  for Bombay.

1931

April

16

Gandhi arrived in  Bombay from Ahmedabad; bade farewell to Lord Irwin; spoke to Congress workers on return of  confiscated lands in Gujarat; and discussed scheme of re-export of foreign cloth with  mill-owners Sir N. Wadia, H.P. Mody and Ambalal Sarabhai.

1931

April

17

Met Governor of Bombay  regarding question of land revenue and return of the confiscated property of the Gujarat  peasants. Also discussed with Sir Geoffrey Corbers, Commerce Member, Government of India,  the question of re-export of foreign cloth from In

1931

April

18

Spoke in reply to  Before Corporation address.

1931

April

18

Lord Willingdon sworn  in as Viceroy of India.

1931

April

19

Gandhi arrived at  Ahmedabad.

1931

April

20

At Vidyapith; visited  Satyagraha Ashram.

1931

April

21

At Ahmedabad,  officiated at wedding of Lakshmi, daughter of khadi worker; left for Bardoli.

1931

April

22 - 26

In Bardoli taluka.

1931

April

23

Cabled to The Daily  Harald that present methods of conversion adopted by missionaries should be abandoned.

1931

April

24

Held discussions with  peasants whose confiscated lands had been sold by Government to third parties.

1931

April

25

In Bardoli, Sir  Cowasji Jehangir, Nariman and Sardar Garda met Gandhi regarding return of confiscated  lands.

1931

April

25

Gandhi visited Babla.

1931

April

26

Visited Akoti village.

1931

April

27

In Bardoli; left for  Borsad.

1931

April

28 - May 10

At Borsad.

1931

April

28

Advised Khatedars of  Kaira district that they were not obliged to pay revenue by incurring debt if they had  suffered substantially by reason of Satyagraha movement.

1931

April

30

Gave interview to Fox  Movietone News. Met the peasants of Bardoli.

1931

May

1

Brother of King of  Bhutan met Gandhi. Gandhi wired H.W. Emerson, home Secretary, not to arrest Abdul Gaffar  Khan.

1931

May

2

In interview to Press,  said that congress workers were faithful to the Gandhi-Irwin pact.

1931

May

6

At Bochasan laid the  foundation of Vallabh Vidyalaya. Gave interview to the Associated press of India.

1931

May

7

Issued statement to  Press on Congress workers’ picketing of liquor shops and foreign cloth.

1931

May

9

Met the congress  workers of Kaira district.

1931

May

10

Gandhi saw Collector  of Kaira.

1931

May

11

Collector of Kaira met  Gandhi. Gandhi left Borsad for Simla.

1931

May

13 - 17

At Simla.

1931

May

13

Held talks with Lord  Willingdon and H.W. Emerson on the Problems arising out of Gandhi-Irwin pact.

1931

May

14

Spoke at public  meeting and had talks with H.W. Emerson.

1931

May

15 - 16

Continued his talks  with viceroy and Home Secretary.

1931

May

16

Met sir G. Schuster.

1931

May

17

Malaviya and Moonje  had talks with Gandhi. Gandhi had talks with H.W. Emerson. Gave interview to a group of  journalists and left for Nainital.

1931

May

18

Reached Nainital and  met Sir Malcolm Hailey, Governor of U.P., to discuss the agrarian question.

1931

May

19

At Nainital, held  talks with the Governor and spoke at public meeting.

1931

May

20

At Nainital, had  interview with the Governor.

1931

May

21

At Kumaon, spoke at  political sufferers’ meeting.

1931

May

22

At Nainital, in an  interview to Press, declined to make any statement regarding his plans for going to  London.

1931

May

23

Wired H.S.L. Polak,  Srinivas Sastri and C.F. Andrews that absence of solution to communal question and  attitude of some Provincial Governments made his leaving India difficult; reached to  compromise with the zamindars regarding remission of land revenu

1931

June

18 - 24

Gandhi continued in  Borsad.

