For a World of Peace and Nonviolence!

CHRONOLOGY 1941

1941

January

5

Satyagraha was resumed  after a break from December 24 to January 4.

1941

January

10

In Sevagram, Gandhi  gave instructions to satyagrahis "that even as a resister courts imprisonment, he is  expected to court any other form of punishment, i.e. fines".

1941

January

On or after 10

In message, asked the  Punjab Congressmen to develop "a living faith in the virtue of non-violence for being  chosen for civil disobedience".

1941

January

11

Gave instructions for  suspension of civil disobedience. Interview to Prof. R. Coupland.

1941

January

On or before 12

In letter to Abdul  Ghaffar Khan, Gandhi permitted "Red Shirts" to offer satyagraha in the Frontier  Province.

1941

January

12

In instructions to  satyagrahis, announced that there would be no successor to Abul Kalam Azad and said  "…everyone who…gets a short term should know that on every release, he has  to repeat civil disobedience till the end of the struggle".

1941

January

17

In Sevagram, blessed  Vinoba Bhave, who offered civil disobedience for the second time after he was released on  January 15.

1941

January

17

Subhas Chandra Bose  disappeared from his house in Elgin Road, Calcutta.

1941

January

Before 23

In message to Gujarat  College students, Gandhi said that they had every right to resort to strike if they failed  to obtain justice through negotiations.

1941

January

24

Exhorted Congressmen  to observe rules of conduct even in matter "too trifling for attention".

1941

January

28

In letter to newspaper  editors, appealed to the Press "not to succumb to the gag but to assert its  independence by publishing all the satyagraha news in its fullness".

1941

February

Before 1

In letter to  Manoranjan Chaudhari, declined to lead satyagraha movement against Muslim League Ministry  of Bengal, as suggested by Bengal Hindu Mahasabha leaders".

1941

February

4

Had discussion with  Sarojini Naidu and J.B. Kripalani.

1941

February

9

In letter to T.B.  Sapru, refused to write to M.A. Jinnah unless the latter wanted "to come to some  settlement".

1941

February

10

In letter to The  Times of India, said "In spite of your disbelief, I must adhere to my faith in  the possibility of the most debased human nature to respond to non-violence."

1941

February

13

In message to Punjab  Congressmen, stressed importance of constructive work.

1941

February

16

In letter to  Mukundalal Sircar, described differences with Subhas Chandra Bose as "vital and  fundamental", and said "Independence secured through violence would have  contents different from that secured through non-violent means." In letter to T.B.  Sa

1941

February

On or before 20

In letter to P.V.  Naidu, said that question of Congress partaking "in the reorganization of Central  Government… would not arise so long as the Congress demand remained unconceded".

1941

February

On or after 24

Interview to Calcutta  satyagrahis.

1941

February

26

Gandhi disallowed  Maharajkumar of Vizianagaram to offer satyagraha as he did not fulfil all conditions of  Satyagraha Pledge.

1941

February

27

In Allahabad, put up  at Anand Bhavan.

1941

February

28

Visited Harijan  Ashram; opened Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital; had discussion with Bengal Congress leaders  on withdrawal of Bengal Congress Party from the Legislature; received deputation on behalf  of Garhwal Harijans.

1941

February

28

With Mahadev Desai  called on T.B. Sapru at 8 p.m.; later met Madan Mohan Malaviya.

1941

March

1

Addressed U.P.  Provincial Students’ Federation. Called on Vijayalakshmi Pandit and Abul Kalam Azad  in Naini Central Jail; at 11 a.m. left for Wardha.

1941

March

2

Reached Sevagram.

1941

March

4

Interview to  Shankaran, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Provincial Congress Committee.

1941

March

6

In statement to the  Press, Gandhi warned people against "journalistic fights of imagination" about  his meeting with T.B. Sapru and others in Allahabad.

1941

March

7

In letter to Sir T.B.  Sapru, agreed to suggestion to meet M.A. Jinnah, but expressed apprehension that time for  communal settlement had not come.

1941

March

7

In Sind, Khan Bahadur  allah Baksh was sworn in as Premier.

