MAHATMA GANDHI MEDIA AND RESEARCH SERVICE

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

1932

1932

January

1

Resolution of the  Congress Working Committee, drafted by Gandhi, calling upon the nation to resume civil  disobedience was adopted.

1932

January

1

Gandhi sent rejoinder  to the Government that if the Viceroy refused to discuss with him the Frontier, U.P. and  Bengal Ordinances, the nation will resort to civil disobedience.

1932

January

1

Gandhi-Willingdon  correspondence was released.

1932

January

2

Gandhi was interviewed  by the Associated press on the revival of civil disobedience.

1932

January

2

Had talks with the  deputation of Welfare of India League.

1932

January

2

Viceroy rejected  Gandhi’s request for an interview.

1932

January

3

Gandhi wired to the  Government regretting Government’s decision and assuring a non-violent struggle.

1932

January

3

Sent messages to  America and to Indian Christians

1932

January

3

In an interview to the  Associated press of India emphasized the need for resuming civil disobedience.

1932

January

3

In an interview to The  Bombay Chronicle outlined the plan of action to be followed by the nation after his  arrest.

1932

January

3

Spoke on the  ‘utility of prayer’.

1932

January

4

In Bombay, at Mani  Bhuvan, Gandhi was arrested at three in morning.

1932

January

4

In letter to  Vallabhbhai Patel, conveyed message to people. Taken to Yeravda Central Prison, interned  with Vallabhbhai Patel.

1932

January

4

In Patna, Rajendra  Prasad, Congress President, was arrested. Dr. M.A. Ansari assumed presidentship.

1932

January

4

Jawaharlal Nehru was  tried and sentenced to two years’ rigorous imprisonment.

1932

January

4

Four new Ordinances  were promulgated; All Congress organizations were declared unlawful; but not the Congress  and its flag.

1932

January

5

Arrests and  convictions on large scale in Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi.

1932

January

5

Gujarat Vidyapith was  declared illegal and seized.

1932

January

6

Hartal in Bombay;  lathi-charge in Coimbatore.

1932

January

7

In Ahmedabad, Mahadev  Desai, D.B. Kalelkar were arrested; and in Karachi, Jairamdas Doulatram.

1932

January

8

In New Delhi, Dr. M.A.  Ansari was arrested; Sardul Singh assumed Presidentship of the Congress.

1932

January

9

Viceroy received Sapru  and others.

1932

January

9

In Madras, C.  Rajagopalachari, S. Satyamurti were arrested; foreign-cloth picketers lathi-charged.

1932

January

10

Kasturba was arrested  near Bardoli.

1932

January

11

In Tirupur  lathi-charge Kumaraswami died.

1932

January

12

Gandhi obtained  permission to write letters.

1932

January

13

In Allahabad and  Madras, police seized Congress officers.

1932

January

13

In Ahmedabad,  "Navjivan" Office was locked up.

1932

January

15

In letter to Sir  Samuel Hoare, Secretary of State, Gandhi said "The initiative for every step was  mine and it was logical outcome of my creed of Satyagraha."

1932

January

15

At Surat, Kasturba,  Manibehn Patel and Mithubehn were convicted.

1932

January

15

In Calcutta, 30  students, including girls were arrested.

1932

January

16

In Bombay, Jamnalali  Bajaj and Dr. Hardikar were arrested.

1932

January

16

Home Department,  Bombay, issued instructions on privileges to Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel.

1932

January

18

Hundred and six  religious leaders of U.S.A. appealed to British premier to release Gandhi.

1932

January

19

In Madras, influential  non-Congressmen issued statement protesting against lathi-charges.

1932

January

20

In Bombay, J.M. Sen  Gupta was arrested on board s.s. Ganges, and taken to Yeravda Prison.

1932

January

23

Gandhi wrote to the  Bombay Governor to stop repression and make amends.

1932

January

24

Gandhi was allowed an  interview per week.

1932

January

25

In Legislative  Assembly, Lord Willingdon said "There can be no compromise in resisting the civil  disobedience movement…No Government worth the name could hesitate to accept the  challenge."

1932

January

26

In Ahmedabad, Bombay,  Calcutta, Delhi and Lucknow, Independence Day processions led to arrests.

1932

January

27

Mirabehn met Gandhi.

1932

January

28

Sir Samuel Hoare, in a  broadcast, said "Our policy….is a policy of progress combined with  firmness…Though dogs bark, caravan passes on."