1931

June

22

exhorted farmers in  Borsad taluka to pay as much land revenue as they could.

1931

June

24

Left for Bombay.

1931

June

25

Reached Bombay; told  Press reporters that he would attend Federal Structure Committee meeting also if he attend  Round Table Conference; told mill-owners that they should not use foreign-manufactured  yarn in their mills; addressed Young Europeans’ Dinne

1931

June

26

In Bombay, spoke at  women’s meeting and later at "Depressed Classes" meeting.

1931

June

27

Left Bombay for  Borsad; spoke at meeting of Parsis at Udvada.

1931

June

28 - July 6

In Borsad.

1931

June

29

Issued statement  regarding change of venue of Congress Working Committee meeting from Sachin to Bombay.

1931

June

30

Sir Ernest Hotson  asked Gandhi on behalf of Viceroy if he was willing to serve on the Federal Structure  Committee. Gandhi appealed to H.W. Emerson for release of Pandit Jagat ram. In interview  to press, said that he would, if invited, visit Lancashire

1931

July

6

Left Bombay; attended  Congress Working Committee meeting.

1931

July

10

Spoke at meeting of  Gandhi Seva Mandal, Bombay.

1931

July

11

Viceroy invited Gandhi  for discussion with H.W. Emerson on alleged breaches of Settlement by Government.

1931

July

12

Gandhi left for Surat.

1931

July

13

Reached Surat; left  for Simlai to have talks with H.W. Emerson.

1931

May

25

Reached Swaraj Ashram,  Bardoli.

1931

May

25 - June 8

At Bardoli.

1931

May

27

Had prolonged  conversation with Subhas Chandra Bose.

1931

May

30

Police fired in  communal clashes in Kanpur.

1931

June

5

Gandhi visited Surat.

1931

June

6

In Bardoli. Abdul  Ghaffar Khan met Gandhi.

1931

June

8

Jawaharlal Nehru met  Gandhi. In the evening Gandhi left for Bombay accompanied by Jawaharlal Nehru and Abdul  Gaffar Khan.

1931

June

9

Arrived in Bombay to  attend Congress Working Committee meeting which passed resolution that Gandhi alone should  represent the Congress at R.T.C.

1931

June

10

In Bombay, addressed Prabhat  Pheris, the processionists who came singing to his Bombay residence, Mani Bhuwan.

1931

June

11

In Bombay, addressed  meeting of Desh Sevikas and the Hindustani Seva Dal.

1931

June

12

In Bombay, explained  to a deputation of Europeans the attitude of the Congress towards englishmen; left for  Borsad.

1931

June

12

At Maroli, on way to  Borsad, laid the foundation of a Kasturba weaving school started by Mithubehn Petit.

1931

June

13 - 17

At Borsad.

1931

June

15 - 22

In Simla; held  discussions with H.W. Emerson on the breaches of Settlement.

1931

July

17

Held talks with sir  James Crerar, Home Member.

1931

July

18

Had talks with  Viceroy, Lord Willingdon.

1931

July

20

In interview to  Associated Press, said that he might start on August 15 to attend Federal Structure  Committee meeting in London.

1931

July

21

Gave  "Charge-sheet" to H.W. Emerson at Simla listing instances of breaches of  Settlement. Had second round of talks with viceroy; in interview to Associated Press, said  that talks were inconclusive.

1931

July

22

Left Simla in  afternoon. Attempt on life of Sir Ernest Hotson, Acting Governor of Bombay.

1931

July

24

Gandhi reached  Bardoli; demanded open impartial enquiry into complaints of forced collection of land  revenue and repression of tenants.

1931

July

25

In Bardoli; assured  H.W. Emerson that no precipitate action would be taken without informing him.

1931

July

27

District and Sessions  Judge Garlick of Alipore was shot dead in his court-room; Gandhi left for Borsad.

1931

July

28 - 31

In Borsad.

