For a World of Peace and Nonviolence!

CHRONOLOGY 1938

1938

January

2 and 3

Had discussions with  Congress Working Committee.

1938

January

5

Had discussion with  Rajendra Prasad.

1938

January

7

Met C.  Rajagopalachari.

1938

January

7

Gave interview to  Press at Victoria Terminus Station before departure from Bombay in evening.

1938

January

8

Reached Segaon.

1938

January

10

Saruprani Nehru died.

1938

January

10

Gandhi telegraphed  condolence to Jawaharlal Nehru.

1938

January

11

Sent telegram to  political prisoners in Punjab jail to give up hunger-strike.

1938

January

14

Through Press issued  appeal to Punjab prisoners to abandon hunger-strike.

1938

January

Before 15

Had discussion with  Dr. Zilliacus and other members of New Education Fellowship Delegration.

1938

January

18 to 20

Had discussion with  Lord Lothian.

1938

January

18 to 20

Gave message for  "Lord Lothian and Responsible Statesmen".

1938

January

23

Sent telegram  welcoming Subhas Chandra Bose on his arrival at Karachi from London.

1938

January

24

Had discussion with  B.C. Roy and N.R. Sarkar.

1938

February

2

Had discussion with  Subhas Chandra Bose.

1938

February

3 to 5

Attended Congress  Working Committee which met at Wardha.

1938

February

On or before 8

Had discussion with  John De Boer.

1938

February

8

Left Segaon for  Congress session at Haripura.

1938

February

9

Arrived in Haripura.

1938

February

9

Offered condolences to  Lakshmibai, widow of N.M. Khare.

1938

February

10

Opened Khadi and  village Industries Exhibition.

1938

February

11

Addressed sanitation  volunteers.

1938

February

12

Visited exhibition.

1938

February

13

Visited exhibition  pertaining to cattle-breeding and dairy-keeping.

1938

February

15

Gave interview to  Amin, General Secretary of East African Indian Delegation.

1938

February

15

Addressed volunteers.

1938

February

15

Bihar and U.P.  Ministries resigned.

1938

February

16

Gandhi spoke at Khadi  and Village Industries Exhibition.

1938

February

16

Issued statement to  Press on Ministerial crisis.

1938

February

17

Had interview with  Tushar Kanti Ghosh.

1938

February

Before 18

Drafted resolution on  resignation of Ministries.

1938

February

18

Congress Working  Committee discussed resolution on resignations.

1938

February

18

Gandhi gave interview  to The Daily Herald and The Times.

1938

February

19

Attended Congress  session.

1938

February

20

Through letter to  Shamlal urged Punjab prisoners to abandon hunger-strike.

1938

February

21

Congress session  concluded.

1938

February

22

Gandhi addressed  volunteers.

1938

February

22

Governor-General  issued statement on resignations of Ministries.

1938

February

23

Gandhi reached Segaon.

1938

February

23

Issued statement to  Press in reply to Governor-General’s statement.

1938

February

24

Invited M.A. Jinnah  for personal discussion.

1938

Mach

On or before 4

Through telegram to  Shamlal congratulated Punjab prisoners on their decision to give up hunger-strike.

1938

March

4

Met Shantikumar  Morarjee and Gaganvihari Mehta.

1938

March

8

Wrote to M.A. Jinnah  agreeing to meet him in Bombay.

1938

March

11 and 12

Had discussion with  Vallabhbhai Patel.

1938

March

15

Left Segaon.

1938

March

16

Arrived in Calcutta in  morning.

1938

March

18

Met Vernon Bartlett of News Chronicle.

1938

March

18

Talked with Harijan  members of Bengal legislature.

1938

March

18

Had discussion with  Khwaja Nazimuddin from 2 p.m. to 5.25 p.m.

1938

March

19

Had discussion with  Subhas Chandra Bose and Abul Kalam Azad.

1938

March

19

Met Krishak Proja  Party members in afternoon.

1938

March

20

Met leaders of  Independent Praja Party.

