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Correspondence : 1932

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000027238

01.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

2

I do want your letters. Why do you not write. Do not think that letters are unwelcome to me.

000033416

01.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Proposed fast postponed at present. Reference to Chhara's problem. Reference to Ramji- his demand for electrification. Reference to Tilakram, Indu. Kishorlal's asthma trouble vanished because of some treatment. Let Jamna try it.

000027078

01.01.1932

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The article complains the influence Gandhiji has exerted on the U. S. A. as regards philosophy, Art and food.

000018864

01.01.1932

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Commentary on Government measure abolishing King's commission from Indian Army.

000030714

01.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

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1

They are friends of India. They have come to study the country & the morden movement. All Congressmen please render them all possible help.

000018863

01.01.1932

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1

Containing cherupu yagna narayana sastri's prediction about Gandhiji under heading 'Mahatma Gandhiji and India."

000027079

01.01.1932

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1

This article in the Saturday Evening Post gives short amounts of early history of India its caste system and early settlement of British in India.

000028152

01.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07830

MAITRI

2

Go to Darjeeling but see that there also you observe Ashram discipline and rules. Also remember all cannot go to Darjeeling.

000029508

02.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08739

SAPRU, Tej Bahadur

1

Feels Government wants to see him (G) only if he approaches with the straw in the mouth.

000033328

02.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

It is 11-30 p.m. I may be arrested today night itself. I have full faith in you. God will give you enough strength to face all the difficulties. Mirabehn will come there after my being arrested. You have to guide her. I have liked Laxmi's decision. Books and magazines at the Ashram to be handed to Gujarat Vidyapith.

000018485

02.01.1932

11018

CITY CONGRESS COMMITTEE

11019

NEW COTTON MILLS CO LTD.

2

In view of the impending clash with the government and consequent resumption by boycott of British goods movement we appeal to cancel all orders of British goods and co operate fully with the congress. Other wise rigorous boycott of the mills would be pronounced.

000018486

02.01.1932

10998

HORRABIN, J. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Appreciate cable clear statement situation while still able emergency representative meeting Tuesday.

000018488

02.01.1932

11021

SETHNA, Phiroze

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Chairman of National Liberal Federation with a view to avert revival of civil Disobedience and its disastrous consequences offers their services to government as well as to congress with a view to explore every avenue of maintaining peace and successful conclusion of work of Round Table conference.

000018487

02.01.1932

11020

LEE, Thomas B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Concerning over Indian Situation and impending resumption of civil Disobedience Struggle appeals in the name of Christ and Biblical precepts not to resist and aggravate the situation. Disobedience cannot correct disobedience gods law of love can adjust all world problems and will do so just in proportion as men demonstrate humility forgiveness and love.

000027827

02.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

1

Meet me in Ahmedabad if at all I reach there:

000018497

03.01.1932

11027

CLARE AND INCA

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

3

Love letter of Mrs. Clare communicating how they missed seeing him and party on Saturday morning and how lonely the 88 knights bridge appears and how eagerly all of them including children would be looking forward to every word that can be spared for them.

000018496

03.01.1932

00471

HORNIMAN, B. G.

00472

INDIAN INDUSTIRAL…,Secretary

1

Copy of Bombay Governor in council's warrant authorising the police commissioner to arrest and remove Gandhiji to Yeravda central prison during the pleasure of government.

000026398

03.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01401

TAGORE, Rabindranath

1

I am very tired. Give your blessings to the coming struggle.

000026397

04.01.1932

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

01401

TAGORE, Rabindranath

1

Enclosed was signed just before arrest. May God help us.

000027085

04.01.1932

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1

Gandhiji and Vallabhbhai Patel photographed together on eve of arrest.

000018489

04.01.1932

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2

Containing speech of C.D. Mehta on the Financial position of India, treating specially the issue of Exchange and Ratio.

000031633

05.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

1

Instructions re: endorsements of a cheque.

000018490

06.01.1932

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Referring to Gandhiji's great appeal to "Follow Sanatanists" which moved a very orthodox pundit to tears, Rajaji worrying about his health warns him not to repeat the attempt. dit to

000025191

09.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Gives news about his own health and diet and inquires about her health.

000027868

10.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

Good you mind the infant class. How do you fare ?

000018491

10.01.1932

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3

An article by Reginald Reynolds in the 'Hindu illustrated weekly ellushating his impressions about Gandhiji under heading "Bapu" some thoughts about Gandhiji's stay in England and the work in Round Table conference.

000033329

11.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

If I want to write to you at leisure, I should be in jail. This time, Sardar is also with me. My health, good, even though I still have not overcome the feeling of fatigue. Diet, same as earlier. Sardar also take only tea, roti and vegetables. No rice. I don't know who else has been arrested. Please inform. I have not written to Kakasaheb and to Chhaganlal Joshi. Send leather for making chappals and soles. I learn that Kasturba has been arrested today.

000024164

12.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08311

GANGA DEVI

2

Inquires about their health and fruit garden at the Sabarmati Ashram.

000027187

12.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10458

KASHINATH & KALAVATI

1

(1) Be moulded slously (2) I remember you had undertaken to obey Narandas.

000031634

12.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1) Instructions re: sending him carding Bow etc. (2) Inquires re: parcels (watches) to be sent to Evans & Rogers (British detectives on G during r. T.C*.)

000028716

12.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10489

THAKKAR, Mahalaxmi Madhavji

4

Everybody should find out what perticular diet suits his body. Then discusses various food articles etc.

000028138

12.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07830

MAITRI

1

Inquires about health.

000028210

13.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08646

VARTEJI ABBAS

1

How far have you progressed in improving the carding process ?

000033023

15.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

You may now write long letters .What is your progress in the matter of "Charka" writing of Ramayans? -any other writings? How about your health? -and state of mind?

000028033

15.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

Personal inquires.

000018626

16.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Containg notes on "Self-Respect Movement" and Benard shaw and Non-Violence shaw says if you disarm naions they will fight with fists.

000009635

17.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

How is father ? Is he well looked after ? How are you keeping yourself ? You must begin giving me Urdu lessons.

000031635

18.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1) Says He (G) shall be compelled to use rubber sole if sole leather not procured.(3) Informs re: his diet. Walks spinning etc.

000022614

18.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08155

TRIVEDI (Prof.)

2

Thanks for fruit and requests not to send any more unless asked for.

000022630

20.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08161

LITTLE FRIENDS, London

2

Remembers their meeting him and thanks for their gifts. Asks if they feel fun in receiving a letter from a prisoner. Informs that G. is not conscious of having done anything wrong.

000028136

21.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

2

Do you also wish to go to Darjeeling. Do what you like but improve your health. I know you are sober.

000033331

21.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Received post from Ashram today only. No objection to inclusion of some statements from my letters in 'Ashram Samachar'. Ashramites may come to meet at any time as per their wish. Krishna Maiyadevi and others may be allowed to go to Darjeeling. To pay them one-way fare: Enquiry about Abbaas Saheb; and also Raojibhai Manibhai of Sojitra. Venilal was too ill at Bombay. How is he now ? My congratulations to Kantilal, Pruthuraj and others.

000019993

21.01.1932

07101

LINDSAY, Michael

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

Towards a letter from Charles Roberts and a safe custody receipt for a sealed parcel containing gifts by Gandhiji at the time of his leaving South Africa left with late Sir William Wedderburn and entrusted by the latter to Mr. Charles Roberts.

000028137

22.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08631

KRISHNA, Maiya Devi

1

How did you manage to have the full !

000025617

23.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08419

SYKES, Frederick (Sir)

4

Giving instances of misuse of Government powers acquired under Ordinances (in matter of Vidyapitha, other School building, beating etc) desires Government to play the game fairly so that in the end neither party may have to accuse the others of maliced.

000027667

23.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

1

Inquires about herself and others.

000025837

23.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

Inquirs about herself and others.

000031636

23.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

(1) Informs his (G's) sleeping thrice during day to make up London wear & tear in spite & full sleep at night (2) Plans to spin 500 yds per day against present 250 yds. (3) Informs jail authority's granting his (G's) demand for weekly visit.

000009462

23.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

I saw you in Bombay, so I suggested to Anandi to write. Do write to me.

000018492

23.01.1932

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4

Contains a studied contribution by Rev William Robert Moody acquainting Gandhiji to Westerners under heading "What is Gandhiji's Religion" Gandhiji is a great man but does not come up to Jesus or any of the Christian saints.

000031280

23.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08091

LILAVATI

2

advises not to work beyond capacity Feels such distinction due illusion as soul behind the body is the same.

000025056

24.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08392

PARMAR, Lalji K.

2

Do not remain lazy. Spin and induce others to spin.

000032665

24.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

1

I had seen you in Bombay. But I had not asked you anything then. You may send your accounts for the last months. You seemed to be keeping good health.

000033332

24.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

You will know more about my things through Mirabehn's letters. My weight - 106 1/2 lbs. and that of Sardar is 144lbs. Champa's letter causes concern. She should be separated from Ratilal for some time. Ratilal seems to be harassing her. Please inform me whether I should continue to send all my paper through you. Thoughts come to me at the opportune time. Mahadev and Kakasaheb have collected them. Reference to Giri family.

000031002

24.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

2

Asks. to suggests some names for her son from which G will finally choose. Praises her father in Law's benevolent nature & asks to request him (her father in law) to come back foreign shunning greed of earning.

000009636

24.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

How long was Babajan kept in Nadiad ? What about his diet ? Timely precautions may be taken to avoid lice trouble in the beard. We remember Babajan. How old is Sohala's baby ? There is no restriction on my letters, provided they are non-political.

000009779

24.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

2

Do not worry about your illness. Resume work only when you are totally alright.

000023447

24.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Asks for personal news.

000027239

25.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

2

Asks for the news of the family and desires to write to Chhotalal that he may now commit Gita by heart.

000033022

25.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

I remember about the writing of the history of the Ashram.But I don't know how far it will matarialize. My right hand has not remained sufficiently serviceable. You have written about Magan Charka. -You may send your question about Almora so that I can write to you the relevant things. Similarly about the history of the Ashram. How do you spend your time ? How about your health? You have not yet replied to the questions raised in my earlier letter.

000033840

25.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09812

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

2

You just came and went away. How is your school ? How many students and teachers ? How about Jagannath and his brothers ? How is your health ? Write to me.

000032518

25.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

2

Gandhiji refers to a booklet sent to him by somebody. The booklet contained a speech of Ramnathan who argued against Khaddar. The booklet also contained counter arguments by Pattabhi and Varadachari. Gandhiji asks Shankarlal to go through the said booklet. Ref. to Gulzarilal Desai. Shankarlal should ask Anasuyabehn to write to Gandhiji.

000025184

25.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Do not wirry about us. We are both O. K.

000033963

25.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

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2

Gandhiji has written a note on the 13th Canto of BhaganvGita. Body of the individual and the supreme being. Body made of five elements, etc. pain and pleasure: Man has to do things. Sin and merits. Man should know the difference between himself and the supreme being. To try to get Liberation.

000033333

26.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Enquiry about Ramji and others. How about spinning and weaving activities at the Ashram ? enclosing herewith Canto 14 of Gita which had been left out here only. I learn that there is some disturbance in your health because of intake of groundnut.- not advisable.- you may take almonds. maximum 5 tolas.- Roti, vegetables, milk and curds would be enough.- Some food with starch content also a cause some diseases. This is the opinion of latest research.

000033334

27.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

As per Mahavir's letter, others also may be sent to Darjeeling and they may be paid the expenses. Congratulations to Surendra. Canto 14 of Gita enclosed herewith.

000021861

27.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

(1) Advises to take Friction sitz bath and light diet to cure irregularity in monthly period; and (2) to write in Urdu. States that if government does not allow Miraben to see him he would cease seeing others.

000024389

28.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08339

SHAKRIBEN

2

Urging to write. No necessity to spare him while in jail. Enquires about mental peace and Babu's weakness.

000027870

28.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

1

Has the ear improved ? etc. etc.

000028565

28.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08671

QURESHI AMINA

1

I am sure you will be a credit to Abha.

000032943

28.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

I like Krishnadas idea of staying with you. But I don't want him to leave Wardha when he has begun some work and that work is still incomplete. I think discipline demands that he should stay there till he finishes that work. That which is dear to us may not be honourable to us. About Almora, you may ask Jamnalalji or Mathuradas. It may be wound up or keep the decision pending. People will deep on talking all sorts of things about such activities. We need not grow nervous on that account. You need not worry as long as you put into practice all your thoughts. We need not cherish evil thoughts. Then there is no cause for disappointment.

000024651

29.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08359

BAJAJ, Janakidevi

2

Sorry we could not even talk. But you can write and work. We are all O. K. here:

000029386

29.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08726

ICHCHHA, HARI

2

How to console you over your child's death ? All those born do not live and those who live also die.

