Index > Correspondence > Correspondence : 1930

Correspondence : 1930

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000027225

01.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

1

Glad to see you. How are others?

000022610

01.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

Gandhiji after deep thinking comes to the conclusion that violence even in its subtle from [greed, pilfering, untruth, crooked diplomacy etc.] on the part of Government should be met with by non-violence in the form of Civil Disobedience.

000016415

01.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

A candidate of Barwani High School quoting instance of two student's failure in dictation paper because of their deafness pleads for omitting dictation subject from examination course.

000016325

01.01.1930

06390

NARAYAN S. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Hearing of Gandhiji's decision to get the Round Table Conference boycotted by congress a pleader of Coonoor gets ferious and preidcts, "History will say that in spite of your greatness, at a critical moment you lost your clear mind and sent the Congress to ruin.

000016555

01.01.1930

06562

SHUKLA, KALICHARAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

In view of Lahore congress Resolution about complete Independence and Civil Disobidience fight suggests absolute boycott of Currecy notes in preference to anyother item.

000016417

01.01.1930

00000

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7

Scheme of self-supporting education for Gujarat Vidyapitha.

000016416

01.01.1930

00000

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2

Purport of conversation with Gandhiji on the subject of Ahimsa in the form of questions & answers submitted by Shivabhai for approval.

000016413

01.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

2

Report by the secretary, Congress Committee of Independence day celebrations in Ghatakh village of Muzaffarpur District.

000016326

02.01.1930

10081

JOSHUA FAZALUDDIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Appreciating Gandhiji's services to India in general and Punjab in particular seeks opinion on his book, 'Hindu-Muslim Unity', a copy of which is forwarded to him.

032579/36

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09163

SRINIVASA IYENGAR

2

I was deeply distressed over your walk out and the whole uncertain behaviour. I had found earlier some uncertainty in your behaviour but there was no unworthiness. But I was surprised to find it now. When I first met you, I was impressed by you. I don't differences of opinion. But because of your behaviour, the degree of regard for you is decreasing. That should not happen. I feel really very sorrow. Please correct me if I am wrong or else I want you to improve your behaviour.

032579/40

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09167

SCHWARTO (Mr.)

2

At Lahore, you did not have the chat with me for which I had looked forward. Now, you should go to Sabarmati and spend at least a day with me there: I was delightful at the news of Mohammad Ali gave me.

032579/38

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09165

FRIEND AND BROTHER

2

I see that we are moving in opposite directions. But it should not come in the way of friendship although it was born out of political cooperation. Please write to me always whenever you feel I am going wrong in my views or in the expression of them. Please pass on this to Mohammed Ali.

032579/37

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09164

SUBHASH BABU

6

Your are becoming more and more of an enigma for me. I want you to live up to the certificate once given by Deshbandhu (C.R. Das). He had stated that you are a young man of brilliant parts, singleness of purpose, great determination, and above pettiness. But your behaviour at Calcutta and then again at Lahore grieved me and I felt petty jealousy in it. I don't mind opposition. You should have bravely recognised the necessity of your and your friend's exclusion from the Congress Executive. It was not aimed at you or others. It was only to enable the President to devise measures for achieving freedom in as short a time as possible. O do not want to change your views. I only want you to change your conduct in enforcing the views.

000016328

03.01.1930

06393

SAHAI, Shyamji

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

A National worker in a village centre in Meerut district describing the deplorable condition of people due to excessive poverty and fear of government officials indicate necessity of providing work which will fatch them bread.

000016327

03.01.1930

06392

WILL PURONTH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

An American traveller who missed the opportunity of meeting Gandhiji because of delay in transmission of Gandhiji's message says, " If there is anything I can do for India or for you, please let me know".

032579/35

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02675

NEHRU, Motilal (Pandit)

2

At Lahore, we had no time to read even the newspapers. Here I saw the Kelkar manifesto in the 'Hindustan Times'. I think you should issue a statement showing the reasons for the boycott of the legislatures. You will please issue a statement to the press. Jawahar surpassed all expectations at Lahore: We should take some decisive steps now.

032579/39

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07989

SATYAMURTI, S.

3

I was grieved at your ungentlemanly, unpatriotic and uncalled for conduct at the AICC Session on 1st inst. I don't mind opposition. But I do mind want of manners which you were betrayed into in the very day you were expected to be restrained and helpful, even though you did not believe in the programme.

000026353

04.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08479

PADMAVATI

1

Be fearless and come out for work.

