1914: Key Events

  • Start of WW1. Indian soldiers fight with British forces at Kut-al-Amara in Turkey and in Mesopotamia.
  • Gandhi’s agreement with General Smuts in South Africa on immigration and taxation laws for Indians is the first political success of his Satyagraha (non-violent) ‘experiments with truth’.
  • The Komagata Maru sails from Hong Kong to Vancouver carrying 376 passengers including several Sikh Ghadar activists, and is refused entry by Canadian authorities. Ali Kazmi has made a documentary Continuous Journey about this incident
  • The MacMahon Line fixes the border between India and China, leading to disputes erupting in the 1962 war.
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