000033124

29.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09754

BUDHABHAI

2

It appears there is still some love lost between you and Parvati. You are not expected to stop talking with her or with children. You shoiuld win over her to your side with love. Do write to me if there is any problem. How about your health?

000031081

29.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

1

Approves her not writting to G.when very busy. Feels glade at her health recovery.

000025183

29.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Tell Swarup Rani not to grieve over Swarup's and Krishna's going to jail. God takes care of all.

000025838

30.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

Inquires about herself and thers.

000018493

30.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07269

ROY, Bidhan Chandra (Dr.)

1

I appreciating your great and good letter accept your correction We have come nearer.

000028724

31.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10489

THAKKAR, Mahalaxmi Madhavji

2

Prescribes diet and its proportion to obviate gas trouble.

000031637

31.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1) Praises Radha. (2) Suggests re: her keeping evening prayer hours.

000018494

31.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11023

RAMACHANDRA K WILLAWATTE

1

Sorry that a complication has arisen with reference to the Temple Entry question. However a non Hindu may sympathise with the reform movement but he cannot and ought not to take part in any direct action.

000033964

31.01.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

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2

Discussion re: the nature of wordly life- compared to a tree whose branches extend from top to the bottom. The soul should reach such a world from where it need not return to this world. The sensory organs try to entice man, but man has to extricate himself from their clutches. Shri Krishna says that he is the cause of everything in this world. Only God is indestructible. [Note : Gandhiji has a addressed a few words to Narandas to know from him whether women would be able to follow the explanation. If necessary, he would try to make it simpler further sometime later.

000033335

01.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Right hand gives pain- Chanchalben's son Veer's death has taken place. I have written to her. It may be publlished. I have written to Gangabehn. Parnerkar still seems to be restive. Trees bearing fruits-plantation. Prof. Trivedi, Prof. Higginbotham may be contacted. Totaram is also there: Reference to Somabhai, Bhansali, Leelabehn, Hasmukhram. Leather for chappals may be sent through somebody, when he/she comes to see me. Champa need not be sent to Ratilal all alone. Enquiry about Abbas Saheb. Ranchhodbhai writing to Budhabhai and Parvati.

000024130

02.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08308

CARLA

2

Approves of her decision to stay with her husband.

000029431

02.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

If you are willing I wish to get much work from you and for this I should know your mind.So do write to me, don't hesitate.

000021683

02.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08038

VITTHALDAS, Premila (Lady)

1

Requests not to send fruits etc. as whatever is required is supplied by the jail authorities.

000033336

03.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Your letter. Lady Vitthaldas, Trivedi, Vidya Hingorani and Damodar came to see me today in the afternoon. Received letter for sandals. Ramdas, Chhaganlal, Surendra, Somabhai to reach here by 7-00 p.m. You should take leafy vegetables, tomatoes, etc. Bath with permanganate added to water. If seems from your note in the letter of Scott's some that you have sent the biography of Scott. but it is not traceable here: There is a letter from Tilak. It seems that the diet has not suited him. He seems to have been habituated to non-vegetarian food.

000023164

03.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05312

MATHEW (Magistrate)

2

Invites correspondence. Is glad that he looks after friends.

000031638

04.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

(1) advises not to overwork (re: collecting) civil disobedience news.)(2) Suggests visiting him (G) every week at jail if unable to restrain naturally. (3) Inquires re: Ashram & Ashram Guests.

000009463

04.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

Some people laugh in happiness and weep in unhappiness. Attempt to remain neutral i.e. detached in both. Which essays have you written ?And which poem you liked the best from the Seventh book.

000025742

05.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08440

MEHTA, Kapil Rai

2

Take complete rest and build up your body tell Nanabhai we remembered and his Daxinamurti.

000028211

05.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08646

VARTEJI ABBAS

2

Inquiring about spinning activcities in the Ashram.

000027033

05.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08532

BHANDARI (Major)

1

Requests for permission to visit or see other civil resistance prosoners.

000032271

05.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Gandhiji says that Pushpa found leisure to write to him after a long time. For the delay on her part, Gandhiji would like catch her by the nose. It was Friday 8 p.m. at the time Gandhiji wrote this. So he wanted to know from Pushpa whether she really felt herself being caught by her nose. He asks her to improve her handwriting still. He wants to know how far did she progress in Gita.

000025743

05.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

You write after a long time. Improve your handwriting still more:

000027886

06.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

5

God speaks through man and not through books. Gita is no history in its real sense. Again in those days war war no taboo and even non violent people killed animals for food What it teaches is renunciation and doing ones duty without caring for consequences if a relative has to be killed as duty it may be done without compunction. The inner meaning provides solution of fight between good and evil in one self Thanks for the offer of books.

000027668

06.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

If there is nothing else to write, narrate the day's happinings.

000025839

06.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

1

Hope you are well and have learnt Sanskrit Slokas.

000009464

06.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

I cannot answer your question regarding foreign cloth because it is a political matter. Ask Narandas; and if you are not satisfied with his reply, ask me when we meet. Mahadev should not lose weight, For health sake any necessary food can be taken.

000009637

07.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

How much to trouble you ? If I will not know Urdu well, you will be found fault with ? Worry no more about your disease. I heard a beautiful bhajan from Umadevi's daughter who sings well. But you yourself are a treasure of bhajans.

000033965

07.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

3

In the 16th Canto there is a discussion about the righteous actions and the wicked actions. Discussion regarding the result of the two types of actions. Detailed discussion on what the righteous actions and wicked actions consist of. Righteous actions lead to higher achievements. Wicked actions lead to hell.

000027050

08.02.1932

08538

GOVERNMENT, P.S. to

08537

BHANDARI, M. G.

1

Enclose H. E. Sir Frederick Sykes' letter to Gandhiji for safe delivery.

000023066

08.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

2

Conveys personal news.

000033337

11.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

It seems Champa is eager to meet me. Let her come next week. Post sent by you has been received. A portion of your letter is torn off. Who did it ? Letters sent for Chanchalbehn have not reached here: The papers sent by you may be numbered so that no paper would be missing.

000025744

11.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

I do not remember you. What is your age ?

000032272

11.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Your letter to hand. I could not recognise you. Give your full introduction. Mention your age also.

000022616

11.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08156

TRIVEDI, J.

1

Informs that he can come to visit him on his visit day.

000022617

11.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08156

TRIVEDI, J.

2

Advises (1) to imbibe only the good and leave all that is bad (2) and to consider himself to be a representative of all that is good in India.

000025840

12.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

1

Learn to avoid mistakes in repeating Gita slokas.

000027869

12.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

Get the ear examined. Go to Bombay is necessary Dr. Jivaraj can help.

000033338

12.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

6

Ramji does not get enough yarn. Madanmohan Bohra wants to come to see me. Problem of Bdudhabhai and Parvati seems to be a bit difficult. But you are strong enough to face all dificulties. Regarding fruit, bearing trees, my views may be regarded as those of a layman, unless they are confirmed by some experts. Please enquire about Prabhudas and his health.- Reference to Totaramji, Dhiru,- Reference to Japanese writer and Jeramdas-. Sardar send his blessings to you all. (Gandhiji has written about his and that of Sardar's daily routine : time of getting up, prayer, daily walk, diet, reading books, magazines and daily newspapers, etc.)

000029408

12.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

If everybody is intrested in Ramayana it will serve two purposes at a time.

000025829

12.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01793

SHANTA

2

Why feel shy of Sardar ! Those who mix with Bhangi; belong to all communites - Rely on God for health.

000032727

13.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14053

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

Ref. to Ramji Vankar's requirement of yarn for weaving. Narandas was to talk about it. Enquiry about Gulzarilal's wife. Gandhiji had given up milk. Enquiry about Mridula. Ref. to Anasuyabehn's letter.

000033966

14.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

3

The 17th Canto consists of the replies given by ShriKrishna to Arjunas's questions about the results that would be obtained through actions done with faith. Detailed discussion on how the actions done because of the three qualities:"Sattva", "Rajas" and "Tamas" result in three different ways.

000028034

14.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

Your primary duty is to improve your health Study of Gita can wait Then inquires about others.

000025841

18.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

Do not worry if you do not get centpercent marks.

000027670

18.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Inform Narahari to take care of health in "C" class. Learn to write letters.

000033088

18.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09743

GANDHI, Kashi Chhaganlal

2

You need not worry about Prabhudas. You write to me in detail after meeting him. About Krishna, some things had come to me. I have written to Prabhudas about it.

000032273

18.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Your letter to hand. You have improved your hand writing a lot. Glad to learn that you are able to play on the harmonium. Would like to listen to it. But it would be long before you play on the harmonium which would be worth listening.

000025745

18.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

So you are learning harmomium. Can you play well enough for me to listen ?

000021680

18.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08037

TRIVEDI, JAGJIVANDAS MEHTA

1

Parents should educate the child considering it not to be their own but as one, handed over to their care by God.

000033339

19.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Reference to Valjibhai, Leelevati,. Reference to the problem of Champa and Ratilal, to Chimanlal, Krishna and Maiyadevi, Laxmi. Gandhiji discusses the ideas of "Sacrifice" (Yajna), its different shades of meaning. Service to others. enclosing Canto - 18 of Gita. Reference to Devdas.

000009465

19.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

Photo worship is also an idol-worship; and yet they not quite the same. We cannot introduce idol-worship in the Ashram; as it consists on people of faiths.

000029387

20.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08726

ICHCHHA, HARI

2

Discard mourning for Arvind Physical separation is inevitable in life.

000025514

20.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08407

ASAR, Mathuradas Purushottam

2

If one has faith in one remedy and sticks to it, there is nothing wrong even if it fails. Body is after all not immortal. Similarly in spiritual disease, there is only one remedy renunciation or absence of arrogance And this is possible only when we are in good company.

000009778

20.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

2

Do not get hasty Let the body be properly rebuilt. Do not worry over the fall in khadi sale. Appreciation of Laxmi's handwriting and her service to vithaldas.

000009508

20.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

2

We are partly responsible for the untruth practiced by our colleagues and hence the necessity of good company. But one has to tolerate one's colleagues. We may not knowingly take part in the wrong doing but Once you are involved in such a situation there is no escape. When the whole surroundings is untruthful deserting it is the only resort. We do not wind up the Ashram though there exists untruth. We tolerate our colleagues and strive to pull on. Do You know the new method of spinning by Takli ?

000033967

21.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

8

Even after listening to the 16 Cantoes, a doubt remains in the mind of Arjuna re: the teaching of Gita. Lord Krishna explains the gist of the teachings of Gita in a summarised way in the 18th Canto. Exphasis on doing one's duty without having in mind the desire to reap fruits. Wherever there is Lord Krishna there is Arjuna and there is victory always.

000027047

24.02.1932

10453

GOVERNMENT BOMBAY, P.S. to

08537

BHANDARI, M. G.

1

Herewith a letter from Secretary of states for delivering to Gandhiji.

000024169

24.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08312

HARIPRASAD

2

Advises him to serve his mother without any expectations.

000033340

24.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Complaints from Laxmi that her letters are being read. Discuss with Shankarlal regarding increasing of spinning activity. Parnerkar affair is painful. Reference to Giri family, to Padma, To Leelavati's health. Revanshankarbhai's son Dhiru was benefitted by sun-bath. Several such cases.- Reference to Matthew and spinning.

000024390

25.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08339

SHAKRIBEN

2

Desiring her to write him without the least reservation.

000025842

25.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

1

Do commit Gita slokas by heart.

000027671

25.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

If man grows he has his root. As tree sucks food through roots man does it by his stomach. Then call it his root.

000024314

25.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08330

RANCHHODJI DAYALJI

1

Inquires about news. and congratulates on their courage.

000030580

25.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08820

MAN MOHANDAS

2

Says:- "The book can prove that without spinning wheet and khadi foreign cloth boycott is impossible the book also says what should be done for the boycott.

000009509

25.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

2

In mis efforts to mend oneself. There is the worship of truth. Tolstoy at times erred in his opinions but he corrected himself as soon as he found out the error. I am firm in my opinion that for Coliring conout of both husband and wife is necessary but not for separate lining.

000021622

25.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08017

MAN MOHAN DAS

2

"Draft of introduction to the book of Gandhi Man Mohandas.

000027044

26.02.1932

11126

INSPECTOR GENERAL Of PRISONS

08537

BHANDARI, M. G.

1

Allow Gandhiji to see. Vallabhabhai's son and his wife to-morrow.

000032666

26.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

I got your letter after a long wait. Tell Chhotubhai that we both remember him very often. What news about Pyarelal ? How is Chandubhai ? Where is Suman at present and how is she ? I am well.

000032274

26.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Your Hindi is good. Congratulations ! You will write to me after talking to Parasramji.

000025746

26.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

It is difficult to recognise you due to your growth. Congratulations for good hindi.