000016330

04.01.1930

06395

DEY TARAKNATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Informs that his article condemming opponents of widow remarriage will appear in 'Nav shakti'. Prays for blessings.

000016329

04.01.1930

06394

GUPTA, H. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Seeking advice and guidance to questions after his graduation vig (1) Zeal for national service (2) duties towards parents and (3) temptation for higher studies.

000016331

05.01.1930

06396

SHAH, LAXMICHAND D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Intimating to have started a new service named 'Western India Press' requests to be favoured with an article which will wipe off unfavourable impressions created on British mind by Lahore Congress Resolutions.

000016332

06.01.1930

06397

GANGABEN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

In connection with 'Stree-Nivas' i. e. 'ladies' quarters' under her charge Gangaben submits that it is not possible to accomodate more than twenty inmates in the present building and that there is urgent need of a fencing and a wall By an endorsement Gandhiji inquiries of Ramniklal how the matters stand.

000016333

06.01.1930

06398

CECILE INES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A swiss lady admirer of Gandhiji evincing great interest in Indian Struggle of Freedom through Non-Violence. says that the victory would mean as if an immese battle was won over the earth.

000016335

07.01.1930

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

enclosing (1) Some odd notes on 'Exploitation of India by England' (2) Chakravarti Rajagopalachariar's letter observes, "Personally I dislike widescale touring but if you think I should rush about I shall do so". Seek also direction for observance of 26th January and questions of boycotting councils.

000016336

07.01.1930

06400

JAGDEESHCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

A student of B. A. class after describing his qualifications and eagerness to serve motherland confessess long standing habit to Master Bation and beseeches Gandhiji to show him ways of getting out of it.

000016334

07.01.1930

06399

GANER, ADOLF

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A German admiring Gandhiji's work and heroism asks for autograph.

000023990

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Conveys personal news. Hopes Prabhudas is better.

000024202

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

2

Informs that the doctors desires that Maganlal's marriage should be celebrated in the Ashram. Makes it clear that there will be no festivities and the couple will have to wear only khaddar. Requests to bring round the ladies to agree to this arrangements.

000033006

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

Why did you fall ill again? You knew that I did not like your going to Lahore: No adventures at present.Try to tjink and do whatever you can by staying at one place only. You can go to Vijapur when Devdas comes and relieves you.

032579/42

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09168

PATNISAHEB (Shri)

3

Maybe, you feel sorry at the resolutions passed at the Lahore session. I don't believe in hurting the conscience and pleasing the friends. No resolution has been passed with a view to appeasement of the people at large. All resolutions are in accordance with the interest of the people.

000016393

08.01.1930

06436

WORLD TOMORROW, Editor

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

On behalf of pacifist gathering of Philadelphia forwards greetings and support to India sympathy with her aspirations.

000016338

08.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Intimating remittance of first halves of notes for Rs. 4000/- in connection with the loan amount due from M/s T. Prakasam and D. Gopalsastri.

000016339

08.01.1930

06402

DAVE, MANJULAL S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing copy of questionaire by H. H. Gaekwar of Bardoli in connection with revision of Women's Rights of Property under Hindu Law requests for Gandhiji's opinion.

000016392

08.01.1930

06435

RAJAN, A. P. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

In view of the new spirit and enthusiasm created by Independence day Programmes suggests to adopt a new era called 'Indian National Era'.

000016390

08.01.1930

06433

SHARMA, SHIVDATT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Giving idea of abstructions and difficulties created by orthodox people in the way of workers of untouchability cause in Mathura District suggests two methods to mend the situation.

000009273

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Keep a regular diary and jot down in it, your ideas. Hiding one's idea is also a heft.

000016337

08.01.1930

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1

Cutting from "outlook and Independent" containning commentary on the incident of bomb explosion under the Viceroy's car in Calcutta and Resolution of Lahore Congress.

032579/43

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07849

KASTURBA

1

Enclosed herewith is the letter from Ramdas. I am getting this written by somebody for spinning (and thereby the nation) would suffer if I write myself.

000029461

09.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

1

Received a cheque for Rs.345/- and the same will be spent as you have suggested.

032579/45

09.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09169

KHALIQUZAMMAN

2

Your letter. Even before Independence Resolution, Congress Chairman of local boards have refused to give addresses. You should also not present the address and resign the Chairmanship.

000016343

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Requesting to instruct Satishchandra Dasgupta to send up duly executed documents in connection with the loan to Khadi Pratisthan.

