The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 61, note 8

8 Gurdit Singh to Bird, 5 July 1914, Gurdit Singh, Komagatamaru, pt. 1, pp. 76-8. He claimed he acted under compulsion: 'Now our other passengers threaten me that if I allow the men to come on board they will certainly kill me.' But he clearly acted in his own interest here and was in complete command of the ship. I asked Kartar Singh how the Passengers Committee was chosen, wondering if they represented a challenge to Gurdit Singh. 'Baba had faith in these five people', he said. 'That is why they were kept.'

Title: The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar. Page 61, note 8

Subject: Bird, J. Edward; Boards of Inquiry; Budge Budge riot, 1914; Conditions on the ship; Confrontations with passengers; Dayal, Har, 1884-1939; Ghadar Party; Hopkinson, William Charles, 1880-1914; Immigration regulations, Canada; Johnson, Charles Gardner, 1857-1926; S. S. Komagata Maru; Kumar, Guran Ditt; Murder of W. C. Hopkinson; S. S. Panama Maru; Rahim, Husain; H. M. C. S. Rainbow; Reid, Malcolm R. J.; Singh, Gurdit, 1858-1954; Stevens, H. H. (Henry Herbert), 1878-1973

Creator: Johnston, Hugh

Publisher: UBC Press

Date: 1995

Display date: Vancouver : UBC Press, 1995, c1989

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