000018559

26.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11062

HOUSEMAN, Lawrence

2

My fast is an appeal to the British conscience and world Despite my love for the British people the misrepresentation of mine is painful to me etc.

000023448

26.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Asks for personal news of Chhotubhai and other.

000028139

27.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

2

Do mix with other Gujaratis there: Keep up your studies.

000028220

28.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08646

VARTEJI ABBAS

2

Higher the goal higher the efforts we have to make to reach it. Heance with every failure we should put in greater efforts.

000028444

28.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08648

MEHER TULSI

2

Personal news. I know your work is going on regularly.

000027719

29.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08597

BHAGWANJI

1

Why worry ? can you not offer in service whatever you have and be content ?

000033936

29.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Gandhiji wrote for the week an article under the caption of "Death" the friend". It is about the last speech of socrates : The words he uttered just before he drank the cup of hemlock, which he was given because he had been sentenced to death. Socrates says that injustice can never be done to a good man whether in this world or the other world. He had no ill will towards those who complained against him or those who sentenced him to death. But socrates said to them that they should give similar judgment for those in future who adopt his path.

000032181

29.02.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06714

KRISHNA

2

No body has come to see me in recent days. I am well. Sardar is with me. You both can come, if allowed. Kasturba must have been released by now. Give up desire for money. It does not keep with you. Do service to others as much as is possible.

000031003

01.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

2

Suggests Gopal or Mahadev being names of God & explains their different meanings. Prefers naming children according to the virtues expected from them.

000025843

03.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

Speak not lie even in jokes-learn how to question. Congratulations for coming first in the examination.

000032667

03.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

1

 

000023449

03.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Complains about poorness of her letters.

000024396

03.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08239

CHIMANLAL

2

Good your health is improving. Advises father Elvin and shamrao to write me. Try to remove Champa's unhappiness. A wife's rights are equal to a husband's. I have already written about Abbas's drawing of a spinning wheel.

000027672

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

1

Improve handwriting.

000032668

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

1

Really wonderful ! Again a small letter on a single page. You have not written anything. You can write about so many things - what you read, how much you spin, how did you maintain your health, where did you move about, etc....

000025747

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Appreciates Hindi of the letter and asks to improve handwriting.

000024315

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10418

PATEL, Ishwarbhai

2

Gives personal news.

000032275

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

When I saw your first letter in Hindi, I thought it was some other Pushpa. Your handwriting this time is very good. Mangal is able to write good handwriting. Anyway, your handwriting is better than the earlier one.

000033388

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

I had sent a telegram to Kushalbhai, praying for recovery.- Let on, there is no news from you also. I think the clouds have dispersed. Jail arthourities have permitted people to see me. Non-political persons would be allowed.

000029437

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04453

NANABHAI

2

Vijaya will undergo lot of strain as Tara has left.

000023450

05.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Complains about dearth of news of her activities.

000027030

06.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08532

BHANDARI (Major)

4

I appreciates the trust put in me by Government in asking me to decide as to who should be considered to be political inmates of the Ashram. But before I do so there should be an agreed definition of the term "political" To me. all civil resisters cannot be called political persons.

000033341

07.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Leather for sole of chappals may be sent. Non-political Ashramites will be allowed to meet me without any hindrance. But who is to be considered as non-political ? Waiting for the definition. Enquiry about Prabhavati. Manilal is to come nextweek. He should come and see me if possible.

000033938

07.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

7

I am writing about the reminiscences of Imam Saheb. His real name was Abdulkadar Bawazir. - went to South Africa for trading by about the same time I went there: His father, a priest at Bombay. Not much scholastic education ; knew Arabic fairly well; knew Gujarati, Konkani, English, French. - Had two wives- First met him in 1903.- Great confidence in himself. He had helped me in founding the Phoenix Farm- came to stay in the Farm worked actively- went to jail several times. An ideal prisoner. Returned to India with me for he decided to stay with me. Hence the decision.

000030584

08.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08820

MAN MOHANDAS

2

(1) Recommands to see the list at the end of Puntambekars essay or Gregg's book. (2) Humouringly says It definitely is disadvantage to have a name same as mine.

000029409

08.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Why should God reward everyday prayers when prayer in itself is a reward ? There is no policy superior to truth.

000023067

08.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

1

Conveys personal news and inquires about Maud's death.

000021626

08.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08017

MAN MOHAN DAS

2

I have no knowledge of the letter written by self literature on wool and silk industries hand by Gandhiji. Better refer to the list appended to Shri Pultandekar's essay.

000027669

10.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Only five marks for your handwriting. Tree has its root in the soil while man has it with his hand.

000024316

10.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08332

NEPOLIAN

2

Gives personal news and asks him to improves his handwriting.

000009475

11.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09438

DESAI, Narayan

2

Now that you have become Narayan, I shall affix 'Rao' to it. you seem to have learnt carding. Mahadev likes slivers made by you. How many threads do you spin a day ?

000032785

11.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01686

ANASUYABEN

1

Write everything about Shankerlal. Shift him to Municipal Hospital if necessary. Enquiry about Nanakram of Labour Hospital.

000009466

11.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

1

If bhai has gone to "Mandir" your shouldering the responsibilities will be equivalent to going to Mandir.

000009467

11.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

1

Spinning for self even increases the nation's wealth and sets an example for self help.

000009484

11.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01802

DESAI, Durga

2

Mahadev was brought here yesterday. Do not worry about his leg. You can write and come to see us.

000027673

13.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Do not expect my letter every week.

000031151

13.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08935

DAHIBEN

1

Says There is no shortage of work for one who accepts path of Service. Inquires her brother's health.

000032276

13.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Regarding speaking good things, I have written in some other letter. God has given us the capacity to speak. But it does not mean that we should go on speaking anything and all the time. We should speak good things and suppress the bad things.

000025748

13.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

God has given us power of speech etc to do good and oust the evil.

000032744

13.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

On reading your letter I thought you were leaving. Hence I wrote to Anasuyabehn. Please write about the present position.

000033904

14.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08991

GANDHI, Kasturba (Mrs.)

1

I was thinking of writing to you. I read that you are still outside the jail Mahadev is with us. Thus our company has grown. Ramdas came and met me. Hi is well. Keep on writing to me.

000033342

14.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

3

Right-hand not giving enough service. Age-problems will be there: Will of God. We should make proper use of limbs. You have not written about Khushalbhai. Reference to Jaisukhlal, Kashi, Laxmi, Moti, Reference to Haridas Gandhi and Ramdas; to Gangabehn Zaveri, to Radah's expenses. Reference to Rev. Holmes of New York. Telegram to be sent to him. Let Leelevati write about the proportion of mixture of almonds and dates.

000031004

14.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

1

Prefers Madhavdas instead of Madhavlal. Asks not to treat his suggestion as final.

000009638

16.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

"Consider this much sufficient for to-day, because writing with left hand takes much time. Mahadev has been brought here: He remembers your bhajans : Uth Jag Musafir Will you send the same in Urdu script for me ?

000027031

18.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08532

BHANDARI (Major)

1

Substitute Gangaben Vaidya for Chhotalal Joshi in the list of persons whom I can meet.

000023817

18.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06818

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

I am convinced this above, will eliminate starvation.

000025714

19.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08368

ZAVERI, Gangaben B.

2

People in the fight cannot see me. I can express no opinion as I am a prisoner.

000031077

19.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08921

GODAVARIBEN

1

FEels sugar not to be on essential estable. Feels Jaggery GOLE or raw sugar cane more better than sugar.

000033343

19.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

I met Haridas, Chhaganlal and Narsinhbhai today. We can meet once in a week. Reference to Hemaprabhaben, and industrious and skilled lady- praiseworthy work done by her. Reference to Chimanlal, to Lukes. Please go through my letter to Tilak. Reference to Hariomal.- Gandhiji has mentioned a list of persons for whom he has enclosed letters.

000025844

20.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

Study the environments. More can be seen later on. Can you read the sky ?

000025749

20.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Your handwriting is good-with care you cab improve it.

000032277

20.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

If one were a leader ("Sardar"), would one write oneself ? He would get his things written by others. This time your handwriting is better. If you take care, you will be able to do even better. Did you receive any letter from Kamala ?

000029410

20.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Pyorrhoea patients should brush their teeth twice a day with preferably neem sticks which remove poisonous fluids. In prayer only those who can sing harmoniously with others should sing. Harmonious singing in Pryaer is effective so too is silence. Children give up habits of stealing etc. through love not through fear. Flattery and sincere service are as a part as falsehood and truth. .

000027674

21.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

1

How is Narahari ? Do they all stay together ?

000033123

21.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09754

BUDHABHAI

2

As long as you don't forget Parvati. You will feel uneasy. So, instead of being Babu's father, try to become his "guardian." Be satisfied with whatever Narandas can do in the mattar. Do not worry if you keep on feelinlg uneasy. All will be well.

000031107

21.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

1

Says his Sadhana (path) has always remained in the from of public service, Which is a must in search of Truth. Inquires his health.

000032758

21.03.1932

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

The first notice from the Government was received on Thursday. I met the Collector at his request. Discussion regarding the labour problem. The Collector enquired whether I was involved in political activities. I told him that my main work was the the Charakha Sangh. The Collector said that he had heard that I was involved in other activities also. I said as long as my involvement in the work of Charakha Sangh would protect the interests of the labourers involved in that work, I would keep away from the other work. The Collector asked me to give it in writing about the policy of the Charakha Sangh. I told him I would not do it only to escape from punishment. I also told him that he is free to take any action against me as per law, if he deems fit. News regarding release of Jamnalalji on the next day. Jamnalal sent a letter through Shri Jajuji to hand over the charge of Charakha Sangh to him (Jajuji). In that Jamnalalji has stated that we should go on doing work and not to bother about what people say about us.

000023451

21.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Advises to interview Pyarelal and Gulzarilal if permitted.

000009780

22.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

2

Dates sent by you are spoiled by insects. Do not send anything unless asked for.

000023068

22.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

1

Informs that Gandhiji does not remember Dr. Ramchandra Rao and that there is no difficulty in passing the time.

000028035

22.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

Inquires about health.

000032760

23.03.1932

06818

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

2

Jamnalal writes to Shankerlal saying that policy of the Charakha Sangh should be continued as it is. He asks Shankerlal to keep on doing his work without bothering what people say about it.

000028212

24.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08646

VARTEJI ABBAS

1

Do the work without worrying but we should think about its reprecussion when done by others and then decide if it is our duty to do it.

000033344

24.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Your letter. Reference to Indu's health- Enquiry about his diet, etc. Discussion regarding what type of dramas could be shown to children in the Ashram- Reference to Haridas, Krishnadas, to Vidyapith Library and its administration. Treating guests at Ashram.- Reference to Amtussalaambehn; to Pyar Ali. Experiment regarding intake of milk.

000009639

24.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

"My Urdu handwriting is certainly bad but. I shall improve them gradually. Try to find a book for Urdu spellings. My best complements to Hamidali and Sharifally; whose assistance at Godhra I remember. Babajan's letter was duly received but I cannot reply, though I can write to girls like you. Send me some Bhajans in Urdu.

000032743

24.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

Gandhiji got the clarification on receiving Shankerlal's letter. As long as the habit of reading the newspapers continues, thinking process will continue, Gulzarilal keeping well, has good company. Enquiry about Mridula.

000023452

24.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Personal news.

000018501

24.03.1932

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Publishing a confidantal circular of "Royalist" regarding Round Table Conferance secrets pact with Muslims and National goverment and change of Policy.

000030937

25.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08896

PATEL, Raojibhai

1

advises to write regularly & says this time we are relay being tested.

000023028

25.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07568

ALEXANDER, Horace G.

2

Informs that G. has now some companions, that time does not hang on him that spinning wheel books and writing keep him fully occupied and that G. did require rest very badly.

000017628

25.03.1932

10178

DIUSHAW, H. E.

05590

GOVERNMENT OF BOMBAY (Dept.)

4

Referring to the transfer of Aden Civil Administration to the central government of India submits 5 points ventilating the public opinion of Aden to Bombay government's secretary for consideration.

000031641

26.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1) advises to take easy the delays in receiving letters Realising we are prisoners. (2) Suggests dropping salt milk butter to prevent heat. (3) Suggests Griffiths translation of Ramayana & principal Upanishads.

000031640

26.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1) Asks to write immadiately as bar on his (G's) correspondence is lifted. (2) Says Mahadev is most industrious spinners among us.(3) Informs continuence of Milkless diet & inclision of bread.

000024653

26.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

Inquires about his health and that of others. Mahadev has come here:

000023642

26.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

1

Personal news.

000009468

26.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

Elder brother has gained in weight; and can now easily move about. Sister's duty is to look after brother's welfare irrespective of her age.

