January 22, 1921 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave an interview with the Press that was printed in 'The Civil and Military Gazette', Lahore, 25 January 1921. The full text of the interview was circulated by the Associated Pres of India. The main topic of the interview was India's connection with Britain. ( 704)
1921 - Bombay: Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote the foreword to H.P. Mody's biography of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta, called Remembering Sir Pherozeshah Mehta.
'It is with great reluctance that I have accepted the author's kind invitation to write this Foreword,
for I am well aware of my shortcomings for the task. Unlike many others happily still alive, I did not get
to know Sir Pherozeshah till the very evening of his life...' (Aziz; 716)
Sir Pherozeshah: A Political Biography The Times of India Press, Bombay, 1921.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh University.
November 6, 1920 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote an article for 'the Times', London, 6 November 1920. It described the British Policy in the East. He wrote of the conditions under which Bolshevism would flourish in India, restoring to the Indian army the primary task of defending India, he made comparisons between Egypt and Mesopotamia among other such topics. ( 698)
November 5, 1920 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote a special article, headlined 'British Policy in the East: The Aga Khan's Protest: What Indians are Thinking: A Reasoned Warning' for 'The Times', London.
Due to the efforts of Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, Aligarh College was upgraded to the status of University.
December 19, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III delivered a speech at a dinner in honour of E.S. Montagu, in London at the Savoy Hotel, to celebrate the passing of the Governemnt of India Bill in appreciation of E.S. Montagu's services to India.
December 12, 1919 - London: Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III delivered a memorial to the Prime Minister of England on behalf of His Majesty's Muslim Subjects, where he spoke of the dimensions of the Turkish problem.
October 10, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave evidence before the joint select committee on the Government of India Bill. He spoke of the making of the 1919 reforms.
August 8, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent another letter to 'the Times', London, with regards to the suffrage of Indian women. The article, printed on 11 August 1919, described the attitude of the Southborough Report on the question of women's suffrage. It disagrees with Lord Southborough's opinion in that the great majority of Indian women of the well-to-do classes are not in seclusion. ( 645)
June 3, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III and Sayyid Ameer Ali sent a letter to 'the Times', London, regarding the post-war future of Turkey, printed on 6 June 1919. 'At this critical moment, we regarded duty as citizens of the British Empire to plead once more for a considerate hearing at the Peace Conference of the Mussalman case on behalf of Turkey.' ( 633)
The Dhoraji Religious Library held a special meeting. N.M. Budhwani, the Honorary Secretary put a proposal for the publication of a periodical in Dhoraji, which met an approval of all members.
It was resolved that its first issue, known as the "Ismaili Aftab", should be published during the 42nd Salgirah of the Imam, and N.M. Budhwani was appointed its editor.
Additional info on Itmadi Nuruddin Budhwani and his family are available in the attached link.
March 7, 1919 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III delivered a speech at a banquet hosted in honour of Lord Sinha in London, where he made tribute to E.S. Montagu and Lord Sinha.
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote 'India in Transition' and dedicated the book in the loving memory of Lady Aly Shah. Hindu leader Lokmania Tilak called this book 'The Gita of our times' .
Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III was also awarded with the degree of LL.D by the Oxford University.
August 12, 1917 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III sent a letter to 'the Times', London, with regards to Gokhale's last political testament, printed on 15 August 1917. He made tribute to G.K. Gokhale and his political ideas. ( 525)
July 17, 1917 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III wrote a letter to 'the Times', London, in defence of Lord Hardinge, printed on 23 July 1917. He spoke of the Indian admiration for Lord Hardinge, the attacks made on him by the press, the role of Indian soldiers in World War I and Lord Hardinge's resignation. ( 522)
Two assassination attempts by Germans were made on Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III's life. A bomb was thrown at him in Lucerne, Switzerland and his coffee was also poisoned. However the bomb failed to go off and Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III never drank the coffee.
April 1916 - The King-Emperor of Britain bestowed the rank of a First Class Prince of the Bombay Presidency together with a salute of 11 guns on Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III.
1915 December 8, 1915 - Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III gave a speech at a meeting held in memory of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta in London. Source: 'the Times of India', Bombay, 8 January 1916. 'This attitude of Sir Pherozeshah Mehta conformed to the principles he applied throughout his public life. Amid the storm and stress of years of political activity, he never departed from the spirit of his confession of faith as President of the sixth session of the Indian National Congress at Calcutta in 1890.' ( 512)