Monday, 6 November 2017

Chronology of Sister Nivedita's Life - 9

यतो धर्म: ततो जय:

1908. January. Article, 'Civic Ideal' in Modern Review, first of a series. (Included in her posthumous book, 'Civic and National Ideals').

February. Publishes in Modern Review her interview with Kropotkin, 'A Chat with a Russian about Russia,'-Lectures extensively in English on Indian topics.-Discusses with and seeks supports from sympathetic Europeans for Indian cause, organizes pro-Indian Lobby.-Hears about break-up of Surat Congress.-Writes in Modern Review, February 1908, 'The Recent Congress.'-Stresses the need of unity at this critical time.-Hears of the Muraripukur Bomb case, attempt on the life of the Lt. Governor of Bengal, murder of the approver Naren Gossain, arrest of Aurobindo, Bepin Ch. Pal, deportation of Aswini Kumar Dutta and eight other prominent nationalists.

September-December. In U.S.A., visits places and institutions, meets friends and acquaintances, including fugitive Indian revolutionaries, arranges for Bose's scientific lectures and demonstrations.-Lectures extensively.-Collects letters of Vivekananda, also material about his life.

1909. January. Starts for England after receiving news of her mother's serious illness due to cancer.-Reaches in time.-

January 26. Mrs. Noble dies 'an Indian death,' and cremated by her wish.

February 23. Writes bitterly against Shyamji Krishnavarma's irresponsible utterances and vain claims.

May. Aurobindo now free, starts two weeklies, Karma Yogin in English, Dharma in Bengali.

June 26. Wants to publish a volume on Aurobindo's Trial.

July 1. Wants to review Kropotkin's 'French Revolution.'

July 18. Returns to Calcutta in disguise. –Sees Nationalists coming to 'Holy Mother' to make pranams. Feels present awakening caused by the spirit of Ramakrishna and Vivekananda.-Starts correcting Dinesh Chandra Sen's History of the Bengali Language and Literature.-Hears about possible deportation of Aurobindo.

August 7. Reviews Ananda Coomaraswami's 'Mediaeval Sinhalese Art' in Modern Review.

September 19. Writes consoling Mrs. Leggett on her husband's death. (Mr Leggett, a great friend of Vivekananda, and benefactor).-

September 29. Writes about the scheme of Bose's laboratory.

October. Reviews E.B. Havell's 'Indian Sculpture and Painting' in Modern Review.

November. Writes. "Havell on Hindu Sculpture" in Modern Review,-

November 25. Ramsay Mac-Donald, leader of the British Labour Party, comes to meet her at her residence. (They met for more than once). –Writes about the terrible repression and cruelty by the Government.

November 30. Romesh Chandra Dutta dies.

December. Writes, "Havell on Indian Painting" in Modern Review. – At Ajanta with Lady Herring-ham.

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