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Correspondence: 1918
 

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000024285

01.01.1918

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

1

If one undertakes an activity which is not beyond his capacity many of the mental diseases can be cured.
000032405

01.01.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09734 GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

Gandhiji explains to Prabhudas that importance should not be attached to his physical presence in the Ashram. Even without it, we should learn to live and live well. That is the ideal for which we have started living in the ashram. - Asks him to discuss and learn this from Chhaganlal and others.
000027708

11.01.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08597 BHAGWANJI

1

I do not approve of the Kutch Kathiyawad association's activities.
000006401

13.01.1918

13308 SORABSHAH HARMASJI 13309 "THE BRITON"

1

An Ex-Deputy Collector learns that such inquiries (viz. of Kaira by Patel and Goculdas) will inflame 'Ryots' to disloyalty.
000026387

14.01.1918

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

1

let the agrarian situation ease and then I can consider your suggestions.
000006402

14.01.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

After hearing their heart-rending complaints 'Gandhiji advised them to stick to Hinduism as now are some Hindus who are ready to offer their lives for the removal of untouchability.
000025375

17.01.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08398 RAMBHAU

1

You can give me the money when I come to Indore:
000006403

17.01.1918

08429 GOVERNMENT OF BOMBAY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am directed to acknowledge your letter of 12-12-1917. a copy of the English Translation of the Resolutions.
000024518

21.01.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01401 TAGORE, Rabindranath

2

Invites opinions on certain points in connections with accepting Hindi as the medium for interprovincial communication and higher studies.
000032891

21.01.1918

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

2

The notes of lectures given in English need to be maintained. The idea of entrusting the work to Mathuradas is that he is honest and sincere in his work. He is devoted to me, and hence he will do his work with all sincerity. Also you will be spared of the botheration of translation work, so that you can devote your time to other work. Several articles from "Indian Opinion", my open letter of 1894 and 'Green Pamphlet' are worth republication. Some of the articles that I wrote in England are also equally important. Manilal or Harilal had preserved them.
000006332

23.01.1918

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

2

The Professor's jail was properly celebrated (Kripalaniji?) The planters raise a big howl but I am watchful and at ease.
000009846

24.01.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

6

Reply to the Government pres note in the matter of distress in Kheda district. Signed by gokuldas Parekh and V.J. Patel.
000006334

26.01.1918

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

2

You can easily increase your collection "Indian Opinion" contains some of my very valuable articles. Open-letter (1894) & Green Pamphlet are the very essence of excellent books. Some articles are of historic value.
000009847

26.01.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

6

As SN9846 (above) and signed by s. M.Patel, K.N.Desai and G.V.Mavalankar as the Secretaries of Gujarat Sabha.
000032406

10.02.1918

09033 PRATT, F. G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

In reply to Gandhiji's letter dated 7-2-1918, Pratt says that the cases of Revenue defaulters are being dealt with only in accordance with existing laws and rules. The said measurses cannot be described as extreme or windicive. - Refernce to circular issued by Mamlatdar of Kapadwanj. - Reference to Gandhiji's reported advice to cattle-owners not to sell milk to dairies. F. Pratt says that reports go to say that cattle-owners are being coerced not to sell milk to dairies. Gandhiji is requested to use his influence to stop this and to tell the cattle-owners that Gandhiji is opposed to such coercive methods.
000019991

10.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07099 DESAI, Harilal

2

Solacing for his great loss advises not to revise the translation but to whole sale retranslate.
000027709

11.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08597 BHAGWANJI

1

This proves that our actions are likely to be misunderstood.
000032333

12.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09250 PRATT

1

Gandhiji rings to the notice of Mr. Pratt that the language used in Gujarati circular is highly unbecoming, undignified, offensive and could not be used about respectable persons. The collector may not have intended to do so. But the circular is open to grave objection. About dairy activity he says that milk supplied to the dairies is the milk that is taken away from the infants' months. He wanted to know if any coercion was used against the milk suppliers. As for the forfeiture (of land) notices, Gandhiji says that they are vindictive and should be withdrawn.
000006404

15.02.1918

11907 WEST, Albert Henry 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

If Bhavani Dayal has sent them to you after use in his Hindi Souvenir, please send me the following blocks
000032335

