John Thivy


John Thivy

Infobox President
honorific-prefix =
name = John Thivy


order = 1st President of Malaysian Indian Congress
term_start = August 1946
term_end = 1947
deputy =
predecessor =
successor = Budh Singh
birth_date =
birth_place =
death_date =
death_place =
spouse =
religion =
party =Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)
languagesspoken =Tamil, English

John Aloysius Thivy was a prominent Malayan Indian nationalist and the founding president of the Malayan Indian Congress. He was a lawyer by occupation.

John Thivy studied law in London before returning to practice in Malaya. In London, Thivy had a chance to meet Mohandas Gandhi and came to be interested in the Indian independence movement. On his return to Malaya, after getting his law degree in 1932, he became actively involved in the Indian nationalist movements.

Later, after the fall of Malaya to the Japanese, Thivy's interest was rekindled by a speech given by Subhas Chandra Bose in one his rallies in 1943. Thivy joined the Indian National Army in 1943 and served in the Burma Front.

After the Japan's surrender, John Thivy was held at Changi prison for anti-colonial activities and was only released after India's independence.

In August 1946, Thivy became the Founder President of the Malayan Indian Congress (MIC), which represented Indian interests in Malaya. He was helped in the setting up of the party by other notable individuals such as Janaky Athi Nahappan. The MIC was modelled after the Indian National Congress. The party actively participated in the Malayan Independence movement.

The MIC was formed due to a need for representation on behalf of Indian community in the post war development of Malaya. At its nascent stage, the Party was committed to the attainment of:
* Freedom and democracy for the country.
* Positive inter-racial harmony and cooperation.
* General prosperity and stability of the country.
* A fair share for the Indian community in the future of the country

The party's founder also sought to check social problems such as low literacy level, alcoholism and family violence faced by the Indian community in Malaya. At the outset, the party was committed to positive inter-racial harmony and cooperation and obtaining a fair share of the economic cake for the Indian community

In 1948, Thivy was appointed as an official to represent India in Southeast Asia by the .

ee also

*Indian National Army
*Janaky Athi Nahappan
*Malaysian Indian Congress

References

* [http://www.s1942.org.sg/s1942/indian_national_army/freedom.htm Biographies of INA freedom Fighter National Archives of Singapore]
* [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1379778.cms Times of India]
* [http://www.mic.org.my/history.php Malayasian Indian Congress. History]
* [http://www.rsi.sg/english/theasianjournal/view/20060825172311/1/.html Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army. Asian Journal, Radio Singapore International] .


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Azad Hind — This article describes the organisation formed during World War II in Singapore. For the Provisional Government formed by Raja Mahendra Pratap during World War I, see Provisional Government of India. Provisional Government of Free India आर्ज़ी… …   Wikipedia

  • Janaky Athi Nahappan — Puan Sri Janaki Athi Nahappan, also known as Janaky Devar is a freedom fighter and founder member of the Malaysian Indian Congress, who were one of the earliest women involved in the fight for Malaysian (then Malaya) independence.Janaky was only… …   Wikipedia

  • List of World War II topics (J) — # J XX # J Malan Heslop # J. Aird Nesbitt # J. Allen Frear, Jr. # J. B. Stoner # J. Braid # J. C. Gilbert # J. Caleb Boggs # J. Carson Mark # J. D. Salinger # J. D. Tippit # J. Douglas Blackwood # J. F. Lehmann # J. Fraser McLuskey # J. Henry… …   Wikipedia

  • Burma Campaign — For the British non governmental organisation, see Burma Campaign UK. Burma Campaign Part of the Pacific War during World War II …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Admin Box — Part of the Burma Campaign Sikh troops of 7th Indian Division man an observation post in the Ngakyedauk Pass area of the Arakan, Burma …   Wikipedia

  • Indian National Army — Infobox Military Unit unit name=Indian National Army caption= dates= August 1942 September 1945 country=India allegiance= Azad Hind branch= Infantry role= Guerrilla Infantry, Special Operations. size=43,000 (approx) commanders= ceremonial chief=… …   Wikipedia

  • Subhas Chandra Bose — Subhash Chandra Bose সুভাষ চন্দ্র বসু Shubhash Chôndro Boshu Subhash Chandra Bose in his uniform Born 23 January 1897(1897 01 23) Cuttack, Orissa, India …   Wikipedia

  • List of Non-resident Indians — Non Resident Indians (NRIs) are people who hold an Indian citizenship legally, but do not live in India. Therefore, this list does not include individuals of Indian origin who are legal citizens of a foreign or their current resident country… …   Wikipedia

  • Asaf Ali — (May 11, 1888[1] – April 1, 1953) was an Indian independence fighter and noted Indian lawyer. He was the first ambassador from India to the United States. He also worked as the governor of Orissa. Educated in the St. Stephen s College, Delhi, and …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Meiktila and Mandalay — Battle of Central Burma Part of the Burma Campaign Sherman tanks and trucks of 63rd Motorised Brigade advancing from Nyaungyu to Meiktila, March 1945 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.