Dr. Mathra Singh

Martyr of Ghadar Party   ਗ਼ਦਰੀ ਜੋਧਾ


1. Dr. Mathra Singh – Before Ghadar

Early Days

Shanghai, China

Sikh Gurdwaras in Shanghai

Back to San Francisco

Immigration to USA/Canada

The Fight Back and Awakening

Formation of Ghadar Party

2. Komagata Maru

White Canada

The Charter

The Showdown at Vancouver

Journey Back – Hardship and Humiliation

Budge Budge Ghat – The Final Face-Off

3. Ghadar

India of 1914

Amritsar 1914

October 1914

Supply of Arms

November 1914

December 1914

January 1915

February 1915

Seeds of Betrayal

Buildup to a Revolution

Betrayal and a Failed Rebellion

A Daring Escape


4. Escape to Afghanistan

Relief, Imprisonment and Release

The Berlin Committee

Turko German Mission to Kabul

Afghan Negotiations

Provisional Government of India in Exile

Approaching Russia for Help

Mission to Tashkent

Mission to Japan and Arrest

To Mashhad, Quetta and Finally Lahore

5. Lahore Case and Martyrdom

Third Supplementary Lahore Conspiracy Case


Prosecution Witnesses

Statement of Accused Mathra Singh (Q&A)

Written Statement of Accused

Charge Sheet



The Last Roar of the Lion

Final Farewell

6. Labh Singh’s Story

Labh Singh’s Story

Losing Family

Amritsar – A New Beginning

Dark clouds of Partition

Fruitless Efforts For Justice From Government

7. Understanding Ghadar

Nationalism on Foreign Shores

Forging Relations With ‘Enemies of Enemy’

Understanding Failure

Great Game and Ghadar

Ghadar and India’s Freedom Struggle

Alternate History

Filtered History – Does a Nation Remember?

8. Annexure – Inheritance

The Premise

Panjab – The Land of Five Rivers

Oral History

Written History

Maharaja Ranjit Singh – Sarkar Khalsaji

Picking up the Sword Again

Chakwal and Dhudial in Jehlum District

9. Bibliography

10. Index