Author: Baba Gurdit SinghForeword/Introductio: Darshan S. TatlaPublisher: UnistarYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 241ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189899333
Sardar Gurdit Singh (1859-1954) was a pioneering Sikh traveler who challenges several mighty regimes as he chartered a shipload of 376 Punjabi passengers to Vancouver in 1914. He questioned Canada’s immigration laws based on racial prejudice and discrimination while raising many disturbing issues regarding British imperial policy towards its dominions, colonies and colonial people.
Preface IntroductionA guide to further readingChronology of EventsVOYAGE OF KOMAGATA MARU:PART I:1. India’s Slavery Abroad2. Indian Immigrants in Canada3. The Charter Party4. Canada’s Hideous Crime under Cover of Law Interview with Mr. SevernPART II:5. Bloodshed in Canada6. The Return Journey7. Tragedy at Budge Budge8. Great Escape9. Underground Years10. Meeting the Mahatma11. Surrender at Nankana Sahib12. British JusticeName index PLATES:1. Sardar Gurdit Singh (1859-1954)2. Memory Tablet of Komagata Maru at Vancouver3. Proclamation of Komagata Maru on its 75th Anniversary, 19894. Komagata Maru at Vancouver Harbour, 23rd May, 19145. First Sikh delegation to Ottawa, December 19116. Second Sikh Delegation to London and India, March 19137. A Sikh gathering at 22nd avenue Gurdwara, Vancouver8. An appeal for funds in support of Komagata Maru9. M. Reid, Hopkinson, H.H. Stevens with other Official inspecting Komagata Maru10. Komagata Maru surrounded by Rainbow Cruiser And other boats11. Commemoration at Budge Budge12. Gurdit Singh’s ancestral home, Sarhali13. Gurdwara, Baba Ram sing, Sarhali. A Nishan Sahib Stands where Gurdit Singh was cremated 14. Facsimile of Voyage of Komagata Maru