000024372

26.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08239

CHIMANLAL

2

Inquiry and opinion about Bambu spinning wheel, Condition of the nose and reasons of sharda's avoidance of oil rubbing and sunbath treatment.

00023640A

26.03.1932

07849

KASTURBA

08238

WILLINGDON (Lady)

1

Devdas address- Gorakhpur Jail.

000032724

27.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14053

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

Ref. to the sudden death of some relative of Shankerlal. Gandhiji asks Shankerlal to have trust in God. Vallabhbhai and Mahadev are also grieved to learn the news.

000025845

28.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

All subjects of study require intelligence. Spinning also can be such if we think about possible improvement in the Charka.

000027675

28.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Girl of your age must have sound physique, sound mind etc. gives long list.

000025036

28.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08391

PATEL, Vimalaben Anand

1

Conveys and asks for news.

000031166

28.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08939

PATEL, SomabhaiI

1

Asks to improve health. Inquires about Bhansali.

000033939

28.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

John Ruskin was a great writer, teacher and great philosopher. Died about 1880. - used to write monthly letters addressed to workers since 1871. Another book in four volumes about Ruskin's thoughts. The thoughts are similar to the ones which we put into practice at the Ashram. A day might come when somebody would be able to write rich Gujarati just as Ruskin wrote rich English.

000021851

28.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Suggests going somewhere for a change or to escape heat.

000030601

28.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05568

EMERSON, H. W.

2

Expresses distress at Bombay govt's intention of selling beyond recall, lands of reculcirant farmers of Ras & other such village & says this overlooks Lord Invins remarks Feels all irrevocable acts which parties might possibly deplore in future or for which posterity may curse us should be avoided.

000027146

29.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08466

KALAVATI

1

Improve your handwriting.

000032935

29.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

4

Gandhiji discusses his experience with "Magan Charakha" and also the one prepared by Prabhudas. Gandhiji was suffering from pain in his left elbow. Even then, he could continue spinning and he hoped to regain his original speed gradually. Gandhiji discuss about the nature of God. God is given different names but "Truth" or "Satya" is the one which explains fully the nature of God. Call it by any other name e.f. "Rama". If we keep on reciting the name after understanding its full meaning, then it must yield you fruit. Gandhiji refers to the death of Gangadevi, wife of Totaramji. She kept her cool till the end, reciting the name of "Rama". She asked all others to keep calm and not to be perturbed in the least. Totaramji also kept his cool and bore the loss patiently. Gangadevi brought credit to the Ashram. (Ref. to Sardar, Mahadev, Kakasaheb and Narahari.)

000027666

31.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

the best thing to learn is how to lead a pure life. All of equal age do not have equal temperament.

000031152

31.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08935

DAHIBEN

2

Says shortage of workers is abvious where work is difficult. In cause wise workers should work more & dedicatedly.

000023453

31.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Gives personal news and expresses hope that she will come up to expectations.

000009176

31.03.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

2

Your letters' (hand writings) are uneven. It is good that you rise early. learn multiplication tables.

000018862

31.03.1932

 

 

 

 

1

 

000018861

31.03.1932

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from Manchester guardian containing a letter from Mr. welfred wellock applauding Gandhism as potent Bulwork against violence.

000033190

02.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09783

RAMA

2

I have not noted in any of your letters that you are waiting for my letters. You should give up your laziness. How is your health and mental state ? Will you be regular in writing ?

000031108

02.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

1

(1) Infroms that after a good churning of heart (mind) in S. Africa he (G) awarefully become a Thiest. (2) Suggests some places for resting (change).

000009469

02.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

Bapu Raj is not Swaraj. In Swaraj men possessing mature intelligence will rule. Let us hope that the domination of motors will decrease in Swaraj regime.

000025846

03.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

This can be cultivated by carefully understanding all our environments including law, plant, animals etc and even sky.

000032278

03.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Your handwriting better this time. Regarding spinning see my letter to Kanta. You acted the Bharat - Mata in the drama. You will now have to cultivate her characteristics.

000033345

03.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji expresses concern about Ashramites falling ill. Enquiry about effective maintenance of cleanliness at the Ashram- His suggestions regarding making arrangements for some sick Ashramites at health-resorts. Reference to Prabhavati and Kanta who are in Lucknow jail.- JayPrakash in Bombay.

000031011

03.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08905

KISAN

1

Appreciates her letter & her teaching physical exercises to Jamnaben etc.

000025750

03.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Improve your handwriting. be the real Bharat Mata.

000009640

04.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

"I feel ashamed of my Urdu hand writhing; but unless I practice daily I cannot improve - and that is not possible.

000009781

04.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

2

Pleased to see your handwritings. Rest till you recover fully. Do not send any more dates.

000031639

05.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1) Inquires re: the toys Doris' Children sent him. (G) to be given to Ashram children. (2) Requests to share her letters (from G) with Ashram Inmates.

000025020

06.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08664

TYAGI CHAND

1

Glad you are nursing the plague affected people. Then gives idea about his diet and inquires about some persons.

000033929

06.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Read the enclosed letter and copy of my reply to it. If Mathew is ready to come with that condition then he may be accommodated. Send me a telegram.

000025848

07.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

Perseverance alone can succeed. Our spinning is sacrificial for the benefit of those to whom the little extra income is very welcome.

000027676

07.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Sound mind is the result of good thoughts which arise out of good deeds.

000018502

07.04.1932

00000

"BLANK"

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

No reliable data is available fot the present British days. HHowever I have written to Mr. philip Hartog on the subject.

000020860

07.04.1932

07610

GUPTA, JANKISANGH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

On Harijans being forcibly taken into a temple, the temple is deserted by the orthodox and the Harijans themselves have given up going to it. There is no Bhajan and no Arati. What to do?

000027088

07.04.1932

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

advertising men's clothing by 'SAKS'firm giving Gandhiji's cartoon saying everybody must wear it but Gandhi because he spine his own.

000018503

08.04.1932

11029

DIWANJI D. B.

11030

CEYLON DAILY NEWS

1

Commenting the have put against holding congress sesson at Dehli starts, "Nation awakened once and awakened rightly can be put down.

000023454

08.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Gandhiji gives an idea of his activities; news about some persons (Probably in Jail) and his own diet, reading and writing. Desires her to write about Harilal' Ultimately it may be published and Gandhiji will write the preface.

000025847

09.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

Love begets confidence. Control over tongue cures a patient.

000030938

09.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08896

PATEL, Raojibhai

2

Feels one who works beyond capacity lacks wisdom. Feels when most disown their duty few who discharge deserve compliment.

000024654

09.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

Inquires about all the other associates, opines that he is sure that these must be some vegetable that can act as substitute for milk.

000009470

09.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

1

Tulsi worship is in vogue, because it possesses certain qualities. If the other persons are mad, should we too go mad ?

000024010

10.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

2

While conveying blessigs on completion of 32 years hopes he will live for the remaining 2/3 of his life and serve humanity. Informs about his health and diet.

000029411

10.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Children give up habits of stealing etc. through love not through fear. Flattery and sincere servie are as apart as falsehood and truth.

000024373

10.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08239

CHIMANLAL

1

Suggesting to take soda and solt saturated warm water through nostriles and also to form practice drinking water through nose daily.

000033346

11.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji's reference to sick Ashramites. His own experiment regarding milk; not taking milk for two months. No adverse effect on health. Reference to Mathurdas, Rajaji, Jethalal; Reference to Harilal. He should be allowed in the Ashram only on the condition of giving up liquor. Lot of burden on you. Can't help.

000033940

11.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

6

The seeker of truth goes on seeking truth even when he grows old. Old age is no bar for him in his search of truth. In 1922 jail years, Shankarlal was with me. I did not cultivate the habit of viewing the sky. in 1930-31 also I could not do it. Now, I got interested in it. Our earth is a speek in the Universe. Earth is surrounded by sky(or space). Our body, a smaller speek. But even then, it is valuable because, it helps you in search of truth. We should try to know more and more about celestial objects.

000029466

12.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

2

Pain in my right hand is not due to writing or keeping it under head at noght. Please describe me how to massage and I will menage it. the surgeon here diagnoses old age as a cause.

000033347

12.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Noted that a group (of persons) should come to meet me on Thursday. Write a detailed letter to America about Ashram policy of not enjoying any privileges at the Ashram. I was relieved to learn about Mani's departure from this world. Eager to know about Charakha activities.

000027046

14.04.1932

08537

BHANDARI, M. G.

10452

MARTIN

2

The Sassoon hospital specialist wants to charge his fees. Why not allow Vallabhabhai's own doctor to examine him ?

000033348

15.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Reference to Harilal. Harilal not to be admitted into Ashram any more: Referene to sick Ashramities and regarding arrangements at health- resorts. Referene to spinning. Gandhiji's left elbow giving pain like the right thumb. In Japan, children are taught to use both hands equally.

000018504

16.04.1932

11029

DIWANJI D. B.

11031

CEYLON DAILY NEWS, Editor

1

Replying to a reply to no 18503 explains that the writer is ignorant of Indian situation and strength of the congress and the influence that Gandhiji weilds.

000030939

17.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08896

PATEL, Raojibhai

2

expressing trust says I never wish to ask report of your work but would like to know how you keep. This is just to make you aware & worryless.

00012157A

17.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09549

ASAR, Prithuraj L.

2

To cast off parental wealth and prestige is nothing but vanity. parental earnings deserve to be supplemented by self-earnings. We may consult all but do what our conscience bids.

000009478

17.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09438

DESAI, Narayan

2

Desais were called so because of their services. You too may invent a new model of Charka and earn the name.

000027045

18.04.1932

08535

DOYLE

08537

BHANDARI, M. G.

1

Yeravda Prison medical staff needs outside assitance.

000028504

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

1

I can call you when my demand for interviews is accepted by Government

000027871

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

I understand Narahari is better Do not worry and leave everything to God.

000025751

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Swaraj is not Gandhi Raj. It is the Raj of all.

000032279

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Woe be to the country if 'Swaraj' means "Gandhiraj" - "Swaraj" means 'rule of all', in which Pushpa is also included.

000033758

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

One who expects regular letters from me should also write to me regularly. Kusum should be compelled to take rest for sometime for recovery. It is certain that Sabarmati weather is not suitable to you. You can reamin away and still be am Ashramite.

000009472

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

Do not distinguish between relatives and others. Then only you will never be without relatives.

000033941

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

4

This article is in continuation of the previous one. Gandhiji discusses the viewing of the stars. names of the various stars. - how Indian months are given names after the stars Some of these stars are even bigger than our sun.

000028036

18.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

You can decide if to go to Bhomali or to Ashram Inquires about others.

000029412

19.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

REal montessory system is to create even the outdoor atmosphere like that in the classroom Then the children do learn by themeselves. The new entrants in the ashram must follow the ashram rules because even good persons are not perfect.

000033349

21.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji's left elbow giving pain- doctor advises rest. Reference to sick Ashramites and arrangements for them.- Reference to Amtussalaam, to Soni Ramji. Let Kusum get trained in nurshing the sick. Reference to Mrs. Lazarus. Reference to Dhiru. Reference to Manibehn who will be released from Belgaum on 14th May. Let Keshu send he charakha he had promised to Manibehn.

000028505

22.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

1

I can call you whem my demand for interviews is accepted by the Government

000009641

22.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

Let father take rest. I received your Urdu from which I copy the following "Unless I persist, my Urdu will not improve. But where to find time ? Besides writing with left hand is not easy. So better something than nothing . Do not fail next time to inform me about Hamida.

000021862

22.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Advises to live where her health keeps good. Says that services lies not only in a deed but in a kind word and even in a kind thought.

000025850

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

1

Body is frail but God is great. How fine if body can submit to God ?

000027872

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

1

Do not worry about Narahari. He is alright go to see him if you feel the necessity.

000031109

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

1

(1) Says All his development & gains were due to the worship of Truth. (2) Suggests avoiding arrest of present.

000009178

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01785

'CHILDREN'

2

You do not seem to sympathise with the poor as you spin only 160 threads. It is good that you will have regular classes.

000009177

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

1

Be as good as your handwritings. Mahadev Kaka is quite O.K.

000009471

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

So far as is possible do not buy foreign goods. Not purchasing goods of a particular country is not Ahimsa. Give up playing cards if it is likely to gambling.

000023455

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Personal news.

000028037

23.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

Better go to the Ashram. I wish to see you a chaste virgin and an honest worker.

000024655

24.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08359

BAJAJ, Janakidevi

1

Inquires about her health and desires her not to worry about Jamnalalji's health.

000023773

24.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

Gives detailed description of how they spend their time in the jail and news of other inmates. Advises to study Urdu. Desires him to study Urdu.

000032866

24.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00416

GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I cannot suggest to you about Dr. Ambedkar from here: It is enough if the possession of land (in question) remains in our hands. Prabhudas doing well, takes milk regularly. Increase in his body weight by 2 lbs.

