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Correspondence: 1917
 

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000034079

05.01.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

4

Sale deed dated 05/05/1917 bearning the No. 34079 pertains to the purchase of land- Survey No. 525 by Motilal Dalsukhram Shah from Jatuji Baji Thakarda.
000028011

06.01.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

1

Have patience and tolerance consistent with morality.
000006333

07.01.1917

09571 THAKKAR, Amritlal V. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have never built erections of raw bricks or only mud The former are more durable and less troublesome
000029520

10.01.1917

08740 WEST, Albert Henry 10502 INDIAN LABOURERS

2

Explaining re-indenture Laws for Indians in S. Africa G. advises them not to re indenture but accept less & preserve independence. But also declares No one will be punished in India by G if he accpet reindenture:
000024282

16.01.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08323 MEHTA, Kunverji Vitthalbhai

2

Inquires if he has knowingly ommited reference to the question of viramgam Order. Expresses inability to come.
000030876

16.01.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08881 HIGGINBOTTOM, Sam

1

Expresses usefulness of the book and asks for more advice on educational matters.
000024287

18.01.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10415 MEHTA, Kalyanji Vithalbhai

2

Leaves it to him to decide if to be able to attend the conference G. should break up the discussion. He is having connection with a scheme for education.
000006335

20.01.1917

14170 REGISTRAR OF CO.OP.SOCIETIES 13274 WEACING EXPERT ASSTT.

1

Please recommend a suitable waver to Mr. Gandhi and sell him the two shuttle loom Kaira Mission has such a man
000006336

22.01.1917

14172 COLLECTOR & DEPUTY COLLECTOR, Kaira 13276 MAMALATDARS

8

Government's proposals regarding allotment of land for free grazing and disposal of grass on Government Waste lands
000009831

22.01.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

Some day you will be fit enough to do greater service. We should try our best for self-restraint. God will pardon our disabilities. If we do not expect any reward. To Mahadev it is unjust to keep books when you give every-thing belonging to you (Durga) also.
000009832

22.01.1917

01802 DESAI, Durga 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

Utterly unable to endure separation. Let me live with and serve Mahadev and thereby serve you.
000009830

22.01.1917

01823 AJIT PRASAD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Like the other this letter shethi reaches you please do what you can.
000006338

23.01.1917

00504 HIGGINBOTTOM, Sam 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I shall stay for a day at the Ashram The Agriculture Gazette of Canada should be read by you to show agriculture can be improved in India.
000006337

23.01.1917

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I have already called an urgent meeting of the Imperial Indian Citizenship Asso. to protest Bombay Presidency Asso. will join and public meeting be held
000006339

29.01.1917

05947 JEVONS, Herbert Stanley (Prof.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Regard my home as your second home. I think true happiness is impossible without service of humanity by truth and love etc.
000006340

31.01.1917

13279 SHUKLA, M. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I can pass the education test as I have University Certificate But I am not allowed to enter South Africa Please do something
000006341

01.02.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Neglect of our languages is akin to National Suicide. The Jews have made Yiddish and the Boers 'Taal' respectable languages
000006342

02.02.1917

13280 MUNSHI G. M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Much obliged for your regard for me. I do not know of any educated Muslim boy here: There are some 4 or 5 collegians from Gujarat.
000006343

04.02.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

A burning speech by C.F. Andrews protesting against the enormities of the system which forces women to sell their chastity
000006344

09.02.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Gandhiji's very strong speech. We are entitled for the sake of our mother hood our own honour to the unconditional abolition of this slavery
000006345

12.02.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

It resolved to urge Government to stop Indian Labour before 31st May. Gandhiji said that all were bound to think of it awake or asleep The honour of India at stake Murder rates 80 times that in India(B.C. = Bombay Chronicle)
000024933

17.02.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00502 SUNDARAM

1

May your wishes be fulfilled.
000006346

17.02.1917

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

A meeting will be held. Will Mrs. Gandhi (Kasturba) speak on the 3rd resolution? The meeting will resolve on a deputation of Mrs. Naidu Shardaben and myself etc.
000006348

26.02.1917

00394 ANDREWS, C. F. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

He holds it on 8th ... invites you Gandhiji's reply; Proceeding Karachi Keep Appointment Friday Fix Conference date (to) suit me.
000006347

26.02.1917

13282 KASSIM BAZAR, Maharaja of 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Public meeting 6th March Kindly stay in Calcutta as my guest Gandhiji's reply- 6th impossible Is 7th convenient? (Gandhiji's reply on the back in his hand )
000006349

