The Komagata Maru Stories

The story of the Komagata Maru is not tied exclusively to 1914. Interesting anecdotes about the events surrounding the Komagata Maru demonstrate the intersections between multiple storylines and individuals. Here you will find some "cool stories" and unique intersections that bring the Komagata Maru "incident" to life in vivid ways.

We also raise the question: does the voyage of the Komagata Maru have present day connections? Is it a symbol? Does it represent something greater in the collective Canadian imagination? The stories of struggle, empowerment, change, humour, cooperation, and everyday life included here provide an opportunity for greater understanding. Although it may have taken place in the past, the living Komagata Maru continues the journey today.