1932

January

29

In Bombay police  firing, one person was killed.

1932

February

2

Devdas Gandhi was  arrested.

1932

February

5

In letter to M.G.  Bhandari, Superintendent, Yeravda Central Prison, Gandhi sought permission to meet fellow  prisoners.

1932

February

6

At Calcutta University  convocation, Sir Stanley Jackson, Governor of Bengal, was fired at by a girl student.

1932

February

14

Sardul Singh  Caveeshar, Acting congress President, was arrested.

1932

February

17

Mirabehn arrested for  refusal to leave Bombay, sentenced to three months’ rigorous imprisonment and sent to  Arthur road Prison, Bombay.

1932

February

21

In letter to Narandas  Gandhi, Gandhi completed summary of last chapter of Bhagavad Gita.

1932

February

22

In Delhi, Consultative  Committee of Round Table Conference reassembled under Chairmanship of Viceroy.

1932

February

24

Gandhi was examined by  Civil Surgeon.

1932

February

26

In a letter said that  health was the chief reason for giving up milk.

1932

February

27

Independent Labour  Party of U.K. issued manifesto condemning Government’s repressive policy in India.

1932

February

28

Dr. Moonje and M.C.  Rajah, as representatives of Hindu Mahasabha and Depressed Classes, cabled British Premier  their agreement for joint electorate system with reservation on population basis.

1932

February

29

G.S. Bajpai, I.C.S.,  appointed to succeed K.V. Reddy as Agent-General in South Africa.

1932

March

1

In letter to R.V.  Martin, Gandhi sought early decision on question of meeting fellow-prisoners.

1932

March

1

Started writing with  left hand as right hand pained.

1932

March

4

In Delhi, Consultative  Committee of Round Table Conference met.

1932

March

5

Gandhi received orders  permitting to see visitors.

1932

March

5

In letter to Narandas  Gandhi, gave instructions about informing Jail Superintendent before anybody visited him.

1932

March

5

Navajivan Press was  returned.

1932

March

6

In letter to M.G.  Bhandari, Gandhi sought clarification of term "political" with reference to his  visitors.

1932

March

7

In letter to D.B.  Kalelkar, informed that he was getting up at night to study position of stars.

1932

March

10

Was joined by Mahadev  Desai, who was transferred from Nasik Jail.

1932

March

11

In letter to Sir  Samuel Hoare, conveyed intention to resort to fast if proposal to create separate  electorate for Depressed Classes was implemented.

1932

March

12

Discussed astronomy  with Mahadev Desai.

1932

March

13

In his letter to  Gandhi, Sir Samuel Hoare stated that on question of separate electorate no decision would  be taken without considering views of Lothian Committee and Gandhi’s supporters.

1932

March

13

Kasturba was sentenced  to six months’ imprisonment and fined Rs.50 or ½ months’ imprisonment in  default.

1932

March

16

Home Department,  Bombay, passed orders permitting Gandhi to see fellow-prisoners.

1932

March

25

In House of Commons,  sir Samuel Hoare made statement on Indian situation.

1932

March

26

Gandhi received  permission to write to Jamnalal Bajaj and others co-workers in prison.

1932

March

28

In letter to H.W.  Emerson, expressed distress over proposal to "sell out" lands of  "recalcitrant" farmers and urged him to desist from such action.

1932

March

29

Was examined by  surgeon.

1932

April

2

In letter to Dudhibehn  Desai, said that there was nothing wrong with his right hand. He was not using it for  writing "merely as a measure of precaution".

1932

April

5

In letter to  Maithilisharan Gupta, expressed views on Saket, Anagh, Panchavati and Jhankar.

1932

April

6

Government banned  Congress session in Delhi.

1932

April

7

In letter to C.F.  Andrews, Gandhi explained that "fasting unto death is a corrupt expression….It  is fasting unto a new life."

1932

April

8

In letter to Mirabehn,  gave an account of his daily schedule of food, work and sleep.

1932

April

11

In telegram to Kamala  Nehru, expressed distress over injury sustained by Swarup Rani Nehru in police assault  during National Week at Allahabad.

1932

April

11

Lothian committee met  at Simla.

1932

April

12

In letter to Narandas  Gandhi, Gandhi gave instructions to send cable to America to explain Ashram’s policy  of not claiming any rights over its publication or to grant them to others.