16.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09250 PRATT

2

Gandhiji, in continuation of his letter dated 15-2-1918, says that he would not leave Gujarat till he completed the investigation about failure of crops in Kaira. He thinks that convincing proof has not been placed before Mr. Pratt to decide otherwise about collection of land revenue. Even though, M/S Parekh and Co. and Deodhar and Co. have not been able to stand the fire of cross examination, Gandhiji felt that the truth is on their side. There are some facts which we may not be able to prove. But there is a popular belief re:failure of crops which should be investigated. Gandhiji would like to do it, for it is a duty that he owes to the people of Kaira, to Gujarat Sabha (of which he was the President), and also to the Government Gandhiji says that he has no desire to produce a useless agitation. He expects that the collector of Kaira will give him all information and facilities to conduct the investigation. Also, Gandhiji will now attend the Governor's Durban, the invitation to attend which Gandhiji had previously declined because of his programme in Delhi. Gandhiji requests that collection of land revenue may be postponed at least till his investigation is over.
000032336

16.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09252 CRERAR, James (Sir) (HOME MEMBER)

1

Gandhiji encloses a copy of his letter dated 16-2-1918 to Mr. Pratt. Gandhiji assures that he would try to stop the agitation if the investigation reveals that the popular feeling about failure of crops is wrong. But, at the same time, he feels that if public inquiry had been granted it would have put a stop to all agitation. He repeats his request that the collection of land revenue be postponed till his investigation is over. Also, he assures that he would not take any extreme step before seeking an interview to place his position before the Governor.
000032334

16.02.1918

09250 PRATT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

In reply to Gandhiji Mr. Pratt says that he saw no reason why the collection of land revenue be postponed, and so, no fresh order would be issued. Gandhiji was asked to contact the Collector, Mr. Ghosal, who would give all information and facilities for investigation. In the post-script, Mr. Pratt adds to say that Gandhiji's complaint about offensive, undignified language in the Gujarati circular does not hold any water.
000032337

19.02.1918

09253 GHOSAL, J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Ghosal, Collector of Kaira, writes to say that he would reach Kaira tonight and would be there for some days. He says that Gandhiji can meet him on any of the days. It would be better if Gandhiji informed him by wire about the day of the meeting.
000032407

21.02.1918

09034 DESAI, GOPALDAS V. 09035 GUJARAT SABHA, Hon. Secretary

2

Referring to the question of withholding payment of revenue assessment in cases where the crops have failed, Gopladas Desai says that such steps are unlawful and had advised the agriculturists' meeting at Ahmedabad not to have recourse to such extreme steps. According to him, the state is the owner of the land and the agriculturists have the right of occupancy only on the condition of regular payment of land revenue. The amount of land revenue is of the nature of rent and not of tax payment, and hence not dependent upon quality of crops or failure of crops. However, the collector would consider with sympathy if cases deserving of relief were brought to his notice.
000032338

21.02.1918

09250 PRATT 09254 DEVDHAR, G. K.

1

I am glad that you are in touch with the Collector of Kaira. Any proposal as a seqiel to your enquiries will receive careful consideration. I have not yet seen the report you have sent to the newspapers.
000032340

22.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.)

1

I went to Naika and Navagam. The crops have really failed. It is only four 'Annas'. The crops have been damaged by overflow of Khari canal. There have been three successive bad seasons. The neighbouring villages also have the same story to tell. But I have yet to investigate their claim. Notices of forfeiture of lands served on the farmers of Naika and Navagam be withdrawn. Condition in Daskroi be inquired into thoroughly. Can you furnish me with the names of persons by whom undue pressure has been alleged to have been exercised on persons supplying milk to the dairies ?
000032339

24.02.1918

09254 DEVDHAR, G. K. 09250 PRATT

2

Our report has appeared in the 'Times of India' of 23rd inst. Received your kind letter of 21st. I shall stay this side till 7th or 8th March, during which period I shall go to Poona and Ratnagiri for lectures. Mr. Thakkar will accompany Mr. Gandhi in his tours undertaken for purposes of investigation. From what we saw in the fields at Thasra, Dakor, Ajupura, Kapadwanj and Mahudha, the rabi crops have been poor, both in quality and quantity. I have to request you to reconsider the decision keeping in view the position of the small cultivators.
000032342

26.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.)

