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Speeches and Writings of Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha
Source type: book
Document type: public address
Document title: “Congress Presidential Address”
Author(s): Wacha, Dinshaw Edulji
Publisher: G. A. Natesan and Co.
Place of publication: Madras, India
Year of publication: [1920]
Pagination: 1-97 (excerpt below includes only page 4)

Wacha, Dinshaw Edulji. “Congress Presidential Address.” Speeches and Writings of Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha. Madras: G. A. Natesan, [1920]: pp. 1-97.
Dinshaw Edulji Wacha (public addresses); William McKinley (death: international response); McKinley assassination (international response); anarchism (international response).
Named persons
William McKinley.
“...Presidential Address to the Seventeenth Indian National Congress held at Calcutta 1901” (p. 1).

Title herein taken from table of contents. No title for the address is given at its outset. The running title appearing at the top of the pages is “Congress Presidential Address, Calcutta, 1901.”

Congress Presidential Address



     The death of another exalted personage, by the hand of a dastardly assassin is also greatly to be lamented. Though not directly connected with India, the Indians have a genuine love and regard for the Americans, who are, after all, the kith and kin of the English beyond the Atlantic. We are specially grateful to them for their generous sympathy and support during the dark days of the two severe famines which closed the nineteenth century. It was an act of international sympathy which we Indians can never forget. The death of Mr. McKinley, late President of the United States, is, therefore, greatly deplored by us. It is indeed mournful to reflect that so good, so capable, and so popular a President should have fallen by the hand of one of the bands of that fanatic brotherhood, who entertain the frenzied cult that Society and Order are best served by anarchy and shooting down or stabbing princes, potentates and presidents. That such ideas should now and again take practical shape is deplorable. They sully the fair fame of the West, which, it is to be hoped, Civilization and Humanity may soon put an end to.