1932

April

15

In letter, appealed to  Shankarrao Deo, a fellow-prisoner, to give up his fast.

1932

April

18

Government banned  Reception Committee of Delhi Congress session.

1932

April

21

Sarojini Naidu was  ordered not to leave Bombay.

1932

April

22

Sarojini Naidu was  arrested in Bombay and M.M. Malaviya in Delhi.

1932

April

24

In Delhi, police  dispersed Congress session presided over by Ranchhodlal Amritlal and arrested him;  arrested 400 congressmen.

1932

April

24

Gandhi was awarded  service to mankind medal by Community Church of New York.

1932

April

27

In letter to Harilal  Gandhi, said "I will still not give up hope of your reformation for I have not  given up hope about myself."

1932

April

29

In House of Commons,  Sir Samuel Hoare said "There clearly cannot be any question of co-operation with  anyone associated with civil disobedience. If Mr. Gandhi shows a disposition to restore  the relations which existed at the Round Table Conference, he

1932

April

30

Robert Douglas,  District Magistrate of Midnapore was fired at and seriously wounded.

1932

May

7

In letter, Gandhi  requested E.E. Doyle to enquire into missing letters.

1932

May

8

All-India Depressed  Classes congress was held at Kamptee. In South Africa, Kunwar Maharaj Singh was appointed  Indian Agent.

1932

May

10

In London, it was  decided to re-establish London Branch of Indian National Congress.

1932

May

11

In letter to Devdas  Gandhi, Gandhi stated that he would have to take milk after his release from jail.

1932

May

11

Lothian, before  leaving for U.K., issued farewell message on Indian Constitutional reforms.

1932

May

14

Hindu-Muslim riot in  Bombay.

1932

May

15

In letter to Fulchand  Bapuji,Gandhi said "There are no restrictions on food except those which are  self-imposed nor on the hours of rest and sleep. Carding and spinning are going on fairly  well….And we also read."

1932

May

18

In Bombay, Mirabehn  was released from Arthur Road Prison.

1932

May

18

Mirabehn was  prohibited from seeing Gandhi.

1932

May

18

In letter to E.E.  Doyle, Gandhi wanted Government to reconsider decision regarding Mirabehn and permit her  to see him.

1932

May

20

Bipin Chandra Pal  passed away.

1932

May

21

Ranchhodlal was  sentenced to nine months’ rigorous imprisonment.

1932

May

22

Manager, Navajivan, and Editor, Bombay Samachar, each sentenced to one year’s rigorous  imprisonment.

1932

May

22

Gandhi began to use  Gregorian date in correspondence.

1932

May

24

In letter to  Satyacharan law, Gandhi conveyed tributes to P.C. Ray on his 70th birthday.

1932

May

26

Meeting of British  Socialists presided over by Fenner Brockway, sent fraternal greetings to Congressmen,  especially those in prison.

1932

May

27

In letter to Verrier  Elwin, Gandhi communicated decision to sing Gujarati version of "Lead Kindly  Light" at 7.40 every Friday evening and believed that the addressee would join him  from wherever he was.

1932

May

27

In letter to Devdas  Gandhi, paid generous tribute to Narandas Gandhi for his "firmness, patience,  courage, renunciation and good judgement."

1932

May

28

Bengal anti-terrorist  ordinance was renewed.

1932

June

1

Gandhi’s  incarceration in the Yeravda Central Prison continued. Gandhi wrote to Mirabehn about his  decision to decline to see visitors if the Government did not permit her to see him.

1932

June

1

Satyagraha Ashram at  Wardha seized by police.

1932

June

3

Report of the  Franchise Committee, under Lord Lothian, published.

1932

June

4

Gandhi received  Government’s reply refusing permission for Mirabehn seeing him. Gandhi decided not to  see visitors.

1932

June

6

Wrote the article  "Concerning Titiksha and Yajna" for the inmates of the Ashram.

1932

June

9

Wrote to Col. E.E.  Doyle concerning his resolve not to have visitors unless Government revised its decision  about Mirabehn.

1932

June

10

Met follow-prisoners -  Jethalal Gandhi and Bindu Madhav Gurle.

1932

June

14

Col. .E.E. Doyle paid  a visit.

1932

June

15

Gandhi received a wire  about Devdas’s illness in Gorakhpur jail.

1932

June

18

Wired to Sir Malcolm  Hailey requesting Devdas’s transfer to Yeravda or Dehradun, and forwarded  Mirabehn’s letter to Government denying the alleged charges.