2

I am sending herewith a list of the names of villages where we have completed our investigation. Another list is being sent shortly. In all the villages the crops have been four 'annas' or under. I am told that some of the peasants have already paid the first installment under pressure: Some of them were pressurised to pay both the installments together. Many of them had to sell their cattle and or personal belongings. Moreover, the epidemic of plague also brought misery to the people. Many of the families have lost the earning members. In view of all these things, collection of revenue should be suspended. Some cases deserve complete remission. Felling of Mhowra trees may be stopped at least this year, being the year of scarcity.
000024595

26.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

My hands are full with fights for labourers and that in Kheda. Sorry cannot come to Nagpur at present.
000032341

26.02.1918

09250 PRATT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Received your today's note. Mr. Ghosal will attend to it. I am leaving Ahmedabad tomorrow by 1 p.m. If you wish to see me in these matters again, it should be in the forenoon tomorrow.
000032344

28.02.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.)

1

In my talk with Mr. Pratt, I suggested that I should be allowed to accompany you in your tours of some of the villages. If I could do so, will you give me previous notice ?
000032343

28.02.1918

09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

According to your own earlier suggestion I went to Vadthal for assessing the situation personally. There, I can't quite agree with your findings. I find that crops have been 7.5 annas, while as you put it at 2.75 annas. In your own opinion, Kaira has been a rich tract and hence, your point regarding the selling of cattle etc. by farmers needs to be verified. About Mhowra trees, so far people were intrested in them because they yeilded liquor and not for food purposes. Mhowra trees fetch value as wood and also as building material. That matter is to come up for discussion before the Council. From 2nd to 4th March, I am in Nadiad and may see you on one of the days.
000032345

01.03.1918

09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Of course you are welcome to accompany me. But I have already finished Matar taluka which I wanted to do. I did Vadthal at your suggestion. Now, I may not do any more such inspection. I am going to Borsad on 6th March but there is very little of Rabi crop to be seen.
000032346

02.03.1918

09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I intend visiting some villages near Marida on Monday morning.
000011999

03.03.1918

02798 WEST (Mr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Explains the nature of the controversy between Manilal Gandhi and himself.
000029523

03.03.1918

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

5

(1) Favouring I. O.'s Shifting to Town (Durban) to print job for substenance explans how impossible it is to run I. O. In phoenix or depend on agriculture or even close I.O. without which his (wests) ideal of bringing European & Indian nearer becomes impossible (2) Explains has countrovercy with Manilal re: I. O. management.
000006407

03.03.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

3

It shows that 50 percent increase in spinners' wages will mean only 4 percent rise in cost and weaving 4 annas (i.e. from Rs. 5/- to 4-12-0)less per loom. when the Agents have increased their commission; they should increase wages.
000006406

03.03.1918

14216 BANKER, Shankerlal G. & ANSUYABEN 00000 "BLANK"

23

Very valuable Handbill giving Gandhiji's views on modern civilization relation between labour and capital satyagraha etc.
000032347

06.03.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.)

1

In your Vadthal Annawari, it seems you have deducted the double crop area. If it is so, it is a mistake, Please enlighten, so that it will enable me to frame my full letter to you in the matter.
000032348

07.03.1918

09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We calculate Annawari not by fields but for the whole village, which gives a view of the general situation of the village as a whole. If a farmer raises two crops in one and the same year, one Kharif and then Rabi, he is getting double benefit, without spending much for the second crop. Fieldwise calculations may lead to absurdities. If in this year the Kharif crop was bad because of excessive rain, it really helped in geting a good Rabi crop.
000025551

08.03.1918

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

2

I have written to you regularly. Do send me copies of India. Mahadev Desai's ambition is to replace you.
000032350

10.03.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09255 GHOSAL, (Mr.)

1

Gandhiji writes to say that a correspondent has sent from Borsad a printed from purported to bear admission regarding standing crops and an admission that the crop is enough to pay Government dues. The form is most unfair. I have to request you to withdraw the form. If however, it is insisted that the people should sign it, then most reluctantly I shall be obliged to advise them not to sign it.
000032351

10.03.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09252 CRERAR, James (Sir) (HOME MEMBER)

2

Gandhiji encloses a copy of his letter addressed to Collector, Kaira District. He says he does not want to add to the anxieties of the Governor. Gandhiji refers to his visit to more than 30 villages and his observation that the crops have failed to a large extent. He says that if his request regarding suspension of land revenue is not accepted, he will be obliged to ask the cultivators not to pay and allow their belongings to be sold or confiscated by the authorities. He again requests for the acceptance of his request for postponement of collection of land revenue.
000024593

