For a World of Peace and Nonviolence!

CHRONOLOGY 1946

1946

January

1

Had discussion with  local Congress workers.

1946

January

2

Addressed  volunteers’ rally. Had discussion with Midnapore political workers.

1946

January

3

Left Contai for  Sodepur.

1946

January

4

Arrived in Sodepur.

1946

January

5

Addressed Conference  of Congress workers.

1946

January

6

Addressed Conference  of Congress Workers.

1946

January

8

Left Sodepur for  Assam.

1946

January

9

Visited Amingaon,  Saulkuchi. Arrived in Gauhati.

1946

January

10

In Gauhati.

1946

January

12

Addressed Conference  of political workers.

1946

January

13

Left Gauhati for  Dhubri.

1946

January

14

Arrived in Sodepur.

1946

January

15

Visited Alipur Jail.

1946

January

17

Visited Dum Dum Jail.

1946

January

19

Left Sodepur for  Madras.

1946

January

20

Gandhi was proceeding  to Madras (from Sodepur) to inaugurate the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Dakshin Bharat  Hindi Prachar Sabha. In train, wrote Foreword to My Master Gokhale and The  Gokhale of Selfless Action or The "Gita" According to Gandhi. Addr

1946

January

21

In train, wrote  Foreword to Hindustani-Gujarati Kosha; in Madras, was put up at bungalow adjacent  to Hindi Prachar Sabha office.

1946

January

22

Called on V.S.  Srinivasa Sastri at General Hospital; in the evening, addressed prayer gathering.

1946

January

23

Informed V.V. Giri  that Trade Union red flag could be used along with the Congress tri-colour; after prayer  meeting, received Parliamentary Delegation.

1946

January

24

Inaugurated  Constructive Workers’ Conference; urged members of Parliamentary Delegation need for  release of political prisoners; addressed prayer meeting.

1946

January

25

In message, asked  students of Pachaiyappa’s College going in procession to observe perfect discipline  and non-violence.

1946

January

26

Answered questions at  the Constructive Workers’ Conference; spoke at convention of Harijans, organized by  Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha; after prayer meeting exhorted deputation of  Nationalist Muslims to cultivate love and good-will towards their

1946

January

27

Answered questions at  constructive Workers’ Conference; spoke at twenty-third convocation of Dakshina  Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha; received deputation of Harijans.

1946

January

29

Addressed Constructive  Workers’ Conference; spoke at Women’s Convention; addressed Nayee Talim  Convocation and distributed certificates to teachers trained in Wardha Basic Education  Course.

1946

January

30

At meeting with staff  and members of Hindi Prachar Sabha invited questions; later attended convention of  teachers and students; exhorted Congress workers to throw off slavery to foreign language;  called on Srinivasa Sastri.

1946

January

31

Spoke to volunteers  and members of mess committee; addressed Andhra Pradesh workers of Kasturba Fund; blessed  tablets to be laid for new buildings of Andhra Mahila Sabha; appealed to workers to learn  Hindustani.

1946

February

1

laid foundation stone  for Harijan Industrial School, which he suggested could be named after Thakkar Bapa; at  Harijan Industrial School, Kodambakka, expressed hope that some Harijans would aspire to  become Sanskrit pundits.

1946

February

2

In Harijan, explained  why the weekly was revived; left for Madura; en route spoke at Acharapakkam,  Ariyalur, Lalgudi, Golden Rock and Manapparai.

1946

February

3

At Madurai, visited  Meenakshi temple; at Palni, visited the temple and wrote in Visitors’ Book.

1946

February

4

Returned to Madras;  during short interval before boarding train to Wardha, called on Srinivasa Sastri.

1946

February

5

At Vijayawada, blessed  the foundation-stone of Hindustani Bhavan; in speech, dispelled rumours that he came to  set up Rajagopalchari as premier; appealed to people not to waste their time on language  differences; reached Wardha late in the night.

1946

February

6

Addressed public  meeting.