1932

June

19

Wrote the article  "Prayer".

1932

June

24

Col. E.E. Doyle paid a  visit.

1932

June

25

Gandhi wrote the  article "How to Observe Ahimsa".

1932

July

3

Wrote the article  "How to Observe Truth".

1932

July

5

Sent wires of  condolence to C. Rajagopalachari and his daughter on the death of Varadachari.

1932

July

6

Col. E.E. Doyle paid a  visit.

1932

July

8

T.B. Sapru and M.R.  Jayakar resigned from Consultative Committee.

1932

July

10

Gandhi wrote the  article "Education".

1932

July

13

In a letter to Col.  E.E. Doyle, protested against delay in attending to his correspondence and asked for  clarification.

1932

July

17

Wrote the article  "Individual Prayer".

1932

July

21

Received a wire about  Devdas’s relapse of fever. Met fellow-prisoners - Chhaganlal Joshi, Shankar and  Mukund.

1932

July

24

Wrote the article  "Supervision Is Not Necessary". Wrote to Col.. E.E. Doyle regarding his  correspondence in Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu.

1932

July

31

Wrote the article  "Learn the Gita by heart".

1932

August

3

Dr. Pranjivan Mehta  died in Rangoon.

1932

August

4

Gandhi sent a wire of  condolence to Chhaganlal, son of Dr. Pranjivan Mehta.

1932

August

5

Met fellow-prisoners -  Jamanadas, Brelvi, Ramdas and Hargovan.

1932

August

6

Met two  fellow-prisoners who were on fast and persuaded them to give it up.

1932

August

7

Paid tribute to Dr.  Pranjivan Mehta in an article.

1932

August

14

Wrote the article  "Reading and Reflection - I".

1932

August

17

MacDonald’s  Communal Award announced.

1932

August

18

In his letter to  Ramsay MacDonald, Gandhi announced his decision to go on a fast unto death from 20th September unless Communal Aware was withdrawn.

1932

August

19

Met fellow-prisoners -  Gangadharrao, Shanker and Devidas Ghevaria’s nephew.

1932

August

21

Wrote the article  " Reading and Reflection - II".

1932

August

26

Col.. E.E. Doyle paid  a visit and requested Gandhi to reconsider his decision to undertake a fast.

1932

August

28

Gandhi wrote the  article "Action - Thoughtful and thoughtless".

1932

September

1

Gandhi in Yeravda  Jail.

1932

September

9

Wrote to Ramsay  MacDonald that his decision to fast unto death against Communal Award was final.

1932

September

13

Gandhi’s  correspondence with Prime Minister and Sir Samuel Hoare regarding fast released for  publication.

1932

September

15

Gandhi sent to Bombay  Government for general release to the Press statement giving reasons for his impending  fast.

1932

September

15

Government announced  its decision to release Gandhi conditionally during his fast.

1932

September

16

Gandhi wired to  Government expressing himself against his conditional release.

1932

September

16

Issued statement to  the Press giving reasons of his impending fast.

1932

September

18

Deputation of Bombay  Hindu leaders consisting of Purushottamdas Thakurdas, Mathuradas Vissanji Khimji, Sir  Chunilal Mehta and G.D. Birla met Gandhi.

1932

September

19

Hindu leaders’  deputation again met Gandhi and discussed conditions for his abandoning fast.

1932

September

20

At noon, Gandhi  commenced his fast unto death against the British Government’s announcement regarding  separate electorates for Depressed Classes.

1932

September

20

Called his first Press  interview and explained motive of his fast.

1932

September

20

At night Hindu leaders  and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar approved of tentative scheme based on joint electorates.

1932

September

21

Deputation consisting  of M.R. Jayakar, C. Rajgopalchari, Rajendra Prasad and G.D. Birla discussed with Gandhi  scheme based on joint electorates. S.M. Mate, P.N. Rajbhoj and Limaye met Gandhi in  prison.

1932

September

21

Gandhi declared that  he would break his fast when the British Prime Minister agreed to change Communal Award.

1932

September

23

Informed Press  reporters that his fast was not political move but spiritual effort and penance.

1932

September

24

Discussed with the  correspondents of The Times of India the scope and implication of resorting to  fasting by political leaders.

