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1947

January

1

Advised local weavers  to use hand-spun yarn to get over difficulties in getting yarn. Spoke to people of  Sambalpore who apprehended that the Hirakund Project would be harmful to them. Spoke at  prayer meeting.

1947

January

2

Left Srirampur at 7.30  and reached Chandipur at 9 a.m. Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

3

Advised women to  "depend on God and on their own strength and not on others". Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

January

4

Opened school at  Chandirgaon village in the morning.

1947

January

4

Had discussion with  members of Chandipur-Chandirgaon Gram Seva Sangh.

1947

January

4

At prayer meeting,  advised the evacuees "to return home in the face of all possible dangers and  difficulties".

1947

January

5

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

January

6

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

January

7

Left Chandipur on  village-to-village walking tour. At Masimpur, addressed Masimpur-Meroa Gram Seva Sangh.  Had discussions with A. Zaman and Annada Choudhury. Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

8

At Fatehpur. Had  discussion with some Muslims. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1947

January

9

In letter to H.S.  Suhrawardy, asked for removal of police or military protection. At Daspara, addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

January

10

At Jagatpur. Addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

January

11

At Lamchar prayer  meeting, advised evacuees to return home.

1947

January

12

At Karpara.

1947

January

14

At Bhatialpur.  Addressed women.

1947

January

15

At Narayanpur. Spoke  at Gram Seva Sangh meeting in the afternoon. Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

15

Had discussion with  members of American Friends’ Service Unit and Sucheta Kripalani.

1947

January

16

At Randebpur.  Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

17

At Parkote. Addressed  women in the afternoon. Spoke to Gram Seva Sangh volunteers. Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

18

On way to Badalkote,  talked to journalists. Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

19

In a note, reiterated  his firm conviction that the "four-anna membership should go" and that the  membership of the Congress should be "the whole of the population".

1947

January

20

At Sirhandi. After  discussion with local Muslims prepared a draft pledge for their signatures and thereby  succeeded in persuading Amtussalaam to give up fast. Amtussalaam broke 25 days’ fast  by taking orange-juice from Gandhi’s hands.

1947

January

21

At Kheturi. In  statement to the Press, Gandhi warned the country against adopting Roman script in place  of Nagari and Persian. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1947

January

22

At Paniala.

1947

January

22

In letter, exhorted  Harilal to "turn over a new leaf".

1947

January

22

At prayer meeting,  advised Muslims to make amends for the wrongs done and not to depend on the Government.

1947

January

23

At Dalta. Addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

January

24

At Muriyam. Gave  interview to representatives of Krishak Samiti. Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

26

In letter to M.M.  Tayabullah said that "A.I.C.C. resolution will not compel Assam to act against the  wishes of the people". Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

January

28

At Panchgaon. Gave  interview to Muslim deputation led by Mujibur Rehman.

1947

January

29

At Jayag. Spoke at  prayer meeting.

1947

January

30

At prayer meeting,  suggested construction of comfortable cottages for refugees.

1947

January

31

At Nabagram. Addressed  women’s meeting and prayer meeting.

1947

February

1

Stayed overnight at  Nabagram. Gave interview to The Hindu.

1947

February

1

Reached Amishapara at  8.30 a.m. Met some British Army officers.

1947

February

2

Visited ruined houses  on the way. At Satgharia.

1947

February

3

At Sadhurkhil. In  prayer speech, referred to Muslim League resolution on Constituent Assembly.

1947

February

4

At Sadhurkhil.  Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

February

5

At Srinagar. Spoke at  prayer meeting.

1947

February

6

At Dharampur. Spoke at  prayer meeting.

1947

February

7

At Prasadpur. Met A.V.  Thakkar, Satis Chandra Das Gupta, Hemprabha Devi, Shah Nawaz Khan, Niranjan Singh Gill,  Haridas Bose and Bela Bose. Had talk with E.F. McInerny and A. Zaman about relief measures  for refugees. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1947

February

8

At Nandigram. Met  Surendra Ghosh, Lavanyaprabha, Sushila Pai, Sucheta Kripalani. Wrote preface to Ashram  Bhajanavali. At prayer meeting, answered questions.

1947

February

9

At Vijaynagar.  Commenced silence; his written answers to workers’ questions were read out at prayer  meeting.

1947

February

10

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

February

11

At Hamchandi. Met  Satis Chandra Das Gupta and, Hemprabha Devi. At Prayer meeting, answered questions on  proposed Bargadars Bill.

1947

February

12

At Kafilatali. Spoke  at prayer meeting.

1947

February

13

At East Keroa. Spoke  at prayer meeting.

1947

February

14

At West Keroa. Spoke  at prayer meeting.

1947

February

15

At Rajpura. Visited  ailing Imam Saheb. Answered questions at prayer meeting.

1947

February

16

At Rajpura, attended  community dinner, visited mosque, met Muslim leaders. At prayer meeting, answering Fazlul  Huq’s reported speech, expressed doubts about its authenticity.

1947

February

17

At Devipur. Admonished  workers for elaborate reception arrangements. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1947

February

18

At Alunia. Met  Khaksars. Answered questions at prayer meeting. Visited ailing old man.

1947

February

19

At Chardhukhia. Met  E.W. Aryanayakum. Spoke at prayer meeting. Kasturba Gandhi’s death anniversary  according to Vikram Calendar observed.

1947

February

20

At Char Larua. Had  discussion with Amiya Chakravarty. Answered questions at prayer meeting.

1947

February

21

Gandhi was on a  walking tour in Noakhali, covering "a village a day".

1947

February

21

Left Char Larua and  reached Kamalapur at 9 a.m.

1947

February

21

Had talk with E.W.  Aryanayakum.

1947

February

21

Met Satis Chandra Das  Gupta and Niranjan Singh Gill. Spoke at prayer meeting.

1947

February

22

Left Kamalapur at 7.35  a.m.

1947

February

22

Reached Char  Krishnapur.

1947

February

22

Met A. V. Thakkar,  Shardeshananda and other workers.

1947

February

22

At prayer meeting  answered questions.

1947

February

23

Left Char Krishnapur  at 7.30 a.m.

1947

February

23

Reached Char Soladi at  8.30 a.m.

1947

February

23

At prayer meeting  answered questions.

1947

February

24

Left Char Soladi at  7.25 a.m.