10.04.1917

14173 RAILWAY TRAFFIC MANAGER 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter has been forwarded to Dist. Traffic Supdt. Lahore for disposal Gandhiji's remark; Wrote to Dist. Traffic Supdt. requesting reply.
000026381

12.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08486 COMMISSIONER OF TIRHUT

3

I have come to learn on spot; I hope Government will co operate. Can I see you ?
000026382

13.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08486 COMMISSIONER OF TIRHUT

2

Herewith copies of letters addressed to me. My mission is to try to find out the truth about allegations of ill treatments.
000009816

15.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

You may ask me and I shall reply till I am free. I shall have to stay more: Ask Narahari to translate Gokhale's speeches.
000009815

15.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

Situation is more serious than in Fiji, and Natal. I may be arrested but at present nobody should think of going to jail. Prof shah should carry on the contemplated experiment of national school. We are to draw Rs.3000/- per year from Mr. Petit.
000029857

16.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09031 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

Asks to return his (G's) Gold Medal to Viceroy as he (G) has denied govt order to leave the district.
000032402

16.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09031 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

3

Reference to Gandhiji"s own previous letters to Maganlal. Gandhiji"s refusal to leave the region, which was a crime for which punishment was six months' imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1000/-
000009817

16.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

I was served with an order when I was going to a village for investigation. The penalty for its breach is sentence for 6 months and fine Rs.1000/-. Herewith bill for my up-to-date expense. The country side here very beautiful but people are miserable. Wish your work double speed. Buy the land if you all think it proper.
000026379

16.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08163 DISTRICT MAGISTRATE

1

I am sorry I cannot obey the notice and am prepared for the consequences. I have come to learn and not to aGitate as alleged in the notice.
000026357

17.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08482 DISTRICT MAGISTRATE

1

I shall present myself as desired by you.
000024578

17.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

2

I am awainting summons for disobeying the order. Let nobody hurry here till I am arrested. I have left instructions for work in future:
000009818

17.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

I was served with an order when I was going to a village for investigation. Instructs to send his golden medal to Viceroy's personal secretary. I have defied the order to leave the province and expect arrest. None of us expected my arrest in the district where Rama, Sita etc. toured.
000024579

17.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

2

You nay go to Ahmedabad or work here: I have already drafted instructions for future work.
000026378

17.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08163 DISTRICT MAGISTRATE

2

I have not as yet got any summons to appear before you. I therefore intimate that tomorrow I am goint to the villages,
000026358

17.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08163 DISTRICT MAGISTRATE

1

Acknowledgement of receipt of the letters.
000009819

18.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

"Magistrate postponed judgement despite plea guilty. Have agreed not to go villages till Saturday pending instructions Government regarding missions. No public agitation should be started just yet."
000009821

18.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

1

I came here in response to the invitation from the Raiyats ill-treated by Indigo planters. My sense of duty inspires me to stick here: I defy the order not for want of respect forlorn but in obedience to the voice of the conscience.
000032325

19.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Strange are the ways of God ! Those who want to go cannot go, and those who want to remain away from things get involved in them. The work that I am facing here is quite difficult. I have started taking cooked food as fruits are costly. It may take six months for me to go back from here: Not necessary for anybody else to come here: I get the necessary help and assistance here: Ashram activities should go on as usual. Ref. to Mr. Pollock, Nazrul Haq and Mr. Andrews.
000026359

20.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

1

Where have I to meet you ?
000006351

20.04.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The order on Gandhiji is a gross abuse of section 144, which gives vast powers to Magistrates Government exposes itself to suspicion and reproach Gandhiji is admired throughout the country He cannot intend mischief (M = The Message)
000009820

21.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

Proceedings withdrawn. Local pleaders and others help splendidly. Have seen hundreds of raiyats. The issues involved are very great.
000026360

22.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

1

I shall write- Am leaving for Betiah this evening.
000032326

22.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

You want me to come, but I have no time to do so. If you receive any letter from Jamnadas, it may be sent to me. Bleeding through nose because of heat can be controlled by cold water and applying oil on the scalp, preferably clean shaven. Ref. to Dr. Mehta's article on language. To get 2000 copies printed. Proof to be sent to Dr. Mehta. If Prabhudas wants to come let him.
000006350

