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CHRONOLOGY 1942

1942

January

4

Addressed Gujarat  Provincial Congress Committee meeting.

1942

January

7

Through Press stated  his intention to restart three weeklies and suggested constructive programme as "best  preparation to face danger".

1942

January

8

Opened Gujarat Khadi  Vidyalaya.

1942

January

8

Had discussion with  Harijan Workers.

1942

January

8

Sir Akbar Hydari died.

1942

January

On  or before 9

Gandhi addressed khadi  workers. Left Bardoli.

1942

January

10

Reached Sevagram.

1942

January

14

In Harijan paid  tribute to Sir Akbar Hydari.

1942

January

15

At A.I.C.C. meeting  spoke on Bardoli Resolution.

1942

January

16

Attended C.W.C. and  A.I.C.C. meetings.

1942

January

16

A.I.C.C. session  concluded.

1942

January

17

Gandhi attended C.W.C.  meeting .

1942

January

17

Addressed members of  Provincial Congress Committees and C.W.C.

1942

January

18

Harijan,  Harijanbandhu and Harijan Sevak resumed publication.

1942

January

19

Gandhi left for  Benares.

1942

January

20

Reached Benares.

1942

January

21

Spoke at Silver  Jubilee Convocation of Benares Hindu University.

1942

January

22

Addressed Congress  workers of U.P.

1942

January

24

En route to  Wardha halted at Nagpur. Spoke at Chokhamela Boarding House. Visited Hitavada office  and Servants of India Society.

1942

January

24

Reached Sevagram.

1942

January

29

Addressed students of  Khadi Vidyalaya.

1942

February

1

Inaugurated All-India  Goseva Sangh conference.

1942

February

3

Spoke at All-India  Goseva Sangh Conference.

1942

February

Before 8

Had discussion with  Dr. John.

1942

February

8

Wrote to Lord  Linlithgow requesting that A.I.S.A. may be exempted from liability to pay income-tax.

1942

February

9

Marshal and Madame  Chiang Kai-shek arrived in New Delhi.

1942

February

11

Jamnalal Bajaj died.

1942

February

11

Gandhi attended  funeral.

1942

February

11

After prayer paid  tribute to Jamnalal Bajaj.

1942

February

12

Had talk with members  of Bajaj family.

1942

February

14

Sent letters inviting  Jamnalal Bajaj’s friends to a meeting on February 20.

1942

February

17

Left for Calcutta.

1942

February

17

At Gondia, gave  statement to Press on Hare Krushna Mahtab’s arrest.

1942

February

18

Reached Calcutta.

1942

February

18

Met Chiang Kai-shek  and wife.

1942

February

18

Left for Wardha.

1942

February

19

En route at  Nagpur gave interview to Press.

1942

February

20

At Wardha addressed  Jamnalal Bajaj’s friends.

1942

February

21

Spoke to Jamnalal  Bajaj’s friends.

1942

February

26

Wrote message for Marathi  Harijan.

1942

March

Before 1

After prayer addressed  members of Mahila Ashram.

1942

March

1

Marathi Harijan started.

1942

March

11

Gandhi addressed  students of Khadi Vidyalaya on the occasion of Jamnalal Bajaj’s masika shraddha.

1942

March

16 and  17

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1942

March

18

Wrote foreword to The  Medium of Instruction.

1942

March

23

Stafford Cripps  arrived in India.

1942

March

25

In reply to Stafford  Cripps’s invitation for meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi telegraphed his consent.

1942

March

26

Left for Delhi.

1942

March

27

Arrived in Delhi. Met  Stafford Cripps.

1942

March

Before 29

Gave interview to Eve  Curie.

1942

March

29

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Telegraphed condolence to Prabhavati Devi Bose on reported  death of Subhas Chandra Bose.

1942

March

30

Sent telegram to  Prabhavati Devi Bose expressing relief at contradiction of the news.

1942

March

30

British War  Cabinet’s proposals released to press.

1942

March

30

Congress Working  Committee meeting continued.

1942

March

31

Congress Working  Committee meeting continued.

1942

April

1

Gandhi attended  meeting of Congress Working Committee in New Delhi.

1942

April

5

Left Delhi for  Sevagram.

1942

April

6

Arrived in Sevagram.

1942

April

10

Congress Working  Committee rejected Cripps proposals.

1942

April

11

Gandhi inaugurated  Swarajya Bhandar at Wardha.

1942

May

1

Congress Working  Committee passed resolution defining attitude to war and foreign soldiers.

1942

May

9

Gandhi left Sevagram  for Bombay to collect funds for Andrews Memorial.

1942

May

10

Arrived in Bombay.

1942

May

17

Left Bombay for  Sevagram.

1942

May

18

Arrived in Sevagram.

1942

May

27

Had discussions with  Jawaharlal Nehru.

1942

May

28

Met the members of the  Rashtriya Yuvak Sangh, C.P.

1942

June

2

Mridula Sarabhai and  U.N. Dhebar called on Gandhi.

1942

June

4 and 5

Gandhi gave interview  to Louis Fischer.

1942

June

6

Gave interview to  Chaplin of International News Service and Belden of Time and Life and Louis  Fischer.

1942

June

7 - 9

Had talks with  Jawaharlal Nehru. Gave interview to Louis Fischer.

1942

June

19

Gave interview to  United Press of London on Cripps statement.

1942

June

26

Had discussion with  workers of Charkha Sangh. Spoke to students of Khadi Vidyalaya, Wardha.

1942

June

29 and 30 .

Had discussions with  C. Rajagopalachari

1942

July

3

Had discussions with  Rajendra Prasad and Dr.Profulla Chandra Ghosh.

1942

July

4

Had discussions with  Rajendra Prasad and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1942

July

5

In letter to  Rajagopalachari advised him to resign from Congress and Assembly.

1942

July

6

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee.

1942

July

8 - 11

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee.

1942

July

14

Congress Working  Committee passed resolution asking British Government to withdraw from India.

1942

July

26

Gandhi had talks with  Vinoba Bhave, Kishorelal Mashruwala and others.

1942

August

1

Spoke at opening of  Hindustani Talimi Sangh Bhawan.

1942

August

2

Left Sevagram for  Bombay.

1942

August

3

Arrived in Bombay.

1942

August

4

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee and All-India Congress Committee.

1942

August

8

Spoke at meeting of  A.I.C.C.

1942

August

8

A.I.C.C. passed  "Quick India" resolution.

1942

August

9

Gandhi was arrested  early in morning and was taken to Aga Khan Palace, Poona. Members of Working Committee  were also arrested and all Congress Committees declared illegal.

1942

August

15

Mahadev Desai died in  Aga Khan Palace.

1942

August

16

Rioting broke out in  Chimur when police opened fire on procession taken out to protest against arrests of  leaders.

1942

August

20

Gandhi took silence.

1942

August

24

Broke silence after 91  hours.

1942

November

12

C.Rajagopalachari’s  request to be allowed to see Gandhi in jail was turned down by Viceroy.

1942

November

12

J.P. Bhansali went on  fast demanding enquiry into Chimur excesses.

1942

November

30

Gandhi was refused  permission to communicate with Bhansali.

1942

December

18

In Aga Khan Palace,  Poona, Gandhi who was in detention from august 9, 1942, completed revision of his book, key  to Health, originally written in Gujarati.

1942

December

31

In letter to Lord  Linlithgow, conveyed New Year greetings and said "Convince me of my error or errors  and I shall make amends."