Har Dayal, "India in America" (1911)
Article from the July 1911 issue of Calcutta-based Modern Review written by Har Dayal, one of the founders of the Gadar Party. Dayal describes the lives of Indians in the United States, with an emphasis on four classes of persons: "the Sikhs, the Swamis and the Students, with the Spies as an abnormal gang." The article is signed off "Berkeley, (Cal.), U.S.A., April 28, 1911."
Letter from Dr. Har Dayal to W. Norman Brown
A letter from Har Dayal to Indologist W. Norman Brown at the University of Pennsylvania. Dayal describes his acquaintances from various U.S. institutions, and indicates that he plans to visit Philadelphia for the Summer. Dayal also mentions his permanent residency in the U.K., although his letterhead has a Philadelphia address.
Har Dayal, "Forty-four Months in Germany and Turkey"
Published by P.S. King & Son in 1920, Forty-Four Months in Germany and Turkey records Har Dayal's impressions of the two nations. Throughout the book, Dayal criticizes German nationalism: "Some Americans defended slavery on the ground that the negroes really belonged to a different species, and could therefore be treated like animals.
Har Dayal, "Our Educational Problem" (1922)
Published in Madras in 1922, Har Dayal's Our Educational Problem considers British educational policy in the Indian colony, with emphasis on issues of assimilation and the value of "Sanskrit vs. English." The preface was provided by the nationalist Lajpat Rai, who, interestingly, also spent an extended period within the U.S., founding the India Home Rule League of America in New York City.
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (June 11, 1912)
In this letter dated June 11, 1912, Har Dayal discusses plans to publish a "radical," "propagandist" magazine to Stanford professor Van Wyck Brooks. Dayal mentions support received after a meeting from Dr. Hugel, Dr. Newcomer, and Dr. Sabine. Dayal also mentions possible titles for the magazine included The Radical Student, The University Radical, and The New World.
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (July 12, 1912)
Letter from Har Dayal to Professor Van Wyck Brooks dated July 12, 1912, written from Stanford University. Dayal describes going to the city, and meeting John D. Barry who intends to publish a small magazine in the style of Elbert Stubbard's Philistine.
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (August 4, 1912)
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks, dated August 4, 1912 and posted from San Francisco (c/o Dr. H.M. Beck). Dayal mentions visiting Hindu farmers in Stockton, and having agreed to deliver a course of weekly lectures in San Francisco on social revolution. The first lecture was published in the Bulletin.
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (February 10, 1913)
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks, dated February 10, 1913 and posted from Berkeley, California. Dayal responds to Brooks, who is going to England. Dayal also mentions that he has written a short essay on Jesus, on the suggestion of Bulletin editor John Barry.
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks (December 23, 1913)
Letter from Har Dayal to Van Wyck Brooks, written on December 23, 1913 and posted from Berkeley, California. Brooks appears to have been visiting England, and Dayal asks about the people he is meeting. Dayal writes about the time he met Winston Churchill that October, who he found "a very mediocre kind of person." He also urges Brooks to meet Peter Kropotkin, if he has a chance.