24.04.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

On the Ground that Gandhiji's object 'Was likely to be agitation' Gandhiji was served with the order to leave Champaran. He refused and was tried He pleaded guilty but the judgement was postponed.
000032327

26.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Uncle's letter enclosed herewith. Needful be done. Do not be scared because of my absence. How about Hindi teachers ?
000023828

26.04.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00412 SHRADDHANAND (Swami)

2

Am glad you have assumed the newname. It is the most fitting name. here is strenuous and will require long time.
000032401

01.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09030 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Refernce to opening of Bank Account for the "Rashtriya Shala" - The addressee is to maintain the accounts. - Refernce to Prof. Kripalani. - referred to as a man of high character, well-versed in History and Geography. - Reference to teacher to Sanskrit. - Reference to Anandshankarbhai. - He is to be kept informed of the activities of the school. Advice should be sought from hin also. My advice should bot be taken as the last word. - Maganlal expected to send a report of the daily activites.
000026361

02.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

1

I am meeting the planters today.
000032403

02.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09030 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Gandhiji asks Chhaganlal to write at Motodari or Bettiah addresss. - How about Hindi teaching ? - How many students ? Reference to enclosed letter from Kaka (kalelkar). - Not to worry during Gandhiji's absence
000006353

04.05.1917

13284 NAGARKATTI, D. W. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

7

A long letter detailing the ingredients Water, on the whole is good for drinking and agriculture Soil good for fruit culture etc.
000023487

13.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10391 DESAI, HARILAL M.

2

Informs that he can come to stay in the Ashram.
000006352

13.05.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

69

(1) Government Gazette publishing resolution to appoint a committee of inquiry (2) Full report of Committee (3) Vital statistics; (4) Letters by Gandhiji and Government's replies, (Both private) (5) Other letters and statements by Gandhiji and Rajendra Prasad; (6) Notes by Gandhiji (Some missing) etc.
000026377

14.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

1

Herewith a copy of my representation to government.
000026383

14.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10438 MOORHEAD

1

Herewith a copy of my representation to government.
000006354

14.05.1917

13285 BESANT, Annie (Mrs.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

A proposed University A very interesting letter shows Mrs. Besant's views on National Education She believes in modern science and industry and invites Gandhiji to join an influential Board to guide (work) the scheme.
000030925

15.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

2

Requests to spare a member of society (Servants of India ?) to offer satyagraha at (champaran ?) However advises to decline if his conscience says 'no'.
000009822

17.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01779 PARIKH, Narahari D.

2

To be an effective teacher constant meditation is necessary. Teachers should meet and discuss their experiences. Students' health should be properly looked after. All should know their subjects especially Hindi standard of Gujarati should be raised by studying old books and receiving assistance of scholars of the subject.
000006355

17.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01779 PARIKH, Narahari D.

2

He must always try to pour his soul into the hearts of students We must revolutionise education Invite the leading lights of Gujarati to deliver lectures Fix rules of Gujarati spelling etc.
000006356

17.05.1917

13287 BHAGABHAI MANCHA 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

An account of a Wanton unprovoked push of an Indian from a running tram-car resulting in death. Government did nothing. We must offer Satyagraha. I am anxious to join if started and give up my all
000009823

17.05.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Questions by Gandhiji regarding spinning. Weaving sales etc. in different centres and their answers.
000006330

18.05.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

English cannot be so. Hindi is understood by 22 crores. Hindi Pracharaks should be sent to Madras Urdu is only a different script.
000026380

20.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

4

I find rayats are prevented from coming to us to depose, that false allegations are levelled by the planters, against the rayats as well as the workers, and that alarms are raised by the planters about their safety. All this is unfounded. Can Government not step in ?
000006358

20.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

The situation here may take a serious turn any moment Dr. HariPrasad etc. should learn up Hindi before coming here
000006357

20.05.1917

13422 FAERING, Esther (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

5

I was very much moved to hear and on reading the terrowing account of their woes. I am willing to come to the Ashram and live there:
000028095

22.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09694 REVASHANKAR

2

You are negligent about the house in Bhadla Money can be remitted to you only if you put in work I strongly deprecate your intention to go to south Africa for thay will be your ruin.
000032328

22.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

4

Ref. to old parents of Chhaganlal residing at Rajkot. One of the two sons should be with them if they are not able to go to Ahmedabad. Ref. to other family problems viz. confinement, etc. The letter may be shown to Narandas also.
000026362

24.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

1

I am here still Sunday.
000026363

25.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

4

I understand reliably that at one factory the rayats were beaten and their land evacuated forcibly. Can you do anything ?
00026363A