1931

July

31

Left Borsad and  arrived in Ahmedabad; gave interview to Associated Press.

1931

August

1 - 2

In Ahmedabad.

1931

August

2

Opened family temple  of Chinubhai Madhavlal to untouchables.

1931

August

3

Arrived in Bombay; at  night left for Poona.

1931

August

4

In Poona, had talks  with Governor of Bombay, Sir Ernest Hotson; in evening returned to Bombay.

1931

August

5 - 11

In Bombay.

1931

August

5

Congress Working  Committee met in Bombay.

1931

August

6

Gandhi spoke at  A.I.C.C. meeting.

1931

August

7

Spoke at meeting of  Paris.

1931

August

8

Laid foundation-stone  of an eye hospital; spoke at A.I.C.C. meeting.

1931

August

9

Spoke at meeting of  Hindustani Seva Dal.

1931

August

11

Wired to Viceroy and  Bombay Government that Government attitude was not favourable to enable him to proceed to  London.

1931

August

13

Congress Working  Committee passed resolution to continue honouring Delhi Pact, but not to take part in  Round Table Conference. Gandhi spoke to Press representatives.

1931

August

14

Gave interview to  Press; left Bombay for Ahmedabad at night.

1931

August

15 - 23

In Ahmedabad.

1931

August

18

Released  correspondence regarding breakdown of negotiations with Government; gave interview to  Press.

1931

August

22

I nterview to  Associate Press.

1931

August

23

Gandhi left Ahmedabad  for Simla.

1931

August

25

Reached Simla at 11  a.m. accompanied by Vallabhbhaii Patel, Prabhashankar Pattani, M.A. Ansari and Jawaharlal  Nehru, met H.W. Emerson.

1931

August

26

Had three hours’  talk with Viceroy in morning; announced to Press that he was sailing from Bombay for  London on August 29.

1931

August

27

Left Simla for Bombay  in evening.

1931

August

28

Government communique,  known as Second Settlement, released.

1931

August

29

Gave interview to The  Bombay Chronicle on train; reached Bombay; addressed public meeting; sailed for London  by s.s. Rajputana to attend Round Table Conference.

1931

September

2

Appealed to Indian  people to preserve absolutely non-violent atmosphere during absence and follow  constructive programme.

1931

September

3

Reached Aden; gave  interview to Reuter; was presented address and purse at reception in reply to which he  said that free India could be a great force of service to whole of mankind.

1931

September

6

reached Suez.

1931

September

7

Silence Day. Gandhi  reached Port Said; in interview to Cairo’s Al Ahram, said if Round Table  Conference failed consequence would be resumption of civil disobedience movement; urged  Egyptian nationalists to fight non-violently; in special interview to T

1931

September

7

Received Mustafa Nahas  Pasha’s welcome message inviting him to visit Egypt on his homeward journey.

1931

September

7

Disappointment on  arrived at Port Said as large number of admirers were prevented by authorities from  meeting him.

1931

September

10

In interview on board  ship said he had prepared no plans, no speeches, no arguments and no programme for his  stay in England.

1931

September

11

Landed at Marseilles;  was received by Madeleine Rolland on behalf of her brother, Romain Rolland, who was ill;  told Pressmen "I am going to England to realize the dream of my life - the freedom  of my country."

1931

September

11

In interview to The  New York Times said he had no intention of visiting the United States as he believed  he was "not wanted" there.

1931

September

11

In another interview  to Press said he would, provided he was invited to, go to Lancashire even if he was to be  lynched. Left at 4.30 p.m. by P. and O. Express for Calais.

1931

September

12

Gandhi arrived in  London.

1931

September

12

In interview to the  Press gave essence of Congress mandate.

1931

September

12

Spoke at Friends’  House, London.

1931

September

13

In broadcast to  America from Columbia broadcasting Service made an appeal to conscience of the people.

1931

September

13

Met British Prime  Minister and Lord Sankey.