10.03.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

You may attach my name to the library if you think proper.
000032352

11.03.1918

09256 GHOSAL, J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Mr. Ghosal, Collector of Kaira, says that the form which a cultivator is expected to sign will be to his own advantage. Regarding suspension or postponement of land revenue, he says that he has thoroughly examined the issue again and sees no reason to revise or alter his decision. By signing the form under reference, the cultivator himself would be saved from the embarassment. The form is intended to be an agreement between the cultivator and the Government which would do away with the necessity of coercive measures. Mr. Ghosal is surprised to learn that Gandhiji should have any objection against such an agreement.
000032353

12.03.1918

09250 PRATT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Pratt refers to two letters from Gandhiji. The letter marked 'personal' can be replied to at leisure: The other letter is about Kaira assessments. Mr. Pratt feels that there is an irreconcilable difference of opinion between the views of Mr. Ghosal and those of Gandhiji. Mr. Pratt feels that the cultivators should pay the Government dues likeful citizens. Refusal to pay would be termed as "Dandai" which word is used by Gujarati landlords for such behaviour.
000032354

13.03.1918

09252 CRERAR, James (Sir) (HOME MEMBER) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Crear acknowledges receipt of Gandhiji's letter dated 10th March and says that he would submit the same to the Governor at the earliest.
000006405

13.03.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

7

Very strong but polite letters of the Editor; and Memorandum complaining against mismanagement and delay in payment of salaries etc.
000032355

14.03.1918

09256 GHOSAL, J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Mr. Ghosal says he would forward Gandhiji's letter dated 9th March. Referring to Para-6 of the said letter Mr. Ghosal offers the following remarks. (1) The anna valuation of Vadthal has been in accordance with the existing rules. (2) The ground on which suspension of collection is requested is based on two points : (a) Admitted partial failure of crops and (b) plague and high prices. Plague and high prices are outside the scope of ordinary rules and your request would be considered by the Government Regarding Daskroi villages, full consideration has been given to the cases of cultivators who tried to grow Rabi crops on flooded area and failed. People cand make use of Mhowra flowers till 16th of July. By then, there may be favourable monsoon which would generate profitable employment opportunities. The question of Mhowra Act is before the Council.
000032356

17.03.1918

09257 GOVERNMENT OF BOMBAY, Private Secretary 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

With ref. to the telegram dated 16th March, the Private Secretary to Government Of Bombay, says that the Government is kept informed of the conditions in Kaira and the Collector of Kaira and other revenue officials have been dealing with the problem in a just manner and with due consideration to the interests of the cultivators.
000032408

20.03.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09033 PRATT, F. G.

1

Gandhiji refers to the reports he receives from several villages where Talati's were putting undue pressure on the villagers to pay the dues. People from Matar taluka want me to go there and want me to make some public pronouncement. I have carefully avoided making any such pronouncement. This is my final appeal to you to consider if you can order suspension of collection of second installmemnt.
000032357

20.03.1918

09250 PRATT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The concesssions already announced are sufficient and the Collector has issued final orders for collection of the demand so fixed.
000009848

22.03.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

10

Gandhiji's lecture on 22-3-1918 before Kaira [Kheda] District farmers; at Nadiad. A copy of pledge form accompanies.
000005717

23.03.1918

02982 DAVE, JUGATRAM 08417 PHADKE V. L.

3

Enclose extracts from "Indian Opinion" to the effect that - The ownership passes from Gandhi to Phoenix. Tata's (Ratan Tata's) generosity saved us. Our chief object is to earn our bread by agriculture, and this paper, conducted to spread moral ideas. We do not mind decrease of subscribers
000006421

23.03.1918

00474 MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I propose to build a small house for my use when I visit you, otherwise for the Ashram use. Kaira satyagraha ended successfully. Very glad.
000009849

27.03.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

A pamphlet which explains duties and steps to be followed by the Kheda District Public.
000032409

28.03.1918

09033 PRATT, F. G. 14125 SECRETARY [GUJARAT SABHA]

1

F. Pratt, Commissioner of Northern Division, wants to know from the Secretary of Gujarat Sabha whether whatever activities Gandhiji is doing in Kaira district in regard to payment of land-revenue assessment is on the authority of the Gujarat Sabha or is he doing it on his own. - Reference to the first representation in the matter sent by the Secretary on January 11, 1918.
000032358

29.03.1918

09250 PRATT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Pratt says that he and Mr. Andrews had met the Governor and showed him the two letters. (Gandhiji's final letter to Mr. Pratt and Mr. Pratt's final letter to Gandhiji). Mr. Pratt says it is not fair for a man like Gandhiji to undertake activities greater and wider than he can properly should and control. Not fair to him and to the persons he is dealing with. Mr. Pratt would see Gandhiji when he would be back in Ahmedabad.
000026931

