For a World of Peace and Nonviolence!

CHRONOLOGY 1935

1935

January

1

Gave interview to The  Hindustan Times.

1935

January

2

Had discussion about  new constitution of Harijan Sevak Sangh. Laid foundation stone of Harijan Colony, Delhi.  Opened Harijan Conference at Narela.

1935

January

3

In letter to Carl  Heath enumerated his objections to Joint Parliamentary Committee Report.

1935

January

4

Received deputation  led by Raghubir Narain Singh who pointed out difficulties in reviving village industries.

1935

January

4

Had talks with  deputation of Chamars who had been ill-treated by zamindar of their village.

1935

January

5

Attended meeting of  Central board of All-India Harijan Sevak Sangh.

1935

January

8

Had discussions with  deputation of Ahmedabad Mill-owners’ Association. Gave interview to C. Kuttan Nair.

1935

January

9

Gave interview to  Halide Edib Hanum.

1935

January

10

Had discussion with  socialists.

1935

January

10

Gave interview to the  Press regarding Government’s circular on rural development.

1935

January

11

Had discussion with  Ahmedabad mill-owners and workers.

1935

January

12

visited  Cattle-breeding farm, Delhi.

1935

January

12

Discussed Harijan  uplift work with G.D. Birla and others.

1935

January

13

Settled dispute  between Ahmedabad mill-owners and workers.

1935

January

14

Wrote foreword to Two  Servants of God.

1935

January

15

Visited Modern High  School, Delhi. Had discussions with Rajendra Prasad and C. Rajagopalchari.

1935

January

16

Had discussions with  members of Congress Working Committee.

1935

January

17

Attended meeting of  Congress Parliamentary Party as invitee.

1935

January

18

Attended first meeting  of Congress assembly Party.

1935

January

19

Presided over lecture  by halide Edib Hanum at Jamia Millia. Spoke at Sansis’ Basti.

1935

January

21

Gave interview to  United Press.

1935

January

23

Started his three-day  village tour around Delhi accompanied by Kasturba Gandhi, Dr. Zakir Husain, Krishnan Nair  and others. Visited Narela and Bakhnir.

1935

January

24

Visited villages of  Thud, Sultanpur, Buwana.

1935

January

25

Visited Humayunpur,  Munirka and Ramtal.

1935

January

27

Spoke at M.L.A.s’  meeting, Delhi.

1935

January

28

Left Delhi for Wardha.

1935

January

29

En route to Wardha,  advised congressmen at Nagpur station on need for industrial education for girls.

1935

February

4

Attended meeting of  A.I.V.I.A. at Wardha.

1935

February

9

Had discussion with  Edith Howe-Martyn.

1935

February

11

Spoke at Lakshmi  Narayan Temple, Wardha.

1935

February

22

Spoke at kichen  meeting, Wardha.

1935

February

23

Opened Itwari Khadi  Bhandar, Nagpur.

1935

February

23

Spoke at opening of  Sitabuldi Khadi bhandar, Nagpur.

1935

February

23

Spoke at meeting of  village workers, Nagpur.

1935

February

23

Addressed public  meeting, Nagpur.

1935

February

24

Returned to Wardha.

1935

March

10

Held consultations  with members of all-India Spinners’ Association at Wardha.

1935

March

11 - 12

Had talks with V.S.  Srinivasa Sastri.

1935

March

16 - 18

Spoke at A.I.V.I.A.  Board meeting. Had discussions with members of A.I.V.I.A.

1935

March

22

Commenced his  four-week silence.

1935

March

23

Sent message on death  of T.A.K. Sherwani.

1935

April

19

broke his four  weeks’ silence. Spoke at prayer meeting Wardha. Left for Indore in the evening.

1935

April

20

Spoke at Hindi Sahitya  Sammelan, Indore. Spoke at opening of village industries exhibition, Indore.

1935

April

23

At Indore. Addressed  Hindi Sahitya Sammelan. Spoke at public meeting, meeting of Gujaratis, and at Harijan  School.

1935

April

25

Gandhi was at Wardha.

1935

April

26

In letter to F. Mary  Barr, who was T.B. patient, offered to meet the cost of expenses for her treatment.

1935

April

27

Had discussions with  J.P. Bhansali.

1935

May

Before 11

Interview to  missionary nurse.

1935

May

On or before 21

Discussion with a  christian student.

1935

May

21

Left Wardha by train  for Bombay.

1935

May

21

On train had  discussions with Pierre Ceresole.

1935

May

22

In Bombay, interview  to The Bombay Chronicle; spoke at prayer meeting.

1935

May

On or after 23

At Borsad village,  addressed several meetings.

1935

May

25

In Harijan, appealed  for collection of one lakh rupees for Harijan Wells Fund.

1935

May

31

At Nadiad, spoke at  opening of Vithal Kanya Vidyalaya; also at inauguration of Bal Mandir in memory of  Fulchand Shah.