000009717

24.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01811

RAMIBEN

1

Surprised to hear from you allude to your birthday but not mentioned the year. I do not remember how many birth-days have passed. May you celebrate many birth-days but do learn to serve someway.

000033350

25.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji suggests that the name of "Ashram Samachar" be changed.- Objection to its name by the Government- No subsription to be collected. If you have not sent cotton, you may not send it at present, as Lady Vitthaldas has sent enough of it.- Reference to Sarvaiya.- Inform Dwega that Mahadev has received her letter.

000033942

25.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Just as a shop-keeper takes out a balance -sheet every six or twelve months, we Ashramites also should do it. ie we should take an account of what has been done, what were our pit falls, failures, etc. and what needs to be done.

000024845

26.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08369

DASTANE

1

If Vatsala wants to get them cut parents need not object. However you are the best judge.

000023771

26.04.1932

01292

YERAVDA CENTRAL PRISON, Supdt.

10396

SUPERINTENDENT GORAKHPUR JAIL

2

Herewith a letter from Gandhi M. K. to Gandhi D. M. duly censored You also may censor it.

000030940

26.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08896

PATEL, Raojibhai

2

Feels improper for Raojibhai to come to meet G at Yervada Prison.

000018506

27.04.1932

11032

NORWOOD, F. W.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

For removing Gandhiji' embarrasment about his mention of general Dyer in his book Mr. Norwood clarifies his position by stating that,`In writing the book it had not occurred me to that this apparently received neither you nor I, I am sure approve of Dyer's action at Ameritsar.

000033352

28.04.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji wants Narandas to send one ofthe two machines for grinding almonds. Keshu knows about it. Even Premabehn might be knowing. to send it as early as possible, say a week's time. Reference to letter about Harilal.

000033351

28.04.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Reference to Harilal's affair.- Reference Gangabehn, to Gangadevi, Santok, Radha and others. Alternate use of left and right hand at the time of spinning. Calculation of output of spinning and also waste during spinning. Reference to Manjula, to Mr. Hill. writing with left hand.

000033113

28.04.1932

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Prabhudas Gandhi, who had been imprisoned in Hindalga prison, Belgaum, writes to Gandhiji, who was at Yeravda prison, Poona. Prabhudas discusses about Magan Charka, etc. He also has a mentioned few things for his father, Chhaganlal Gandhi. He seeks some guidance form Gandhiji about things he is not able to understand. The jail authorities allowed him to write this letter after three months. He had only three sheets of paper and many things to write and hence he has written the entire letter in very small letters.

000032774

28.04.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

I advise you to take bath in a tub. Garlic would not be useful to you. You should remove the extra fat from your body. Fruits may be helpful. And, if fruits also don't help, then, you will have to subsist on mere water. Go to Poona and stay there for some time under the care of Shri Mehta.

000029413

29.04.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

We should not find faults with others and be their judge so long as there is any fault with us and yet we wish our relatives may not abondon us. Hindus and Muslims do not follow the golden rule that blind following of whatever said or done by their prophets is not always good.

000025849

30.04.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

WE should obey the Atma-(god) and not our mind in our actions.

000033757

30.04.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

1

If you can improve your health at Bombay, stay there only for sometime. Observe the Ashram rules and give as much service as possible wherever you are:

000029414

01.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08730

VIMAL KISHORE

1

Know about yajna from Parasram and then ask me if need be.

000027677

01.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Like corn many grow out of one seed, so population increases. Learn to use the left hand for all kinds of work.

000027877

01.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

1

You can see me and Mahadev when you come.

000032280

01.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

"Gandhiraj" means only Gandhi's will be done. Of what use is it? "Swaraj" means 'rule of all' which includes all - you and I also. How can we achieve it ? Please ask Premabehn.

000009479

01.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09438

DESAI, Narayan

2

Reading and understanding of Gita helps us to know our duties. Spinning at any time increases the nations wealth and is a service to the poor.

000029635

01.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08752

SANTA

1

Advocates least use of violent weapons but doesn't opppose lathi (stick) & Lezim.

000025752

01.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Gandhi will be all in all if is Gandhi Raj ! That is not what we want.

000009179

01.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

1

You should learn play and work. Also must pray to Good. If you go to Belgaum do come here:

000024166

02.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08311

GANGA DEVI

2

Advises to go out of the Ashram if necessary for health purposes, and not to worry about physical illness.

000033943

02.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

A week was observed in April as "Shuddhi- Saptaha". In commenting on this, Bhagavanji draws my attention to the wastage of cotton in different ways. The yarn spun has not been of expected quality. Waste of cotton in hastily spinning the yarn. We must find out the reasons : Whether if was idleness or did people it to be a burden ? Gandhiji's suggestions for future occasions.

000023069

03.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

2

Informs that though they are three they do form company thus belying the English saying (that two is company and three is crowd) good you now will have C. F. Andrews there:

000028588

05.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10485

MASHRUWALA, Nanabhai Ichchharam

2

I leave it to Manilal and Sushila to decide wheather they should come to meet me. I shall go through Kishorilal's note on the book.

000032537

05.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09069

SARABHAI, Ansuyaben

1

Gandhiji had learnt about Indu's illness through Dahyabhai. Now he learns about it through Shankarlal. Gandhiji had not written to Sarlabehn and others - purposely avoided it. Ref. to Yashoda's death.

000032747

05.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

Gandhiji asks Shankerlal to take care of health. For, if the health is good, then other things would follow. Gandhiji himself has not started taking milk, depends upon almonds.

000032538

05.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01685

ANASUYABEN

1

Note : Summary as written above as per serial no. 32537

000031643

06.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Trys to replace Almond paste with groundnut paste. (2) Plans to try Magan wheel which will enable rest G's left elbow & delight *Prabhudas. (3) Feels Ashramites progress in line of Voluntary poverty less due to his (G's) own shortcomings.

000029415

07.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Name of your child as Kishorikant is not proper. It is not verily true that the childless persons are not affectioncate.

000027873

08.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

Glad you come. I could not meet the children. But that means Jail life !

000025753

08.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Imbibe Bharat Mata's virtues as much as you can. We cannot remember everything.

000033353

08.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji's detailed instructions (or suggestions) regarding arranging daily routine.Narandas should lessen his burden of work. All Ashramites to go to bed by 9-0 p.m. Children, by 8-00 p.m. Reference to Kusum talk with Kusum- Reference to Gangabehn. Discussion regarding the attitude and behaviour of prisoners- practice of hand-cuffing. Gandhiji himself had been hand-cuffed once in Pretoria (South Africa) grinding machine has been received- So also, cotton for spinnings.- Reference to Dhiru, Totaramji and Jamna.

000032281

08.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

You have to cultivate slowly the characterstics of "Bharat- Mata". Even if you remember all those things that happen in one day, you would faint. If so, one would go mad if one has to remember all the things that happen in years.

000031644

08.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

 

000023456

08.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Advises her to visit Dhulia and to be careful while replying.

000009485

08.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01802

DESAI, Durga

2

Saket is to be read for praying to Rama, not for weeping. Your separation from Mahadev is ??? Comparable is that of Urmila How Laxmandas. You may use spices it you don't keep well without it.

000024150

09.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08310

TOTARAMJI

2

G. is happy to know that he bore his wife's loss calmly G. asks for her reminisceness.

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09.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

Seven lines in Urdu. "Pressure of work is so great that I an not afford to give more time to Urdu. Abbajan and all must have been profited by Abu climate. Dahyabhai's wife died nine days ego. If you are at Baroda, send 'Spirit of Islam."

000033944

09.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Gandhiji talks of neatness in envelopes, etc used for posting letters. Talks of cleanliness by referring to mother cat and two kitten. Human beings can learn many things from the life of animals.

000023636

11.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

3

A detailed account of daily routine in the jail; as to how he passes time, what he reads and proposed, to read and news of verious persons at various places.

000028038

11.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

My speed may increase if I get good silver Take hot water and a little soda.

000032873

12.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09201

GANDHI, Chhaganlal K. and Kashi

1

The night is short and I have to write a number of letters. Please treat these days as days as festival.

000031645

13.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1)A penetrating search after the roof-cause, the desire to possess.(2) Apprciation of her Left-hand writing.(3) Gradually gaining mastery over it. (4) Gave up the use of groundnuts for dietary purposes.

000033354

13.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

5

Gandhiji's suggestions regarding life in Ashram. Discussion regarding spinnning- Had discussed things about Ashram earlier with Maganlal.- He writes to Narandas as and when thoughts occur to him.- Panditji, Laxmibehn and others came to see Gandhiji- Reference to lettersfrom Harila - Reference to pain in hand and elbow.- no cause for anxiety.- List of names of persons approved by jail-authorities.- Reference to Ramdas and some money lying in a bank account. Reference to Kasturba, to Haridas Gandhi.

000028632

15.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

1

Continue to send me Vinoba's discourse. Have you learnt now Takali. spinning ?

000028140

15.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

1

How do you pass time there ? Where do you live etc ?

000024011

15.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Conveys news.

000026554

15.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08493

GANDHI, Sushila

2

Inquires about her surrounding atmosphere and informs that the envelope containing the letter is manufactured by Sardar from wrappers.

000022618

15.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

04556

TRIVEDI, JADURAY S

2

Advises to be a true representative of India.

000029416

15.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

We should record all over secret thoughts also in the diary, but not others faults or their secrets.

000028046

15.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

The instructions do not help me much. I can use only right hand. You alone can decide where to stay.

000029417

16.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08730

VIMAL KISHORE

1

Teach Hindi to others while playing games. Try to spin fine yarn.

000033916

16.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09818

GANDHI, Khushalchand

1

You have performed a miracle. I had given up all hopes of your recovery. but I hope we will still be able to meet in this life. Write to me or get your letters written by somebdoy. Mahadev is with me. Regards to you both.

000033756

16.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

It will be a good thing if your health improves there only. It was a mistake that Kusum did not go on leave. The elderly women should treat the youngsters as their own children.

000033836

16.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09812

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

2

I had learnt about Harilal's activities. I was waiting to hear from you. I have not tried to shield him. However, I still hope he would one day be repentful. Write in more detail about your school.

000023457

16.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Proposes to call for certain explanations (Regarding her book or collection of letters !)

000009451

16.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01798

MENTA BABALBAHI

2

Gita is our guide. if you contemplate on it after reading, you would not find it uninteresting, but enlightening.

000031646

18.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Gandhiji was distressed as Miraben was not allowed to see him in jail.

000033355

19.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Government's 'no to meeting Mirabehn.- Of course, I have written again about it.- If you want to come, do so within a week's time. You may come even on Tuesday. I shall send a telegram about meeting Mirabehn.

000032282

20.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

1

Your handwriting has improved a lot. A young child enters the bed after prayer.

000033356

20.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Reference to Harilal.- Discussion regarding smoking habit on the part of labourers.- Reference to Chharas staying opposite Ashram. Referene to Magan Charakha.

000024397

20.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00416

GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Regarding Prabhudas' spritual perlplexions, Almora centre, Magan Rentio, Devdatta's sister Laxmi. Transfer from one jail to another, and Khushaldas' seeming rebirth.

000009452

20.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01798

MENTA BABALBAHI

2

Do want pleases the elders. unless the action is immoral Reciting prayers loudly is not quite necessary. Giving fingerprints in the jail does not affect self respect.

000009644

21.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

"Excuse for not having replied to your question. You must certainly stay with Ammajan. I cannot understand the so-called religious madness of Bombay people. But think it wise to keep silent for the present.

000023458

22.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Inquires if she sent letters meant for Pyarelal. Opines letters addressed to her by her late husband must be published.

000033946

22.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

An article bearing the caption "Cat the Teacher"- I have been observing a cat here: She teaches her young ones severarl things. She herself does whatever she wants to teach them. She loves them, gives them food, allows them to suck milk. Men should also learn from this: They should teach their young ones through demonstration. They should follow and practise the principles and ideals which they want to teach their children. Education is passing through rough weather, because we ourselves don't follow what we teach.

000022475

23.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08141

ELIZABATH (Miss)

2

Thanks for the letter. Informs that G. did write in reply to the peot's appeal.

000031647

26.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Gandhiji allows himself to see others in the jail, despite the fact that Miraben was prevented from seeing him. Gandhiji was happy that Miraben enjoys reading griffith's transalation of Ramayan by Valmiki. Gandhiji's advice to Mira not to make envelopes for its being an uneconomic. Gandhiji acquired sufficient control over the Magan wheel. Reference of Romain Rolland's letter to the American friend expressing his honest opinion.

000033357

26.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Calculation of labour charges for spinning work.- Reference to Harilal- Reference to pain in the elbow. Electric shock treatment has not yielded desired results.- Reference to Chimanlal, Sharada, Shivaji, to Savitribehn, Father Allwyn,- Pain in elbow comparable to that of tennis-player.

