காந்தியின் தென்னாப்பிரிக்க மற்றும் இந்திய ஆசிரமத்தில் வசித்த தரங்கம்பாடியைச் சேர்ந்த தமிழ் (பறையர்) குடும்பம் – செல்வனின் (குண்டடிபட்டு இறந்தவர்) மனைவி , மூத்த மகன் அந்தோணிமுத்து , இளைய மகன் நாய்யகர் – 1914 ல் எடுக்கப்பட்ட புகைப்படம்
Clarke, Corporal Sparks and Corporal Brydges were all slashed (NA: 28 November 1913). Five strikers were killed, twenty-nine injured and hospitalised, and fifty-five treated for injuries caused by severe beatings. One woman was shot in the ankle (NM: 28 November 1913). Selvan (indentured number 74863), Guruvadu, and Subrayan Gounden (116739) died from gunshot wounds, and between Blackburn and Hill Head, Pachiappen (150046), and Ragavan (131353) were also killed by gunshots.
We know little about the lives of the strikers who were killed. Selvan Arokiam arrived in Natal on the Congella in September 1898 with his wife, Arulayi (74864) and son, Antonimuthu (74865). Selvan was twentysix, Arulayi twenty-two, and Antonimuthu five. They were recorded as of the pariah’ caste from the village of Voldalur in South Arcot and were assigned to Aiken Bros. in Port Shepstone. After completing his indenture, Selvan and his family re-indentured twice, the tax preventing them from starting their non-indentured lives. At the time of the strike, Selvan had just completed his third consecutive term of indenture. He had both the experience and grievances to be a strike leader’.
Reached Mayavaram in morning. Left for Tranquebar in tonga. Stopped at Semnarkoil on the way. Meeting at Tranquebar in the evening.Address from Panchamas.MAY 1, SATURDAY
Went to Ramapuram and Teliyadi in morning. Left for Mayavaram in evening. Address there. There are a thousand handlooms in Mayavaram, manufacturing women’s fabrics. Took train to Madras at night. Naiker, Selvan’s son, accompanied.
Reached Madras. Talk with Nate[san] about Panchamas. Meeting with students.
Went for dinner at Mr. Shastriar’s. Left for Nellore in the evening. Stayed with De[wan] Ba[hadur] Ramchandra Rao there. Accompanied by Naiker and Ada. Mr. C. Srinivas Ayyangar gave Rs. 500/-. Entrusted the amount to Natesan. NOVEMBER 17, WEDNESDAY
Trouble more acute. Naiker’s mother & his brother came.
Less pain. Naiker & his mother left.
When I took in Naiker, Mrs. Gandhi did not ‘kick’. Now I had to decide whether I was to take in a grown-up Gujarati Dhed with his wife. I decided to take him and she rebelled against it and so did another lady at the Ashram. There was quite a flutter in the Ashram. There is a flutter even in Ahmedabad. I have told Mrs. Gandhi she could leave me and we should part good friends. The step is momentous because it so links me with the suppressed classes mission that I might have at no distant time to carry out the idea of shifting to some Dhed quarters and sharing their life with the Dheds . It would mean much even for my staunchest co-workers. I have now given you the outline of the story. There is nothing grand about it. It is of importance to me because it enables me to demonstrate the efficacy of passive resistance in social questions and when I take the final step, it will embrace swaraj, etc. Please share this with Dr. Deva and any other member you please.
M. K. GANDHI
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