25.05.1917

08483 HEYCOCK, W. B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I cannot do anything.
000026364

26.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

2

Your note came late I visited the place yesterday.
000006359

28.05.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

54

'A confidential minute for the information of the Viceroy of India' regarding 'the settlement of 1914' Immigration Indian trade Property-ownership and difficulties with the relevant correspondence etc, as appendices also memoranda
000026365

30.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

1

Herewith a copy of my letter to Irvin. I have to see the L. G. on 4th june.
000033116

30.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09750 SANKALCHAND

2

Your lettr. Situation here is grave. Hence I am not in a position to see your papers. The teaching work may be arranged in such a way as to teach different subjects on different days. We want one or two more teachers. L You may try to find out suitable persons. Take care of your health.
000006360

30.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09750 SANKALCHAND

5

Detailed instructions as to how to teach Gujarati, History and Geography by one lesson only; how to teach weaving and farming search for a music teacher Prof. Kripalani may come there:
000032329

30.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

If at all it is necessary to go to Rajkot, you should go and not Maganlal. In your absence, your work may be entrusted to Phulchand.
000032923

31.05.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00898 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

You must have studied structures of jails and factories. I would like to see the kitchens, etc. inside them, where I get an opportunity. (Ref. to weaving work without the help of machines) Any letters from Shivpujan ? I think you know that we have to obtain Collector's permission before building the house. Encl. is a letter for the Bank. I shall go to Ranchi on Saturday. Something notable will take place at Ranchi. I have written to Khushalbhai from here:
000026366

01.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

2

The reference by me was to Johanson's report dated 22-7-14
00033119A

05.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09734 GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

It appears you are keeping good health now. Even if I am not there in the Ashram, there is enough there: Even if I am not physically present there, my soul is always there: We need not attach importance to body. Only then, our love becomes pure: You may ask chhaganlal for explaining any of the points in this letter which you don't follow. Read this letter again and again for a better grasp of the ideas.
000034080

05.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

4

Sale deed dated 05/06/1917 bearing No. SN-34080 pertains to the purchase of land- Survey No. 523 and 525 by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from Motilal Dalsukhram Shah.
000006361

07.06.1917

13285 BESANT, Annie (Mrs.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I can work with them on lines on which we agree and leave the disagreements. But I do not ask others to share this feeling God be with you We can trust to purify (and) of motive.
000033099

08.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09030 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

We have reached here today. Because of the agitation of the plantaion workers, I may have to stay here longer. A person will approach you in reference to the enclosed letter. He may be appointed as teacher in Hindi, if found fit or else he may be given any other work. Prabhudas doing well. Devdas will be sending news from here: But those news may not be published in the newspapers at present. Pragji has asked for money against service he will render. Tell him we will provide with only lodging and boarding.
000032330

08.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

We reached here today. Workers of Indigo plantations are indulging in rioting. Hence, I may be late in returning. The person whom I have sent to you may be given Hindi-teaching work, if he can do it. Or else, any other work may be given. About going to Rajkot, do what you think fit. Prabhudas is recovering fast. Devdas has already sent you some detailed news. Hence I don't write anything more: But see that news sent by Devdas is not published in the newspapers.
000026373

10.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08485 MCPHERSON, H.

2

The envelope received is returned. Now that the commission is appointed. Taking of statements is being stopped.
000026374

11.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08485 MCPHERSON, H.

2

It is unauthorised and inaccurate. We did give out the information.
000033101

12.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09030 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

Please get the following news published in the newspapers: We learn from Satyagraha Ashram that the government has withdrawn the orders against Mr. Gandhi to leave Champaran, and the Viceroy has sent back the Kaisere- Hind medal to Mr. Gandhi. " I don't want to have office at two place.s Office will be shifted to Motihari on Friday. The Government has not yet passed any orders in reference to the planters. So I shall stay here till those orders are passed. the matter is being discussed in "Englishman" also.
000032901

12.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00416 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Arrangement may be made to get the following published in newspaper. 'Orders against Gandhi to leave Champaran have been withdrawn. The Vice-roy has sent the title Kaiser-e-Hind back to Gandhiji. I shall have my office in Motihari. I shall not be able to leave from here till things are finalised. Matter being discussed in "Englishman", "Pioneer".
000026376

13.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08485 MCPHERSON, H.