1932

September

24

Hindu leaders and  suppressed class leaders signed the Agreement in the presence of Gandhi who also gave his  assent. The terms of settlement were communicated to the Government of India and the  British Premier with the request to expedite revision of Co

1932

September

25

Gave interview to  Ellen and V.K. Krishna Menon. In his second Press Conference announced that he would break  his fast only if the Premier accepted the settlement in toto.

1932

September

26

Fast broken at 5.15  p.m.

1932

September

26

Gandhi issued  statement to the Press describing the settlement as generous gesture on all sides.

1932

September

26

Issued statement to  the Press on change of Congress co-operation in work of Round Table Conference.

1932

September

27

Asked Government not  to withdraw facilities extended to him during fast.

1932

September

29

Gandhi was informed at  12.30 p.m. that special facilities allowed to him during fast regarding interviews and  correspondence had been withdrawn.

1932

September

29

Wrote to M.G. Bhandari  strong letter resenting this change.

1932

September

30

Wired to K.Kelappan  advising him to suspend his fast.

1932

October

1

Again wired to K.  Kelappan to break his fast.

1932

October

2

K. Kelappan broke his  fast in the morning.

1932

October

2

Gandhi issued  statement to the Press on temple-entry.

1932

October

17

Dr. Ambedkar and  Sarojini Naidu saw Gandhi in jail.

1932

October

18

Gandhi wrote to H.F.  Hudson, seeking Government’s definite reply regarding interviews and correspondence  for untouchability work.

1932

October

19

Gandhi was removed to  the cell in which he had lived before the fast.

1932

October

20

Started taking bread.

1932

October

23

Punjabhai Shah passed  away.

1932

October

14

Gandhi suspended  correspondence on untouchability till the Government removed restrictions on  correspondence and interviews relating to untouchability work.

1932

October

26

Col.. Doyle saw Gandhi  in jail.

1932

October

31

Gandhi declined to  take special food from November 1, as a protest against restrictions on correspondence and  interviews relating to untouchability work.

1932

November

1

Stopped taking special  diet.

1932

November

2

Suspended restrictions  on diet in response to message from Government.

1932

November

3

Government lifted all  restrictions on visitors, correspondence and publicity for untouchability work.

1932

November

4

Gandhi issued his  first statement to the Press on untouchability.

1932

November

5

Issued second  statement on untouchability.

1932

November

7

Issued third statement  on untouchability.

1932

November

7

Gave interview to  Associated Press on temple-entry question.

1932

November

8

Issued fourth  statement on untouchability.

1932

November

11

Dissuaded P.N. Rajbhoj  and his friends from starting any Satyagraha on fast for temple-entry.

1932

November

12

Gave interview to The  Hindu.

1932

November

13

Replied to Lord  Sankey’s public appeal to him.

1932

November

14

Issued fifth statement  on untouchability.

1932

November

15

Issued sixth statement  on untouchability.

1932

November

16

Gandhi issued seventh  statement on untouchability.

1932

November

16

In foreword to Hamara  Kalank, exhorted Hindu public to realize implications of untouchability and their duty  in the matter

1932

November

17

Issued eight statement  on untouchability.

1932

November

18

In letters to E.E.  Doyle, requested transfer of Jamnalal Bajaj; also permission to write to Manibehn Patel on  progress of her brother’s illness.

1932

November

19

In letter to M.G.  Bhandari, reassured Government about his desire to abide by the undertaking given in  regard to facilities permitted to him for doing untouchability work. In discussion with  G.K. Devdhar, President, Maharashtra Divisional Board of All-

1932

November

21

In letter to Narandas  Gandhi, referred to increase in pressure of work and said his elbows needed rest.

1932

November

21

In interview to the  Press said that all his activities in life sprang from a "passion for vindication of  truth and non-violence".

1932

November

22

In letter to .E.E.  Doyle, requested transfer of Jamnalal Bajaj to Yeravda Prison.

1932

November

23

In letter to K.  Kelappan, informed him that he would join him in his fast as a point of honour.

1932

November

24

In letter to Home  Secretary, Government of Bombay, requested permission to be granted to Swami Anand to stay  with him to help clear arrears of correspondence which had accumulated owing to pain in  his hand.

1932

November

24

In letter to Haribhau  Phatak, sent draft manifesto on removal of untouchability.

1932

November

25

In interview to Khimji  and J.K. Mehta, urged for a vigorous propaganda for removal of untouchability and  temple-entry.

1932

November

26

Issued ninth statement  on untouchability.

