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Chronology 1940

 

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1940

 Month

Day

 

 

1940

January

On or before 2

Sent cable to Isment  Inonu expressing sampathy on earthquake in Turkey.

1940

January

Before 6

Had discussion with  Christian missionaries.

1940

January

Before 7

Gave interview to an  English reporter.

1940

January

On or before 8

Sent condolences on  lala Shamlal's death. Sent condolences to Hirday Nath Kanuzru on Venkatasubbiah's death.

1940

January

8

In Harijan paid  tribute to Venkatasubbiah.

1940

January

9 and 10

Had discussion with  Bhai Paramanand.

1940

January

13

Met C.  Rajagopalachari.

1940

January

Before 15

Had discussion with  English Pacifists.

1940

January

15

Had discussion with  Rajendra Prasad and C. Rajagopalachari.

1940

January

15

In Harijan congratulated  M.A. Jinnah on forming pact with other political parties.

1940

January

17

Expressed doubt in  letter to Lord Linlithgow whether time had "arrived for our meeting" in view of  interviews the Viceroy had with Bhulabhai Desai, K. M. Munshi and B. G. Kher.

1940

January

19

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1940

January

20

Had discussion with  Bengal leaders.

1940

January

20

C.W.C. meeting  continued.

1940

January

21

C.W.C. session  concluded.

1940

January

22

Gandhiji had  discussion with Subhas Chandra Bose.

1940

January

23

Wrote to Lord  Linlithgow that he could reach Delhi and day after February 4.

1940

January

25

Through Press issued  warning against sale and purchase of uncertified khadi.

1940

January

26

Independence Day  celebrated.

1940

January

Before 27

Gandhi sent message to  All-India Women’s Conference.

1940

January

31

Gave interview to  Holmes Smith.

1940

February

3

Left Wardha for Delhi.

1940

February

3

En route gave  interview to Associate Press at Nagpur.

1940

February

4

Reached Delhi.

1940

February

4

Met Sir Sikandar Hayat  Khan.

1940

February

5

Had interview with  Viceroy at 11 a.m.

1940

February

5

Government communique  on interview issued in evening.

1940

February

6

Gave statement to  Press about difference between Congress demand and Vicergal offer.

1940

February

6

Left Delhi for Wardha.

1940

February

6

En route gave  interview to Press at Jhansi.

1940

February

7

Sent cable to The  News Cronicle.

1940

February

7

Cabled statement to The  Daily Herald, London.

1940

February

7

Sent message to  mill-workers, Ahmedabad.

1940

February

8

Had discussion with  Gulzarilal Nanda.

1940

February

9

Gave interview to  Harbans Singh.

1940

February

14

Issued statement to  the Press on Zetland’s interview to The Sunday Times.

1940

February

15

Left Wardha in  evening.

1940

February

17

Reached Calcutta in  morning; later proceeded to Santiniketan.

1940

February

17

At Santiniketan spoke  in reply to address in afternoon.

1940

February

18

Visited Sriniketan.

1940

February

18

Had discussion with  Rabindranath Tagore. Attended drammatic performance of "Chandalika".

1940

February

On or before 10

Had discussion with  Pacifists.

1940

February

19

Left Santiniketan.

1940

February

19

Reached Calcutta in  afternoon.

1940

February

19

Visited C.F. Andrews  at Presidency General Hospital.

1940

February

19

Called on N.R. Sarkar.

1940

February

19

Left Calcutta at  night.

1940

February

20

Reached Malikanda.

1940

February

20

Opened Khadi and  Village Industries Exhibition; Visited injured volunteers at hospital.

1940

February

20

Made will in favour of  "Navjivan" about copyrights of his writings.

1940

February

21

Addressed Gandhi Seva  Sangh and advised it to give up politics.

1940

February

22

Spoke at Gandhi Seva  Sangh meeting.

1940

February

22

Gandhi Seva Sangh  passed resolution eschewing politics and confining itself to constructive programme.

1940

February

24

Spoke at Bengal  Workers’ Conference.

1940

February

24

Addressed Bengal women  workers.

1940

February

25

Spoke at public  meeting.

1940

February

25

Left Malikanda.

1940

February

26

Reached Calcutta.

1940

February

26

Sent message to people  of Manipur.

1940

February

27

 

1940

February

27

Gave message to Press  for Bengal.

1940

February

27

Left for Patna.

1940

February

28

Reached Patna.

1940

February

28

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1940

February

28

Had discussion with  Socialists.

1940

February

29

C.W.C. meeting  continued.

1940

February

29

Bengal Provincial  Congress committee suspended.