1946

February

7

In reply to U.P.I.  representative, denied report of his having admitted that Bengal famine was not man-made.

1946

February

8

In Harijan, answered  questions of Golden Rock workers.

1946

February

10

Rajendra Prasad met  Gandhi before latter began his silence; Harijan weeklies resumed publication.

1946

February

10

In letter to Viceroy,  Gandhi regretted inability to accept his invitation to go to Delhi and discuss food  situation with him.

1946

February

11

Viceroy’s Private  Secretary G.E.B. Abell called on Gandhi for discussion on food crisis.

1946

February

11

Gandhi wrote down his  answers.

1946

February

11

Aruna Asaf Ali called  on Gandhi after prayer meeting.

1946

February

12

At Wardha, Gandhi  spoke at second Goseva Sangh Conference.

1946

February

12

In statement on his  talks with Abell, reiterated stand that Viceroy should invite Abul Kalam Azad so far as  Congress policy was concerned.

1946

February

14

In Harijan, suggested  guidelines for facing foods crisis.

1946

February

14

Attended Hindustani  Prachar Sabha meeting.

1946

February

15 and 16

 

1946

February

16

Advised Zakir Husain  and some other members of Talimi Sangh that, in addition to their educational activity,  they should become instruments for increasing food production.

1946

February

17

Spoke to  teacher-trainees on Basic Education; left for Poona.

1946

February

18

In Bombay, addressed  prayer meeting.

1946

February

19

In Harijan dissuaded  public servants from misusing for personal ends trust reposed in them by the public.

1946

February

20

Reached Poona.

1946

February

21

In message to British  people, said "My life is a message."

1946

February

22

In Press statement,  condemned coercive fasts.

1946

February

22

Presided over the  meeting of All-India nature Cure Foundation Trustees.

1946

February

23

In Press statement,  condemned mutiny in the navy.

1946

February

23

The Aga Khan and Nawab  of Bhopal met Gandhi.

1946

February

25 and 26

 

1946

February

26

In Press statement,  Gandhi said that Aruna Asaf Ali betrayed "want of foresight to disbelieve British  declarations".

1946

February

27

Warned Manchershaw  Awari against fast.

1946

February

28

In telegram to Awari,  Gandhi reiterated his advice to give up fast, and suggested that he should refer his  grievances to Congress Working Committee and A.I.C.C.

1946

March

1

In telegram, again  advised Awari to abandon fast and agitate for redress of grievances, if any.

1946

March

3

In Harijan, Gandhi  answered Aruna Asaf Ali’s criticism of his call to R.I.N. men to resign, if their  condition was humiliating.

1946

March

4

In letter to Dr.  Dinshaw K. Mehta, repented for "the blunder" in having expensive premises for  Nature Cure Clinic.

1946

March

6

In Harijan, confessed  his mistake in attempting to practice nature cure in Poona instead of in a village.  Recommended formation of satyagraha brigades in every village and every block of building  in cities, to help prevent looting.

1946

March

7

In Harijan, deplored  practice of communal discrimination in sale of Hindu and Mussalman tea, etc., allowed by  railways.

1946

March

7

In letter to J.P.  Bhansali, desired that none should undertake fast without his prior permission.

1946

March

7

In All-India Nature  Cure Foundation Trustees’ meeting, emphasized importance of Ramanama as basis of  nature cure.

1946

March

On or after 8

Drafted memorandum to  be presented to Viceroy by deputation of South Africa Indians.

1946

March

11

Left Poona at 7.30  a.m.; reached Bombay for the Congress Working Committee meeting.

1946

March

12 and 13

At Birla House,  advised Shah Nawaz Khan and P.K. Sehgal of I.N.A. to absorb themselves in constructive  work as it was derogatory for a soldier to live upon charity.

1946

March

14

At Shivaji Park, in  prayer meeting, explained the way of living and dying in satyagraha.

1946

March

15

In Harijan, described  reported worship of his image in temple erected for him as insult and "gross form of  idolatory"; suggested the place be converted into a spinning centre. At prayer  meeting, explained significance of Ramanama in nature cure.