3

Taking of statements of Rayats is discontinued. They are told about appointment of the inquiry commission and advised to await the result. Our work will now be of analysing the evidence collected.
000007971

13.06.1917

01260 LAJPAT RAI, Lala 01261 GEORGE, DAVID LLOYD

15

A poteous but forceful and reasoned plea to deal with India honestly and to grant her political rights so as to save her people from dire poverty proved from Government records. [By Lajpat Rai and sent to Gandhiji for perusal probably in 1921. The figures given are authentic and instructive].
000026467

16.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

2

There is nothing to be ashamed of if a worker takes from public funds just enough to meet his normal needs.
000006373

16.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00853 BANKER, Shankerlal G.

7

Philosophy of Satyagraha explained Satyagraha is soul-force and weapon that can never rust. It is the right remedy for a nations unbearable grievance Satyagraha should be restored to release Mrs. Annie Besant.
000006362

16.06.1917

14215 SONI RUGHNATH KALIDAS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

8

Because he is you son I lent him Rs. 2000/- Now he does not pay Rs. 412/- the remaining debt. Please do the needful.
000028201

18.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

1

I hope you will like the enclosed (Probably Bihar Govt's communique appointing Gandhiji one of the inquiry Commissioners.
000006363

22.06.1917

13422 FAERING, Esther (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I thank God most for His taking me to the Ashram; and next to Him, I thank you Bapu (Gandhi) May love and Truth be mine this year.
000028203

24.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08644 PATIL

1

Merely going to the villages will end in your being arrested for your lecturing will be illegal though quite lawful for one prepared to offer Satyagraha. In this there is self imposed suffering obsence of hartred love for Swadeshi etc.
00006318A

27.06.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

8

The Teacher (of the ashram School) should if need be become 'Fakirs' but not give up the school or its principles. English a voluntary subject; but marathi and Hindi compulsory etc.
000026384

29.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

2

Inform you that he has been deputed by Servants of India Society to study my method of work and has come here:
000026375

29.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08485 MCPHERSON, H.

3

Workers were not absent but I was absent. Hence delay in replying Taking of statements is completeply stopped.
000006368

30.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13292 PIONEER (Newspaper)

1

I wear my national dress because it is more natural and cheaper and hygienic. Copying European dress is a sign of our degradation (Reference to BrajkishorePrasad)
000006365

30.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji)

1

I suggest that you, Mr. Jinnah etc. should go to the villages and carry on vigorous propaganda in spite of a ban But we should not think of hatred.
000028200

30.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

1

Thanks for sparing Dr. Deva etc.
000006364

30.06.1917

05269 SHAH, Fulchand 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

It increases our responsibility. May we gain and keep purity enough to satisfy such a pure soul! Preserve Mrs. Annie Besant's letters
000027494

30.06.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05325 DUNICHAND, Lala

1

They may be paid but the remeining should be recovered as he is of unsound mind.
000028202

01.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

4

Copy of English protion of 6378.
000006374

01.07.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

 
000006366

02.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05269 SHAH, Fulchand

2

How many learn Hindi? How many attend the evening prayer? sending herewith a letter you all should read. Figures may vary.
000006369

05.07.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Gandhiji presided, spoke in Hindi and insisted on the proceeding in Bihari None worked so strenuously and so long as D. Naoroji
000006367

05.07.1917

00414 PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I send you herewith Rs. 2000/- being the balance of Rs. 3500/- required by you.
000006371

06.07.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Full support to Gandhiji The reply is so patristic and inspiring that we quote most of it. No comment is necessary to bring this lesson .... to educated Indians. (B. = Bengalee)
000006370

06.07.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

"The unfounded criticisms on the great and noble Gandhi" are refuted by him We invite the readers' attention to Gandhiji's views.
000006372

07.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13293 BIHAR GOVERNOR

3

The internment of Mrs. Annie Besant is a big blunder Its continuance will spread the violence-cult. So offer them satyagraha instead.
000006377

08.07.1917

00778 GANDHI, Devdas 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

The President (Mr. Sly) is vary courteous to Bapu; and has great respect for him. The sitting will begin soon Bapu is at Ranchi
000006378

08.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 03252 FRIENDS

6

The activities are (1) Hand-weaving (2) National school (3) Spread of Hindi (4) My political work and travel For 1 years expenses I require Rs. 18000/- and Rs. 100,000/- for building which A.V. Thakkar will build.
000006376