1947

February

24

Visited Ramakrishna  Mission Ashram on way.

1947

February

24

Reached Haimchar, the  last stage of second part of walking tour.

1947

February

24

Had discussion with  A.V. Thakkar.

1947

February

24

In letter to  Jawaharlal Nehru, expressed views on Clement Attlee’s statement.

1947

February

24

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

February

25

Had talk with Deb Nath  Das.

1947

February

25

Addressed public  meeting in afternoon.

1947

February

25

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

February

26

In statement to Press  denounced South African Government’s refusal of passports and impounding of identity  certificates of Y.M. Dadoo and G.M. Naicker.

1947

February

26

At prayer meeting  described his Ramarajya or Khudai Raj at Kingdom of God on earth.

1947

February

27

Had discussion with  Fazlul Huq.

1947

February

27

Answered questions at  prayer meeting.

1947

February

28

In statement to Press  endorsed boycott by Asiatics and Africans of celebrations in connection with Royal visit  to South Africa.

1947

February

28

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

March

1

Gave interview to  World Youth Delegation.

1947

March

1

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

March

2

Left Haimchar.

1947

March

2

Reached Chandpur at  3.40 p.m.

1947

March

2

Commenced silence.

1947

March

2

Boarded steamer at 10  p.m., left Chandpur.

1947

March

2

Had talk with Jiwan  Singh.

1947

March

3

Reached Goalando at  2.30 p.m.

1947

March

3

Boarded train, had  talk with D.B. Kalelkar, reached Sodepur at 9.30 p.m.

1947

March

3

Gave interview to  U.P.I.

1947

March

4

Had talk with H.S.  Suhrawardy.

1947

March

4

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

4

Left Sodepur at 7.30  p.m.

1947

March

4

Boarded train to  Patna.

1947

March

5

Reached Patna in  morning.

1947

March

5

Had discussion with  Rajendra Prasad and Bihar Ministers.

1947

March

5

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

6

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Arvind Bose, Jayaprakash Narayan, Shrikrishna Sinha and Anugraha Narayan  Sinha.

1947

March

6

Met Muslim League  leaders and Hindus from Chhapra.

1947

March

6

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

March

6

Had talk with John  Wardle Houlton, Relief Commissioner.

1947

March

7

Had talk with Syed  Mahmud.

1947

March

7

Met nationalist  Muslims’ deputation, members of Muslim Students’ Federation, khadi workers and  Khaksars.

1947

March

7

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

8

Met Muslims from  Bhavalpur, Colonel Mahboob Ahmed of I.N.A. , a Shia deputation, Sachchidananda Sinha and  Anugraha Narayan Sinha.

1947

March

8

Gave interview to  Mohammad Yunus.

1947

March

8

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

March

8

Abdul Ghaffar Khan  arrived.

1947

March

9

Gandhi in interview to  U.P.I. said that there was "no present intention of fasting".

1947

March

9

Had discussion with  Binodanand Jha.

1947

March

9

Addressed Provincial  Congress Committee members.

1947

March

9

His written speech was  read out at prayer meeting.

1947

March

10

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

10

Had discussion with  Ministers.

1947

March

11

Had talk with Muslim  League members.

1947

March

11

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

11

Met Ministers.

1947

March

12

Sent cable to Cavlcade.

1947

March

12

Addressed prayer  meeting at Mangal Talao.

1947

March

12

Visited ruined houses  and mosques on way.

1947

March

13

Met Sikh deputation,  Shah Nawaz Khan, S.M. Majmudar, Mahamayaprasad, Anugraha Narayan Sinha in afternoon.

1947

March

13

Visited ruined houses  on way to Ebbadullah Chowk.

1947

March

13

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

14

Gave blessings to Syed  Mahmud’s son on eve of his wedding.

1947

March

14

Addressed prayer  meeting at Khusropur village.

1947

March

15

Had discussion with  Muslim League Relief Committee members.

1947

March

15

Met Hugh Dow, Governor  of Bihar.

1947

March

15

In prayer speech  referred to his visit to Governor.

1947

March

15

Had discussion with  Swami Anand and Kedar Nath.

1947

March

16

Discussion with Swami  Anand and Kedar Nath continued.

1947

March

16

Had talk with Dr. Syed  mahmud, S.N. Maulvi, Azad Hussain and Hakim Tasadduq Hussain.

1947

March

16

Met Muslim refugees  and women.

1947

March

16

Had discussion with  Bihar Ministers.

1947

March

16

Commenced silence.

1947

March

17

Reached Masaurhi at  5.10 p.m.

1947

March

17

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

18

Visited ruined places.

1947

March

18

Had discussion with  refugees.

1947

March

18

Had talk with N.K.  Bose.

1947

March

18

Left for Bir at 3.45  p.m.

1947

March

18

Reached Bir at 5.10  p.m.

1947

March

18

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

18

Had talk with  Shrikrishna Sinha.

1947

March

19

Had discussion with  Congress workers.

1947

March

19

Had talk with village  representatives.

1947

March

19

Addressed prayer  meeting at Goriakharhi; returned to Bir.

1947

March

19

Had talk with Anugraha  Narayan Sinha.

1947

March

20

Left Bir at 6 a.m.

1947

March

20

Reached Masaurhi at  9.30 a.m.

1947

March

20

Met Y.M. Dadoo and  G.M. Naicker.

1947

March

20

Visited Harla village.

1947

March

20

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

20

Sent telegram to H.S.  Suhrawardy about increasing cases of loot and arson in Noakhali.

1947

March

20

Had talk with  Ministers.

1947

March

21

Left for Hansdih.

1947

March

21

Saw ruined houses on  way.

1947

March

21

Reached Hansdih at 9  a.m.

1947

March

21

Had talks with Muslim  refugees and village representatives.

1947

March

21

Visited neighbouring  villages.

1947

March

21

Addressed prayer  meeting at Ghorhuan.

1947

March

22

Visited Kharant  village.

1947

March

22

Reached Pipalwan.

1947

March

22

Had talk with women  refugees.

1947

March

22

Arrived in Patna at 10  a.m.

1947

March

22

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

23

Had talks with Syed  Mahmud and Giadys Owen. Addressed meeting of women workers of Kasturba Memorial Fund.

1947

March

23

His written speech was  read out at prayer meeting.

1947

March

24

Met Gladys Owen.