1946

March

16

In statement to the  Press, commended Potti Sriramulu’s service for the cause of Harijans at Nellore.

1946

March

17

In Harijan and Harijanbandhu, explained the disadvantages of the decimal coinage system and appealed to Central  Legislative assembly to reject Bill for its implementation. Gave interview to H.N.  Brailsford.

1946

March

18

Condoled with Viceroy  on the death of his son-in-law at Quetta in an accident.

1946

March

19

In letters to Amritlal  V. Thakkar and Vallabhbhai Patel, expressed his desire to put up in Bhangi quarters during  visits to Bombay and Delhi.

1946

March

21

At public meeting,  announced decision to go to Uruli-Kanchan in order to make nature cure available to the  poor.

1946

March

22

At Uruli-Kanchan, at  prayer meeting, announced that he would receive patients for nature cure treatment from  the following day.

1946

March

23

In letter to G.D.  Birla, reaffirmed his decision to stay in Bhangi quarters wherever he went.

1946

March

25

In Harijan, explained  reasons behind decision to put up in Bhangi quarters.

1946

March

28 to 30

At two independent  meetings, spoke to Agents and Executive Committee of the Kasturba Smarak Trust.

1946

March

30

In Harijan, announced  that there was "strong evidence to counteract the feeling" that Subhas Bose was  dead.

1946

March

30

Opened liberary named  after Kasturba.

1946

March

30

At prayer meeting,  advised people to lead healthy lives and turn the place into a model village.

1946

March

31

Left for Delhi in  response to Viceroy’s invitation.

1946

April

1

In Delhi, met Cabinet  Ministers in the evening; spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

April

3

In letter to Lord  Pethick-Lawrence, pleaded for abolition of sales tax and release of prisoners.

1946

April

4

Appealed to the Press  to excuse him from answering questions on Cabinet Mission.

1946

April

4

At Delhi Cantonment,  met I.N.A. men.

1946

April

5

At prayer meeting,  paid tributes to I.N.A. men and Subhas Chandra Bose.

1946

April

6

In Harijan, reminded  Ministers that they were "servants of the people" and that payments were meant  only for those who could not "easily afford to render free service".

1946

April

6

At prayer meeting,  explained the origin and significance of the National Week observed from April 6 to 13.

1946

April

8

In letter to G.E.B.  Abell, asked for an interview with Viceroy.

1946

April

11

Visited I.N.A. men  detained in Red Fort.

1946

April

On or before 13

Had discussion with  Woodrow Wyatt.

1946

April

13

At prayer meeting,  commended Government gesture in releasing I.N.A. men, Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar  Lohia.

1946

April

14

Gandhi was in New  Delhi at the invitation of Viceroy and Cabinet Mission.

1946

April

14

Congress Working  Committee met.

1946

April

15

Gandhi advised T.  Prakasam not to contest election for Chief Ministership of Madras.

1946

April

15

Spoke at Prayer  meeting.

1946

April

Before 16

Sent message for  Indian National Army.

1946

April

16

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

16

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

17

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

17

Congress Working  Committee met.

1946

April

17

V.S. Srinivasa Sastri  died.

1946

April

18

In Harijan Gandhi  paid tribute to V.S. Srinivasa Sastri.

1946

April

18

Called on Madan Mohan  Malaviya and Pethick-Lawrence.

1946

April

18

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

19

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

Before 20

Met S.A. Ayer.

1946

April

20

Visited Kasturba  Balika Ashram and jamia Millia. Gave statement to press regarding T. Prakasam.

1946

April

Before 23

Had talk with a  zamindar and missionaries.

1946

April

23

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

24

Had interview with  Herbert Hoover.

1946

April

24

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

25

Met Archibald  rowlands; sent to him draft and note on proposed proclamation on salt.

1946

April

25

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

26

Gave statement to  Press regarding Herbert Hoover’s visit.