000016341

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

He has not sent his yarn for the last six months. Should we give another month's time ?

000016342

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Inquiring if anything has been decided in connection with the dues from Rambinod.

000016394

09.01.1930

06437

SHIVCHARANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

A married youth after describing his trouble if single life gives idea of the benefit he desired by cold tub-bath and considering if the best remedy for retrainment of passions and preservation of Celibacy inquires Gandhiji whether it is likely permenently affect adversely the generating power of man.

000016395

09.01.1930

06438

MANILAL AMULAKHBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Suggesting concentration on constructive items viz foreign cloth boycott, removal of untouchability, constant tourning of leaders, temperance work etc.

000016340

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Enquiring whether anything was done in the matter of the amount due from Sjt. Lala Shankerlal of Delhi.

000026976

10.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08527

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

1

Sorry give my condolences to his wife and let her to bear the loss bravely.

000016344

10.01.1930

06403

WALSH, Walter

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. H. T. Mazumdar's address on Indian Affairs was engrossing. He will prove a worthy unit in your army.

000016345

10.01.1930

00916

DAULATRAM, Jairamdas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Apprising of the Sind political situation and Congress politics of India in general remarks, "It looks as if the present year is going to be more a year of inter party struggle than of the anti-government struggle.

032579/44

10.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04881

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

5

Enclosed is the draft resolution or declaration for 26th inst. You may cut it or extend it. The shorter, the sweeter. I have been evolving schemes of Civil disobedience. I think Civil disobedience should be offered by me alone or jointly with a few companions on the lines of Satyagraha in S. Africa. Please come here a day or two before the Working Committee meeting or even before 26th. I am anxious to come to grips during the year of your Presidency. It was good that I did not become President for I can work unhampered in finalizing my plans.

000032504

10.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

In reference to a letter from Abbas Saheb, Gandhiji advises the addressee of this letter to avoid attending Governer's function if he could possibly do so.

032579/46

11.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09164

SUBHASH BABU

4

I like your letter though it does not satisfy me. About Calcutta, I don't recollect all things. I do not believe in show of things. I am not partial to those who believe in Khadi. I would like to have the same contact with you. But unfortunately it has not become possible so far, for, we differ in methods and outlook. I would certainly like to know truly about 'Young Bengal' which I love and adore:

000016349

11.01.1930

04382

RAMDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Encloses "Bardoli Satyagraha" issue of 11-1-1930.

000016346

11.01.1930

06404

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Speaking of youths who talk of non-violence in word and surging with violence at heart opines, "They seem to me to be the real enemies to India. Why cannot they be honest and stick to one thing ? They cannot be your followers and believe in Himsa at one and the same time surely".

000016347

11.01.1930

06405

VASUDEV DASTANE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

advising despatch of the first year's report of the work requests to take 'due notice in Young India'.

000016351

11.01.1930

06407

JAIPRAKASH NARAYAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Acquainting with his whereabouts after Lahore Congress and intention to go to Banaras to see Malaviyaji and to Allahabad to see jawaharlal says, "I have great faith in Pandit Jawahralal with whose thoughts mine resembled vastly".

000016350

11.01.1930

02382

MULCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Referring to Gandhiji's advice to get up early at 4-00 in morning submits his difficulties and expects solutions in Navajivan or by personal letter.

000033983

11.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

1

The writing contains the text of the oath that the graduate had to take at the time of convocation. The text quoted was of the oath taken on 11/01/1930 in the presence of Mahatma Gandhi at the time of the 8th Convocation. The oath says that the graduate was tomake efforts for performing his duty, to uphold the honour of one's language and the nation. '

000027485

11.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05325

DUNICHAND, Lala

1

I shall bear in mind what you say.

032579/47

11.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07989

SATYAMURTI, S.

1

I thank you for your letter. We must agree to differ.

000024201

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

2

Doctor is glad and hopes your efforts will succeed.

000023991

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Gives instructions regarding Uttamchand and Prabhudas.

032579/48

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09170

SASTRI, V. S.

2

I hope you are not very angry with me for my doing at Lahore: Even Russell's speech has justified my opinion. We can love one another in spite of differences of opinion.

032579/49

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01346

JAIRAMDAS

3

You may bring your draft resolution for the consideration of the Working Committee. I like your idea of inviting a few friends outside the Working Committee. I am concentrating on finalizing the Civil Disobedience formula. Choithram should take care of his health and should not get excited.

