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Komagata Maru - Not Just a Voyage
Komagata Maru - Not Just a Voyage

Komagata Maru - Not Just a Voyage

by Malwinder Jit Singh Waraich

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National Book Trust


9788123769974 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 177



Malwinder Jit Singh Waraich

Author: Malwinder Jit Singh Waraich
Gurdev Singh Sidhu/
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 177
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123769974


On Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship that sailed from Hong Kong to Canada were 376 passengers from Punjab. It was the year 1914 and the revolutionary struggle for freedom had begun across India. These patriots too publicly showed concern for their motherland on the lines of their Ghadarite brothers. However, the Canadian government admitted only 20 passengers into the country and rest were deported.

The Canadian government argued that the ship had violated the exclusion laws. The ship returned to India. As soon as it arrived at Calcutta, the police swung into action and tried to arrest the most vocals amongst them. The leaders had staunch followers, so a fight ensued.

The police opened fire at the passengers killing 19 and injuring many of them including the nine years old son of Baba Gurdit Singh. Most of the passengers were arrested and detained in the jails including the minor son of Baba Gurdit Singh, who himself gave a slip to the police.



Chronology of Events

I. The Migration
II. Asiatics Bad, Indians Worse!
III. The Baba
IV. Komagata Maru
V. At Vancouver
VI. The Return Journey
VII. The Trap:
Post Script
a) Author’s Comments: High Profile Enquiry – A Farce
b) Rowlatt Report-Budge Budge Riot
c) Weekly Intelligence Report: 6 October, 1914
d) Khalsa Advocate: Editorial: 26 June, 1915, Guru Gobind Singh’s Prophesy about the British Rule
e) Khalsa Advocate: Editorial: 18 September,1915 The Lahore Conspiracy Case

VIII. The Drop Scene


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