1946

April

26

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

26

Stafford Cripps called  on Gandhi.

1946

April

14

Gandhi was in New  Delhi at the invitation of Viceroy Cabinet Mission.

1946

April

14

Congress Working  Committee met.

1946

April

15

Gandhi advised  T.Prakasam not to contest election for Chief Ministership of Madras.

1946

April

15

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

Before 16

Sent message for  Indian National Army.

1946

April

16

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

16

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

17

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

17

Congress Working  Committee met.

1946

April

17

V.S. Srinivasa Sastri  died.

1946

April

18

In Harijan Gandhi  paid tribute to V.S. Srinivasa Sastri.

1946

April

18

Called on Madan Mohan  Malaviya and Pethick-Lawrence.

1946

April

18

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

19

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

Before 20

Met S.A. Ayer.

1946

April

20

Visited Kasturba  Balika Ashram and Jamia Millia. Gave statement to Press regarding t. Prakasam.

1946

April

Before 23

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

24

Had interview with  Herbert Hoover.

1946

April

24

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

25

Met Archibald  Rowlands; sent to him draft and note on proposed proclamation on salt.

1946

April

25

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

26

Gave statement to  Press regarding Herbert Hoover’s visit.

1946

April

26

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

26

Stafford Cripps called  on Gandhi.

1946

April

27

Gandhi met Jayaprakash  Narayan.

1946

April

27

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

April

27

Cabinet Mission  invited representatives of Congress and Muslim League for negotiations at Simla.

1946

April

28

Gandhi addressed  volunteers at flag-hoisting ceremony. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

April

28

Congress Working  Committee meeting.

1946

April

29

Gandhi called on Madan  Mohan Malaviya.

1946

April

29

Congress Working  Committee concluded its session.

1946

April

30

Stafford Cripps called  on Gandhi.

1946

May

2

Gandhi arrived in  Simla in response to Cabinet Mission’s invitation.

1946

May

2

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

3

Had talk with Agatha  Harrison.

1946

May

4

In statement to Press  explained reason for sending his party back to Delhi.

1946

May

5

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

5

Conference with  Cabinet Mission began.

1946

May

6

Bhulabhai Desai died  in Bombay. Gandhi telegraphed condolence to Dhirubhai B.Desai; through press paid tribute  to Bhulabhai Desai.

1946

May

6

Met Viceroy and  Cabinet Mission.

1946

May

6

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

7

Speaking at prayer  meeting, denounced tendency of speculation and asked people and press to desist from  spreading remours. Met Visited and Stafford Cripps.

1946

May

8

Had discussion with  Stafford Cripps.

1946

May

10

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

11

Met Viceroy. Spoke at  prayer meeting.

1946

May

12

At prayer meeting  asked people not to be disappointed even in Conference failed and reiterated his faith in  Cabinet Mission.

1946

May

12

Met Viceroy.

1946

May

12

Conference ended in a  breakdown.

1946

May

13

Gandhi sent condolence  to Seth Govinddas.

1946

May

13

In message at prayer  meeting stated that there was no need for depression at the failure of conference.

1946

May

14

Left Simla for Delhi.

1946

May

15

At prayer meeting  warned people against speculation on impending statement of Cabinet Mission.

1946

May

15

Met H.N. Brailsford  and his wife.

1946

May

16

In message expressed  his conviction that Indians in South Africa must not submit to Land Tenure legislation. At  prayer meeting asked people not to be led away by prejudice but to study statement  carefully.

1946

May

16

Cabinet Mission’s  statement released to Press.

1946

May

17

Gandhi attended  Congress Working Committee meeting.

1946

May

17

Welcoming statement at  prayer meeting placed his interpretation before people.

1946

May

18

At prayer meeting  expressed hope that Statement would be honoured in letter and in spirit.

1946

May

18

Congress Working  Committee meeting continued.

1946

May

19

Gandhi had discussion  with Pethick-Lawrence.

1946

May

19

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

20

In Harijan analysed  Cabinet Mission’s statement.