08.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 05269 SHAH, Fulchand

2

Read the letter sent to Punjabhai SN6378? It has been (Given the names ) sent to .... My letter SN 6368 has done more than many speeches.
000006375

09.07.1917

00853 BANKER, Shankerlal G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Jamnadas myself promise 5000 each will pay by instalment hope arrange 15 more: (Probably for Satyagrahashram)
000006380

18.07.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

5

Gandhiji's Rastriya shala's Time-table of 5 standards with the names of the pupils in each- total 8 students
000006379

18.07.1917

13298 DESAI, K. N. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

There is little possibility of difference of views regarding your activities I shall tell my friends We are apathetic regarding Mrs. Besant and cannot unite
000006381

20.07.1917

00778 GANDHI, Devdas 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

On account of the Champaran Inquiry he is too busy to write. Send Bapu's letter to British Indian Steam Navigation Company
000026390

21.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

2

It is this system that is the root of evil. It is legalised slavery. It would be wrong to ask the Rayat to pay the price for freedom from it. It should be abolished legally.
000026367

25.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08483 HEYCOCK, W. B.

2

I assure nothing will be done without first informing the authority. Thanks for your warning.
000006382

25.07.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14174 PASSENGERS GRIEVANCE COMMITTE

10

A note giving a list of 14 grievances such as over-crowding ,insanitation, insults etc. and 7 suggested remedies.
00006386A

25.07.1917

06732 BAJAJ, Jamnadas 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Sending Rs. 1500/- for spread of Hindi or for any use you like Please visit us and see Marwadi Vidyalays and Hostel etc. Gandhiji's note ;Preserve this letter. (Note at the back)
000024590

01.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

Thanks. It will be enmarked as you desire:
000006383

05.08.1917

00778 GANDHI, Devdas 05269 SHAH, Fulchand

1

I am writing it for "Indian Opinion". Please send Bapu's letter (1)comparing Champaran with Fiji (2) Hus forecast regarding the stay here
000006384

07.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13214 CHUDGAR, POPATLAL L.

1

Your coming has pleased me very much Please take care of your eyes, and select the subject according to your capacity.
000026389

13.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08491 SLY, F. G.

2

I think if both the parties advance half way the settlement can be unanimous and I shall not have to put up a minute of our offer is.
000026385

15.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08488 NORMAN (Mr.)

2

Herewith some statements. Kindly redress the grievances if they are correct.
000006385

15.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 03452 SATYANANDA BABU

5

Passive Resistance is as old as the world But in politics I am the originator. Tolstoy drew my attention to the fact Passive Resistance is constitutional according to Winston Churchill and General Smuts Dr. Clifford practised passive resistance (so called)
000024591

21.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

I am here for some days. The committee has finished their work.
000028197

23.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

1

Manilal is coming there to study Tamil and handweaving Guide him.
000006386

26.08.1917

11156 SADASHIV RAOKARNAD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

10

I am told you intend to launch an passive resistance to release Mrs. Besant Please guide us. Tell us whether this is a Psychological moment.
000033114

28.08.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 03284 GANDHI, Ramdas

1

I don't feel unhappy when you are thinking of getting married. I shall help you in my own way. You should also do something which would bring you some earnings. Tell Miss Schlesin that she has not replied to my last ten letters. Ask her to write to me. (Reference to Devibehn).
000009154

02.09.1917

09681 DESAI, Mahadev, PARIKH NARHARI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

20

We cannot agree with your notion about the combined kitchen. It will not prove a fence for observing celibacy. Forced separation of men and women will cause unhappiness. We hope to lead a celibate family life. But we do not want to be monks and nuns. The combined kitchen is likely to be a place of rendezvous. Also there will be petty troubles arising out of the narrow-mindedness, of some. The children are likely to suffer culturally [After this the writers have made counter proposals supporting them by arguments.]
000009153

02.09.1917

00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai 01779 PARIKH, Narahari D.