29.03.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

Speech of Gandhiji at the conference.
000032359

01.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09258 REID, Stanley

1

Gandhiji writes to Mr. Stanley Reid asking for his active sympathy in the Kaira trouble. The Government may collect the tax through coercion. But it will not be a victory for the Government It will be a clear defeat. It will result into deep resentment. Gandhiji requests Mr. Reid to study the question and help the people.
000006408

01.04.1918

13311 KRIPALANI, J. B. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

I will now do my duty by brother's widow and family and struggle to support them At first I had feared, I would be dragged in the world.
000009854

02.04.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Report dated 8-4-'28 if Gandhiji's speech at a meeting held at Limbadi on 2-4-'18 Concerning Kheda Satyagraha.
000009850

04.04.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

6

Reprint from "Hindusthan" daily. Speeches by V.J. Patel and others explaining why the Satyagraha course had adopted. Mrs. Tersis views. All India sympathy assured.
000009488

05.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09440 DESAI, Durgaben

3

So, Bable has small pox. People fear it but if due care in taken there is no Cause for it (then he gives instructions about food and treatment).May I send Mahadev ? Difficulties are the test-stous for our faith in religion.
000009486

05.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09439 DESAI, Durgaben

3

I have not forgotten you. If you do want Mahadev there, I shall send him soon but it will be grand if you Can bear separation. He is having greet experience.
000009487

05.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09439 DESAI, Durgaben

2

Tranquillity of mind will lesson the grief. Keep Mahadev as long as you want to. High ideal is Rove's devotion to good.
000032360

06.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09250 PRATT

1

Nothwithstanding the final letter, Gandhiji feels that he should have sought an interview with Mr. Pratt. Gandhiji refers to the talk he had with Mr. Ghosal and also to the understanding reached on Limbasi. However, he wishes he could reach a solution on the general question. Gandhiji says that he could not but get involved in the Kaira question. He will be glad if Mr. Pratt would pay a visit to his school.
000032361

07.04.1918

09250 PRATT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Whether our meeting would be fruitful will depend more upon yourself. Mr. Pratt says that he will have a busy schedule of tour to Godhra, Thana district and Mahabaleshwar after mid April. Tomorrow he has a meeting with Ahmedabad Municipality and is to pay a visit to Calico Mill.
000032362

09.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09250 PRATT

1

Gandhiji says he will meet Mr. Pratt on Thursday, 11th at 9 a.m. 'I shall be serving you by being disobedient in an orderly manner. My disobedience is a defensive measure: Behind my activity there is not a trace of ill will against any man on earth. If 9 a.m. on Thursday 11th is not convenient, please send me your own time'.
000032363

09.04.1918

09250 PRATT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Pratt confirms 9 a.m. on Thursday 11th for the meeting, suggested by Gandhiji.
000025552

10.04.1918

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

4

I have to conduct many passive resistances and that is a trying job. Have patience regarding Jivaraj. I keep in touch with Mithi.
000006409

11.04.1918

13312 NARIGARA M. DUNGAR 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

A good description of difficulties and how they were surmounted. Request for a loan of a 1000/- for continuing it.
000009851

12.04.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

Report of a meeting addressed by Mr. Pratt, the N.D. Commissioner of Kheda Dist. Cultivators on the subject of land revenue and Vallabhbhai reply.
000009853

15.04.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Printed copy of hints meant for Volunteers bearing Gandhiji's signature:
000029524

17.04.1918

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

4

expressing full trust in him (west) asks to manage I.O. as he likes. Clearifies re: his (G's) comment to close English & Publish only Gujarati I.O.
000009852

17.04.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Gandhiji's printed report distributed among the farmers in which attention is drawn to the sacredness of the Oath scripts signed. Better to be outlaws than tolerate injustice.
000032753

24.04.1918

03268 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai 00853 BANKER, Shankerlal G.