1931

September

Before 14

In message to The  Times said that he wanted goodwill on every Englishman and English woman in his  mission of peace.

1931

September

14

Attended Federal  Structure Committed meeting but did not speak, it being his Silence Day.

1931

September

15

At Federal Structure  Committee presented national demand of Complete Independence.

1931

September

16

Speaking at meeting of  Labour M. Ps. Reiterated India’s demand for Complete Independence.

1931

September

17

Gave interview to the Textile  Mercury and News Chronicle.

1931

September

17

Spoke at Federal  Structure Committee on elections of members of Federal Legislature.

1931

September

19

Spoke at Reception at  Kingsley Hall.

1931

September

21

Shifted to 88  Knightsbridge from Kingsley Hall.

1931

September

22

had interview with  Charlie Chaplin.

1931

September

22

Spoke at meeting of  Federal Structure Committee on Government’s decision to abandon Gold Standard.

1931

September

23

Spoke at Guild House  Church on "Voluntary Poverty".

1931

September

23

Speaking at meeting of  M.Ps. elucidated idea of Complete Independent.

1931

September

24

Had discussions with  Aga Khan and Jinnah. Attended Federal Structure Committee meeting.

1931

September

25

Called on Lord Irwin.

1931

September

25

Had talks with  representatives of cotton industry of Edgeworth and at Darwen.

1931

September

26

Received deputation of  unemployed workers at Springfield. Garden Village.

1931

September

26 / 27

Spoke on  Lancashire’s unemployment problem.

1931

September

27

Spoke at Adult school,  West Bradford.

1931

September

27

Received deputations  from unemployed workers and Clitheroe Weavers’ Association at West Bradford.

1931

September

27

Had talks with Press  reporters.

1931

September

28

Attended Minorities  Committee meeting.

1931

September

29

In London. Had  discussions with Sir Samuel Hoare.

1931

September

30

Had interview with  Prime Minister.

1931

September

30

Spoke at reception,  Indian Chamber of Commerce, London.

1931

October

1

Had meeting with the  Aga Khan and other Muslim Leaders at Ritz Hotel.

1931

October

1

Had discussions with  Prime Minister.

1931

October

1

Speaking at Minorities  Committee meeting, asked for its adjournment for a week.

1931

October

Before 2

Gave interview to the Jewish  Chronicle.

1931

October

2

Talked to henry Carter  on prohibition.

1931

October

2

Independent Labour  Party, Indian National Congress, League and the Gandhi society arranged a birthday  luncheon for Gandhi at Westminster palace rooms.

1931

October

2

At Minorities  Conference, London, Gandhi opposed special representation to Depressed Classes.

1931

October

2

Spoke at women’s  reception arranged by Women’s Indian Association at Central Y.M.C.A., London.

1931

October

3

Went to see C.F.  Andrews at Centerbury.

1931

October

4

At Canterbury.

1931

October

5

Spoke at a meeting of  Minorities Conference, London.

1931

October

6

Addressed Fellowship  Club.

1931

October

6

Attended party in  honour of Lord Irwin.

1931

October

7

Spoke at a meeting of  Friends of India, London.

1931

October

8

Presented Congress  policy on minority question at Minorities Committee meeting.

1931

October

8

Spoke at s conference  of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and ireland, London.

1931

October

On or before 9

Gave interviews to  Madame Montessori and Shaw Desmond.

1931

October

9

Spoke at Federal  Structure Committee meeting.

1931

October

10

At Chichester.

1931

October

On or before 11

Gave interview to H.N.  Braisford.

1931

October

12

At National Labour  Club said that India was determined to achieve Complete Independence without shedding  blood.

1931

October

13

Explained communal  question in interview to the press.

1931

October

13

Addressed Indian  Students’ meeting, Gower Street Hostel, Bloomsbury, London.

1931

October

On or before 14

Gave interview to  Joseph Bard, Editor, The island, London.