1935

May

31

At Ahmedabad, met Khan  Abdul Ghaffar Khan in Sabarmati Jail.

1935

May

31

Interview to the  Press. Answered questions by members of Jyoti Sangh.

1935

June

1

At Borsad, visited  Arya Kanya vidyalaya.

1935

June

3

Returned to Wardha.

1935

June

6

Statement on Quetta  earthquake.

1935

June

13

Discussed Quetta  situation with Congress President, Rajendra Prasad.

1935

June

Before 15

Talk with Harijan  Sevak.

1935

June

Before 16

Message on opening  memorial to C.R. Das.

1935

June

18

Issued aware on  dispute between the employers and the employees of Khadi bhandar, Bombay.

1935

June

19 - 21

Attended A.I.V.I.A.  session.

1935

June

Before 22

Discussion with a  visitor from Quetta on utility of prayer.

1935

June

Before 22

In discussion,  explained that the village industries movement was not meant to oust all machinery.

1935

July

13

In Harijan article,  "Need for a Standard Wage", suggested "eight annas for eight hours’  strenuous work".

1935

July

Before 20

At Wardha Ashram,  spoke on the occasion of Keisho’s departure to Calcutta.

1935

July

20

In Harijan article,  "Meaning of Non-violence", defended his argument in favour of advocacy of  self-defence as "the only honourable course where there is unreadiness for  self-immolation".

1935

July

On or before 1

In message to Council  of League of nations, said "I can only pray and hope for peace."

1935

July

On or before 1

In statement on  Italo-Abyssinian crisis, contradicted rumours about his appeal for raising a volunteer  corps of Indians for Red Cross service in Abyssinia.

1935

August

1

In statement to the  Press, contradicted Lord Zetland’s reply to Lord Farrington in the House of Commons  on impounding of M.R. Masani’s passport.

1935

August

5

In message to Hansa,  said "A monthly of this kind is badly needed if Hindi or Hindustani is to become  the national language".

1935

August

Before 10

Discussion with  Congress Working Committee members on recognizing khadi production.

1935

August

22 - 23

Discussion with  Management Board of A.I.V.I.A. on minimum living wage.

1935

August

30

In telegram to  Viceroy, appealed for Jawaharlal Nehru’s unconditional release in view of Kamala  Nehru’s serious illness.

1935

September

2

Jawaharlal Nehru was  released from Almora Jail.

1935

September

Before 7

At Wardha, Gandhi had  discussion with Swami Yogananda.

1935

September

Before 14

Discussion with khadi  workers on minimum living wage.

1935

September

On or before 24

Discussion on  celebration of his sixty-seventh birthday.

1935

September

28

In Harijan article,  "About Conversion", commented on propositions of A.A. Paul of the Federation of  International Fellowships on mass conversion.

1935

October

1

Gandhi was in Wardha.

1935

October

2

Gandhi’s  sixty-seventh birthday celebrated.

1935

October

2

Italy invaded  Abyssinia.

1935

October

5 - 6

Gandhi discussed  acceptance of office with Congress leaders.

1935

October

11

Sent message for  Indian immigrants of Suriname. Presided over A.I.S.A. Council meeting. Discussed  spinners’ wages.

1935

October

12

Attended A.I.S.A.  council meeting.

1935

October

13

Attended A.I.S.A.  Council meeting.

1935

October

13

Assured Rabindranath  Tagore that he would "strain every nerve" to collect necessary funds for  Santiniketan.

1935

October

14

B.R. Ambedkar advised  Harijans to renounce Hinduism and embrace any other religion which guaranteed equal  status.

1935

October

15

through Press, Gandhi  urged B.R. Ambedkar "to assuage his wrath and reconsider the position".

1935

October

20

gave interview to a  delegation consisting of Patitpawandas, D.K. Bhagat, T.A. Purohit and D.S. Shende.

1935

October

22

Addressed village  workers.

1935

October

24

Wrote foreword to  Shrimadrajachandra.

1935

November

7 - 8

Attended meeting of  A.I.V.I.A.

1935

November

10

Spoke on Rajachandra  anniversary.

1935

November

16

G.K. Deodhar died.

1935

November

Before 23

Gandhi had talk with  professors and students of Wardha.

1935

November

23

In Harijan paid  tribute to G.K. Deodhar.

1935

November

24

Issued appeal to  Gujaratis to donate for Gujarat Harijan Sevak Sangh.

1935

December

3

Gave interview to  Margaret Sanger.

1935

December

4

Sent message on  vidyagauri Nilkanth’s sixtieth birthday.

1935

December

4

Gave interview to  Margaret Sanger.

1935

December

7

Suddenly Gandhi took  ill and was advised rest.

1935

December

13

Met Rajendra Prasad.

1935

December

Before 27

Wrote foreword to  Satyagraha in Gandhi’s Own Words.

1935

December

Before 28

Sent message to Indian  National Congress Jubilee Sammelan.

1935

December

31

Met members of  International Federation of Fellowship.