Addresses meeting to mourn the assasination of Swami Shraddhanand
Attends the second day's sitting of the Indian Industrial and Commercial Congress Meeting at Dalhousie Institute on 1 st January. The two most important resolutions adopted are those relating to the Currency Commission's report and the constitution, draft rules and bylaws of the proposed Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce.
Arrives in Calcutta on his way to Rangoon from Delhi. Stays at Khadi Pratishthan, Sodepur, with Satis Chandra Dasgupta. Speaks at public meeting and then sets a pile of foreign clothes aflame.
Arrives in Calcutta from Bombay; Stays with Satis Chandra Dasgupta at Khadi Pratishthan
Discussions with Subhas Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Bose resigns making way for Rajendra Prasad; founds the Forward Bloc on 3 rd May. Rabindranath Tagore's article appears in The Modern Review referring to Gandhi's 'errors and omissions' and declaring that 'the leadership of Bengal has now fallen on Subhas Bose.'
Discussions at Sodepur Ashram with Bhulabhai Desai, Sarojini Naidu, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Dr. B.C. Roy, Dr. P.C. Ghosh and other leaders.
Discussion with Subhas Chandra Bose at Sodepur Ashram.
Dr B.C. Roy, Nalini Ranjan Sarkar and a few other State Congress leaders visit
Arrives in Calcutta from Sevagram, detraining at Maurigram. Warmly greeted by large crowds throughout journey to Sodepur Khadi Pratishthan. Nearly 5,000 people attend the first day's prayer meeting, including several American servicemen. Explains the object of his present visit to Bengal and Assam while addressing the congregation after evening prayers at Sodepur Ashram; it is purely to offer what consolation his presence could give to the victiims of the famine in Bengal and to do whatever he could to relieve their distress.
Discussions with Gopinath Bordoloi, Dr. P.C Ghosh and Satis Chandra Dasgupta; Multiple meetings with Governor Casey. Also meets Mrs. Casey at Government House.
Meets with Lord Bishop of Calcutta at Bishop's House. Because of the rush of people, Bengal-Assam Railway authorities make arrangements from 6th December to run a special train from Sealdah to enable people to attend the daily evening prayer meetings.
CWC decides to hold its evening session at Sodepur Ashram to enable the members to have the benefit of Gandhi's advice and guidance.
Printed versions of sketch of Gandhi, drawn during prayer meeting by Shri Bimal Roy are sent to George Bernard Shaw and Albert Einstein. Over 20, 000 people attend his prayer meeting on the 9th December including Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan.
Meets Viceroy, Lord Wavell, at Government House on 10th December.
Attends CWC meeting on 11th December (CWC in session in Calcutta from 7th December deciding, among another things, to remove communists from Congress ranks.)
Meets with Dr. S. Radhakrishnan for over an hour on the 16th instance. Visits Subhas Chandra Bose's house at Elgin Road on 17th December and sees the bedroom from where Bose escaped. Leaves for Santiniketan on 18th December; received by Rathindranath Tagore, Principal A.K. Chanda and Krishna Kripalani.
Returns to Calcutta and goes to Sodepur Khadi Pratishthan. Kasturba's death anniversary is quietly observed at the Ashram. Discussions with Sarat Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Meets Governor Casey; meeting lasts two hours.
Has an informal talk with 200-plus workers and members of the Bengal Provincial Congress Committee. Also has an informal talk with the workers of the Hindustan Mazdoor Sangh.
Leaves in the morning of 25th December on a steamer launch Nancy from Prinsep Ghat for his first visit to Diamond Harbour.
All-India Anti-Pakistan Front led by Lakshman Ganesh Thatte pickets at Sodepur Ashram urging him to oppose the Communal Award.
Leaves Diamond Harbour for Mahishadal, on a week's tour of the Midnapore District ravaged by cyclone and floods.
Returns to Calcutta on 3rd January; arrives at Prinsep Ghat from Contai. Leaves for Sodepur Khadi Pratishthan; stays at Sodepur.
Expresses his great pleasure on hearing of the release of Maj. Gen. Shah Nawaz Khan, Col. Prem Kum- ar Sehgal and Col. Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon of the Indian National Army.
Meets Nellie Sen Gupta and other Chittagong leaders on the 5th January and discusses Chittagong problem. Says to Nellie Sen Gupta that he wants to live for 125 years.
Meets Governor Cassey on 7th January.
Leaves by Assam Mail on the 8th for Gauhati, accompanied by Satis Chandra Dasgupta, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Manilal Gandhi, Prabhavati Devi and others.
Returns to Calcutta
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Meets prisoners in
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Officials of Muslim Unemployed Relief Association call for discussions on the economical and political position of Muslims in Bengal. Meets with Leaders of Chittagong on 18th January and holds discussions on different problems of the Chittagong people.
Visited Panihati Mahotsavtala ghat by foot on 18th January.
Meets Governor Casey In Calcutta, sees performance by Professor Subodh Chandra Mukherjee, caricaturist and ventriloquist, on 19th January. Leaves for Madras, accompanied by Agatha Harrison.
Arrives in Calcutta from Patna. Is met by Dr. P.C. Ghosh, first Chief Minister designate of West Bengal, and Nirmal Kumar Bose; stays at Sodepur.
Intends to go to Nokahali to resume work for Hindu - Muslim amity. Accompanied by Dr. P.C. Ghosh, meets Governor Burrows, who requests him to stay over in Calcutta and help quell its riot-like situation.
Says at prayer meeting, 'This is the time of our real test. We must show our strength to the whole world. If India is to be enslaved again, I do not wish to live to see it, as my soul will weep at the sight. But I pray to God that such a time does not come.'
Refuses to give any messages to the nation for 15th August.
Leaves Sodepur for Hydari Manzil, selected for his stay in Beliaghata, a predominantly Muslim area. Hindu demonstrators raise black flags and ask him why he is not going to Hindu quarters to save them. Many demonstrators heckle him and Shaheed Suhrawardy to their faces. Gandhi tells Nirmal Kumar Bose such boldness is to be admired.