1947

March

24

Visited Barhavan.

1947

March

24

Addressed prayer  meeting at Rajghat.

1947

March

24

Reached to Patna.

1947

March

24

Lord Mountbatten sworn  in as Viceroy and Governor-General of India.

1947

March

25

Gandhi addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

March

26

In letter to Viceroy,  accepted his invitation to visit Delhi.

1947

March

26

Reached Jehanabad at  3.25 p.m.

1947

March

26

Visited Kako Relief  Camp and Saistabad.

1947

March

26

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

March

27

Visited Amthua, had  talk with Muslims.

1947

March

27

Visited Belti.

1947

March

27

Halted at Dhosi.

1947

March

27

Visited Abdullachak,  Julfipur, Abdullapur and Okri.

1947

March

27

In prayer speech, at  Okri, appealed to striking policemen to call off strike.

1947

March

28

Had talks with Muslim  refugees, representatives from surrounding villages and striking policemen.

1947

March

28

Addressed Congress  workers in afternoon.

1947

March

28

Addressed prayer  meeting at Allahganj.

1947

March

28

Abdul Bari shot dead.

1947

March

28

Gandhi reached Patna  at 9.30 p.m.

1947

March

28

Concluded third part  of his tour programme in Bihar.

1947

March

29

Attended funeral of  Abdul Bari; offered condolence to family.

1947

March

29

Met Anugraha Narayan  Sinha, Krishna Vallabh Sahay and Jayaprakash Narayan.

1947

March

29

In prayer speech paid  tribute to Abdul Bari.

1947

March

29

Met Ministers.

1947

March

30

Met Jayaprakash  Narayan and Prabhavati.

1947

March

30

Left Patna at 9.30  a.m.

1947

March

31

Reached Delhi in  morning.

1947

March

31

Met Jawaharlal Nehru,  C. Rajagopalachari, Sucheta Kripalani, G.D. Birla, and Vallabhbhai Patel.

1947

March

31

Met Viceroy in  evening.

1947

March

31

Visited ailing  Sarojini Naidu.

1947

March

31

Met Amrit Kaur and  Shantikumar Morarjee.

1947

April

1

Met Abul Kalam Azad,  Jawaharlal Nehru, C.Rajagopalachari and Rajendra Prasad in morning.

1947

April

1

Met Viceroy at 9 a.m.

1947

April

1

Met Choithram Gidwani  and workers from Sind.

1947

April

1

Addressed Inter-Asia  Relations Conference.

1947

April

1

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

April

1

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1947

April

1

Had talk with  Mirabehn.

1947

April

2

Gave message to  Maharaja of Kapurthala.

1947

April

2

Had interview with  Viceroy in afternoon.

1947

April

2

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

2

Spoke at concluding  session of Inter-Asian Relations Conference.

1947

April

3

Met Abdul Kalam Azad,  Rajendra Prasad and Amrit Kaur.

1947

April

3

Delegates from Tibet,  japan and Burma called in.

1947

April

3

Gandhi had discussion  with Y.M. Dadoo and G.M. Naicker.

1947

April

3

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

4

Had talk with refugees  from Rawalpindi.

1947

April

4

Had interview with  Viceroy in afternoon.

1947

April

4

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

4

Had talk with Egyptian  delegates.

1947

April

5

Had talk with Dr.  Sjahrir and European visitors.

1947

April

5

Met delegates from  Malaya.

1947

April

5

Spoke at prayer  meeting.

1947

April

6

Met J.B. Kripalani,  Shankarrao Deo, Jawaharlal Nehru and Abdul Majid.

1947

April

6

Participated in mass  spinning.

1947

April

6

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

6

Met Begum Gazanafar  Ali and Viet-Namese delegates.

1947

April

7

Sent telegram to H.S.  Suhrawardy appealing for prompt action regarding increasing lawlessness in Noakhali.

1947

April

7

His written speech was  read out at prayer meeting.

1947

April

7

Discussed constructive  programme with two communist visitors.

1947

April

8

Gave interview to Sir  M. Derling.

1947

April

8

Had discussion with  C.Rajagopalachari, Abul Kalam Azad, Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru and other Congress  leaders.

1947

April

8

Gave interview to  American journalists.

1947

April

8

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

8

Had discussion with  Cabinet Ministers.

1947

April

9

Had talks with people  from Kathiawar and Abul Kalam Azad.

1947

April

9

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

10

Had talk with women  workers.

1947

April

10

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

10

Discussed draft  formula with Jawaharlal Nehru, Abdul Ghaffar Khan, J.B. Kripalani, C.Rajagopalachari,  Rajendra Prasad and other leaders; failed to "convince them of the correctness"  of his plan.

1947

April

11

In letter to Viceroy,  conveyed his failure with Congress Working Committee members and expressed his intention  to leave for Patna next day.

1947

April

11

Visited ailing  Rajendra Prasad.

1947

April

11

Had talk with Y.M.  Dadoo and G.M. Naicker.

1947

April

11

At prayer meeting told  people about his decision to go to Bihar.

1947

April

12

Met Rajendra Prasad  and C.Rajagopalachari and Gopalaswami Ayyangar.

1947

April

12

Had talk with Sikhs.

1947

April

12

Called on Viceroy,  signed "Joint Appeal" denouncing violence and calling upon all communities to  refrain from using force.

1947

April

12

Met Arab delegation, a  Chinese visitor, Baldeo Singh, C.H. Bhabha, Sir Datar Singh, V.K. Krishna Menon, French  Ambassador and Congress leaders.

1947

April

12

At prayer meeting  appealed to people to observe fast on April 13, the last day of National week.

1947

April

12

Visited ailing  Sarojini Naidu.

1947

April

12

Left Delhi at Night.

1947

April

13

Wrote to Viceroy on  train.

1947

April

13

Had discussion with  Manibhai B. Desai on Rural Reconstruction Trust, Uruli Kanchan.

1947

April

13

Reached Patna at 7.10  p.m.

1947

April

14

Telegraphed to Viceroy  that Congress President should also sign Joint Appeal, but left decision to Viceroy.

1947

April

14

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

14

Had talk with Syed  Jafar Imam and Bihar Ministers.

1947

April

14

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

14

Joint Appeal signed by  M.A. Jinnah and issued to press.

1947

April

16

Gandhi addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

April

16

Had discussion with  Ministers.

