Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Komagata Maru: An exploitative voyage
Author(s): Dr. Nitin Chandel
Abstract: This article articulates the narration of the fateful journey of the Komagata Maru ship and encounters comprises of racial prejudice and ambiguity. The whole episode of Voyage sparked political awakening among the Indians particularly among the Sikhs which stimulated the Ghadar movement and served stimulus to war of liberation. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section reveals the immigration laws and the regulations associated to cease the passage of the Asians into British colonies. The second section mentions about the brief account of Indian passengers to manage the voyage against all odds imposed by the Canadian authorities and the harsh treatment meted to the passengers have been mentioned. The third section describes the role of press especially Indian press played an important role in painted the grievances of the passengers and fosters positive note about their journey. A general framework of the whole voyage had been depicted with exploitation, racial discrimination and the consequences gave impetus to anti-British struggle outside India a large expansion.