1941

March

Before 10

Gandhi instructed  Andhra and Tamil Nadu Congress Committees not to take persons from districts into Madras  city for offering satyagraha.

1941

March

Before 11

In telegram, urged  Shibbanlal Saxena, satyagrahi prisoner in Benares Central Jail, to give up hunger-strike.

1941

March

13 - 16

In Bombay, Non-Party  Leaders’ Conference was held under presidentship of T.B. Sapru.

1941

March

16

In foreword to  Jawaharlal Nehru’s article, "the Parting of the Ways", Gandhi said that  author had led the reader to the inevitable conclusion that independence could not be  achieved without non-violence.

1941

March

18

Appeal to C.F. Andrews  Memorial Fund.

1941

March

21

In appeal to Congress  workers, hoped that they would devote their time to constructive programme during the  National Week in April.

1941

March

Before 23

In message to M.R.  Jayakar, said that while he was always ready "to meet old friends… he could not,  without consultation with the members of the Working Committee, give them any  assurance".

1941

March

29

Proposal to resume  publication of Harijan was countermanded on account of letter from the Government.

1941

March

29

In Sarvodaya, Gandhi  reiterated his conviction that "in this long and arduous struggle, quality alone will  count, never quantity."

1941

April

1

In Sevagram,  introduced practice of keeping personal diaries by inmates.

1941

April

6

In message to Delhi  Basic Education Conference, said "Our experiment to be through has to be at least  somewhere made without alloy and without outside interference".

1941

April

7

In message to Mysore  Congress, said that constructive programme "is the truest foundation for the swaraj  for millions based on non-violence".

1941

April

7

T.B. Sapru met Viceroy  in Delhi.

1941

April

8

In statement to the  Press, Gandhi said that report of his interview with Ruikar and Sircar was "a  mischievous distortion of a friendly conversation".

1941

April

16

Gandhi was at  Sevagram.

1941

April

18

Riots broke out at  Ahmedabad.

1941

April

19

Gandhi gave statement  to The Times of India.

1941

April

25

Issued statement to  Press on L.S. Amery’s speech.

1941

April

27

Broke three days’  fast.

1941

May

1

Wrote to Editor of The  Times of India.

1941

May

2

Attended funeral of  J.P. Trivedi.

1941

May

4

Appealed to  Congressmen to do their duty during riots.

1941

May

7

Issued statement to  the Press on riots in Bihar.

1941

May

15

Wrote on Khadi  Jagat.

1941

May

19

Srinivasa Iyengar  died.

1941

May

18 to 21

Gandhi had discussions  with Mridula Sarabhai and Gulzarilal Nanda.

1941

May

22

Gave interview to The  Hindu.

1941

May

23

Spoke at National  Youths’ Training Camp at Wardha.

1941

June

9

In statement to Press  denounced murder of a Muslim family in Bihar.

1941

June

12

Had discussion with  K.M. Munshi, Rajendra Prasad and Gopichand Bhargava.

1941

June

13

Discussion continued.

1941

June

15

In statement to Press  stated reasons why he had advised K.M. Munshi to resign from Congress.

1941

July

6

Gave statement to  Press.

1941

July

12

Had discussion with  Abdul Gaffar Khan.

1941

July

22

Gave interview to The  Hindu on Government communique.

1941

July

23

Gave interview to  A.N.S. Murti.

1941

July

31

Wrote to The Times  of India.

1941

August

1

Opened Khadi Vidyalaya  at Wardha.

1941

August

4

Gave statement to  Press.

1941

August

5

Gave statement to  Press.

1941

August

7

Rabindranath Tagore  died.

1941

August

7

Gandhi paid tribute to  Rabindranath Tagore.

1941

August

12

Issued statement to  Press on shraddha day of Rabindranath Tagore.

1941

August

24

Wrote foreword to A  Discipline for Non-violence. Gave statement to Press on Indo-Burman Immigration  Agreement.

1941

August

29

Attended A.I.V.I.A.  meeting.

1941

August

30

In Sarvodaya paid homage to Rabindranath Tagore.

1941

August

31

Wrote foreword to Practical  Non-violence.

1941

September

1

Telegraphed condolence  on Fulchand Kasturchand Shah’s death.

