I must express my gratitude to a number of friends who have encouraged, advised and assisted me in the preparation of this compilation:
-Shafiur Rahman, the initiator of the Dadoo-NaickÂer-Xuma scholarship at Edinburgh University, who has been a constant source of assistance and who obtained for me several items from British libraries;
-T. G. Ramamurthi for his painstaking efforts to find, copy and provide me with material from the NaÂtional Archives of India;
-Ms. Frene Ginwala for drawing my attention to the documents in the ANC archives at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London and in the Pyarelal CollecÂtion in the National Archives of India;
-Mrs. Sonia Bunting for preparing for me an index of references to Dr. Dadoo in The Guardian, Advance, Clarion Call, and New Age;
- the staff of the Institute of Commonwealth StudÂies and Yale University Library;
- and to many others, particularly Prof. Thomas Karis, Brian Bunting, Maindy Msimang. Essop Pahad, Francis Meli, Ramnie and Issy Dinat, Nikhil Chakravartty and Mulk Raj Anand.
The documents in this compilation are mainly from the following sources:
United Nations documents
Passive Resister, Johannesburg, 1946-1948
Thomas Karis and Gwendolen M. Carter (ed.) From Protest to Challenge: a Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1964, Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1973
A. Lerumo. History of the Communist Party of South Africa: Fifty Fighting Years, 1921-1971. Indian edition. New Delhi: People's Publishing House, 1978.
South African Communists Speak: Documents from the History of the South African Communist Party, 1915-1980. London: Inkululeko Publications, 1981.
African Communist, London
National Archives of India
Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London (ANC archives)