1947

April

17

Had talk with women  and Congress workers

1947

April

17

Gave message to  Maharaja of Darbanga.

1947

April

17

Met zamindars.

1947

April

17

Had talk with  representatives of Jamiat-ul-Ulema.

1947

April

17

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

18

Had talk with Syed  Mahmud and other nationalist Muslims, zamindars, peasant and labour leaders.

1947

April

18

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

18

Had talk with Muslim  students.

1947

April

18

Met Anil Roy and Lila  Roy.

1947

April

19

Addressed workers of  Hindustani Talimi Sangh and A.I.V.I.A.

1947

April

19

Attended meeting of  A.I.S.A.

1947

April

19

Met two English women.

1947

April

19

Talking to Ministers  explained ideal conduct for Ministers and Governors in independent India.

1947

April

19

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

20

Addressed workers of  Hindustani Talimi Sangh and A.I.V.I.A.

1947

April

20

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

21

Attended meeting of  A.I.S.A. and Hindustani Talimi Sangh.

1947

April

21

His written speech was  read out at prayer meeting.

1947

April

22

Met khadi workers.

1947

April

22

Addressed Hindustani  Talimi Sangh meeting.

1947

April

22

Had talk with  Ministers.

1947

April

22

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

23

Had talk with Muslim  League members.

1947

April

23

Addressed meeting of  Hindustani Talimi Sangh and A.I.S.A.

1947

April

23

Had talk with Peace  Committee members.

1947

April

23

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

24

Had talk with Houlton.

1947

April

24

Addressed Harijan  workers at Sadaquat Ashram.

1947

April

24

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

24

Had talk with Bihar  Ministers.

1947

April

25

Had talk with two  Englishmen.

1947

April

25

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

26

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

26

Attended Jamiat  Islamia Conference.

1947

April

27

Had talk with Muslim  women.

1947

April

27

Spoke to I.N.A. men.

1947

April

27

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

28

Gave advice to  students in writing.

1947

April

28

Announced his decision  to leave for Delhi on April 30.

1947

April

29

Had discussion at  Peace Committee meeting.

1947

April

29

Had talk with Bihar  Ministers.

1947

April

29

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

April

30

Left Patna at 8 a.m.  for Delhi.

1947

May

1

Reached Delhi in  morning.

1947

May

1

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1947

May

1

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

3

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

4

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1947

May

4

Called on Viceroy.

1947

May

4

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

5

Issued statement to  Press regarding proposed non-European rally on question of racial disabilities. Gave  interview to Reuter’s special correspondent.

1947

May

5

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

5

Called on M.A. Jinnah  in evening.

1947

May

5

Had discussion with  Socialist leaders.

1947

May

7

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

7

Left Delhi.

1947

May

9

Reached Calcutta, put  up at Sodepur Ashram.

1947

May

9

Met Sarat Chandra  Bose.

1947

May

9

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

10

Gave interview to Abul  Hashem.

1947

May

10

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

11

H.S. Suhrawardy called  on Gandhi.

1947

May

11

Gandhi addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

May

12

His speech was read  out at prayer meeting.

1947

May

12

Had talk with H.S.  Suhrawardy.

1947

May

13

Discussed with  Shyamaprasad Mookerjee scheme for united sovereign Bengal.

1947

May

13

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

14

Visited riot-affected  areas in Calcutta.

1947

May

14

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

14

Left Calcutta.

1947

May

15

Reached Patna.

1947

May

15

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

15

Manu Gandhi operated  upon for appendicitis; Gandhi was present during the operation.

1947

May

16

Visited Manu Gandhi at  hospital.

1947

May

16

Had talk with Abdul  Qayum Ansari, Mridula Sarabhai, Anugraha Narayan Sinha and Jayaprakash Narayan.

1947

May

16

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

17

Visited Manu Gandhi.

1947

May

17

Met Syed Mahmud and  Jayaprakash Narayan.

1947

May

17

Visited Dinapur, could  not address prayer meeting due to lack of order in the audience.

1947

May

18

Sent message for South  Africa through Y.M. Dadoo and G.M. Naicker.

1947

May

18

Had talk with Abdul  Qayum Ansari and Mridula Sarabhai.

1947

May

18

His written speech was  read out at prayer meeting.

1947

May

18

Visited Manu Gandhi at  Hospital.

1947

May

19

Met Y.M. Dadoo, G.M.  Naicker, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya, Satyanarayan Sinha and Maharaja of Cooch Bihar.

1947

May

19

Visited Barh;  addressed prayer meeting.

1947

May

19

Visited Manu Gandhi at  Hospital.

1947

May

20

Met deputation of  Zamindars and Khaksars.

1947

May

20

Visited Manu Gandhi at  hospital.

1947

May

20

Visited Hilsa;  addressed prayer meeting.

1947

May

21

Met Bihar Ministers.

1947

May

21

Visited Bikram;  addressed prayer meeting.

1947

May

22

Visited Fatehpur;  addressed prayer meeting.

1947

May

23

Visited Maner;  addressed prayer meeting.

1947

May

24

Met Khaksars.

1947

May

24

Left Patna for Delhi.

1947

May

25

Gandhi returned to New  Delhi after visits to Calcutta and patna.

1947

May

25

In New Delhi.

1947

May

27

Had discussion with  Jayaprakash Narayan and co-workers. Called on Acting Viceroy Colville. Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

28

Received Chinese  Ambassador who was accompanied by Jawaharlal Nehru; at prayer meeting answered questions.

1947

May

29

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

30

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

May

31

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

1

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

2

Met Viceroy along with  other Congress and League leaders. Sought removal of the Governor of North-West frontier  Province. Attended Congress Working Committee meeting. In speech, which was read out at  prayer meeting, expressed hope of a scavanger girl b

1947

June

3

In letter, advised  relatives to allow use of ancestra home for national purpose; at Congress Working  Committee meeting, advised Socialists to serve party ungrudgingly; addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

4

Spoke at Congress  Working Committee meeting; met Viceroy, informed prayer meeting that Congress had accepted  partition as last resort.

1947

June

5

In letter, deplored  race for power; explained meeting of independence to students; at prayer meeting,  announced death of D.D. Kosambi.

1947

June

6

At 4.30 p.m., met  Viceroy; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

June

7

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

8

In letter, advised  Sarat Chandra Bose to give up struggle for United Bengal.