1940

March

1

Gandhi attended C.W.C.  meeting.

1940

March

1

Met Scheduled Caste  representatives.

1940

March

1

C.W.C. approved  resolution to launch civil disobedience as soon as organization was considered fit enough  or "in case circumstances so shaped themselves as to precipitate a crisis" and  recommended it for Congress session at Ramgarh.

1940

March

2

Gandhi reached  Calcutta.

1940

March

2

Issued statement to  Press on Patna Resolution clarifying that Congress had not closed door on negotiation but  it could not be on Zetland’s terms.

1940

March

3

Arrived in Segaon.

1940

March

5

Notified in Harijan change of name from ‘Segaon’ to ‘Sevagram’.

1940

March

7

Jayaprakash Narayan  was arrested.

1940

March

Before 12

Gandhi had discussion  with a missionary.

1940

March

12

Had discussion with  Christian missionaries.

1940

March

12

Left for Ramgarh in  evening.

1940

March

13

Sir Michael  O’Dwyer shot dead and Zetland, Lamington and Sir Louis Dane wounded in London.

1940

March

14

At Ramgarh Gandhi  opened khadi and village Industries Exhibition.

1940

March

14

Issued statement to  the Press condemning Michael O’Dwyer’s assassination.

1940

March

14

Sent condolences to  Michael O’Dwyer’s family.

1940

March

15 and 16

Attended Subject  Committee Meeting.

1940

March

18

Addressed Subject  Committee.

1940

March

18

Spoke at Exhibition.

1940

March

19

At Ranchi opened  Thakkar Bhavan and Industrial Home at Harijans and Aborigines in morning.

1940

March

19

Returned to Ramgarh.

1940

March

19

Gave interview to  Associate Press.

1940

March

20

Spoke at Congress  session.

1940

March

20

Gave interview to  Ceylonese National Congress delegation.

1940

March

20

Patna resolution  passed.

1940

March

21

On way to Wardha.

1940

March

22

Arrived at Wardha in  morning.

1940

March

22

At All-India Muslim  League’s session at Lahore M.A. Jinnah suggested division of India "into  autonomous national States".

1940

March

26

In Harijan Gandhi  refused M.A. Jinnah’s allegation that Congress was a Hindu organization.

1940

March

30

Spoke at Khadi Yatra.

1940

March

31

Had discussion with  delegates of Khadi Yatra.

1940

April

1

Had discussion with  Gandhi Seva Sangh committee.

1940

April

3

Met Ghanshyamsingh  Gupta.

1940

April

5

C.F. Andrews died.

1940

April

5

In statement to Press  Gandhi paid tribute to C.F. Andrews.

1940

April

Before 7

Had discussion with a  Chinese visitor.

1940

April

12

Telegraphed  congratulations to Jamnalal Bajaj on settlement between Jaipur State and Jaipur Rajya  Praja Mandal.

1940

April

15

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1940

April

16

Sevagram. Gandhi  attended Congress Working Committee meeting at Wardha.

1940

April

17

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting at Wardha. Had discussion with Jawaharlal Nehru.

1940

April

20

Had discussion with  Maulana Azad.

1940

April

24

K.M. Munshi called on  Gandhi.

1940

May

3

Gandhi attended  All-India Education Conference. Had discussion with R.S. Pandit about Congress Volunteer  Corps.

1940

May

9

In an interview to The  Times of India said that he would ‘Welcome a settlement which ensures peace with  honour".

1940

May

16

Received a delegation  of Red Shirts; Jawaharlal Nehru was present.

1940

May

17

Gandhi had discussion  with Jawaharlal Nehru.

1940

May

18

Wrote Foreward to Maulana  Abu Kalam Azad.

1940

April

24

Took silence for  indefinite period from 7.30 a.m. In an interview to Associate Press refused to comment on  Amery’s statement in House of Commons.

1940

June

2

There was a theft of a  pen and some letters in Ashram.

1940

June

3

Announced his  intention to fast from June 8 if theft was not traced.

1940

June

8

Gave up proposed fast  over theft incident as all Ashram inmates were against it.

1940

June

17 - 19

Attended meetings of  the Congress Working Committee at Wardha.

1940

June

20

Sevagram. Maulana Azad  called in the morning. Gandhi had discussion with Subhas Chandra Bose.

1940

June

21

Attended joint meeting  of Gandhi Seva Sangh and Charkha Sangh in Wardha.

1940

June

21

The Congress Working  Committee passed resolution absolving Gandhi from responsibility of future programme and  policies of the Congress.