1938

March

20

Had discussion with  Bengal Congress leaders.

1938

March

20

Met Khwaja Nazimuddin  at 3 p.m.

1938

March

22

Met Governor regarding  release of political prisoners. Met Rabindranath Tagore in evening.

1938

March

22

Wrote article on  Allahabad riots asking congressmen to analyse their non-violence and urging them to  "put forth a non-violent army of volunteers".

1938

March

23

Met Lord Bishop of  Calcutta in evening.

1938

March

24

Wrote Foreword to The  Sayings of Muhammad.

1938

March

24

Issued appeal to  public and political prisoners for restraint while negotiations for release were going on.

1938

March

24

Left Calcutta at 8  p.m.

1938

March

25

Arrived in Delang.

1938

March

25

Addressed fourth  annual session of Gandhi Seva Sangh.

1938

March

25

Opened Gandhi Seva  Sangh Exhibition.

1938

March

26

Spoke at Gandhi Seva  Sangh meeting.

1938

March

27

At Gandhi Seva Sangh  spoke on resolution regarding methods to be adopted to counteract communal riots.

1938

March

28

Addressed Gandhi Seva  Sangh.

1938

March

28

Kasturba, Durga Desai  and others visited temple at Puri.

1938

March

29

High Priest of Puri  called on Gandhi.

1938

March

29

Gandhi presided at  Council of All-India Spinners’ Association in evening.

1938

March

30

At Gandhi Seva Sangh  spoke on Kasturba’s visit to Puri Temple.

1938

March

On or Before 31

Gave interview to  press on appointment of Acting Governors in provinces.

1938

March

31

Gave interview to Raja  of Parlakimedi.

1938

April

1

Gandhi arrived in  Calcutta.

1938

April

1

Congress Working  Committee met.

1938

April

2

Gandhi attended  Congress Working Committee meeting. Maharaja of Darbanga and Arthur Moore, editor of The  Stateman, called on Gandhi.

1938

April

2

Gandhi had discussions  with Khwaja Nazimuddin regarding release of detenus and political prisoners.

1938

April

3

Issued Press statement  on talks with Khwaja nazimuddin. Congress Working Committee meeting continued.

1938

April

7

Gandhi had discussion  with Lord Brabourne, Governor of Bengal, regarding release of political prisoners. Met  Maulana Azad and Tusharkanti Ghosh, editor of Amrita Bazar Patrika.

1938

April

8

Had talk with  political prisoners of Presidency jail.

1938

April

9

Had discussions with  Khwaja Nazimuddin. Met political prisoners in Alipur jail.

1938

April

10

Met political  prisoners in Alipur Jail. Visited Khadi Pratishthan, Sodepur.

1938

April

10

Called on Khwaja  Nazimuddin to discuss release of political prisoners.

1938

April

11

Met political  prisoners in Dum Dum and Alipur Jail.

1938

April

12

Called on Khwaja  Nazimuddin.

1938

April

12

Visited women  political prisoners in Presidency Jail.

1938

April

12

Sent message to  Gurukul, Kangri.

1938

April

13

Observed Jallianwala  Bagh Day by fasting.

1938

April

13

Issued Press statement  about his negotiations with Government of Bengal regarding release of political prisoners  and appealed for suspension of agitation while negotiations continued.

1938

April

13

Had discussions with  Bengal Congressmen.

1938

April

13

Left Calcutta at night  for Delhi.

1938

April

14

Arrived in Delhi.

1938

April

15

Had interview with  Viceroy.

1938

April

15

Left Delhi for Wardha.

1938

April

16

Arrived in Wardha,  Segaon.

1938

April

17 to 20

At Segaon.

1938

April

21

Spoke at Vidyamandir  Training School, Wardha.

1938

April

24

Addressed meeting of  Hindustani Talimi Sangh, Wardha.

1938

April

27

Left Segaon for  Bombay.

1938

April

28

Arrived in Bombay.

1938

April

28

Had discussions with  M.A. Jinnah.

1938

April

28

M.A. Jinnah and Gandhi  issued joint statement.