1941

September

5

Gave interview to H.V.  Kamath.

1941

September

11

Gave interview to The  Hindu.

1941

September

14

Met Allah Bux, R.K.  Sidhwa and deputation from Burma.

1941

September

16

Met Allah Bux and R.K.  Sidhwa.

1941

September

18

Gandhi’s birthday  celebrated according to Vikram era.

1941

September

18

Gandhi addressed  meeting at Sevagram and participated in spinning.

1941

September

18

Sent message for  people of Ahmedabad.

1941

September

24

In statement to Press  cautioned public against uncertified khadi dealers.

1941

September

30

At Nalwadi, addressed  meeting of Goseva Sangh.

1941

October

1

Sent message to  States’ people.

1941

October

2

Gandhi’s birthday  celebrated.

1941

October

2

Gandhi spoke at  meeting.

1941

October

7

Presided at A.I.S.A.  meeting.

1941

October

10

At Sevagram.

1941

October

11

Gandhi was at  Sevagram. Met Hancock and S. Satyamurti.

1941

October

12

Received yarn and  money collected by Nagpur, Berar and Mahakoshal Provincial Congress Committees and  addressed them.

1941

October

15

Met Asaf Ali and  Rajendra Prasad.

1941

October

21

Gave statement to  Press on Government communique regarding Jayaprakash Narayan’s alleged attempt to  smuggle some papers from Deoli Camp.

1941

October

22

After prayer spoke on  ideal village community.

1941

October

23

Met Khan Bahadur Alla  Bux.

1941

October

28

In statement to Press  reviewed satyagraha movement and issued instructions for guidance of satyagrahis.

1941

October

30

Issued statement to  Press on hunger-strike by detenus in Deoli Camp and Government communique thereon.

1941

November

11

Issued statement on  Indo-Ceylonese pact.

1941

November

12

Sent telegram to  Jayaprakash Narayan advising discontinuance of hunger-strike.

1941

November

12

In statement to Press  discountenanced move to press Government to release satyagrahi prisoners.

1941

November

14

Through Press urged  Government to grant demands of Deoli detenus.

1941

November

15

Granted permission to  S. Satyamurti to publish whole correspondence.

1941

November

19

Telegraphed to Home  Member seeking permission for Mahadev Desai to meet Deoli detenus.

1941

November

Before 20

Sent message to  Frontier people.

1941

November

27

In statement to Press  expressed relief at discontinuance of hunger-strike by Deoli detenus and appealed to  Government to give better treatment to detenus and political prisoners.

1941

November

27

Sent message to Majoor  Mahajan, Ahmedabad, on its 25th anniversary.

1941

November

28

Gave interview to The  Daily Herald on L.S. Amery’s speech.

1941

December

4

Gave interview to  Press on Government communique regarding release of political prisoners.

1941

December

7

Through Press  announced that civil disobedience would continue until Bombay Resolution was reversed by  Congress.

1941

December

9

Gave statement to  Press on Khudai Khidmatgars’ camp held in N.W.F.P.

1941

December

9

Left Sevagram.

1941

December

10

Reached Bardoli.

1941

December

On or before 13

Completed Constructive  Programme: Its Meaning and Place.

1941

December

17

Addressed A.I.S.A.  meeting.

1941

December

18 and 19

Attended A.I.S.A.  meeting.

1941

December

19

Through Press appealed  to people not to be scared in face of approaching war but act bravely.

1941

December

20

Sent message to  Bhagini Samaj, Bombay, on its Silver Jubilee. Gave statement to Press on America’s  entry in war.

1941

December

23 to 26

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1941

December

27

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Through Press appealed to Bihar Government to lift ban on Hindu  Mahasabha.

1941

December

28

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1941

December

Before 29

Sent message to  All-India Women’s Conference.

1941

December

29

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1941

December

30

Wrote to Congress  President to relieve him of responsibility laid upon him by Bombay Resolution. C.W.C.  passed a resolution relieving Gandhi. C.W.C. passed another Resolution reiterating its  demand and restated the Congress position and attitude in reg

1941

December

30

Gandhi gave statement  to The Hindu on Congress resolution.