1940

June

22

Gandhi addressed a  joint meeting of Gandhi Seva Sangh and Charkha Sangh at Wardha.

1940

June

22

Was present at the  meeting of Rashtrabhasha Seva Sangh, Wardha.

1940

June

22

Had long discussion  with Pattabhi Sitaramayya, Rajagopalachari, Rajendra Prasad and Jamnalal Bajaj.

1940

June

27

Left for Delhi en  route to Simla accompanied by Jamnalal Bajaj, Mahadev Desai, Pyarelal and others.

1940

June

28

Arrived in Delhi.

1940

June

28

Had discussion with  Asaf Ali.

1940

June

28

Left for Simla.

1940

June

29

At Simla. Met the  Viceroy.

1940

June

29

Left for New Delhi.

1940

June

30

New Delhi.

1940

June

30

Attended public prayer  at Harijan colony.

1940

July

2

New Delhi. Issued  appeal "To Every Briton" to fight Nazism with ‘non-violent arms’.

1940

July

3

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee on special invitation and reported to the Committee on his  interview with the Viceroy.

1940

July

4 and 5

Attended meeting of  the Congress Working Committee.

1940

July

6

Attended meeting of  the Congress Working Committee.

1940

July

6

Discussed political  situation with Aney.

1940

July

7

The Congress Working  Committee passed resolution stating that Britain should immediately make an unequivocal  declaration according complete independence to India.

1940

July

7

Gandhi visited the  Charkha Club.

1940

July

7

Left New Delhi for  Wardha.

1940

July

8

Reached Wardha and  then proceeded to Sevagram.

1940

July

8

Declared copyright on  translations of all his articles.

1940

July

10

Had discussion with  Rajagopalachari .

1940

July

13

At Wardha attended the  wedding of Uma, youngest daughter of Jamnalal Bajaj.

1940

July

20

Emily Kinnaird called  on Gandhi to persuade him to adopt Christianity.

1940

July

21

Gandhi had long  meeting with Pandit Kunzru. Kodanda Rao met Gandhi.

1940

July

23

Dr. Profulla Chandra  Ghosh met Gandhi.

1940

July

24

Gandhi had a long  discussion with Maulana Azad, Rajendra Prasad and Profulla Chandra Ghosh.

1940

July

30

Rajagopalachari,  Profulla Chandra Ghosh and Gopinath Bardoloi met Gandhi.

1940

August

1

Gandhi had a long talk  with Rajagopalachari.

1940

August

2

Maulana Azad met  Gandhi in the morning.

1940

August

10

Gandhi had discussion  with Jamnalal Bajaj about Jaipur affairs.

1940

August

17

Maulana Azad arrived  for discussion.

1940

August

18

Gandhi had long  discussion with Maulana Azad. Attended Congress Working Committee meeting at Wardha.

1940

August

19

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting at Wardha.

1940

August

20

Attended afternoon  session of Congress Working Committee meeting at Wardha.

1940

August

21

Attended afternoon  session of Congress Working Committee meeting at Wardha.

1940

August

22

Attended afternoon  session of Congress Working Committee meeting at Wardha.

1940

August

23

Sardar Patel, Nehru  and Maulana Azad met Gandhi.

1940

August

24

Gandhi had discussion  with Maulana Azad in the morning. Later other Congress leaders also came. Attended meeting  of National Planning Committee at Wardha.

1940

August

25

Went to Wardha to have  discussion with the Congress leaders.

1940

September

5

Attended meeting of  Congress Working Committee at Wardha.

1940

September

6

Sevagram Attended  wedding of Dakshayani and Velayudhan.

1940

September

8

Attended the Bullocks  festival.

1940

September

10

Syed Mahmud and Abdul  Ghaffar Khan arrived for talks with Gandhi.

1940

September

11

Gandhi had meeting  with Abdul Ghaffar Khan. Left for Bombay accompanied by Kasturba, Abdul Ghaffar Khan and  Syed Mahmud.

1940

September

12

Gandhi arrived in  Bombay; had informal discussions with Abul Kalam Azad, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru and  other members of the Congress Working Committee.

1940

September

13

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1940

September

15 and 16

Addressed A.I.C.C.  meeting.

1940

September

17

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1940

September

18

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting; left for Wardha.

1940

September

19

Reached Wardha; walked  to Sevagram.

1940

September

20

C.Rajagopalachari  arrived in Wardha to discuss with Gandhi the future programme of the Congress in the light  of the A.I.C.C. resolution.

1940

September

25

Gandhi left for Simla  accompanied by Mahadev Desai and Pyarelal.