000033950

26.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Gandhiji discusses in the article as to how one can observe non-violence. He discusses the forms of violence. He also says that non-violence generates lot of power/energy.

000031082

27.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10544

RUKMINIDEVI & BANARASILAL

2

advises to go for walks. Feels Rameshwardas to be in deep trouble & asks Banarasi to help if he can say Life of Gangadevi was pious & benevolent. Gives other news.

000033191

28.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09783

RAMA

2

Please keep me informed about your brother and sister. Do you visit the Ashram any time ?

000033358

28.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji lays stress on mental equanimity.- Reference to Vohra, Titus, Keshu.- Reference to spinnings. "Gandiv" Charkaha- Reference to Shankerbhai's hand injury.- Reference to Mathew.

000018508

28.05.1932

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Contating report of a Press Corrspondents about the Bombay Dinner Fuction with Sir Henry Lawrence as the Chairman and sir Ernest Hoston as the gust of honour. Heading being (1) Why the Merchants support Congress (2) Sir E Hotson's speech at Bombay Dinner and (2) Policy of sympathy with Indian Financial Aims needed.

000021863

28.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Suggests (1) to write in good handwriting and (2) to stay where she is if possible otherwise with Noorbanu.

000025851

29.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08449

MANGLA

2

The maker and the baker of breads both should adjust themselves.

000028634

29.05.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

Extension of the silence period is to enable everybody to concertrate. It is not desirable to worship the idol of a living man for he is never perfect. But why workship an idol at all ? God is formless. Precribes diet to remove constipation.

000025754

30.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Your handwriting has improved.

000023459

30.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Informs Gandhiji will write to Pyarelal Inquires about her Programme.

000033947

30.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

4

Gandhiji refers to death that took place in the Sabarmati Ashram: Death of Fakiri, Vrajlal, Maganlal, Gita, Meghji, Vasant, Imamsaheb, Gangadevi. Ganhiji relates the characteristic of each person and the sweet memories that they have left behind in the Ashram. Gandhiji deals with the cycle of life and death and the importance of the second canto of Bhagavad Gita.

000021793

30.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

2

Advises (1) not to take any more vows but observe with consitency those already taken (2) not to force views on others and (3) to look after education of the childern.

000033359

31.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

No final decision about meeting Mirabehn- Reference to Harilal.- Reference to Kusum, Dhiru.- Reference to letters said to have been sent by Kasturba.- Reference to spinning.- Alteration in "Gandeev" Charka- Case of theft by Narayanappa. To ascertain whether he is really repentant. Reference to Imamsaheb and a permanent tomb for him.

000027400

31.05.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

1

I have written to Narandas about persons called by you.

000031648

01.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

Gandhiji's protest. He decided not to see any visitors unless the Government changes the decision. Strain caused to the left elbow by the uninterrupted working of the Magan Wheel.Gandhiji maintains staisfactory weight Miraben's saltless experiment. Varrier's Suggestion to Singh a Christian hymn during every Friend's evening prayer.

000029418

01.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Prediction is forbidden to a devotee of Geeta. Violence of invisible insects while performing essential acts is unaviodable. Observance of Non-violence requires constant vigilance regarding our every action.

000021605

01.06.1932

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"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

2

N. C. P. 123-124 of 'Patit Bhandu" of 1-6-32 containing story of Eknath Maharaj's serving Sharaddha Dinner cooked for Brahmins to hungry Mahar families.

000019994

01.06.1932

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"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

5

Cutting from the 'Ratnakar' containing Gajendra Gadkar's article on government and social laws.

000021791

01.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

1

Work according to one's capacity begets enthusiasm and that in turn begets self confidence.

000027678

02.06.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

If you are a left hander, train your right hand also. One is born of parents.

000033360

02.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

I have decided not to meet anybody as long as the government does not reply regarding permission to meeting Mirabehn.

000025182

02.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

3

This is in Hindi to facilitate early delivery. Inquiries about her health and diet.

000028635

03.06.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

My fingers are too weak to have a through grasp of the Takli.

000027874

03.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

Trust God and He will eanable us to consider happiness and misery equal.

000033087

03.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09743

GANDHI, Kashi Chhaganlal

2

It was necessary for me to talk to you about Prabhudas. We should do whatever is in our hands. If so then, we need not feel sorry for anything. Prabhudas wrote a long letter to me. That is why perhaps he did not write to you. About your health, you should live on fruit juices only for sometime. Apply mud to lower abdomen during might and you should bask in the sun early morning. You will also do exercises in deep breathing.

000018855

03.06.1932

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"BLANK"

1

Government communique to inform Gandhiji that Miss slade priorto her arrest was actively engaged in the furtherence of C. D. movement and as such. she can't he regardeed as non-political inmate of the Ashram.

000033948

06.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

4

I had received a letter from a person suffering from leprosy. He writes to say: I have been cultivating patience through Asanas, Pranayama, Sacrificial offerings, etc and also spinning 500 yards of yarn per day. Patience also helps in sustaining life. I have given the substance of the letter so that the Ashramites can learn from the example of the said patient. We should keep on working as long as our body has the necessary strength in it.

000009642

09.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

Seven lines in Urdu. Serve your elders by singing bhajans. Ask Hamidn to write to me when she is released. God is bad that he does not allow our wishes to fructify. Sardar kaka is adding to the national wealth by preparing envelops.

000029419

09.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

If by giving rest to aching limbs pain lessens then no further treatment is needed. Normally 20 to 30 minitues are sufficient for dinner.

000021792

09.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

1

Repeatition of Ram Nam with trust will carry the faith down to the heart. Till then no real peace is possible.

000021783

09.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

1

Translation of 21792/180

000018511

10.06.1932

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"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

1

danial by father of Elwin mis \chievous reports about his having lost faith in the congress and states " I regard the advent of the political idealisum of Mahatma Gandhi as the most important event of the 20th century.

000025515

11.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08407

ASAR, Mathuradas Purushottam

2

Forget the past and look to the future: Be methodical in work.

000033773

11.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

It is good that you went to Ranavav. Stay there for some time. Enquiry about sanatorium. Render service to the poor. Read new things. Increase your knowledge and efficiency.

000033361

11.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

6

Your letter.- Government 'no' to meeting Mirabehn. I too have already decided not to meet anybody. I liked that you have decided to calculate labour changes at the rate of one anna per hour - (eight hours a day). Some good system should be evolved to maintain records regarding labour (work) done. It presumes honesty on the part of everybody. Ragarding spinning, clean cotton should be used. stress on quality of yarn- Spinning to be treated as "Yajna". Reference to Chimanlal, Father Allwyn- Friday for Christian devotional songs.- For Islamic devotional songs Thursday may be fixed. Reference to Alubihari. For new entrants to Ashram schools, teaching of English may be introduced at al later stage. Reference to erection of a tomb for Imamsaheb. A stone to be placed there till a decision regarding erection of permanent tomb is taken.

000028589

11.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10485

MASHRUWALA, Nanabhai Ichchharam

1

Personal news about Manilal Medh etc.

000018512

12.06.1932

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1

Cutting giving idea of a Lothian Committee member sir Ernest Benett's despair of committee's work and fearing wreckage of New Coustitution by the Congress

000033362

13.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

In the matters referred to earlier, you may take your own decision and that should be final. I need not decide things from here: Left- elbow condition as it was - splint removed. No desired result.- Reference to Mirabehn- she is observing saltless days at present.

000018513

13.06.1932

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1

Cutting reporting fomation of a new party in Madras and attempt of Dr. Subbariyan to secure signatories for his appeal to the Viceroy to abandon policy of repression.

000033363

14.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Mahavir writes that his dues come to Rs. 15/-. He says that expenses comes to Rs. 15/-. You may decide it in your own way. Maitri writes to say that she does not want to marry at this stage. I feel they may be allowed to stay in Darjeeling as long as they want to stay there:

000028636

15.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

4

We should worship the complete idol but nobody is complect the best idol is of Gita Mata. You can contemplete your own mother (if dead) or any word inGita in praise of God. Agood action bears fruits if not in this life then in next life. Hence we need not remain collous even in this life. Hence we need not remain callous even in this life. Seeds of good actions are carried by Atma in the next life. Gita is not history though historical figures and facts might have been used therein.

000023070

15.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

1

States that desire on the part of a prisoner, to know outside happening is mere idleness as he is not able to do or undo anything.

000031649

16.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

6

Pain in Gandhiji's eblow and saltless diet mainly use of fruit & vegetables. Devdas, Manilal & others were all down with fever. Reference to sir James Jean's book. Life is a preparation for death".

000022587

16.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

Conveys news. Hopes his Chinese Mission will succeed.

000029420

16.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Work is never burdensome if we do it with discertion, sincerety and patience.It is burdensome only when it is forced. Verses by Tulsidas apply to passionate men and not to women.

000009782

16.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

1

It seems to have benefited you but it may not benefit me. For the present my body is the concern of the Jailor who believes that my aching elbow merely requires rest.

000028141

16.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07830

MAITRI

2

As I ask others I ask you also if you wish to marry.Good if you not feel like it.

000018514

17.06.1932

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Unsigned telegram from Gorkhpur supplying news of Devdas's health.

000009180

17.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

1

Your letter is well-written. Write still better. Very good that you sweep and card.

000021864

17.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Says that if interviews are permitted she can come to see Gandhiji.

000027679

18.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Your Hindi is good. Keep the Ashram clean. Happiness and misery are the rule of nature:

000026555

18.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08493

GANDHI, Sushila

2

We should be prepared to face difficulties. Ask Pragji to write to me. You come from a 'high' family. How can I force you to write long letters.

000026556

18.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

4

I have ceased meeting people as Mira is not allowed to see me. Hope you all are now free from the poisonous fever. Of course now you cannot come here: After all work there also is service for there is no self interset there: I care little when the fight will end. Then gives news of others.

000023460

18.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Opines that letters written by Harilal to her must be published as these reveal his expections. It is immaterial if she could not fulfil them. She can do that even now.

000033364

19.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Jethalal's report not yet received. Discussion regarding the rules to be observed by the Ashramites. Eating of mangoes.- Kasturba concerned over the matter.- Reference to Chharas, residing opposite Ashram. Efforts should be made to win them over. Cotton for spinning sent by Chhakkaddas. enclosing Totaramji's letter- Reference to Bhansali, Leelaben, Ramnarayan Chaudhari's letter not received. Reference to Ashrams at Vijapur and Amreli. Telegram abut Devdas.

000033949

19.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

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2

Gandhiji discusses the importance of prayer particularly for the Ashramites. He also discusses the discipline to be followed while doing prayer.

000024900

19.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07583

SHAMAL

1

Advises not submit to presure to marry and not to marry Ansuyabehn till he feels the urge to do so.

000024276

20.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10413

ROHINI

2

Asks how she spent her time in the jail.

000009578

20.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01808

TYABJI, Abbas S.

2

You cannot disappoint me even if you try should not therefore, allow such a thought to depress you. You have simply to dance when Raihana sings Glad that you seem to be nearing the end of earthly troubles.

000029467

21.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

2

If the doctors here fail I insist on getting the outside doctor through the government.In that case I will not hesitate to have your services. I cancelled your visit because Miraben was not allowed to see me.

000021794

21.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

2

There is not much difference between grain and fruit. In illness ground nut though considered to be a fruit is inacceptable while rice though considered to be grain (food) is acceptable. The distinction is an invention of Vaishnavas who, being unable to give up fastes cheat God and themselves by saying that (On certain days) they eat only fruit and not grains.

000027131

22.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08550

PATEL, Shantaben Gordhandas

2

See Bhakti Bhen when you come etc.

000031650

22.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

8

On health grounds Gandhiji gave up saltless diet experiment. Mira's inquiry about the electric treatment. Gandhiji's writing about the history of the satyagraha Ashram. Refrence to Damodardas' letter. Gandhiji's interpretation of 'the valiant' who dies but once meaning:- the valiant frees himself from the cycle of birth and death. The joy the rapid repetition of 'Ramanam'.

000027680

23.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Genreal instructions.

000029421

23.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Non attachment certainly applies to one self and to one's dear ones. But attachment to truth and God should be to the point of being engrossed with him. When we do not grasp this meaning we feel dispair.

00029421a

23.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Non attachment certainly applies to one self and to one's dear ones. But attachment to truth and God should be to the point of being engrossed with him. When we do not grasp this meaning we feel despair.

000023029

23.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07568

ALEXANDER, Horace G.

3

Conveys news about their life in prison. Informs that in the Ashram the period of silence in prayer was raised to five minutes to enable the over worked inmates to compose thenselves and that it was to the good.