1946

May

20

Attended prayer  meeting; written message was read out. Attended Congress Working Committee meeting.

1946

May

21

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

May

22

Addressed I.N.A.  Officers.

1946

May

22

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

May

22

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

23

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

May

24

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

May

24

Spoke at prayer  meeting .

1946

May

24

Congress Working  Committee passed resolution expressing its inability "to give a final opinion at this  stage on the proposals."

1946

May

25

Gandhi spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

26

In Harijan discussed  "vital defects" of official interpretation of statement.

1946

May

26

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

May

27

Referring to riots, at  prayer meeting asked people not "to encourage them by word, deed or thought".

1946

May

28

Reached Mussoorie for  rest on medical advice.

1946

May

29

At prayer meeting  reminded the rich of the misery of rickshow-coolies and advised them to build dharamshala  for the poor.

1946

May

31

Gave interview to  Norman Cliff.

1946

May

31

At prayer meeting,  again appealed for building dharamshalas for the poor and Harijans.

1946

May

31

Met Abul Kalam Azad.

1946

June

2

Addressed Azad Hind  Dal Volunteers.

1946

June

2

At prayer meeting  spoke of deplorable living conditions of labourers in Mussoorie and emphasized need for  sanitation.

1946

June

3

At prayer meeting,  through written message, welcomed move for building dharamshala

1946

June

On or before 5

At prayer meeting  deplored the custom for rickshaw-pulling.

1946

June

On or before 6

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

6

Muslim League Council  passed resolution accepting Cabinet Mission’s proposals.

1946

June

7

Gandhi spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

8

At prayer meeting  spoke about work done in connection with dharamshala.

1946

June

8

Left Mussoorie;  reached New Delhi.

1946

June

9

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

June

9

At prayer meeting  advised people to pray and rely on God.

1946

June

10

Attended prayer  meeting; written message was read out. Attended Congress Working Committee meeting.

1946

June

11

At prayer meeting,  regretting inability to give any definite news, pleaded for patience.

1946

June

11

Had interview with  Viceroy.

1946

June

12

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. At prayer meeting, appealed to European to abstain from  participation in Constituent Assembly.

1946

June

12

Had interview with  Pethick-Lawrence.

1946

June

13

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

June

13

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

14

Congress president  wrote to Viceroy rejecting proposal for formation of Interim Government.

1946

June

14

At prayer meeting  Gandhi spoke of Cabinet Mission’s efforts to bring Congress and Muslim League  together.

1946

June

16

Had interview with  Pethick-Lawrence.

1946

June

16

Viceroy’s  statement inviting 14 individuals to serve as members of Interim Government, issued.

1946

June

16

At prayer meeting  Gandhi referred to Vicergal statement and asked people, in spite of his misgiving, to look  at bright side and trust in the bonafides of Mission.

1946

June

17

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

June

18

Congress Working  Committee meeting continued.

1946

June

18

Gandhi spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

19

Spoke at Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

June

19

At prayer meeting  depressed irresponsible reports appearing in press.

1946

June

20

In interview with  Stafford Cripps, reiterated that Mission must choose between Congress and Muslim League.  Jawaharlal Nehru arrested following defiance of ban on his entry into Kashmir.

1946

June

20

Gandhi spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

21

Spoke at Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

June

21

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

21

Jawaharlal Nehru  released.

1946

June

22

At prayer meeting,  Gandhi spoke on satyagraha against Segregation Act in South Africa.

1946

June

23

At Congress Working  Committee meeting advised Congress to keep out of Interim Government.

1946

June

23

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

24

Had interview with  Cabinet Delegation in morning. Expressed his misgiving before Congress Working Committee  at morning and afternoon sessions.

1946

June

24

After ending silence  at 8 p.m. again had interview with Cabinet Delegation and Viceroy.

1946

June

25

At Congress Working  Committee meeting in morning, voiced his doubts and advised it not to accept long-term  proposition without its being connected with Interim Government.