1940

September

26

Arrived in Delhi in  the morning; left for Simla in the evening.

1940

September

27

At Simla, had a  meeting with the Viceroy.

1940

September

29

Met Harijan leaders.

1940

September

30

Interview with the  Viceroy; left for Delhi.

1940

October

1

In Delhi, had long  talk with Bhulabhai Desai and J.B. Kripalani; attended a function at Harijan Colony to  celebrate his 72nd birthday; left for Wardha.

1940

October

2

In Sevagram, addressed  meeting to celebrate his birthday.

1940

October

10

Had discussion with  Profulla Chandra Ghosh.

1940

October

11

Attended the Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1940

October

12 and 13

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1940

October

13

The Congress Working  Committee approved Gandhi’s plan for individual civil disobedience. Gandhi went to  Paunar for discussion with Vinoba Bhave.

1940

October

15

In Sevagram, issued  statement that Vinoba Bhave would be the first Satyagrahi to start individual civil  disobedience.

1940

October

17

At Paunar, Vinoba  Bhave began the individual Satyagraha by delivering anti-war speech.

1940

October

18

The District  Magistrate, Poona, served notice on the Editors of Harijan, and allied weeklies  directing them to submit to the Chief Press Adviser in Delhi all the news regarding Vinoba  Bhave’s satyagraha before publication.

1940

October

21

Vinoba Bhave was  arrested under the Defence of India Act.

1940

October

21

Gandhi issued a  statement advising congressmen not to be impatient about the next step.

1940

October

24

Announced the  temporary suspension of Harijan, Harijanbandhu and Harijan Sevak.

1940

October

30

Had seven hours’  discussion with Jawaharlal Nehru.

1940

November

4

Informed the Viceroy  of his proposal to fast.

1940

November

5

At Wardha, attended  Congress Working Committee meeting.

1940

November

6

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Gave up his porposed fast at Congress agreed to an extension of  individual satyagraha.

1940

November

7

Gave away Dr.  Soundaram in marriage to G. Ramachandran. Attended Congress Working Committee meeting.

1940

November

8

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Attended wedding of Sharad Parnerkar.

1940

November

13

Drafted a list of  nearly 1,500 individual satyagrahis.

1940

November

15

Interview to  Senanayake, Ceylonese Minister.

1940

November

16

In telegram to  Amtussalaam, said that he was "stopping civil disobedience [in] Sind".

1940

November

17

Vallabhbhai Patel was  arrested.

1940

November

18

Arthur Moor of The  Stateman met Gandhi.

1940

November

23

Gandhi had discussion  with Tai Chi-Tao, President of Examination Yuan of Chinese Government.

1940

November

Before 24

Interview to M.L.  Shah, General Secretary, All-India Students’ Federation.

1940

November

29

In statement to the  Press, Gandhi exhorted students to express their national sympathy in a disciplined manner  and not by resorting to strikes.

1940

December

Before 3

In telegram,  instructed Rajendra Prasad to prevent demonstration in connection with civil disobedience  movement.

1940

December

5

Subhas Chandra Bose  was released.

1940

December

On or before 6

In telegram to Barada  Prasanna Pain, Gandhi regretted his inability to recommend withdrawal of ban on Subhas  Chandra Bose and Sarat Chandra Bose.

1940

December

6

In statement to the  press, explained that Sampuran Singh’s example was a warning to people that  "empty and meaningless discipline" had no value.

1940

December

7

In statement to Press,  appealed to people of Bombay "to revise their sporting code and erase from it  communal matches".

1940

December

16

In letter to Hansraj  Radhar, a political worker from Jind, prohibited the State Congress from "civil  disobedience, individual or mass".

1940

December

17

Gave instuructions for  suspension of satyagraha from December 24 to January 4.

1940

December

20

In statement to the  Press, called for suspension of "final judgment about Sardar Sampuran Singh’s  conduct".

1940

December

21

Interview to Madras  Delegration to All-India Students’ Conference.

1940

December

24

In letter to Hitlar,  Gandhi appealed to him "in the name of humanity to stop the war".

1940

December

Before 25

In letter to  Dunichand, laid down conditions for eligibility to offer satyagraha.

1940

December

27

Invited Master Tara  Singh, a prominent Akali leader, to meet him at Sevagram. (The invitee had resigned from  the Congress following lengthy correspondence between him and Gandhi on the question of  non-violence.)

1940

December

29

In letter to Subhas  Chandra Bose, said "As for your Bloc joining civil disobedience, I think, with the  fundamental differences between you and me, it is not possible."