3

Gandhiji asked me to join him saying that he had realized my worth and found me trustworthy. He has uttered such words to very few. He has asked me to proceed to Hyderabad to earn and enjoy for a year or so. I showed my readiness to join him that very moment but he insisted on my passing one year at Hyderabad. To-day I told him that Mr. Banker was cross at me for my decision not to join Home Rule League. He advised me to tolerate it. At times, I considered my life worthless but to-day I feel it is worth living. His words are a great treasure to me.
000006387

04.09.1917

01888 PANDYA, Mohanlal Kameshwar 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

My friend Shah Velchand Chhaganlal contributes Rs. 500/- cheques herewith.
000027710

05.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08597 BHAGWANJI

1

I do not think further progress is possible at this stage.
000024284

11.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09206 MEHTA, Kalyanji Vithalbhai

2

Gives his programme.
000006389

11.09.1917

00379 VICEROY, P.S. to 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am desired to thank you for your wire thanking His Excellency (Viceroy) for the abolition of the customs
000006388

11.09.1917

13802 WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

At the meeting of Buddhist I pressed for a wider holiness, a social, political holiness and was very much reminded to you
000026929

18.09.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

7

Introductory remark by Gandhiji to his essay on moral basis of co operation submitted to the Bombay Provibcial Co- operative conference.
000006412

18.09.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

16

Without the backbone of moral principles, co-operation will do great harm. Then Gandhiji points to the Ashram as a model for co-operators.
000006390

18.09.1917

13802 WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I cannot understand "re-incarnation" but the ethical teaching is most interesting I can always look to my memory to find you"
000009824

23.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00166 TIMES OF INDIA

5

Gandhiji's experiences of the in conveniences and suggestions to remedy.
000006391

24.09.1917

13802 WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am enjoying a week-end with my friend. How is your business progressing I always send Kindly messages to Mr. Gandhi.
000006393

25.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13307 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

5

The law of 'Might is Right' should not be allowed to prevail Passengers be made to observe sanitary laws by notices, bye-laws etc. (Draft by Gandhiji)
000024592

25.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

I am trying to recruit teachers for the schools.
000006392

25.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00166 TIMES OF INDIA

4

A long letter giving personal experience of almost unbearable hardship A plea for justice. A suggestion that the Viceroy some times should travel in third class.
000023845

29.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

2

Praise his booklet which gives authentic information in brief. Informs that Gandhiji is a bit unwell. Says he himself experienced the inconveniences in Indian Railways. Hopes to gives further material for the book containing Gandhiji's speeches and writings.
000028199

30.09.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00461 SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

3

So I also am having fever ! The report of the Committee is unanimous. In Ahmedabad the Gujarat Sabha is busy obtaining signatures etc.
000006394

02.10.1917

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I reached safely after a 'not to uncomfortable journey' My best wishes to Dr. and Mrs. HariPrasad
000026388

04.10.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08490 GAIT, Edward (Sir)

4

It is unanimous. Let the government resolution also be graceful. Both may be extensively published in vernacular. If you desire I am ready to help.
000027711

04.10.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08597 BHAGWANJI

1

At present I am very busy here: However I shall do what I can.
000033069

10.10.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09030 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Your letter. I believe that will come to Bharuch. Mr. West keeps on complaining about books. You must have sent him dictionary, etc. We have received copies here: How is it that Prabhudas is not improving in health as yet?
000006396

15.10.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

14

A long speech giving Gandhiji's views on Hindi, neglect of the mother-tongue the object of education not money-earning but character, religious education, defects of modern education, students and politics etc.
000006395

19.10.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

You should be patriotic. You have ruined the Swadeshi movement The strength of India is not in the army but in you. Trade honestly. Develop Indian industries like Sir Tata D.
000009829

20.10.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

I understand absence of your letter. You seem to have resolved to get ill regularly. How is Durga ? Malaviyaji is here: Engrossed in labour question you must Come to Delhi.
000009828

20.10.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

22

Presidential address by M.K. Gandhi at the 2nd session Of the Gujarat educational Conference held at Broach.
000027712

01.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08597 BHAGWANJI

1

I am sure Viramgam cordon must be raised. For the present I am very busy here and so coming there is not possible.
000009825

03.11.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

44

Gandhiji's presidential address.
00006397A

05.11.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

6

God is not present where untouchability prevails. So He is here Very feeling speech. We must nourish this sapling. A.V. Thakkar requested to follow up the work done. Resolution to remove untouchability (Ref. to Vithalbhai J. Patel who came in Sadhu's dress)
000025373

08.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08397 KOTWAL

2

Sorry your near relative have died. Now consider Mother India as such and serve her. Come here if you like.
000026368

10.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08484 MERRIMAN

2

Herewith copy of a letter about certain grievances. The people in the area are suffering from some malignant fever. We do all that we can.
000006397

11.11.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

5

Speech on communal riots Necessity to maintain unity. Hindu should pay double the amount of the loss to Muslims One reason of our quarrels is our learning through a foreign language.
000026369

