Glossary

Below you will find a selection of terms, groups, and individuals affiliated with the Komagata Maru story. Please click on any of the glossary keywords to see a selection of material containing that term as well as a brief definition of how that term relates to the Komagata Maru or South Asian Canadian history.

Budge Budge riot, 1914

On September 27, 1914, the Komagata Maru arrived at Calcutta (Kolkata, West Bengal, India). Passengers were seen as political agitators and placed under guard. Police tried to arrest Gurdit Singh and others. 19 passengers were killed, some escaped, and the rest were imprisoned.

Burrell, Martin, 1858-1938

Minister of Agriculture (1911-1917).

Canadian, Darshan Singh

Lived ca. 1918-1986. Lived in Canada from 1937-1947. Union organizer in Indian communities in Victoria and Vancouver (1940s). Also involved in the Indian independence movement, and the movement for the franchise in Canada. Returned to India to organize workers there.

Chand, Arjan Singh

Secretary of Khalsa Diwan Society, Vancouver, ca. 1924-1947.

Chinese in Canada

Refers to material about Chinese communities in Vancouver and Canada.

City of Vancouver

Refers to material about the City of Vancouver.

Clogstoun, Herbert C.

Special Commissioner asked to report on the Komagata Maru incident. Retired Indian Civil Service officer.

Communist Party of Canada

Political party in Canada.

Conditions on the ship

Refers to material about conditions aboard the Komagata Maru, including health problems and lack of provisions and water.

Confrontations with passengers

Refers to material about confrontations between Komagata Maru passengers and officials, or sometimes between passengers.

Conservative Party of Canada

Political party in Canada.

Continuous Journey Regulation

An official Order-in-Council enacted to prevent people from entering Canada, it required people to come by direct, continuous journey from their country of birth. Also Continuous Journey Stipulation.

Cory, William W.

Deputy Minister of the Interior (1905-1930).

Cote, J. A.

Acting Deputy Minister of the Interior (ca. 1914).

Crewe, Robert, 1858-1945

Secretary of State for the Colonies (1908-1910). Secretary of State for India (1911-1915).

Das, Taraknath, 1884-1958

Indian revolutionary. Editor, Free Hindustan newspaper (English), as well as a Gurmukhi version. Also written Tarak Nath, Dass.

Dayal, Har, 1884-1939

Indian revolutionary. Also written Dyal, Dyall.

Doherty, Charles J., 1855-1931

Minister of Justice (1911-1921).

Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles

Canadian Militia regiment.

Dunsmuir, James, 1851-1920

Lieutenant Governor of BC (1906-1909).