1946

June

25

Attended afternoon  session of Congress Working Committee meeting.

1946

June

25

Congress President  communicated to Viceroy Congress Working Committee’s decision to reject proposal for  Interim Government and to accept long-term proposal relating to Constituent Assembly.

1946

June

25

At prayer meeting,  referring to Congress Working Committee’s decision, Gandhi asked people "to  follow the lead given by the Working Committee".

1946

June

26

Congress Working  Committee passed resolution rejecting Interim Government proposal and accepting long-term  arrangement; concluded its session.

1946

June

26

Gandhi gave interview  to Louis Fischer.

1946

June

26

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

June

26

Viceroy and Cabinet  Mission announced that a temporary caretaker Government of officials would be set up.

1946

June

27

At prayer meeting,  Gandhi asked people to pray for Indian satyagrahis in South Africa.

1946

June

28

At prayer meeting paid  tribute to courage of satyagrahis in South Africa.

1946

June

29

En route to  Poona gave interview to Norman Cliff on train.

1946

June

29

Between Karjat and  Neral, his train met with an accident at night.

1946

June

29

Cabinet Mission left  for England.

1946

June

30

Gandhi reached Poona.

1946

June

30

At prayer meeting  spoke of his providential escape in train accident.

1946

July

1

Communal riots broke  out in Ahmedabad. Gandhi wrote to Morarji Desai in this connection.

1946

July

1

At prayer meeting  condemned hooliganism of white men in South Africa.

1946

July

2

At prayer meeting  expressed sorrow and shame at communal riots.

1946

July

3

At prayer meeting,  paid tribute to courage of satyagrahis in South Africa and told people to pray to God to  give strength to satyagrahis.

1946

July

3

Gave interview to  Joachim Dias and Chandrakant Kokodkar.

1946

July

5

Reached Bombay.

1946

July

5

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1946

July

6

Newly elected All  India Congress committee met under presidentship of Jawaharlal Nehru.

1946

July

6

Gandhi attended  A.I.C.C. meeting.

1946

July

6

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

July

7

Addressed A.I.C.C.  meeting.

1946

July

7

A.I.C.C. passed two  resolutions, one ratifying Congress Working Committee’s resolution passed at Delhi,  and another supporting Indian satyagraha in South Africa.

1946

July

7

Gandhi spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

July

On  or before 8

Gave interview to Daily  Herald.

1946

July

8

Through Press  acknowledged congratulatory messages on his providential escape.

1946

July

8

At prayer meeting  spoke of insanitary conditions of chawls.

1946

July

9

Left Bombay; reached  Poona.

1946

July

10

Attended Kasturba  Memorial Trust meeting.

1946

July

10

At prayer meeting  strongly condemned prosecution of Indian satyagrahis by whites.

1946

July

11

Attended meeting of  Kasturba Memorial Trust and All-India Spinners’ Association.

1946

July

11

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

July

12

At prayer meeting  spoke about conditions of Indians in Ceylon.

1946

July

13

Reached Panchgani.

1946

July

13

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

July

14

Had discussion with  Nimbalkar of Indian national Army.

1946

July

14

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

July

16

Gandhi was at  Panchgani.

1946

July

17 - 18

Gave interview to  Louis Fischer.

1946

July

20

Had talks with members  of Harijan Sevak Sangh and Raja of Aundh. Representative of East Africa called.

1946

July

21

Opened Dharamshala at  Panchgani. Nawab of Wai called on Gandhi.

1946

July

22 - 27

A.G. Tendulkar,  President of Goa Congress Committee called on Gandhi.

1946

July

28

At Poona, Gandhi  addressed meeting of Deccan Princes.

1946

July

29

Gandhi addressed  Education Ministers’ Conference. Muslim League passed Direct Action resolution.

1946

July

31

Gandhi addressed  Industries Ministers’ Conference.

1946

August

6

Gandhi arrived at  Sevagram.

1946

August

8

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee.