000033365

24.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

10

Reference to records of work done for which labour charges are to be paid.- Reference to Girifamily, to Krishnamaiyadevi, Mahavir, Dharmakumar.- Reference to Maitri and Radha, to Duhdhibehn, to Valji, to Nimu and Ramdas.- Gandhiji had to start taking milk. Saltless food helpful for those who suffer from constipation. Discussion regarding singing of Islamic devotional songs on a particular day. Opinions of Mahadev and Chhaganlal. Reference to Aluvihari. Reference to spinning : whether one should make use of all the yarn for one's own self. Gandhiji's suggestions.

000028633

25.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

Certain qualities are necessary for effective service but what actions can be called service depends. upon various factors the chief being what you consider to be your duty.

000027528

25.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08565

LAXMINARAYANJI

1

Visits are stopped at present. Hope you are well.

000026027

26.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

2

Do not depend upon fortune letters, But depend upon your own actions.

000029468

28.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

2

Dr. Bhandari here hesitates to allow the use of your medicine as he feard the major component campher liniment is likely to injure the skin. If you have the medicine please send me the formula.

000033366

28.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Gandhiji's diet : milk, roti.- will add some vegetables if required. Reference to sheetala Sahay- his letter, a little rude. Reference to Dhiru and Kusum, to Parnerkar, to Mirabehn, Father Allwyn, to Imamsaheb's tomb, Annapurna, Sharatchandra Patnaik- Reference to spinning- Quality of yarn on Gandeev Charakha. You need not send records of work done and payment made now onwards.- Observance of silence for five minutes at prayer meeting : if may be done only in the evening.

000009646

28.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

The Gazal is very good. Your letter will help me composing a dictionary Glad you received work from the Oriental Research Institute. Sorry about Pashabhai's news. Best Wishes. I will not write any more - in Gujarati to-day. Hamida's letter is eagerly awaited.

000032182

28.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06714

KRISHNA

2

Krishna's letter and that of Madhavdas to hand. How about Madhavdas' financial position ? Pain in my hand as it is. Not to worry. Manilal, Sushila and Sita were all down with fever during Christmas. Now doing well. Why Madhavdas is so uneasy ? We need not be ashamed of being poor. By and large, man is born to be poor. Very few rich men in the world.

000031651

29.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

1

Sending to Mira two letters addressed to Damodardas and his wife.

000029438

29.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04453

NANABHAI

1

As Pargji refuses to accept the responsibility Manilal should accept it. We have to serve wherever we are:

000024901

29.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07583

SHAMAL

1

Advises about food.

000030715

30.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08303

PRIVAT (ANAND AND BHAKTI)

3

Asking to convey their love to Rallands says we (G & Mahadev) are giving a fair time to spinning & studying Sardar produces wealth by making envelopes from waste Brown paper. This letter will be enclosed in one such.

000028637

30.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

To my mind the meaning of the picture in which God is shown to be resting on the serpent is that He being purly. Ahimsak is not afraid even of the serpent.

000031652

30.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

Gandhiji's letter to Damodardas and his wife. Gandhiji's Urdu studies. References to Shantabai Tilak, Noorbann, Remembering friends in Europe. Cadence of 'Ramanam'.

000029422

30.06.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

1

Encouragement to girls for learning Hindi should lead them to improve their language by their own efforts not hand writing only by dictation.

000018510

30.06.1932

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1

Cutting of a letter from an Indian to a friend in England and published by the " Week-end-Review depricating British policy in India.

000027681

01.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Personal matters.

000009450

01.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01798

MENTA BABALBAHI

2

Devotion means constant remembrance of god. He who serves everything creature for god's sake is a devote. Observance of rules and regulations to the chief thing to restrain mind and inclinations. "not for me and do not are for the results." both mean the same thing. My had is not so disabled as you Fear. Perseverance will some day wife out past mistakes.

000023461

01.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Complains about her uninteresting letters.

000024902

02.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07583

SHAMAL

2

Advises to pray. That can be made easy by seeing God in everybody.

000033969

03.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Panditji states in his letter that and Mahadev also says that children don't get enough sleep. I say that children should get at least 8 hours undisturbed sleep. The morning prayer may be held at 4-30. About yarn, you may meet Sharadaben. Tell Kasturba that I got only one letter from her. Does she get my letters ? I take milk and "Rotli"(thin Riti). At present, my weight is 104 lbs.

000033951

03.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

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2

Gandhiji discusses the importance of Truth.He also discusses whether we can utter falsehood on any occasion.

000025516

06.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08407

ASAR, Mathuradas Purushottam

4

Nothing should be discarded as long as it can be used in some way. Nothing shoyld be prescribed unless we have put it into practice and unless others certify that it is practicable.

000033367

06.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Records of work done may be sent at best once a month. Reference to Sheetala Sahay. If nothing is wanting in his accounts, he may be paid accordingly. Reference to Padma, to Prabhudas. Letter from Nimu. Reference to Shashi, to Ratilal. Article on "Studies".

000027875

07.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

Do not worry if your body cannot do more work. I know you do not pretend inablity.

000027682

08.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Flower also grows like man.

000032517

08.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09066

GOKIBEN

1

Gandhiji wrote to his sister immediately after he could get address. He asks her to keep on writing to him.

000009813

08.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01821

GOKIBEN

1

On receiving your address. I am writing this. Make use of the knowledge gifted to you. Have you any company there ? Write to me.

000024903

08.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07583

SHAMAL

2

Advises to plead patiently with his brother about drink.

000028638

09.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

The essence of prayer is to repeat what is best in the hope that we may in the end reach to what is the best and perpetual.

000023171

09.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05312

MATHEW (Magistrate)

2

Truth is not merely an attitude of God. If itself is God. In Sanskrit Sat means is (Santa.)

000018517

10.07.1932

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2

Cuttings from Bombay Chronicle reporting Liberal party's attitude and Mr. Chitamani's speech conenning renewal of Ordinances Muslim meeting at Delhi demanding responsibility at the centre is also reported.

000018515

10.07.1932

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2

Reporting Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru's resignation from consulative committee due to variation of procedure not merely in form but substance.

000018516

10.07.1932

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1

Cutting from the leader of an artile written by Herold Laski by way of homage to Jeremy Beutham who died just one hundred years ago on the eve of the passage of the great Reform fill.

000018518

13.07.1932

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1

Resolutions adopted by Round Tables and Libral Federations meetings as a protest against new procedure:

000018519

13.07.1932

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3

Sir Samunel Hoar's statement upholding British government's measures and defending British government's attitude towards Indian situation to the effact that the New Reforms Procedure is supported by substantial body of "Indian Opinion".

000031655

14.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Gandhiji's correspondence delayed. Consolation to Damodardas and his wife. Maintaining steady weight -cure for the elbow pain - Pyrelal's abstention from salt. Government's watch on Mira. Vallabhbhai started Sanskrit studies.

000029870

14.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10512

VALUSAMI, A.

2

(1) Says This universe is governed by a law itself is its gives i.e god. (2) Says Praying means to yearn to know the Law & its obedience fulfil the yearned. (3) Finds difficult to understand why & what evil is But both exist.

000031269

15.07.1932

08984

SANDERSON, MATTIE (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

(1) States how unrest started in Britan due to not observing sabbath. Feels supermacy of Nations lie in proportion to their love towards Christ. Feels India can proper if follows Christ. (2) Encloses a news cutting stating water used by Aga- Khan for bathing can cure any disease.

000018520

15.07.1932

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2

Cutting of B.G. Horniman's article with heading "Hoare Cuts the Painter," "All Indians Now Free to Unite For Country's Freedom."

000033368

16.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Post received late- Irregularity in postal service. Gandhiji's suggestions regarding taking care of dependents of Ashramites.- Article regarding "Prayer"- You should go through it carefully.

000021606

16.07.1932

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2

N. C. P. 173 of "Patit Bhandhu" of 16-7-32 containing an incident from Sant Tukaram's life.

000023462

17.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Gandhiji does not remember the questions asked and given orally. However he will do what he can. Gandhiji hopes she will acquire confidence in herself.

000009181

17.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

2

How did you do your Ekadashi-fast. Mahadev and Sardar send you their blessings. Write good hand without any blots.

000033953

17.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

I feel that people don't take much interest in community prayers. The reason is that they do not know the necessity of individual prayer. Gandhiji discusses the importance of prayer.

000033952

17.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Gandhiji discusses the merits and demerits of the then prevalent system of education. He says tht there are several demerits in the system. In the Ashram life, attempts is being made to overcome those demerits.

000033369

20.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Reference to postal irregularity. One of the reasons is cheking on the part of jail authorities. Reference to spinning- Magan Charakha and Gandeev Charakha. Allowed to make use of left hand for spinning purpose, Not much improvement as far as elbow pain is concerned. Letter written by Kasturba not received. Devdas suffering from fever. Reference to Chhakkaddas and his cotton, Parnerkar, Prithuraj and to Shankarbhai.

000024277

22.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10413

ROHINI

2

Expresses condolences at the death of her maternal uncle, and advises them not to feel miserable. Asks for news of Knajibhai.

000027034

24.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08532

BHANDARI (Major)

1

I cannot trace the letter here: If you find it please forward it if found to be unobjectionable.

000031110

24.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

2

(1) Says Possibility of his staying with G is only after G's release from jail (2) Advicing to become introvert says Unability to slove subordinate matters means the main point is not fully understood.

000027408

24.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

Inquires about himself and other Ashram inmates.

000023463

24.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Desires her to revisit Pyarelal as news about his health are conflinting.

000033954

24.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Taking care of children and taking care of others- Too much of interfernece is also not good. We should know limits of interference in the name of taking care: Certain things are to be left to the discretion of others.

000028039

24.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

If you can improve your health there it is not necessary to go to Bhowali etc. etc.

000024374

24.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08239

CHIMANLAL

1

Children depending upon parents in all matters ultimately turn out to be weak. Suggests Potash permangante. Solution and deep breathing for his nose trouble.

000018522

25.07.1932

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1

Cutting of Round Tableer's Menifesto and Mr. N. R. Sarkar's statement in connection with the abandonment of Round Table Confrance by Moderate delegates.

000031653

26.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

1

Inquiry about Miraben's fever.

000009645

26.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

No letter from you. Father's letter is very good. Hope he is better. Wish to see him dance. Am studying "Ram Charch" an Urdu book which is very well brought out. Sardar has started studying Sanskrit.

000031654

27.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

1

Enquiry about Miraben's health.

000018521

27.07.1932

00000

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1

Cutting from the "Leader Heading Reactionarisum Run mad" condemning the new procedure:

000018523

27.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from `The Leader' of a commantory of Mr. Herold Cox's observations regarding causes of world economic depression concluding times being," Gandhiji's denunciation of MaChinary."

000028007

28.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Your pamphlet is intresting. Try to improve the Hindustani of boys. Gita teaches us the futility of war. No body knows the form etc of God and yet Gita discribes Him through. Him That is possible because it is only truth and omnipotence man is not such and hence he cannot describe God. Etc. etc.

000018524

28.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from `The Leader' quating Sir Stanley Reed's advice with regards the New Policy saying confernce method must be followed.

000012150

29.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02837

CHOKSI, NAJUKLAL

1

Do you retire to bed with stomach ? Generally late dinners ? Those sleep late. Repeat Ramanama or some hymns.

000018525

29.07.1932

00000

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00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from `The Tribune' containing Dr. Mooje's statement and advice to British government under caption " Unrest in India is political"

000021635

30.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07325

ALAM (Dr.)

1

Inquires why he had to be removed to a hospital and hopes that there is nothing serious.

000028566

31.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08671

QURESHI AMINA

1

Makes personal inquires.

000027683

31.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

Plant another tree where Surendra's tree was planted etc.

000027240

31.07.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

1

I do insist you write to me and describe the state of the Ashram.

000033193

31.07.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09783

RAMA

2

Your letter after much waiting. What do you read at present ? What does your brother read ? You have given a very fine excuse for not visiting the Ashram. You know the story of 'Kaji and his dog' or the famous bhajan "those who love only the body are selfish". We should love the qualities of a person and not his body. Do visit the Ashram and cultivate friendship with girls there: Take care of them.

000031656

31.07.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Enquiry about Mira's health and praying for her speedy recovery.

000023464

31.07.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Compares her substanceless letters (Written simply because of the vow taken) to his taking milk of animals others than cow and buffalow which meant circumvention of the vow not to take milk. Asks for Pyarelal news and for Harilal's letters.

000009473

31.07.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

For writing letters, use of papers of an exercise book is rather costly. Even if you have nothing to ask, you may write about your activities. Neither a woman not anyone else should need any sort of arms for protection. A non-violent person protects himself or herself by dying and not by killing. Good protects us through our virtues.

000033955

31.07.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

I have spoken and written about this several times. But I feel like writing about it again. I have myself not been able to commit the entire Gita to memory. However, I want to emphasize its importance. It is one of the basic works for the people of India. If we commit it to memory, it becomes easir for us to mould our behaviour in accordance with its teachings.