2

Gandhiji and Mahadev Desai had come here on 25th. Ref. to an exchange of hot words between Madhusudandas and Gandhiji on the question of exclusion of Ali-brothers. Ref. to Man-power Committee and Resources-committee. Gandhiji brought to the notice of the Vice-roy that important leaders like Tilak, Besant and Ali Brothers have been excluded from the meeting. Gandhiji also wrote to the Vice-roy that if England believes in secret treaties, then the war that they are carrying on can never be on moral grounds. But the Vice-roy pleaded that Gandhiji should attend the meeting and say at the meeting whatever he wants to say. Meeting of the Man-power Committee, 50000 to be recruited for the army. Tilak wrote that he would not come as the invitation was received so late that no train would reach him there in time. Request for arranging to send parcel of mangoes of Alfonso variety to Rabindranath Tagore as he was ill.
000009835

29.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00396 VICEROY OF INDIA

2

Gujarati Version of SN 9834(above letter) as appeared in some Gujaratis daily.
000009838

29.04.1918

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

6

I offer my non-violence service. For effective work I should be permeated to see Ali Brothers and discuss the object of the conference with them. Secondly the revenue of about four lakhs may be suspended and the payment may be left to the honesty of the people. As to my work, I will tour the country and put before the public my views If necessary I can see you at Simla.(Then he furnishes his past record of services.)
000009834

29.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00396 VICEROY OF INDIA

4

The popular leaders should be invited to offer their advice and help. The average Indian aspires for Home rule. A definite promise in that respect alone can satisfy and prepare them for sacrifice for the empire: The official tyranny must be stopped. If I take any part in the war activity it shall be to preach the law of suffering. Definite assurances he given to the Islamic governments of the world.
000027139

29.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

17

Draft of p. 9834.
000009839

29.04.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

4

Gandhiji's views regarding Swarajya and on unfitness of the Home Rule League to obtain its substance.
000009836

30.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09446 VINCENT, William (Sir)

2

I came to express by sincere belief that Ali-Brothers' release would help recruiting one may fail to secure even a single recruit. and yet may serve the Empire truly. This is to remove your misunderstanding about my visit.
000009837

30.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01401 TAGORE, Rabindranath

2

I send Andrew's to be with you in your poor health. Both of you should remain in India as physical presence of the pure forces is necessary on the threshold of a great change. Mr. Ambalal will place his bungalow at Matheran at your disposal or can procure accommodation at ooty if necessary.
000023910

30.04.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01401 TAGORE, Rabindranath

2

Suggests his recouping his health by staying somewhere in India so that Gandhiji can draw upon Andrews whenever necessay. Suggests Matheran or Ooty at both of which Shri Ambalal has agreed to make arrangements.
000009840

01.05.1918

01824 WEST H.M. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The provincial government had look action against him because of his speeches which were likely to create Hindu-Muslim Tension. The restrictions put on him will be withdraw after criminal case against him is disposed off.
000009855

02.05.1918

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

1

You might have received my article about Horniman. See that in arranging the matters no errors are committed. The from Simla is a bit hopeful.
000030924

03.05.1918

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

3

Convey''s pleasure at the only negative reponse of Mr. Shastri to Kaira Resolution proposed by G. himslef says your No. is worth a word to me. The 'ayes' have no value. Encloses copy of his (G's) letter to Viceroy.
000009841

07.05.1918

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

2

Due to exaggerated reports of disorder in India. Amanulla is tempted to invade India. Though this is not a huge problem to us. I want your help in stabilising "Indian Opinion".
000025374

16.05.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08398 RAMBHAU

1

Shri Kotwal's sister can come any time but better in June for at present it is very hot.
000006410

22.05.1918

13313 SOMESHWARANAND 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am unmarried, healthy and strong a graduate and a Sanyasi; You refer to B.G. Tilak for me. I am a journalist and author also
000032411

29.05.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09037 KER, J.

1

Gandhiji refers to the case of a boy from Navli, who was being prosecuted under the charge of having devised means of hurting the officials during their official duties. He says that the boy is innocent and the real culprit is one Chaturbhai who confessed of his guilt before Gandhiji. - Gandhiji suggests withdrawal of prosecution against the boy, and Chaturbhai would stand the trial instead.
000032410

29.05.1918

09037 KER, J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

J. Ker, in reply to Gandhiji's letter says he would not interfere in the course of law and justice, Gandhiji had requested withdrawal of prosecution against the bly of Navli. - Similarly, reference to a case from Khandli
000032412

31.05.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09037 KER, J.

