Srinivas Ram Wagel Monday, Dec 23 2013 

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Srinivas Ram Wagel,a Tamilian from India was the editor (financial department) for North China Daily News in Old Shanghai. Author of several finance books (including one on China) and journal articles, he migrated to USA , probably around WW1. He contributed many finance related articles for The New York Times. In the Hindu-German conspiracy trial, he was accused of taking money for Hindu uprisings. He denied the charges and was later exonerated. He died in 1940.

Now, if only there was more information available on his Old Shanghai sojourn!!

Ghadr-Annie Larsen affair-Hindu-German conpiracy Monday, Apr 15 2013 

Ghadr was an Indian freedom revolutionary movement formed in San Francisco, USA in 1913, drawing support from Indians, mainly living overseas. Ghadr means mutiny in Urdu. The Ghadr party’s Indian members were principally Sikhs. The call for mutiny was intensified with party representatives spreading the message of Ghadr through visits to various countries including China. The purpose being garnering support and collecting funds as well as distributing printed literature and pamphlets.

In Shanghai, Gujjar Singh is considered to be a main proponent of the Ghadr chapter. The Shanghai gurdwara located on North Schezuan road extension (old name) became a central point where Ghadr activities were carried out.  Isabella Jackson in her journal article, ‘The Raj on Nanjing Road’ mentions that 6 Ghadr activists who were sentenced in a trial were from Shanghai.  Incidentally, Kirpal Singh the spy operative who revealed the Ghadr plot details to the British authorities was supposedly a former Shanghai Municipal Policeman.

The port of Shanghai served as a convenient point for Ghadr activists to preach the message of Indian freedom.

Note:  Ghadr is also known as The Annie Larsen affair as well as the Hindu-German conspiracy (or Indo-German conspiracy).

Dr Chakravarty – Ghadr, Hindu-German conspiracy Monday, Feb 25 2013 

Dr Chakravarty - Ghadr, Hindu-German conspiracy

Dr. Chakravarty – Ghadr affairs liaison between German & Indians, based in USA, 1916-1918

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