1932

November

26

Jamnalal Bajaj was  taken to Yeravda Prison.

1932

November

26

In interview to The  Times of India, Gandhi denied rumour about his fast for opening all temples in India  to untouchables.

1932

November

28

In letter to E.E.  Doyle, asked Appasaheb Patwardhan to be permitted to do conservancy work in Ratnagiri  Jail.

1932

November

28

In letter to Keshav  Gandhi said that he had completely stopped spinning for the time being because of pain in  the elbow.

1932

November

29

In appeal to public  reminded all concerned that people could meet him "only in connection with bonafide untouchability work and no other".

1932

November

29

In letter to Home  Secretary, Government of Bombay, sought permission to meet Jamnalal Bajaj  "frequently, of course, subject to restriction as to conversation."

1932

November

30

In letter to E.E.  Doyle, conveyed decision to do his own conservancy work from December 3, and to resort to  complete fast in Appasaheb was not permitted to do conservancy work.

1932

December

2

Interview to Depressed  Classes leaders.

1932

December

3

Received message  allowing him to do conservancy work, but was informed that Government would not accept his  intervention on behalf of Appasaheb Patwardhan.

1932

December

3

Commenced fast;  informed E.E. Doyle in letter that he would continue fast till relief was granted to  Appasaheb Patwardhan.

1932

December

4

Suspended his fast;  made statement to Anti-untouchability Committee.

1932

December

4

In letter to E.E.  Doyle, informed him that fast was suspended in order to give Government time to decide.

1932

December

5

In interview to the  Press said that he was devoting all his time to untouchability work. Was examined by jail  doctor.

1932

December

6

Issued statement on  observing Anti-untouchability Day on December 18.

1932

December

6

In telegram asked  Appasaheb Patwardhan to suspend fast in order to give Government time to take decision.

1932

December

6

Appasaheb Patwardhan  agreed to suspend his fast in response to Gandhi’s appeal.

1932

December

6

Interview to Free  Press representative.

1932

December

6

In interview to Sripad  Shankar of Madras said that it was not possible to accept any conditions with regard to  temple-entry.

1932

December

7

Interview to students;  interview to Associated Press of India.

1932

December

8

In letter to E.E.  Doyle, sought decision on Patwardhan’s case in view of his contemplated fast from  January 2, 1933.

1932

December

8

In letter to P.N.  Rajbhoj, told him that proposed fast would be postponed if Guruvayur referendum went again  temple-entry.

1932

December

9

Issued tenth statement  on untouchability.

1932

December

14

Issued eleventh  statement on untouchability.

1932

December

14

Interview to Arya  Samaj Deputation.

1932

December

15

Issued twelfth  statement on untouchability.

1932

December

15

Interview to  Untouchables’ Deputation.

1932

December

16

Issued message for  Anti-untouchability Day to be observed on December 18.

1932

December

16

In letter to Home  Secretary, Government of Bombay, asked for reply to his letter seeking permission to see  Jamnalal Bajaj.

1932

December

18

In letter to Kotwal,  said that it was his "duty to fast with Kelappan" because it was he who had  asked Kleappan to suspend fast.

1932

December

21

In letter to K.  Ramunni Menon, said "My fast was intended to stir Hindus to action, and that, I am  glad to say, is happening day after day, although the fast has yet to come."

1932

December

22

In letter to Mirabehn  said that he had eliminated bread and even vegetable and therefore also salt.

1932

December

22

In letter to Kowtha  Suryanarayana Row, said that he believed his fast to be spiritual "both in intention  and end; intention is to purify Hinduism and end is to secure religious justice for those  of the Hindus who have been hitherto denied that justice.

1932

December

23

had meeting with  sanatanist reformers and shastris.

1932

December

24

In letter to Radhakant  Malaviya, said that he would not hesitate to postpone fast if referendum was improper.

1932

December

28

Guruvayur referendum  favoured temple-entry of untouchables.

1932

December

29

In letter to Mirabehn,  Gandhi told her that he was continuing saltless diet, ""without any effect on  the elbow""

1932

December

29

In interview to  Associated Press of India announced decision to "Postpone the contemplated fast  indefinitely".

1932

December

30

Issued thirteenth  statement on untouchability.

1932

December

30

In telegram to Private  Secretary to Viceroy, sought sanction for introduction of Subbaroyan’s Bill in Madras  Legislative Assembly.

1932

December

30

Issued statement on  interview to Tarkaratna.