1

Gandhiji brings to the notice of Mr. Ker a case where a cultivator would be done injustice. The cultivator had been served with a notice of forfeiture of the crop of onion in his land. The sale did not take place on the appointed date. It the crop is not cut immediatedly, it may be destroyed because of imminent rainfall. Hence, Gandhi had advised the cultivator to remove the crop. The act should not be treated as theft as mentioned in a fresh notice to the cultivator.
000032413

01.06.1918

09037 KER, J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Referring to Navli and Khandli cases, Mr. Ker says that repetition of such incidents should be prevented. Only our methods differ. In the case of forfeiture of crop and land in Bhola Desai's case, as long as the forfeiture notice stands, crop belongs to Government Also, land would be given back to the holder on payment of the amount of arrears. There is no question of permanently forfeiting.
000032414

07.06.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 09038 WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss)

1

Gandhiji says he is passing through severest trials of his life. He wanted to retire from war but is not able to do so. He says that people here do not know the art of killing because of cowardice. He wants people to learn the art of killing before they are trained in non-violence. It is a very difficult lesson. He feels frustrated but even then he continues in his mission. Hence, he prays : " Lead, Kindly light, amid the encircling gloom. "
000023846

13.06.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

2

Informs that Devdas will come there to live with him to learn Tamil and to teach Hindi and that later on he will go to Kumbhakonam. Desires him to debit to his a/c any amount that he gives to Devdas.
000024594

19.06.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

I hardly want money for construction work. give if you can.
000023818

19.06.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 06818 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

Asks for the donation for the building work.
000027140

22.06.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10457 PEOPLE OF KAIRA DISTRICT

12

Draft of p. 9833.
000027141

22.06.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10457 PEOPLE OF KAIRA DISTRICT

10

Translation of p. 27140.
000009833

22.06.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

You have successfully come our of the heroic straggle Now I appeal to you to join the army to prove your worthiness to be a partner of the Empire and there by justify your claim of independence. by joining the army you will learn the use of arms which is essential for our protection. The British are good partners. I expect the educated as well as uneducated to join in thousands.
000009842

23.06.1918

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

8

I was wrongly worried over your recruiting activity which meant fall from Ahimsa. But am happy to see you have come out successful. I do not understand the necessity of reacquainting Indians with woodshed. I wrote once--six years ago to Gurudev .--of my apprehension about your restlessness which is western creed. I am anxious and afraid that the politics might drag you and make you restless. I think you will excuse me for this expression which is the out come of my anxiety.
000024596

30.06.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

If you donate for it, the amount earmarked for travelling it will go a great way, others also have promised.
000023849

05.07.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

2

Thanks for nursing him. I feel that social reform should start with one's own family.
000024597

18.07.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

Thanks. Others also have contributed. I feel diffident in asking people who would simply carry out my wishes.
000025377

18.07.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 02172 DEAR SISTER

2

You may come when you like but better come when I am there: Otherwise you may feel rather awkward.
000030921

22.07.1918

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

2

Favours obstention from appearing a congress platfrom (session) which he knows to be misled & in which principal movers do not believe what they say & will denounce with press the very resolutions for which they would have voted.
00006423A

23.07.1918

05995 MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Jamnadas Gandhi ( Gandhiji's nephew) tells me you are recruiting for war and going to France at the head of atroop. Jamnadas is ready to join you and take your orders.
000026903

26.07.1918

10448 MARL AND YASHWANT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

15

I am being victimsed. Pleased help me and plead on my behaly. Herewith copies of correspondence between me and the Railway authorities.
000024598

27.07.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

I am greatful for your love. Recrintment is slowly progressing.
000026468

31.07.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00660 GANDHI, Manilal

6

Your anger on sam, West etc. was unmerited and perhaps reflects your anger on me. I beg your pardon for not caring enough for you. But that was inevitable and has lead all of us from strength to strength. Ba has gained while you have yet to benefit. Harilal could not because of his estrangement from me and now nobody trusts him. Dis you see my pamphlet inviting people to join as recruits ?
000028115

31.07.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 02692 MOHANLAL

1

The amount remitted by you will be utilized towards war effort in kaira District Establishing a scholarship will be a fitting memory of Sorabjee.
00006967A

05.08.1918

00617 HOSHANGABAD MUSLIMS 00618 ABDUL BARI [Maulana)]

1

Police sides with Hindus. Please collect relief fund and depute a Mahomedan pleader. Please Visit us. Bring Mahatmaji.
00006941A

05.08.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

2

A list which includes " Young India " etc. in all 19.
000023850

09.08.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01342 NATESAN

1

Thanks for nursing him. I invite your criticism of my writing and doings.
000033995

10.08.1918

       