1938

April

29

Gandhi issued Press  statement on Mysore firing and on appointment of Dain as acting Governor of Orissa. Had  discussions with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Purshottamdas Thakurdas.

1938

April

29

Left Bombay for  Peshawar.

1938

May

1

Reached Nowshera.

1938

May

1

Arrived in Peshawar by  car.

1938

May

4

Had interview with  Governor of N.W.F.P.

1938

May

4

Addressed students of  Islamia College.

1938

May

4

Met local Congress  socialists.

1938

May

5

Visited Khyber Pass  and Torkham.

1938

May

6

Visited Kulashabeg,  Saudzai, Shabkadar and Tangi.

1938

May

6

Addressed meeting at  Charsadda.

1938

May

6

Arrived in Utmnzai.

1938

May

7

Addressed public  meeting at Mardan and Kalukhan.

1938

May

8

Addressed Political  Conference.

1938

May

9

Left Peshawar for  Bombay in morning.

1938

May

11

Arrived in Bombay.

1938

May

18

Met Sardar Prithvi  Singh.

1938

May

18

Had discussions with  Congress leaders.

1938

May

19

Wrote to district  Magistrate, Bombay, that Sardar Prithvi Singh of Lahore Conspiracy Case had surrendered  himself. Had discussions with Jawaharlal Nehru.

1938

May

20

Called on M.A. Jinnah.

1938

May

20

Sardar Prithvi Singh  was arrested.

1938

May

20

Gandhi issued Press  statement on Prithvi Singh’s arrest.

1938

May

20

Gave interview to  James A. Mills of American Associated press.

1938

May

20

Left Bombay for  Segaon.

1938

May

21

Arrived in Segaon.

1938

May

28

Wrote foreword to Basic  National Education.

1938

June

6

Sent message to  Indians in South Africa.

1938

June

12

Received Dr. N.B.  Khare at Segaon.

1938

June

18

Met Bhulabhai Desai.

1938

June

21

Had discussions with  trainees under Wardha Scheme of Education.

1938

June

22 - 23

Had discussions with  Congress leaders about Bengal political prisoners and Hindu-Muslim unity.

1938

June

28 - 29

Had talks with Dr.  N.B. Khare.

1938

June

6

Talked to trainees  under Wardha Scheme of Education.

1938

June

25

Dr. N.B. Khare  resigned. The governor dismissed the other Ministers. Gandhi had talks with Dr.N.B. Khare  on C.P. ministerial crisis.

1938

June

30

Issued statement to  the Press regarding ministerial crisis in C.P.

1938

June

31

Cholera broke out in  Segaon.

1938

August

18

Gandhi took silence  for indefinite period to recoup health.

1938

August

21

Had talks with Nagpur  Students’ Deputation who had come to protest against working Committee’s  resolution condemning Dr. N.B. Khare.

1938

August

27

Had discussions with  Harijan Satyagraha who were fasting to press their demand for inclusion of a Harijan in  C.P. Cabinet.

1938

August

29

Appealed to Harijan  Satyagraha to give up fast.

1938

September

5

Issued Press statement  in reply to Dr. N.B. Khare’s.

1938

September

6

Issued press statement  demanding inquiry into police firings in Travancore.

1938

September

19

Left Segaon for Delhi.

1938

September

20

Arrived in Delhi.

1938

September

20

Called on ailing Begum  Ansari.

1938

September

21 - 22

Discussed (in writing)  with Congress Working Committee his scheme of "Non-violent Militia".

1938

September

23

Spoke at Working  Committee on necessity of observing truth and non-violence.

1938

September

24

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee. Gave interview to F.S. Young, Inspector-General of Police,  Jaipur State.

1938

September

25

Congress Working  Committee passed resolution censuring Dr. N.B. Khare.

1938

October

2

Congress Working  Committee expelled Dr. N.B. Khare from Congress Party.

1938

October

3

Gandhi Issued press  statement on Travancore situation.

1938

October

4

Issued press statement  regarding release of political prisoners.