1947

June

9

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

10

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

11

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

12

Attended meeting of  the Congress Working Committee.

1947

June

12

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

13

In letter to Lord  Mountbatten, suggested that Jinnah be invited to Frontier Province before holding  referendum; at prayer meeting, deplore Travancore State decision to stay  "independent" of Constituent Assembly.

1947

June

14

Spoke at A.I.C.C.  meeting; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

June

15

In the afternoon,  received Travancore State delegation; at prayer meeting, talked about future of Princes.

1947

June

16

In the morning,  received Purushottamdas Tandon.

1947

June

16

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

17

Met Viceroy; also  Jinnah; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

June

18

Accompanied by Abdul  Ghaffar Khan, continued discussion with Jinnah; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

June

19

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

20

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

21

At Hardwar. Visited  refugee camp.

1947

June

22

In Delhi. Spoke women  working in refugee camps; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

June

23

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

24

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

25

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

June

26

Met Viceroy; addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

June

27

In letter, requested  Lord Mountbatten to expedite action on Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit to Kashmir; addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

June

28

At prayer meeting,  spoke on rights and duties.

1947

June

29

At prayer meeting,  continued talk on rights and duties.

1947

June

30

In telegram to  Sivashunmugam Pillai, expressed joy on temple-entry in Rameswaram; in speech, which was  read out at prayer meeting, said that "temple-entry should be followed up by true  internal reform in temples".

1947

July

1

Accompanied by  Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel, met Viceroy, noted down his comments on Indian  Independence Bill; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

July

2

Spoke at Delhi  Provincial Political conference presided over by Jayaprakash Narayan; addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

July

3

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

July

4

In letter, expressed  disbelief in civil marriages; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

July

5

Received Lady  Mountbatten; advised Abdul Ghaffar Khan that he and his people should boycott referendum.

1947

July

6

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

July

7

In speech which was  read out at prayer meeting, wanted Congress-League understanding without Viceroy’s  intervention.

1947

July

8

Had discussion with  Sushila Nayyar and Aruna Asaf ali; was interviewed by deputation from Quetta; also by V.K.  Krishna Menon; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

July

9

Met Viceroy, addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

July

10

Felicitated Princess  Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten on their engagement; was interviewed by Arthur Moore;  also by Winkleman; addressed prayer meeting.

1947

July

12

At prayer meeting,  explained reason for making Lord Mountbatten Governor-General of India, while Pakistan  preferred Jinnah.

1947

July

13

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

July

14

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

July

15

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

July

16

In a letter, informed  Viceroy he intended to visit Kashmir as private citizen; at prayer meeting, spoke on  language issue.

1947

July

17

In discussion with  visitors, stressed need for cultivating non-violence of the brave.

1947

July

18

Felicitated the  Mountbattens on silver jubilee of their wedding.

1947

July

19

In letter to Viceroy,  expressed readiness to postpone Kashmir visit; gave interview to Naga delegation.

1947

July

20

In speech at prayer  meeting, said that condition in country did not warrant rejoicing on August 15,  Independence Day.

1947

July

21

In speech read out at  prayer meeting said that august 15 "will be day of prayer and introspection".

1947

July

22

Had talks with refugee  students and foreigners.

1947

July

23

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

July

24

In letter to  Vallabhbhai Patel, expressed fear of closure of weekly publications Harijan,  Harijanbandhu and Harijan Sevak.

1947

July

27

In message, exhorted  army officers to learn the art of using sickle and plough instead of guns.

1947

July

28

In letter to Jivanji  D. Desai, reiterated apprehension about continuing Harijan.

1947

July

31

Left for Kashmir; at  Rawalpindi, gave interview to president, Punjab Student Christian League.

1947

August

1

Gandhi reached  Srinagar.

1947

August

4

Reached Jammu.

1947

August

5

Spoke Gurudwara Punjab  Saheb; addressed prayer meeting at Wah Refugee Camp.

1947

August

6

Reached Lahore;  answered questions put by Congress workers; in evening left for Patna en route to  Calcutta.

1947

August

8

At Patna, addressing  prayer meeting said that 15th August should be celebrated by fasting, spinning  and prayer.

1947

August

9

Reached Calcutta; put  up Sodepur Ashram.

1947

August

10

Gave interview to  Congress Ministers of Bengal; received Muslim deputation; at prayer meeting announced  decision to postpone visit to Noakhali by two day.

1947

August

11

In response to H.S.  Suhrawardy’s request to extend stay in Calcutta, proposed to live with him and work  together till every Hindu and Muslim was safe.

1947

August

12

At prayer meeting,  announced that he and Suhrawardy would live and work together in disturbed areas until  peace was restored.

1947

August

13

Moved into  "Hydari Mansion" in riot-affected area where, on arrival, faced angry  demonstration by Hindus.

1947

August

15

Observed Independence  Day by fasting, spinning, prayer.

1947

August

16

Had discussion with  Rev. John Kellas.

1947

August

18

At prayer meeting,  offered Id greetings to Muslims.

1947

August

19

Visited industrial  area at Kancharapara where police had resorted to firing near a mosque.

1947

August

20

In interview to press,  declined to comment on political matters as he wanted to utilize the media for  Hindu-Muslim unity.

1947

August

21

Spoke at women’s  meeting.

1947

August

22

Answered questions put  by Kasturba trust trainees.

1947

August

24

Invited readers’  opinion about the desirability of continuing Harijan weeklies.

1947

August

30

Was described as  "one-man boundary force" by Mountbatten in letter.

1947

August

30

In interview, told  randolph Churchill that he still considered partition a "sin".

1947

August

31

Addressed Muslim  merchants at Grand Hotel. Faced violent demonstration but escaped unhurt.

1947

September

1

Deeply disturbed by  eruption of violence, went on fast at 8.15 p.m. to be given up "only if and when  sanity returned to Calcutta". In talk with Rajagopalachari, refused to give up fast.

1947

September

2

Put off scheduled  journey to Lahore; in evening, had talks with Sarat Chandra Bose and P.C. Ghosh.

1947

September

3

Had discussion with  Hindu and Muslim representative.

1947

September

4

Broke fast after  assurances from leaders of all communities to stop riots and maintain communal harmony.

1947

September

5

In message to Shanti  Sena Dal said "My life is my message."