1946

August

9-12

At Wardha, Addressed  Seksaria College of Commerce. The Working Committee meeting continued.

1946

August

13

At Sevagram,. Raja  Mahendra Pratap called on Gandhi.

1946

August

16

Four days rioting  started in Calcutta as the consequence of Direct Action call by Muslim League.

1946

August

18

Gandhi spoke at the  meeting of Doctors.

1946

August

21

Gandhi addressed  Hindustani Prachar Trainees.

1946

August

23

Addressed Trainees of  Basic Teachers’ Camp.

1946

August

25

Left Sevagram for  Delhi.

1946

August

26

Arrived in New Delhi.

1946

August

27

In New Delhi. Gandhi,  accompanied by Jawaharlal Nehru, called on Viceroy. Attended Working Committee meeting.

1946

August

28 - 30

The Working Committee  Meeting continued.

1946

September

1

Communal riots broke  out in Bombay.

1946

September

2

Interim Government  took office. Congress Ministers before taking oath called on Gandhi.

1946

September

11

Charkha class  introduced at Bhangi Colony.

1946

September

16

Gandhi had talk with  Christian Missionary.

1946

September

24

Gandhi had talks with  American and English journalists.

1946

September

25

Attended A.I.C.C.  meeting.

1946

September

26

Met Viceroy.

1946

September

29

Had discussion with  Hridaya Nath Kunzru, Hindustan Boy Scouts Association and Nawab of Bhopal.

1946

October

2

Had discussion with  Nawab of Bhopal.

1946

October

8

Had discussion with  members of A.I.S.A. and Nawab of Bhopal.

1946

October

10

Communal violence  broke out in Noakhali and Tippera.

1946

October

15

Muslim League  announced its decision to join Interim Government.

1946

October

16

Gandhi had talk with  Assam Deputation.

1946

October

18

Had discussion with  co-workers.

1946

October

21

In interview to  Preston Grover, Gandhi announced that he would visit Bengal after meeting Jawaharlal Nehru  and other leaders.

1946

October

21

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

October

24

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

October

25

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

October

26

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

October

27

In the evening spoke  at prayer meeting.

1946

October

Before 28

Left by train for  Calcutta.

1946

October

29

At Sodepur. Addressed  prayer meeting.

1946

October

30

Had discussions with  Governor and Prime Minister of Bengal. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

October

31

Addressing prayer  gathering said that he was hopeful of peace between Hindus and Muslims.

1946

November

1

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

November

2

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

November

3

In telegram to  Jawaharlal Nehru, expressed concern over reported violence by Hindus in Bihar.

1946

November

3

At prayer gathering,  referred to Bihar riots and exhorted the Hindus not to indulge in revenge.

1946

November

4

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

November

5

In letter to  Jawaharlal Nehru, expressed distress over Bihar events and hinted that he might have to  undertake a fast.

1946

November

5

At prayer meeting,  reiterated his strong wish that Hindus should not "succumb to the temptation of  retort".

1946

November

6

In open letter to  Bihar Hindus in Harijan said his "low diet will become a fast unto death"  if the situation in Bihar did not improve. Gave interview to the United Press of India.  Left for Noakhali; spoke at Kushtia and Goalundu en route.

1946

November

7

At Chandpur. Addressed  relief workers and Muslim League leaders. At Chaumuhani, spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

November

8

Had discussion with  Muslim League leaders.

1946

November

9

Reached Dattapara;  spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

November

11

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

November

12

Madan Mohan Malaviya  died. Gandhi spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

November

13

Had discussion with  co-workers.

1946

November

14

At Shahpur. Expressed  disinclination for any police escort. At Kazirkhil, addressed prayer meeting.

1946

November

15

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

November

16

At Kazirkhil. Abdul  Goffran, Minister for Civil Supplies, Ahmed Hussain, Agriculture Minister and a number of  Parlimentary Secretaries and Muslim League workers met Gandhi in the evening to discuss  rehabilitation proposals of the Government.

