India's Freedom in American Courts
Published by the Friends of Freedom for India, "India's Freedom in American Courts" was a pamphlet that described court cases in which Indian anti-imperialists and other allies in the U.S. were put on trial for violating "neutrality laws," and threatened with deportation. The case involved Ghadar activists Sailendranath Ghose, Taraknath Das, Bhagwan Singh, as well as Agnes Smedley, Mr. and Mrs.
Photograph of Bhagwan Singh Gyanee in Yokohama, Japan
Photograph of Bhai Bhagwan Singh Gyanee taken in Yokohama, Japan. In November 1913, Bhagwan Singh was deported from Canada and being returned to India. He escaped the ship when it was docked in Japan. In this studio photograph of Bhagwan Singh, he poses with a sword and gun to indicate that freedom for India from the British could only be achieved through armed revolution.
Letter from Agnes Smedley to Bhagwan Singh Gyanee
Letter from Agnes Smedley to Bhagwan Singh Gyanee dated January 18, 1920. Smedley describes the recent activities of the Friends for Freedom of India, and efforts to organize meetings with various intellectuals and politicians.
Letter from Friends of Freedom for India to Dr. D.S. Jordan
Letter to D.S. Jordan from the Friends of Freedom for India signed by President Robert Morss Lovett and Secretary Agnes Smedley, dated July 21, 1919. The letter describes the recent arrest and possible deportation of four Indians -- D.K. Sarkar, Gobind Behari Lal, Baghwan Singh, and Santokh Singh -- in addition to Gopal Singh and Taraknath Das, who were earlier arrested for deportation.
Photograph of Bhagwan Singh Gyanee
Bhagwan Singh Gyanee, president of the Indian revolutionary Ghadar party at the American Federation of Labor building, Washington, D.C.