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.


Refers to material about employment, labour, working conditions, or wages.

Fagan, P. J.

Chairman, Komagata Maru Committee of Enquiry (India).


Refers to material about family relationships.


Refers to material about filmmaking.

First Nations in Canada

Refers to material about First Nations communities in Vancouver and Canada.


The right to vote in municipal, provincial, and federal elections. See Voting rights in B.C.; Voting rights in Canada.

Free Hindustan (newspaper)

Newspaper (English) in Vancouver and Seattle, 1907-1910. There was also a Gurmukhi version. Editor, Taraknath Das.

Gadar Party

See Ghadar Party.

Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand, 1869-1948

Also known as Mahatma Gandhi. Born in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. Studied law in England as a young man and worked in South Africa for 21 years. Became involved in Indian politics and the Indian independence movement from South Africa. Returned to India in 1915, where he led the independence movement through the Indian National Congress, using nonviolent methods. Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948.

Ghadar Party

North American organization aiming to free India from British rule (1913-1919). Evolved from Pacific Coast Hindustan Association. Also written Gadar, Ghadr, Ghaddar, Ghaddr, Guddre, etc. See also Guddre (Mutiny) (newspaper).


Literally, someone of great wisdom or knowledge. Also, a priest in the Sikh religion. Also Gianiji; when "ji" is attached, it is even more respectful.

Government of British Columbia

Refers to material about the actions of the British Columbia government as a whole.

Government of Canada

Refers to material about the actions of the Canadian government as a whole.

Guddre (Mutiny) (newspaper)

Newspaper (Punjabi) of the Ghadar Party, San Francisco. Also Ghadr, Ghadar, etc.

Guru Granth Sahib

The holy book of the Sikh religion.

Guru Nanak

The first Guru of the Sikh religion.

Guru Nanak Jahaz

Literally, "Guru Nanak's Ship," name for the Komagata Maru in the Punjabi language. See S. S. Komagata Maru.

Guru Nanak Mining & Trust Company, BC

Established by Professor Teja Singh and the Vancouver Sikh Community in 1912.


A place of worship in the Sikh religion. Also known as a Sikh Temple. Literally, "Guru's door." Also Gurdwara.

Gwyther, Henry W.

Hindi interpreter (ca. 1914), Immigration Department, Vancouver.