1

 
000033994

10.08.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

8

The booklet contains an article by Gandhiji about Rowlatt Act. Gandhiji wrote the article on the basis of the original writing in Engllish by Henry Thoreau.
000033992

10.08.1918

07077 PARIKH, Narahari D. 00000 "BLANK"

24

The pamphlet gives information about the school that was founded in the Sabarmati Ashram in the year 1917. It gives fnformation about the courses taught, the rules of conduct for the children, the things they should bring with them at the time of admission, etc. Format for the Admission Form.
000033993

10.08.1918

10440 GANDHI, Manilal & Sushila & Sita 00000 "BLANK"

11

The booklet is meant for recording the progress of the student : the number of days present in the school ; his academic progress ,the account of his belongings, etc. If the student fell ill, the cause of illness was to be noted.
000033991

10.08.1918

09831 TEXTILE WORKERS UNION 00000 "BLANK"

38

The booklet bearing Number Sn-33991 contains the resolution of the Textile Workers' Union, Ahmedabad and the Awards given by the Arbitrator (Umpire) during the period- 10/08/1918 to 03/12/1929.
000006420

23.08.1918

05381 PRASAD, Rajendra 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

'Abwab'is still forcibly collected at places. Planters claim grazing ground as their own as Abwarb has been stopped Also account of the progress of schools.
000009339

27.08.1918

01779 PARIKH, Narahari D. 01789 PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Bapu had fever last three days. At present very weak. We give him all possible rest difficult to check him at times.
000024599

28.08.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00713 BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

Thanks for your remittences. I am slowly improving.
000027118

29.08.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

1

Do not leave the place even under provocation I propose to come there when I earn well.
000027122

30.08.1918

00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

1

Informs that Gandhiji has written to the collector that you are Gandhiji's agent sent there to work. (Text of the letter is quoted).
000027117

30.08.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

1

Use this letter as an authority empowering you to work there:
000025885

09.09.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07440 PATWARI RANCHHODBHAI

2

I am improving but very weak. My dysenbtry was due to my own faults in dietry and to too much confidence in my body. To me removal of untouchability is my Dharma. It has no political motive behind it.
000027121

17.09.1918

00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

1

Do not worry. Arrangements for your defence are being put through.
000027119

20.09.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

1

I appreciate your tolerence. Be frank and truthful in dealings with government.
000024286

24.09.1918

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

1

Informs that he may send his wife to the Ashram but there is no seclusion which generally women desire:
000027707

26.09.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08597 BHAGWANJI

1

Kathiyawad is not out of my mind but at present I am not fit to undertake any tourning.
000026904

28.09.1918

10448 MARL AND YASHWANT 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Reminder of 26903.
000009843

02.10.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00633 GANDHI, Harilal

2

(1) I feel I am going. If you can keep me living through your services it will the purity of your love. I expect much of you. Manilal and Ramdas. Now that the body is worn out. I do not grudge is leave it.(2)I feel I am going. My mind is peaceful. I feel whatever inheritance I shall leave for you is quite.
000027120

13.10.1918

00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

2

Gandhiji being too weak I look after his correspondence. He is much pleased with your work. He is improving steadily.
000032415

22.10.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 06718 ANANDLAL

1

Gandhiji learnt the news of the death of Anandlal's wife through Chhaganlal. Gandhiji asks him not to shed tears. Death is natural and is preparatory to new life. He also advises Anandlal not to think of second marriage.
000027123

29.10.1918

00546 DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

2

Gandhiji advises to oppose all evils but to restrict opposition only when it becomes a duty to do so. Your work is confined to the school so do not meddle in other affairs.
000006417

17.11.1918

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Resolutions of Indian Passengers and Traffic relief Asso. specially pointed out the hardships of third class passengers
000009844

19.11.1918

01825 POLAK, Millie Graham (Mrs.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

13

From your to the Viceroy published in papers, i see that you are now better so I write. Influenza is rampant this side. People die like flies. By god's grace we are saved. I have to go to south Africa but what about finances ?
000019990

23.11.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 07099 DESAI, Harilal

4

Returning the translation of lectures considered unworthy of publication in view of its defective language.
000027124

28.11.1918

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 10456 KATAGADE PUNDALIK

1

Absolutely peaceful without flinching from truth.
000006418

31.12.1918

00730 RUSTOMJEE, Parsee 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Please suggest the purpose but the work should be permanent and not collapse like Phoenix after your departure

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