1938

October

4

Left Delhi for  N.W.F.P.

1938

October

5

Arrived in Peshawar.

1938

October

9

Arrived in utmanzai.

1938

October

14

Visited industrial  school for Khudai Khidmatgars at Kaimatang.

1938

October

15

Gandhi was at  Utmanzai. Returned to Peshawar.

1938

October

16

Addressed meetings of  Khudai Khidmatgars at Nowshera and Hoti Mardan.

1938

October

17

Mardan. Issued press  statement to the Press condemning students’ rowdyism in Travancore.

1938

October

17

Visited Swabi and  addressed meeting of Khudai Khidmatgars.

1938

October

18

Returned to Utmanzai.

1938

October

19 - 20

Had discussions with  Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan.

1938

October

21

Returned to Peshawar.  Arrived in Kohat.

1938

October

22

Addressed public  meeting at Kohat.

1938

October

23

At Hungoo. Had talk  with Khudai Khidmatgars.

1938

October

24

At Bannu.

1938

October

25

At Bannu. Addressed  public meeting.

1938

October

26

At Bannu. Issued press  statement to the Press Congratulating Maharaja and Dewan of Travancore for granting  amnesty to Satyagraha prisoners in the State.

1938

October

26

Visited Lakki.  Addressed public meeting. Had talk with Khudai Khidmatgars

1938

October

27

Arrived in Dera Ismail  Khan.

1938

October

28

At Dera ismail Khan.  Addressed public meeting.

1938

October

30

Visited Kulachi.  Returned to Dera Ismail Khan.

1938

October

31

Tonk. Addressed public  meeting.

1938

October

31

Had talk with Khudai  Khidmatgars. Returned to Dera Ismail Khan.

1938

November

1

Had talk with Khudai  Khidmatgars at Paniala. Arrived in Mirakhel.

1938

November

2

At Mirakhel. Visited  Ahmedabad. Reached Peshawar in the evening.

1938

November

3

At Peshawar.  Inaugurated Khadi exhibition.

1938

November

4

At Peshawar.

1938

November

5

At Peshawar. Addressed  meeting of the Bar Association.

1938

November

6

At Peshawar. Visited  Bibhuti, Punja Saheb and haripur.

1938

November

7

At Haripur,  Abbottabad. Had talk with Khudai Khidmatgars.

1938

November

8

At Abbottabad.

1938

November

8

Reached Mansherra.  Addressed public meeting. Returned to Abbottabad. Received Minorities’ Deputation.  Addressed public meeting.

1938

November

9

At Abbottabad. Visited  Texila. Left for Delhi

1938

November

10

Arrived in Delhi.  Called on Begum Ansari. Left for Segaon.

1938

November

11

Arrived in Segaon.

1938

November

14

Had discussion with  Vallabhbhai Patel about Rajkot satyagraha.

1938

November

15

Had discussion with  Deputation of Travancore State Congress.

1938

November

16

Continued discussion.

1938

November

21

Received Jawaharlal  Nehru.

1938

November

27

Had discussion with  leaders of Aundh State.

1938

November

29

Had discussion with  Appasaheb pant on Aundh Constitution.

1938

November

30

Started drafting  constitution for Aundh State.

1938

December

1

Had discussion with  Appasaheb Pant.

1938

December

3

D iscussed with  Ruikar strike in rajanandgaon Mill and State policy towards it.

1938

December

15

Had discussion with  members of Congress Working Committee.

1938

December

22

Addressed Scouts  rally.

1938

December

23

Dr. Radhakrishnan  called on Gandhi and suggested his persuading rajaji not to make Hindi compulsory in  Madras State.

1938

December

24

Gandhi arrived in War  Conference. Inaugurated Magan Sangrahalaya and Udyog Bhavan. Had discussion with the  economists who attended Economic Conference at Nagpur. Had discussion with Frydman.  Returned to Segaon.

1938

December

31

Gave interview to  Timothy Ling Fang Lew, member of Chinese delegation to Missionary Conference at Tambaram.