1931

October

14

Issued statement to  the Press on solution of communal issue.

1931

October

14

Had talks with Sir  Samuel Hoare, Benthal and M.A. Jinnah. Spoke at Federal Structure Committee meeting,  London.

1931

October

15

Spoke at meeting of  students at International Students’ Movement House, russell Square, London.

1931

October

15

Had talks with Samuel  Hoare, T.B. Sapru, M.R. Jayakar and others.

1931

October

16

Had discussion with  Callender on Mass Production v. Production by the Masses.

1931

October

16

Spoke at Federal  Structure Committee meeting and at temperance Workers’ meeting.

1931

October

17

Spoke at Nottingham  University college, Nottingham.

1931

October

On or after 17

Gave interview to E.  Wrench, Editor, The Spectator, London.

1931

October

18

Spoke to Indians at  Selly Oak, Birmingham, and exhorted them to return to India and serve their countrymen.

1931

October

18

Spoke at woodbrooke  Settlement, Selly Oak, Birmingham on India’s decision to attain freedom through  peaceful means.

1931

October

19

Left Birmingham in the  morning.

1931

October

20

Spoke at Federal  Structure Committee meeting, London.

1931

October

20

At meeting held under  the auspices of the royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, London,  spoke on "India of Today and tomorrow".

1931

October

21

Called on Lord Irwin  and Col. Maddock. Attended Federal Structure Committee meeting.

1931

October

22

Gave interview to The  Statemen.

1931

October

22

Spoke at Federal  Structure Committee meeting, London.

1931

October

23

Gave interview to  Reuter.

1931

October

23

Spoke at Federal  Structure Committee meeting, London.

1931

October

23

Had a talk with T.B.  Sapru and others. Reached Eton at night.

1931

October

23

Addressed a gathering  of School Boys, Eton.

1931

October

23

Left Eton in the  morning for Oxford.

1931

October

24

Spoke at meeting of  Indian Majlis, Oxford.

1931

October

24

Delivered a talk at  Oxford.

1931

October

26

Attended Federal  Structure Committee meeting.

1931

October

27

Attended Federal  Structure Committee meeting.

1931

October

28

Spoke on child  education at Montessori Training College, London.

1931

October

29

Gave interview to  Charles Petrasch and others.

1931

October

30

Spoke at a meeting of  Commonwealth of India League, Central Hall, Westminster.

1931

October

31

Spoke at meeting of  Quakers at Friend’s House, London.

1931

November

1

Spoke at Pembroke  College, Cambridge, reiterating his faith in a partnership of India and Britain on equal  terms.

1931

November

1

Spoke at Indian  Majlis.

1931

November

1

Reached London.

1931

November

2

Submitted written  statement at Federal Structure Committee, London.

1931

November

3

Spoke at the annual  meeting of Children’s House, Bow.

1931

November

4

Spoke at Federal  Structure Committee meeting, London.

1931

November

4

Spoke at the Indian  Medical Association.

1931

November

5

Spoke at meeting of  Postal Workers’ Union.

1931

November

6

Mr. & Mrs. George  Bernard Shaw called on Gandhi.

1931

November

7

Gandhi reached Oxford.  Had talks with Ramsay macDonald and Prof. Murray.

1931

November

9

Returned to London  from Oxford.

1931

November

9

Declared in Press  statement that he had cancelled his continental engagements.

1931

November

10

Spoke at meeting,  organized by Fellowship of Reconciliation at friends’ House, London.

1931

November

10

Had talks with T.B.  Sapru and others.

1931

November

10

Discussed with J.M.  Sen Gupta situation in Bengal. Spoke at London School of Economics.

1931

November

11

Gave interview to the  Press.

1931

November

11

Explained his concept  of provincial autonomy at conference of the Round Table Conference delegates.

1931

November

12

Spoke at commonwealth  of India League, London.

1931

November

13

Gave interview to News  Chronicle.