14.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08484 MERRIMAN

2

I opened one today and have placed excellent workers in its charge. Others might be opened will government co operate ?
000032914

15.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00898 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

Gandhiji sends New Year's blessings to Maganlal saying that it is LOVE which is of utmost importance in human life. If we have all other powers and we lack love, then our lives are worthless. Three important things - Faith, Hope and Love. Love is at the top.
000026370

17.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08484 MERRIMAN

2

My report regarding Koeri will await your own announcement. I have advised people not to sign contract. without showing them to me.
000025890

18.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

3

I am even grateful to you and your family. I can return it only by my charcter. I do feel religion is at crossroads today because of its hyprocracy. Why can you with your influence among the orthodox not lead them to the right path ?
000026371

19.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08484 MERRIMAN

4

Our schools will impart alround education including agriculture etc. but the main work will be moulding the character. The teachers may (1) take up education of adults (2) touch the social life of the people (3) Develope community life. I do not mean there is legal compulsion but moralther is. Hence my advise.
000022348

19.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08101 PRASAD, Ramnavmi

1

Informs about his programme.
000026372

22.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08484 MERRIMAN

2

I opened a school more workers have come. The peasantry at large is woefully neglegent of sanitation. I expect your co-operation in informing the same.
000025019

22.11.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10427 DAVE, CHANDULAL KASHIRAM ?

4

Approves of vows without which life would be like a ship without her anchor. Ahimsa and Satya are synonimous and both are difficult to put in practice. Gandhiji thinks the writer should devote more to physical work and should win his mother's love.
000009827

29.11.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Translation of SN9926 (above) by M.K. Gandhi
000009826

29.11.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

18

Presidential address by M.K. Gandhi
000023646

01.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00778 GANDHI, Devdas

2

Gives news about Sabarmati Ashram, prescribes treatment for caugh and inquires about the school in Champaran.
000022347

01.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08101 PRASAD, Ramnavmi

2

Gandhiji is grieved to know about his illness and hopes he will get well and serve the country. Advises to control the senses.
000032170

05.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09204 BHAISHRI

2

Today morning, I was just thinking about your activities and my activities. What would happen if my efforts succeed ? Or what would happen if your efforts succeed ? If you succeed, the poor labourers will remain poor and oppressed for ever. If my efforts succeed, it would bring happiness to the poor labourers. In your failure lies your "real success".
000006399

06.12.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

5

Suggestions for the prevention and cure of plague. Emphasis on personal hygiene and general sanitation. Also remedies.
000006398

06.12.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

We must raise our character to win Swaraj' then suggestions to fight plague. The growth of dairies is a menace as it robs us of milk.
000029522

10.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08740 WEST, Albert Henry

5

(1) Feels better cLosing than shiting I.O. Printing press to Town (Durban) to print Job & advertisment while is like outliving its purpose. (2) Suggest alternative like phoenix without I. O. Selling of phoenix & coming to India etc.
000029521

10.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10503 GOVINDSWAMI

3

Disapproves shitting I. O. printing press from phoenix to Town (Durban) to compete job work. Advice living on a agriculture if unable to publish "Indian Opinion".
000026466

10.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

4

We should not depend on advertisements to make both ends meet. If people will not buy it may be closed. Do all that you can, to effect as much economy as possible.
000030877

12.12.1917

10533 GANDHI, Maganlal K. 08881 HIGGINBOTTOM, Sam

2

Request Prof. Hagginbottom to procure and send 20 chosen guava plants soon for growing in thr Ashram orchard.
000026386

15.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08489 HAMMOND, E. L. L.

2

You said you did not want our services. Now I am extremely busy. However, Let me know how I can assist you in the over effort.
000009845

15.12.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

8

Representation to the collector by two deputation led by Gokuldas K Parekh; and government press note. See 9847.
000025555

16.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

6

Do not worry about accounts. Millie will have the money the wants. I want a letter containing what your heart feels. Indentured labour must be abolished.
000014830

21.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 04547 DESAI, Manilal I.

2

My faith is my view-points is so firm that I shall be patient enough to convert you one day.
000030868

27.12.1917

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08876 MAITRA (Dr.)

2

In views of heavy rush suggests open air meeting with speaker & chairman in the middle to satisfy the public.
000006400

29.12.1917

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

18

We want devoted life-long workers for (1) Spread of Hindi and Mother -tongue (2) Prevention of plague etc. (3) Relief of third class passengers. (4) Removal of untouchability (5) Slums improvement etc.

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