November 12, 1931 - The second Round Table Conference was held in London, England which was to discuss Indo-British relations. Mahatma Gandhi represented the Congress of India and had the first meeting of the Conference in the room of Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III at the Ritz Hotel.
November 11, 1931 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III made the famous speech 'If I were a Dictator' which was broadcast from the BBC radio of London.
Articles written by or Interviews granted of His Highness Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah - The Aga Khan III
Published by Mr Ismail M. Jaffer. Ismaili House, Bombay, India.
THERE IS HAPPINESS IN RELIGION, NATURE, ART AND SPORT
November 2, 1931 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave an interview to The Daily Sketch of London in which he shared many personal views on spiritual happiness, marriage, poetry, natural landscapes etc. He said, 'Poetry is the voice of God speaking through the lips of man' ( 866)
September 27, 1931 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave a Radio Broadcast Address to the United States of America which was printed in The Times of London.
December 8, 1930 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote a forward to Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah's book on Persia and said, 'For these reasons, I think Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shahs's books, and especially this latest book on Persia - should be read by those in the West who want to see the East through Oriental eyes.' ( 859)
December 1, 1930 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave an interview with W.R Titterton of the 'The Daily Herald' in London and he talked about his interest in horses, his personal concern for India and its welfare, he regarded himself as the citizen of the world, and other interesting topics.
He said, 'But for many years now, I have been a citizen of the world, above all of Europe.
And let me say here how much it matter that I should know well the languages of Europe...
...Nothing matters to me now as much as this: to use all my influence -- in Europe and in Asia -- to
November 21, 1930 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III attended the Round Table Conference in London, and was asked to make a speech. In this speech, he talked about almost all the important views that were already expressed, the unanimity on self government, and he also gave assurances to the British commercial interests and also talked about establishing a federal scheme that would lead to full self-government and responsibility.
January 16, 1930 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote a letter regarding the position of India's Muslims, the All India Conference of 1928, and proposed a separate federal electorates for the Muslims, reforms in the North-West Frontier Province and Baluchistan, and Sind as a separate province. This letter was printed in 'The Times', London on January 18, and was received from Antibes, France.
London: Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was elected as the Chairman of the British-Indian section to the Round Table Conference. He was also the leader of the Muslim delegation which included M.A. Jinnah (later to be creator of Pakistan) and the Quaid-e-Azam or Sir Mohammad Zafrullah Khan. The inaugural session held at the House of Lords was presided over by King George V.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III's horse Blenhein won the 1930 Derby. This was his first Derby winner, ridden by H. Wragg and given odds of 18 to 1. The British Royalty warmly congratulated Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III on winning the greatest of races.
November 7, 1929 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote an article which was printed in 'The Times', London regarding the British policy in India. He talked about the history of the British rule in India, the will of the British nation to establish dominion status, the adjustment of the relations between the Indian States and a Dominion India, the freedom for Burma, the withdrawal of the British Army, the need for Indian statesmanship. ( 845)
May 1, 1929 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave an interview to the Daily Express in Nice, and discussed the Simon Commission, the Hindu-Muslim relations, solution to the problem of poverty in India and also paid a tribute to King George V. The interview was printed in 'The Times', London on November 7, 1929.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III married Mlle. Andre Carron , the mother of Prince Sadrudin, at Aix-le-Bains, France.
December 31, 1928 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III presided at the All-India All Parties Moslem Conference in Delhi and a grand reception was given in his honour. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III also gave the Presidential address wherein he talked about the future of the Muslims in India, the importance of unity between the nation and also touched on the topic of the slaughter of cows.
October 12, 1928 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote two articles regarding the dominion status for India, the rights of the minorities, especially Muslims, the defence of India and other important issues which was printed in 'The Times' London, on two consecutive days. ( 813)
June 17, 1928 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent a message to the East India Association from Paris regarding the future of the mill industry in Bombay. The full report and text was printed in 'The Times of India', Bombay, June 19, 1928.
December 10th to 30th 1927 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III visited the Jamats of Mumbai, India.
December 9, 1927 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave a statement to the Press in Bombay which was printed in 'The Times', London, December 10, 1927. The statement was issued as Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III arrived in Bombay from Europe by mail-boat. Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III said, '...I am moved only by love for India. The whole country is divided, and while these divisions last, progress is impossible.' ( 803)
December 2, 1926 - Princess Theresa Magliano, second wife of Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III and the mother of Prince Aly Khan, passed away. She was a well- talented sculptor, widely known in aristocratic circles of Europe under her professional name of Yla.