000021795

31.07.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

2

A husband has no right to stop his wife from seeking enlightenment (Learning English)

000025037

01.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08391

PATEL, Vimalaben Anand

2

Conveys and asks for news. Says writing with a pencil is Himsa as it puts the reader to difficulty in reading.

000026799

03.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10274

DESAI, Pragji Khandubhai

2

 

000033370

03.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Reference to Narmada, Leeladhar, daughters of Jaisukhlal. Indu's letter. Kusum seems to have recovered. Let her not spoil her health again by strenous work.- Reference to Chhaganlal, Leelavati, Ratilal, and Ratubhai Reference to Nanalal, Harilal.- Help to Ramji- Reference to Gandhiji's diet.

000026557

03.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

2

You ask reply to cable but am a prisoner and cannot do it easily. I hope it is not necessary also nowl. News about Devdas etc.

000029072

04.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08703

RATILAL MOTICHAND (Sheth)

2

I am the greatest loser. Your daughter is the wife of his son Chhaganlal. She appeared to be well intensioned but Dr. Mehta did not think so. It is up to you to see that the family prestige preserved infact.

000009449

04.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01798

MENTA BABALBAHI

2

Instead of worrying about the righteousness of the world, let ourselves be righteous. To know the soul means to forget self.

000033371

05.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Gandhiji sends consolation to Ratilal and Champa. Asks them not to go to Rangoon. Gandhiji is in constant touch with Rangoon.

000033082

05.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

I have been getting post fairly regularly now. My blessings are there always with you. You have a stable mind, Let it become more stable. You will know more from my letter to Prabhudas.

000028640

06.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

Interpretation of sayings of the great gets modified with the change of time. However if we are not clear about a verse we may leave it and proceed further. Do take steps to cure your headache. It is a symptom and not a disease.

000025517

07.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08407

ASAR, Mathuradas Purushottam

4

We have to consider how best to use unwearable khadi but your present work is to find out ways of improving yarn. So mind only that. Do not attempt too many things at a time. Regarding Celibacy you should consult yourself and your wife and see how far you are prepared to sacrifice. But do not attempt beyond your capacity.

000027684

07.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

1

Your right hand must do all the work that the left hand does.

000031659

07.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Gandhiji's advice to Mira to go through the Ramayana, the Mahabharat, the vedas and the Upnishads, and also Koran. Changes in Gandhiji's diet.

000009476

07.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

1

Mahadev wants you to send sacred thread, i.e. 'Janoi', for 'Balev' i.e. Holiday. give fine yarn to Panditji and get one prepared and send it through Narandas. It is our good luck if we have to bear the same suffering as others have to do.

000027410

07.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

Inquires about health.

000033956

07.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Gandhiji came in touch with Dr. Pranjivan Mehta when he went to England. Dr. Mehta's qualities. Adhering to truth, non-violence, etc. Very liberal minded. serving the society at large.

000030688

08.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09833

PRABHASHANKARBHAI

2

Its natural that his death causes grief but is relieved from suffering. I dont know weather there is a will No need for Ratilal & Champa to go to Rangoon. Its safe & wise in trustung Chhagnalal.

000027026

08.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

13814

NAIDU, P. K.

2

Do not send gifts. We are alreasy sported. How are Padmaja and your son ? Sarda is busy studying Sanskrit.

000018526

08.08.1932

01551

BRELVI, S. A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Referring to his impressions of interview with Gandhiji says," Your greatest service to humanity will be to secure Hindu Muslim Co-operation for creating a new India polity and culture that will astonish the world. Sometimes I feel that abolition of religion would be the only solution gives details about his literary pursuits and contacts.

000025181

08.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

I am surprised my letter do not reach you Inquires about other inmates.

000032183

09.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09209

MADHAVDAS GOKALDAS AND KRISHNA

2

Letters of both you to hand. Not to worry about financial stringency. You should enjoy both, pleasures and pain. You might be getting letters from Devdas. He had met Ramdas.

000018527

10.08.1932

11036

DAS, Govind

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10

A staunch and faithful follower of Gandhiji in the field of Kisan uplift movement encloses copies of a letter received from his father proposing partition of paternal properties and also that of renunciation of all claims upon the paternal properties by himself.

000022619

10.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

04556

TRIVEDI, JADURAY S

2

Advises to prove that merciless experiments on living animals are unnecessary. Knowledge is acquired more from observation than from books.

000033372

11.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Received post in time- enclosing a letter from Italy- An Ashram, similar to ours, managed by women- Letter contains detailed information. I have asked them to write to you also directly. Our Ashramites should be informed of it.- Reference to spinning - Yarn of 53 count ; Mahadev has reached upto 80; Sardar upto 40. Yarn of finer quality on Gandeev Charakha.- Alteration in Gandeev Charakha.- Cotton sent by Chhakkaddas is very useful. Reference to Virsinh, Shankarbhai, Narmada,- Condition of elbow remains as it is. Reference to Krishnadas, Nimu and her vow.- Meeting the demand for copies of "Anasktiyoga Vallabhbhai has taken to studies in Sanskrit. Mention date of dispatch of Anantpur report.

000024909

12.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08374

SHARMA (Dr.)

2

No need to go to the west to study naturopathy what is wanted is abservations and study here:

000028506

12.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

1

Your oil has been used but has not yielded any result.

000021866

12.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Reluctance to discuss irrgularity in monthly sickness indicates a false sense of shame; It can be discussed like any other sickness. Advises to take sitz bath and hips bath. Opines that during these days there should be no pain. If the treatment fails she should get the part examined and also read literature on the subject i. e. regarding sitz bath Kuhne's book.

000029423

13.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

02888

PARASRAMIJI

2

Qualities mentioned by you are essential for better service. Those who have got sweet exprience from me should try to get the same everywhere:

000028639

14.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

A devotee who asks something for the good is an expectant devotee. In prayer concentration is necessary and it can be had by constant effort. A devotee who asks something for the good is an expectaint devotee. In prayer concentration is necessary and it can be had by constant sffort. c

000033957

14.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Gandhiji writes about reading and thinking. 'No reading' is not good. "Mere reading and no thinking" is also not good. The two should be interrelated.

000028040

14.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

Inquires about her health and desires her to write in details.

000025040

14.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

07394

KESHAV

2

General advice regarding food & behaviour.

000023340

14.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08229

GULAB CHOKSI

2

Advises to study and improve health.

000024904

14.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07583

SHAMAL

2

Advises to pray and think that God is with him. That will make him free of all fear.

000024656

15.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08359

BAJAJ, Janakidevi

2

Why not letters from you nor from others.

000025038

15.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08391

PATEL, Vimalaben Anand

2

Asks to improve handwriting.

000029469

16.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

4

I do not want to be obloged by the government in calling you here for treatment of my hand. Try fast steam and hip bath for your lumbago. Shri Mehta in Poona knows this.

000027887

16.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

2

Why no reply from you ? We are all well I see you have joined communion party good.

000027087

17.08.1932

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cartoon showing Gandhiji being offerd Electoral Pact for compromise by the British Government

000031006

17.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

2

(1) Denies his expressing displeasure over certain (?) matter. (2) Expresses confidence in Banarsialals' nobal character.(3) Expresses dissatisfaction over his (Rameshwardas') not selling off everything & coming to live with G life of voluntary poverty & dharma. Gives his health news.

000027101

18.08.1932

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"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

If Gandhiji's impending fast unto death results in his death it will have no effects Government will welcome it example of Mc. Sweeny's fast and death in jail for Irish independence is cited for comparison.

000031657

19.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

1

Gandhiji's instruction to Mira who is in jail.

000023341

19.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08229

GULAB CHOKSI

2

Advises to drive useless thoughts by prayer.

000025522

20.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08407

ASAR, Mathuradas Purushottam

5

If we apply to hand spun yarn the testing apparatus used in mills, the result will be misquiding because the breaking point cannot represent the quality of the remaining yarn as the whole of it cannot be uniform. We should therefore depend upon the opinion of the weaver. Yarn even if of higher cannot if found to be unsuitable by the weaver is useless. Rough khadi produced by the poor can be marketable if people offer to work freely in converting it into ready made clothes etc. and this too my hand sewing as all cannot afford a sewing machine. Gandhiji then advises about diet.

000024657

20.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08359

BAJAJ, Janakidevi

2

Your letter is too short. Do give me details. I still use the worn out shawl lined with cotton cloth by you.

000031528

20.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08994

LILAVATI ASHAR

2

Suggests to entrust her money to Narandas to make proper arrangement & get a receipt.

000033373

20.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Reference to Champa's letter, to Narmada, to daughters of Jaisukhlal, to Ratubhai and Ratilal. Gandhiji's diet : stopped 'roti' ; has started Bajri- repeating the experiment of 1930.- Reference to Parasram, Premabehn, to Shankarbhai's hand-injury.

000024805

21.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08363

BAJAJ, Kamalnayan

2

I await your letter. I do not think any of your qurries have remained unreplied.

000027876

21.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

Hope you so not worry about Narahari. God is there to do it.

000033774

21.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

Good for you to have spent some time at Rajkot. Recovery of Khushalbhai from illness was almost miraculous. Tell Jamnadas that he should not be lazy in writing letters.

000033958

21.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Continuing his strain of thought and writing on "reading and thinking", Gandhiji refers to Kabir's saying, asking people to wake up and know the truth. Man should not grow careless.

000021867

21.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Gandhiji does not think that all that is written in religious books is dictated by God but thinks it comes from the heart of great men. Study of such book is just to enable us to know what is written in them and how they affect us. Desires to know details about her family. Advises to rest, satisfied with whatever she can do.

000023342

21.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08229

GULAB CHOKSI

2

Desires concrete proof of improvement in Carding and spinning.

000030676

21.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

08005

MEHTA, Champa R. (Mrs.)

2

Asking not to worry says God will make all good may God give you patiance.

000021816

21.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

2

If a fast is to be undertaken if should be done under expert guidance. Continue praying and you will some day see light in darkness.

000026558

22.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08493

GANDHI, Sushila

2

Your letter are too short and you try to show them to be long by writing big handwriting. Do keep a watch over Manilal for, you were selected as his bride because I knew you would be able to control him. Wife is not a subordinate but a co worker.

000023749

22.08.1932

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

Duplicate of 23638

000023638

22.08.1932

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

Personal news and advice.

000026559

22.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

2

Rumours reach that you have used Phoenix funds in Sorabjee's affairs. If it is so it is wrong of you. Sorry you find Pragji a self seeker.

000028507

23.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

1

Send the ointment if it contains something other than iodine.

000031658

23.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

Gandhiji's advice to Mira to be aware of the causes of illness and guard against it. Gandhiji's hints at prison reforms. Gandhiji's makes some dietary changes and feels better. Vallabhbhai repaid progress in his Sanskrit studies Mahadevbhai studies French and Urdu.

000009671

23.08.1932

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GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

Dag's gazal is good. Why did you trouble mother about Galib's gazal ? Do only as much as you can. This cost me half an hour. You are an inefficient teacher !!

000009331

23.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

2

Write me your experiences. Did you learn Marathi ? Could the local food sustain your enthusiasm ?

000029388

24.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08726

ICHCHHA, HARI

2

Don't be idle in writing letters. How do you pass the day. Do you read anything ? Spin ?

000031083

24.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10544

RUKMINIDEVI & BANARASILAL

2

Asks Banarasidas to write his father not to worry informing that, G is not at all displeased on him (B) & Rukhmani. Asks Rukhmani to improve health.

000021636

24.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08022

ALAM (Mrs.)

1

Hopes her husband is well.

000029439

25.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08494

TARA

2

Dairy is a sentinel for a seeker of truth. We can be saved from the evils of jail gradations in prisoners by giving up the benefits of upper grade.

000033374

25.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

I learn that you have a lot of burden of work. Please take enough rest in the afternoon. Reference to Amina- Letter to Kasturba who is about to be released.- Reference to Parvati Patki. Reference to spinning: finer quality of yarn - Reference to Mirabehn, Rajaji, to Pyarelal, Padma, Mahavir,- Opinion about Dattatriya temple- It is unbelievable that Kasturba had lost 16 lbs. In weight.- What about her diet ? How many persons are ther in the Ashram at present ?

000028725

25.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10489

THAKKAR, Mahalaxmi Madhavji

2

Let me have your experiences of Jail life.

000023465

25.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Asks for Harilal's letter without which Gandhiji cannot write the perface to the book.

000033192

26.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09783

RAMA

2

Your letter. Your brother is making best use of his time. Tell him that we remember him often. it seems your sister is keeping well. You should also improve your health. I am keeping well. Write often.

000028041

26.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

Inquires about health and of others and desires that complete account should be rendered by money spent.

000027215

27.08.1932

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08555

JOSHI, Vimala

2

Improve your handwriting and eyes.

000027411