1947

September

7

Visited Gobra Leprosy  Hospital and spoke to patients and staff; left for Delhi.

1947

September

9

Reached Delhi; put up  at Birla House.

1947

September

11

Gave interview to Sikh  deputation; visited Irwin Hospital.

1947

September

12

At prayer meeting,  referred to disturbances in North-West Frontier Province.

1947

September

16

Spoke at R.S.S. rally;  abandoned prayer due to objection to recitation from Koran.

1947

September

17

At prayer meeting,  exhorted people to curb anger to qualify themselves for independence.

1947

September

18

Addressed Muslim  gathering in Daryaganj mosque; had discussion with Suhrawardy.

1947

September

21

Addressed prayer  meeting although prayer had to be abandoned, as recitation from Koran was objected to.

1947

September

22

Announced decision to  continue publication of Harijan weeklies.

1947

September

24

In discussion with Jam  Saheb of Nawanagar, advised rulers of Kathiawar to remain united.

1947

September

25

In talk with J.B.  Kripalani, reiterated opposition to permanent exchange of population.

1947

September

26

Had discussion with  suhrawardy.

1947

September

29

At prayer meeting,  expressed disapproval of unfounded Press reports.

1947

October

2

On his 78th birthday when advised by doctors to take penicillin, declared that Ramanama was his sold  remedy.

1947

October

6

In speech read out at  prayer meeting emphasized need for self-sufficiency in food.

1947

October

9

Had discussion with  suhrawardy.

1947

October

11

Spoke to Gujaratis who  presented purse in honour of his birthday.

1947

October

13

In speech at prayer  meeting emphasized need for cleanliness and sanitation in refugee camps.

1947

October

17

In letter to Julian  Huxley, wrote "rights to be deserved and preserved come from duty well done";  gave interview to Gujarati correspondents of All India Radio.

1947

October

19

In afternoon,  explained significance of silence to lady Handes.

1947

October

20

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

October

22

Had talks with  Christian pacifists and Muslims.

1947

October

25

Had talk with  communists.

1947

October

26

Advised Muslims to  resolve on Id not to spill blood but to offer it as sacrifice.

1947

October

27

At prayer meeting  called upon the Services to rise above communalism.

1947

October

30

Advised Sind Congress  leaders to settle down in villages, if they had no courage to return to Sind.

1947

October

31

At prayer meeting,  exhorted people to uphold their religion without any fear.

1947

October

1

At prayer meeting,  referred to condition of refugees in Kurukshetra and events in Kashmir. Met Horace  Alexander.

1947

November

Before 2

Gave interview to  Ronald Stead.

1947

November

2

At prayer meeting  referred to events in Kashmir.

1947

November

3

At prayer meeting,  spoke in favour of lifting food control.

1947

November

4

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

5

Gave interview to  Chinese delegation. At prayer meeting, referred to Kashmir issue.

1947

November

6

Attended Food  Committee meeting and discussed removal of food control.

1947

November

6

At prayer meeting,  referred to his proposal of lifting food control.

1947

November

6

In interview to  Chinese delegation gave message of peace and non-violence.

1947

November

7

Had talk with  Indonesian visitors. Visited Tihar village.

1947

November

7

At prayer meeting,  advised refugees in Delhi to become self-supporting citizens.

1947

November

8

Met Lady Mountbatten.

1947

November

8

At prayer meeting,  advised decontrol of cloth.

1947

November

8

Gave interview to  Burmese delegation.

1947

November

9

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

10

Visited Panipat.

1947

November

10

At prayer meeting,  welcomed accession of Junagadh to Indian Union.

1947

November

11

Gandhi was in Delhi.

1947

November

11

Had talks with  Shankarrao Deo, J.B. Kripalani, Rajendra Prasad, Manibehn Patel and Amrit Kaur.

1947

November

11

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1947

November

11

In his address at  prayer meeting defended Government of India having taken over administration in Junagadh.

1947

November

12

Had talks with Muslim  students and H.S. Suhrawardy.

1947

November

12

Broadcasted message  for refugees at Kurukshetra Camp from All India Radio in the afternoon.

1947

November

12

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting.

1947

November

12

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

13

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Had talks with Rajendra Prasad, Sucheta Kripalani, H.S.  Suhrawardy, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, Profulla Chandra ghosh, Shankarrao Deo, B.G. Kher,  Jawaharlal Nehru, Prabhavati and Anantrai Pattani.

1947

November

13

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

14

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Had talks with Rajendra Prasad, Mridula Sarabhai, Dr. Kitchlew,  Sudhir Ghosh and H.S. Suhrawardy.

1947

November

14

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

14

Burma Independence  Bill passed in House of Commons.

1947

November

15

Gandhi attended  Congress Working Committee meeting.

1947

November

15

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, J.B. Kripalani, C.Rajagopalachari , Sudhir Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru, Dada  Dharmadhikari and Anantrai Pattani.

1947

November

15

Addressed A.I.C.C.  meeting. Resolutions on "Rights of Minorities", "Repatriation of  Refugees" and "States" passed by A.I.C.C.

1947

November

15

J.B. Kripalani  resigned from Congress presidentship.

1947

November

15

Gandhi addressed  prayer meeting.

1947

November

16

Attended Congress  Working Committee meeting. Had talks with H.S. Suhrawardy, Vallabhbhai Patel and  Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

November

16

Resolutions on  "Communal Disturbances", "Private Armies", "Controls",  "The Congress Constitution" and "Congress Objectives" passed by  A.I.C.C.

1947

November

17

Gandhi attended  Congress Working Committee meeting. Had talks with Rameshwari Nehru, A.V. Thakkar, Horace  Alexander, Jamnadas Dwarkadas and Rammanohar Lohia. His speech was read out at prayer  meeting.

1947

November

17

A.I.C.C. accepted J.B.  Kripalani’s resignation, elected Rajendra Prasad as President and concluded its  session.

1947

November

18

Gandhi had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Jayaprakash Narayan, Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Syed Mahmud, Sucheta  Kripalani, Gopalaswami Iyengar, Dewan of Rampur, Shah Nawaz Khan, Dada Dharmadhikari,  Gopalrao and Achyut Patwardhan.

1947

November

18

Explained Congress  Resolution on "Rights of Minorities" in his prayer address and appealed to  people to support and follow it.

