Source: Bernarsidas Chaturvedi and Marjorie Sykes, Charles Freer Andrews: A Narrative (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1949)

C. F. Andrews

Charles Freer Andrews, educator, was born 12 February 1871.

He was educated at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and Pembroke College. He was a Cambridge fellow and became a lecturer there in 1899. He also served as a professor in St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, but his affiliation with Cambridge did not end. He remained a member of the Cambridge university brotherhood, a Cambridge fellow and sometimes, a Syndicate Member.

Later, he served in Punjab University from 1904 to 1913 and was actively associated with Mahatma Gandhi during the passive resistance movement in South Africa.  He later served as a professor in the International University of Rabindranath Tagore Shatiniketan, Bengal.  Andrew Charles freer was affectionately called “Dinbandhu”, or friend of the day, by Indians because of his devotion to them.

Source: Waman P. Kabadi, Who’s Who in India (Bombay: W.P. Kabadi, 1935)


The Renaissance in India: Its Missionary Aspect (London: Church Missionary Society, 1912)

North India (London: A.R. Mowbray & Co., 1908)

Non-Cooperation (Madras: Ganesh & Co., 1920)

Documents Relating to the Indian Question (Cape Town: Cape Times Ltd., 1910)

Indian Independence: The Immediate Need (Madras: Ganesh & Co., 1920)

The Challenge of the North-West Frontier (London: G. Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937)

India and the Pacific (London: G. Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937)


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