1931

November

13

Spoke at Minorities  Committee meeting.

1931

November

13

Spoke at Westminster  School.

1931

November

14

Called on Lord Irwin

1931

November

14

Gave interview to the  Press.

1931

November

16

Attended Minorities  Committee meeting.

1931

November

17

Sent a message to F.B.  Fisher expressing his inability to visit America.

1931

November

17

Spoke on defence at  the Federal Structure Committee meeting.

1931

November

18

Spoke at meeting of  Women’s Indian Council at Morley College, London.

1931

November

19

Spoke on  "Commercial discrimination" at Federal Structure Committee meeting.

1931

November

19

Addressed London  Vegetarian Society.

1931

November

20

Attended  Vegetarians’ meeting.

1931

November

24

Had discussions with  Prime Minister, Lord Sankey, State Secretary, Sapru and lees-Smith.

1931

November

25

Gave interview to New  Leader. Made two speeches on "Provincial Autonomy" and on  "Finance" in Federal Structure Committee meetings.

1931

November

25

Met Dr. Ambedkar in  the evening.

1931

November

26

Participated in  proceedings of Federal Structure Committee meeting.

1931

November

27

Participated in  Federal Structure Committee meeting.

1931

November

28

Took part in  proceedings of plenary session of Round Table Conference.

1931

November

Before 30

Gave interview to the  press, London.

1931

November

30

Participated in  proceedings of plenary session of R.T.C.

1931

December

1

Delivered concluding  speech at plenary session of Round Table Conference.

1931

December

1

Gave interview to  journalists.

1931

December

1

Released statement to  the Press on events in India.

1931

December

2

Gave interview to Sir  Philip Hartog.

1931

December

3

Gave interview to the  press.

1931

December

3

Had discussions with  J.F. Horrabin, Wrench, Laski, Kingsley Martin, Brailsford and Nevinson.

1931

December

4

Called on Prime  Minister and Secretary of State for India.

1931

December

Before 5

Gave interview to  Edmond Demeter.

1931

December

5

Issued parting  manifesto.

1931

December

5

Gave farewell messages  to Reuter and Bristol Evening News.

1931

December

5

Left Britain for Paris en route to India.

1931

December

5

Spoke at reception  organized by Indians in Paris.

1931

December

5

Spoke at public  meeting in afternoon.

1931

December

6

Had discussions with  Romain Rolland at Villeneuve.

1931

December

6

Gave interview to the  Press.

1931

December

8

Addressed three  meetings at Lausanne.

1931

December

9

Had discussions with  Romain Rolland in Villeneuve.

1931

December

10

Spoke at meeting held  at Victoria hall organized by International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom.

1931

December

10 - 11

Had discussions with  Romain Rolland.

1931

December

11

Left Villeneuve. In  Milan.

1931

December

12

In Rome. Visited  Vatican city. Called on Mussolini.

1931

December

13

In Rome. Had talk with  Sukhotina Tolstoy. Addressed a women’s meeting.

1931

December

14

In Brindisi. Attended  function organized by History and Art Society.

1931

December

17

Gave interview to  Reuter at Port Said.

1931

December

24

Made statement to the  Associated Press of India.

1931

December

25

Delivered a talk on  Jesus and Christianity on s.s. Pilsna at 4.30 in the morning.

1931

December

27

Gave interview to  Reuter on s.s. Pilsna.

1931

December

28

Landed in Bombay in  the morning.

1931

December

28

Gave interview to the  Press.

1931

December

28

Spoke at public  meeting at Azad Maidan, Bombay.

1931

December

28

At night spoke at  Welfare of India League in Majestic Hotel, Bombay.

1931

December

29

Wired to the Viceroy  seeking interview to discuss Frontier, U.P. and Bengal ordinances.

1931

December

29

Had talks with Subhas  Chandra Bose.

1931

December

31

Viceroy declined to  discuss with Gandhi Frontier, U.P. and Bengal Ordinances.