"You have no idea what just one scrap of My sadra will mean to the world in the future."
-Meher Baba
Chanji's Diaries
The contents of Chanji's Diaries are wide ranging. Many of the diaries were kept in inexpensive little notebooks and pads of paper, whatever was available to Chanji, particularly in times when he was travelling with Baba and resources were few. Some of the diaries are extensive and others consist of only a few pages or with little written on each page. The diary numbering system was applied some years ago and does not entirely reflect a chronological order. Where the diary is long enough to make the pdf large it has been divided into sections for ease of download. In time these web pages will be remounted in the form of a more user-friendly interface, which will allow easy location of just the particular diary pages that you might be interested in along with transcriptions and more extensive helpful search tools. Currently we are able to provide this basic archival presentation, just the diaries as they were kept all these many years in the very same trunks and cupboards that Baba was referring to in the opening page of the Archive Section. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the available pdf files. Please click here to download Acrobat Reader and follow the instructions on your computer.

Jul. 10, 1926 – Nov. 11, 1926 | Part 1 | Part 2
Jan. 1, 1927 – Feb. 3, 1927 | Part 1 | Part 2
Feb. 5, 1927 – Feb. 28, 1927 | Part 1 | Part 2
Mar. 1, 1927 – Mar. 31, 1927 | Part 1 | Part 2
Apr. 1, 1927 – Apr. 28, 1927 | Part 1
May 26, 1927 – May 31, 1927 | Part 1 | Part 2
Jun. 1, 1927 – Jun. 16, 1927 | Part 1 | Part 2
Jul. 1, 1927 – Jul. 4, 1927 | Part 1 | Part 2
Aug. 1, 1927 – Aug. 31, 1927 | Part 1
Sep. 2, 1927 – Sep. 30, 1927 | Part 1
Oct. 1, 1927 – Oct. 30, 1927 | Part 1
Nov. 2, 1927 – Nov. 27, 1927 | Part 1 | Part 2
Nov. 16, 1927 – Feb. 7, 1928 | Part 1 | Part 2
Jan. 1, 1928 – Jan. 17, 1928 | Part 1
Jan. 24, 1928 – Jan. 30, 1928 | Part 1
Feb. 1, 1928 – Feb. 9, 1928 | Part 1
Feb. 16, 1928 – Feb. 23, 1928 | Part 1
May 10, 1928 – Dec. 31, 1928 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Jan. 1, 1929 – Jan. 5, 1929 | Part 1
Jan. 1, 1929 – Sep. 16, 1929 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Jan. 16, 1930– Mar. 1, 1930 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Apr. 1, 1930– Aug. 7, 1930 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Jan. 1, 1931– Aug. 26, 1931 | Part 1
Aug. 28, 1931 – Sep. 30, 1931 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Oct. 1, 1931 – Nov. 7, 1931 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Nov. 17, 1931 – Dec. 4, 1931 | Part 1
Feb. 1, 1932 – May 19, 1932 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Sep. 28, 1931 – Oct. 10, 1933 | Part 1 | Part 2
Feb. 9, 1933 – Mar. 28, 1933 | Part 1
Apr. 1, 1933 – Jun. 12, 1933 | Part 1 | Part 2
Aug. 1, 1933 – Dec. 31, 1933 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Jan. 1, 1935 – Dec. 29, 1935 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Jan. 1, 1936 – Dec. 26, 1936 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Jan. 1, 1937 – Dec. 31, 1937 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Jan. 1, 1938 – Dec. 31, 1938 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Jan. 1, 1939 – Dec. 30, 1939 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Jan. 14, 1940 – Jan. 10, 1941 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Jan. 1, 1942 – Nov. 13, 1942 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Jan. 19, 1943 – Dec. 13, 1943 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Jan. 25, 1944 – Aug. 11, 1944 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
 
 
Below is Chanji Diary 62. (The numbering of the diaries was done long back and has no particular meaning.) It is essentially a collection of single document sheets which had been divided into 8 separate groupings. Some are actual diary pages from the late 1920s and the rest are loose notes and appear to be mainly from that period, although not all are dated.

Diary 62 – Section 1 | Part 1 | Part 2
Diary 62 – Section 2 | Part 1
Diary 62 – Section 3 | Part 1
Diary 62 – Section 4 | Part 1 | Part 2
Diary 62 – Section 5 | Part 1
Diary 62 – Section 6 | Part 1 | Part 2
Diary 62 – Section 7 | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4| Part 5 | Part 6
Diary 62 – Section 8 | Part 1 | Part 2
   

Chanji’s Diary 57 was originally a bound notebook, but came into the Archives as unbound sheets, which do not show the individual page order as it existed in the notebook. This diagram explains:

(signature_ordering.png illustration from: https://benosteen.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/blog-to-book-experiment)

This diary is being presented in two versions. First the signatures or whole sheets as they were originally scanned and secondly as individual pages rearranged to their original order as Chanji wrote them.