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Our plucky sisters resist” Indian Women and the Passive Resistance Campaign of 1913

During the first half of the 20th century, Indian women, were at the forefront of protest politics: the 1913 and 1946 passive resistance strikes, and the Defiance campaign of 1952 are examples of women’s courageous and bold participation. Yet, we know very little about their activities.

Monty ... Meets Gandhi ... meets Mandela: The dilemma of non-violent resisters in South Africa, 1940-1960

This article focuses on key moments in the life of Doctor G.M. "Monty" Naicker (1911-1978), an Edinburgh-educated medical doctor and contemporary of Yusuf Dadoo, who displaced moderate elements in Indian politics in South Africa when he became president of the Natal Indian Congress 1946.

Passive Resistance in Natal 1946-48

Natal Indian Congress (N.I.C.), after a prolonged struggle, in October 1945.


Indian Opinion, a weekly newspaper, was first established and produced by Mohandas Gandhi ("Mahatma"), M.H. Nazar and Madanjit Viyavaharik in 1903 in the Natal Province. The newspaper focused on Indian rights, poor living conditions of indentured labourers and racial discrimination.

Duality in Non-Violence
Indian Opinion Vol.49 No.37 Sep 1951
Indian Opinion Vol.49 No.38 Sep 1951
Indian Opinion Vol.49 No.39 Sep 1951
Indian Opinion Vol.50 No.35 Sep 1952
Indian Opinion Vol.50 No.36 Sep 1952
Indian Opinion Vol.50 No.37 Sep 1952
Indian Opinion Vol.50 No.38 Sep 1952
Indian Opinion Vol.51 No.36 Sep 1953
Indian Opinion Vol.51 No.37 Sep 1953
Indian Opinion Vol.51 No.38 Sep 1953
Indian Opinion Vol.49 No.36 Sep 1951
Indian Opinion Vol.48 No.39 Sep 1950
Indian Opinion Vol.56 No.41 Oct 1958
Indian Opinion Vol.56 No.42 Oct 1958


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