1946

November

16

At prayer meeting,  Gandhi expressed desire to live with a Muslim League member.

1946

November

17

In the morning,  visited Dashgharia; spoke to women. At Kazirkhil, addressed prayer meeting.

1946

November

19

Resumed regular diet  after the fast started on November 6; at 7.30 a.m. visited a Muslim house and talked about  Koran to the inmates. At Madhupur, addressed prayer meeting. Gave interview to The  Hindu.

1946

November

20

Reached Srirampur with  Nirmal Kumar Bose and Parasuram. In statement, declared decision to suspend correspondence  including work for Harijan and the allied weeklies. In interview to The Hindu,  explained his programme of activity in the village. At pray

1946

November

21

Gave interview to  Hindu political workers.

1946

November

22

In interview to Nalini  Mitra and Rashamoy Sur, warned "…transfer of population… would be  suicidal for the whole country." In the evening, at Conference of Hindu-Muslim  representatives, approved of the formation of Peace Committees and said that their s

1946

November

23

54th session of Indian National Congress opened at Meerut.

1946

November

24

Had discussion with  Sarat Chandra Bose and his co-workers.

1946

November

25

At Ramgunj. Spoke at  Peace Committee meeting in the evening.

1946

November

26

Gave interview to  members of Communist Party and Students’ Federation in the morning. Met visitors from  Gita Press, Gorakhpur. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

November

27

In interview to the  Press asserted that migration was no remedy.

1946

November

28

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

November

29

spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

November

30

Gave interview to  United press Representative who was staying with him near his cottage. In the meeting,  addressed prayer meeting.

1946

December

2

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

December

3

In letter to  Suhrawardy, expressed misgivings about the functioning of Peace Committees. In statement,  suggested solution of the deadlock over Constituent Assembly. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

December

4

Gave interview to  Amiya Chakravarty. Addressed prayer meeting.

1946

December

5

In letter to  Suhrawardy, suggested that "there should be an impartial commission appointed with  the consent of the two Governments, to go into the disturbances, both in Noakhali and  Bihar."

1946

December

5

Had discussion with  Hindu Mahasabha leaders.

1946

December

6

Spoke at Prayer  meeting.

1946

December

7

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

December

9

Deobhankar and other  Congress leaders met Gandhi.

1946

December

10

Gandhi spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

December

11

Wrote to V.A. Sundaram  about collection and distribution of funds for Malaviya Memorial. At prayer meeting,  announced plan to undertake walking tour through villages.

1946

December

12

Addressed prayer  gathering.

1946

December

14

At Madhupur. Opened  Indian Medical Association Hospital. Addressed prayer meeting.

1946

December

15

In interview, advised  Assam Congressmen that Assam "should lodge its protest and retire from the  Constituent Assembly".

1946

December

16

At workers’  meeting, advised them to learn the art of selfless service. At prayer meeting, recommended  Jawaharlal Nehru’s resolution on the objectives of Constituent Assembly.

1946

December

17

Asaf Ali met Gandhi  spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

December

18

At prayer meeting,  expressed regret for exaggerated reports in the newspapers.

1946

December

Before 19

Advised Sikhs to  "never agree to grouping in any shape of form".

1946

December

20

Gave interview to  Raymond Cartier. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

December

21

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

December

23

Dissuaded Nandigram  refugees from hunger-strike. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

December

24

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

December

25

In message to the  Secretary, Andhra Harijan Sevak Sangh, conveyed blessings to the temple-entry movement.

1946

December

26

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1946

December

27

Devnath Das of the  Indian National Army and Dr. Pavitra Mohan ray met Gandhi. Gandhi spoke at prayer meeting.

1946

December

28

At prayer meeting,  introduced Jawaharlal Nehru and other Congress leaders.

1946

December

29

Had a talk with  Gopinath Bardoloi on question of Assam’s going into Sections.

1946

December

30

Sent blessing to Kashi  Vidyapith on its silver jubilee celebrations.

1946

December

31

Spoke at prayer  meeting.