1947

November

18

Constituent Assembly  met for the first time as Dominion Parliament. G.V. Mavalankar elected its Speaker.

1947

November

19

Gandhi had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Rameshwari Nehru, Amrit Kaur, Dr. Syed mahmud, Sir Akbar Hydari,  Jairamdas Doulatram, Shah Nawaz Khan, Mahamayaprasad, H.S.Suhrawardy and Lord Ismay.

1947

November

19

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

20

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Shankarrao Deo, C.Rajagopalachari, Sophiabehn and Sudhir Ghosh.

1947

November

20

Visited Refugee camp  near Okhla along with Sucheta Kripalani in afternoon. Went to Government House to meet  C.Rajagopalachari and ailing Sarojini Naidu.

1947

November

20

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

20

Indian Resolution  calling for a Round Table Conference on treatment of Indians in South Africa failed to  pass in United Nations General Assembly.

1947

November

20

Princess Elizabeth  married Philip Mountbatten.

1947

November

21

Gandhi had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Shankarrao Deo, Rameshwari nehru, Choithram Gidwani, K.C. Neogi,  Jawaharlal Nehru, Egyptian Delegation, Rammanohar Lohia, Dr. Chimanlal and Harekrushna  Mehtab. Addressed prayer meeting.

1947

November

22

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Rameshwari Nehru, Mahavir Tyagi, Gopalaswamy Ayyangar, John Matthai, Shah  Nawaz Khan, Mridula Sarabhai, Nalini Sen, Indira Gandhi, Pheroz Gandhi, Gopalrao Kale,  Rammanohar Lohia, Sucheta Kripalani, Naliniranjan Sarkar an

1947

November

22

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

23

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Horace Alexander, B.G. Kher, Morarji Desai, Maharani of Vijayanagar,  Sophiabehn, Reddiar, A.V. Thakkar, K. Srinivasan, Dr.Gopichand Bhargava, Vallabhbhai  Patel, Khandubhai Desai, Girijashankar Bajpai and Jawaharlal Nehru

1947

November

23

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

23

Visited ailing  Manibehn Patel.

1947

November

24

His speech was read  out at prayer meeting.

1947

November

24

Met Rajendra Prasad,  C.Rajagopalachari, Horace Alexander, Mridula Sarabhai, Anantrai Pattani, Khwaja Abdul  Majid, Rameshwari Nehru, Brijlal Nehru, Raja of Bilaspur and Amrit Kaur.

1947

November

25

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Khwaja Abdul Majid, Sophiabehn, Aruna Asaf Ali, Subhadra Gupta,  Jawaharlal Nehru, Amrit Kaur and Lady Mountbatten.

1947

November

25

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

26

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, C. Rajagopalachari, Abul Kalam Azad, Rameshwari Nehru, Gopinath Bardoloi  and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

November

26

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

26

Vithoba temple at  Pandharpur thrown open to Harijans.

1947

November

26

Lord Mountbatten  resumed office of Governor-General.

1947

November

26

Ceylon Independence  Bill passed by House of Commons.

1947

November

27

Gandhi called on Lord  Mountbatten. Visited ailing Liaquat Ali.

1947

November

27

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, J.B. Kripalani, Sheikh Abdullah, Jamnadas Dwarkadas and Balwantrai Mehta.

1947

November

27

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

28

Had talks with  American visitors, Sheikh Abdullah, Abul Kalam Azad, Dr. Sjahrir, Vallabhbhai Patel and  Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

November

28

Spoke at Guru Nanak  birthday celebration.

1947

November

28

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

29

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, C. Rajagopalachari, Surendra Mohan Ghosh, Muslims from Panipat and  Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

November

29

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

30

Had talks with  Maulanas, Kasturbhai lalbhai Shah, S. Radhakrishnan, Vallabhbhai Patel, Dinshaw K. Mehta  and Jehangir Patel.

1947

November

30

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

November

30

Agreement signed  between India and Hyderabad.

1947

December

1

Gandhi had talks with  Lt.-Gen. K.M. Cariappa, Rajendra Prasad, Dinshaw K. Mehta, Jehangir C. Patel and  Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

1

His speech was read  out at prayer meeting.

1947

December

2

Visited Panipat, had  talks with Muslim refugees, Muslim leaders and Dr. Gopichand Bhargava. Spoke at public  meeting.

1947

December

2

Met Mridula Sarabhai.

1947

December

2

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

3

Had talks with Mehra  Chand Khanna, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya, Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed, Lt.-Gen. K.M. Cariappa  and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

3

Addressed prayer  meeting

1947

December

4

Had talks with Amrit  Kaur, Jehangir C. Patel, Khurshed Naoroji, burmese Premier and Shyamaprasad Mookherjee.

1947

December

4

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

5

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Anugrahanarayan Singh, Mridula Sarabhai, Ghanshyam Singh Gupta,  Jawaharlal Nehru, Renuka Ray, Dr. Jivraj Mehta and Annada Chowdhary.

1947

December

5

Addressed prayer  meeting

1947

December

6

Had talks with Horace  Alexander, Khurshed Naoroji, Abul Kalam Azad, Vallabhbhai Patel, Saralabehn Sarabhai, G.V.  Mavalankar and M.S. Subbulakshmi.

1947

December

6

Subbulakshmi sang bhajan at prayer meeting.

1947

December

6

Gandhi addressed the  gathering.

1947

December

6

Inter-Dominion  Conference held in Lahore to consider ways and means for restoration of abducted women and  forced converts.

1947

December

7

Gandhi addressed  Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust meeting.

1947

December

7

Had talks with Sindhi  friends, Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sucheta Kripalani and Mridula Sarabhai.

1947

December

7

In his address at  prayer meeting stated that restoration of abducted women should be a matter of first  priority with Indian and Pakistan Governments.

1947

December

8

Had talks with U.N.  Dhebar, Bhaktiba, C.P. Ramaswami, Sucheta Kripalani, J.B. Kripalani, Renuka Ray and  Jawaharlal Nehru

1947

December

8

His speech was read  out at prayer meeting.

1947

December

8

Control on sugar  removed.

1947

December

9

Gandhi had talks with  Shankarrao Deo, Saralabehn Sarabhai, Khurshed Naoroji and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

9

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

1947

December

9

Had discussed with  women workers of K.G.N.M. Trust.

1947

December

9

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

10

Had talks with H.S.  Suhrawardy, Jayaprakash Narayan, and Satis Chandra Das Gupta.

1947

December

10

Had discussion with  members of K.G.N.M. Trust, teachers and students.

1947

December

10

Addressed Hindustani  Talimi Sangh meeting.

1947

December

10

In address at prayer  meeting dwelt on the activities of A.I.S.A.

1947

December

11

Had talks with J.C.  Kumarappa, Amrit Kaur and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

11

Addressed Constructive  Works Committee meeting.

1947

December

11

Met rulers of Sangli,  Aundh, Phaltan, Miraj (Senior) and Ramdurg.

1947

December

11

Demonstration held in  Calcutta against Security Bill.

1947

December

12

Gandhi had talks with  D.B. Kalelkar, Shankarrao Deo, Ghanshyamdas Birla and Dr. Gopichand Bhargava.

1947

December

12

Addressed Constructive  Works Committee meeting.

1947

December

12

Spoke at prayer  meeting

1947

December

13

Had talks with D.B.  Kalelkar, Acharya Jugal Kishore, R.R. Diwakar, Pandit Sundarlal, Satis Chandra Das Gupta,  Lakshmidas and Jamnadas Dwarkadas.

1947

December

13

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

14

Had talks with Y.M.  Parnerkar, perinbehn Captain, Khurshed Naoroji. G. Ramachandran, Saundaram, Satis Chandra  Das Gupta, Amrit Kaur and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

14

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

14

Had discussion with  constructive workers.

1947

December

15

Had talks with  Pyarelal, Maulanas, Anantrai Pattani, J.C. Kumarappa and Amrit Kaur.

1947

December

15

His speech was read  out at prayer meeting.

1947

December

16

Had talks with  Pyarelal, Satischandra Das Gupta, Arun Chandra Guha, Princess of Belgium, Amrit Kaur,  Vallabhbhai Patel and visitors from Jammu.

1947

December

16

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

17

Sent message to U.P.  Students.

1947

December

17

Had talk with  Shankarrao Deo, Sushila Pai, Sir Datar Singh, Dr. Acharya, Maharaja of Bhavnagar, Maulanas  and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

17

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

18

Had talks with  Rajendra Prasad, Shankarrao Deo, H.S. Suhrawardy, French Ambassador, rammanohar Lohia, Dr.  Gopichand Bhargava, Swaran Singh and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

18

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

19

Addressed Meos at  Jesarah, a village in Gurgaon tehsil.

1947

December

19

Had discussion with  Rajendra Prasad, Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru in the evening. Had talks with  Pyarelal, Dr. Chandubhai, dinkarbhai Desai, K.M. Munshi and Maharaja of Kanpurthala.

1947

December

19

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

20

Had talks with rana  Petis, Sri Prakasa and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

20

Met people from  Bahawalpur, Mirpur and Jammu.

1947

December

20

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

21

Had talks with H.S.  Suhrawardy, Brijlal Nehru, Rameshwari Nehru, Sheikh Abdullah, Begum Abdullah, Dr.  Kitchlew, Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed, Nawab of Chhatari, Prince of Kutch, Maharaja of  Bhavnagar and Anantrai Pattani.

1947

December

21

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

21

Met Vijayalakshmi  Pandit and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

21

United Deccan State  formed.

1947

December

22

Gandhi had talks with  Pandit Sundarlal, H.S. Suhrawardy, Lakshmidas Asar, Raosaheb Patwardhan, Rammanohar Lohia  and Jawaharlal Nehru. His speech was read out at prayer meeting.

1947

December

22

Rajendra Prasad took  over as President of Congress.

1947

December

23

Gandhi had talks with  J.B. Kripalani, Sucheta Kripalani, Lakshmidas Asar, H.S. Suhrawardy, Nawab of Khamwat,  Jawaharlal Nehru, Lady Mountbatten, Vallabhbhai Patel and K.M. Munshi. Met local Muslims,  people from Bahawalpur and Rawalpindi.

1947

December

23

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

23

Had discussion with  Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

24

Met J.B. Kripalani and  Maulanas.

1947

December

24

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

24

Had discussion with  Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru in the evening.

1947

December

25

Had talks with  Sevakram, Dinshaw K. Mehta, Jehangir C. Patel, Rameshwari Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel,  Jawaharlal Nehru and women delegates from Indonesia.

1947

December

25

Met local Maulanas.

1947

December

25

In address at prayer  meeting referred to Kashmir dispute and spoke against inviting a third party for  arbitration.

1947

December

26

Had talks with  Sevakram, Dinshaw K. Mehta, Shamaldas Gandhi, U.N. Dhebar, Balwantrai Mehta, Sardar  Nihalsingh, Choithram gidwani and Kikibehn.

1947

December

26

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

26

Had discussion with  Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru.

1947

December

27

Called on Lord  Mountbatten at 10.30 a.m. Had talks with Jehangir c. Patel, Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal  Nehru, deputation from Ajmer led by haribhau Upadhyaya and Martanda Upadhyaya.

1947

December

27

Addressed prayer  meeting at Sambhal, a village.

1947

December

28

Had talks with  Jehangir C. Patel, Shamaldas Gandhi, U.N. Dhebar, Maharaja of Patiala, Jawaharlal Nehru  and Sheikh Abdullah.

1947

December

28

Addressed meeting of  cloth merchants.

1947

December

28

In addressed at prayer  meeting advocated decontrol of cloth.

1947

December

29

Had talks with U.N.  Dhebar, Shamaldas Gandhi, Balwantrai Mehta, Anantrai Pattani and Jawaharlal Nehru. In  address at prayer meeting paid tribute to Hakim Ajmal Khan.

1947

December

30

Had talks with  Rameshwari Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, Sheikh Abdullah, diwan of Kutch and Abul Kalam Azad.

1947

December

30

In addressed at prayer  meeting appealed to Nawab of Bahawalpur to arrange for evacuation of Hindus and Sikhs. Had  discussion with Jawaharlal Nehru and J.B. Kripalani.

1947

December

31

Had talks with  Subhadra Gupta, anantrai Pattani, Amrit Kaur and Congress volunteers.

1947

December

31

Addressed prayer  meeting.

1947

December

31

Government of India  decided to refer Kashmir issue to United Nations Security Council.