000009713

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01812

PAREKH, Kunverji Khetshi

1

Why no letters ? Do come here if Kunverji permits. Ba is at vijapur. Manilal and Sushila are here:

000016752

12.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

24

Draft of Mahadevbhai's speech as president of Snatak Sammelan.

000016356

13.01.1930

06410

RAMNANDAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Acquaints Bapuji with the commotion caused by presence of women in the Ashram and declares decision to fight the issue out to the finish.

000016357

13.01.1930

10087

SRIVASTAV RUPANARAYANA

04907

NAVAJEEVAN, Editor

4

enclosing cyclostyled copy of the resolution passed by Landlords and Tannents Association to seek relief from government in view of prevailing famine situation in Jabbalpur District.

000016353

13.01.1930

06408

RAMPRASAD BANKELAL

04907

NAVAJEEVAN, Editor

4

Complaint against dishonesty and misdealings of Meerut Gandhi Ashram with a request to give due publicity in 'Young India or 'Navjeevan'.

000016352

13.01.1930

06408

RAMPRASAD BANKELAL

04907

NAVAJEEVAN, Editor

5

Cuttings from "Times of India" containing comments by 'A student' on 'Land revenue problems and effect of Bardoli in 4 instalments.

000033075

14.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09743

GANDHI, Kashi Chhaganlal

1

I also felt sorry that we could not talk longer. You will know more from my letter to Prabhudas. Prabhudas is gullible but Keshu is not. Even with Maganlal, he hardly made friendship. But, if you have seen in him anything or you know anything about him, then it is your duty to inform me of it.

000016355

14.01.1930

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Submitting information about cycles, camera, batteries clocks or watches in possession of Ashram inmates.

000016354

14.01.1930

06409

HARIBHOW

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

In reply to Gandhiji's inquiry about a suitable widow for remarriage encloses a printed list of female inmates of Rajasthan Vanita Ashram of Ajmer and asks for age, caste income and status of the widowor candidate.

000016550

14.01.1930

06558

PRASAD, JAGANNATH (Dr.)

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

12

I am an old sinner; spoiled by left to me by my father and uncontrolled by elders. But repend and have decided to change my ways. Please accept me and my family in the Ashrama.

000022366

14.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08112

MULCHANDJI

1

Opines that social work also can be undertaken along with khadi work but if native states object to the social work it may have to be given up for the time being.

000016358

15.01.1930

06412

GUPTA, KISHORILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I sent today Rs. 100/- (being my savings) by money order half for Lalaji memorial and the rest for national purpose.

000016300

16.01.1930

06379

YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF INDIA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

enclosing a copy of the Revolutionary Party's manifesto for Gandhiji's persual.

000016360

16.01.1930

06413

RAJBHOJ, PANDURANG NATHUJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Secretary of Temple Entry Satyagraha Committee of Poona shows readiness to suspend satyagraha agitation if Gandhiji confirms what is said that satyagraha can be resorted to for temple entry.

000016359

16.01.1930

05899

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

12

enclosing copies of resolutions passed by council at the Wardha meeting of All India Spinners Association on 18 and 19th December 1929.

032579/50

17.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03252

FRIENDS

3

Preoccupations compel me to burn midnight oil. Though I have an answer to your each of your angry statement, I refrain myself. My affection for you is no less because of political differences. I cannot prove it by words. "We shall know each other better when the mists have rolled away".

000033005

18.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

I got your letter when I was about write to you. Take care of your health. (Reference to Nimu) Write about your health. I hope Kashi is doing well.

000016361

18.01.1930

06414

VEKATARAMAYYA, W.

11400

ALL INDIA SPINNERS ASSOCIATION, A'bad

9

Forwarding a copy of the Audit report to gether with statements showing progress made by Vizianagaram Khaddar spinning and weaving co-operative society Limited.

032579/52

18.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01032

MATHURADAS

2

The description of the lands you have given is beautiful. But, lack of water-supply is pinching. I don't want to start any new project this year. The idea that is taking shape in my mind is frightful. I donot know what would result from it.

000009274

18.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

You may keep the diary in the manner that suits you. It is amazing that your constipation persists.

000016362

18.01.1930

00000

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6

Presidential adress of Sir Danial Hamilton to Bihar and Orissa provincial co-operative Conference held at Muzaffarpur on 18th and 19th January 1930.

032579/53

19.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08309

BANARASIDAS

1

I don't see any necessity in making any changes in the industry of the non-resident Indians. No discussion needed. I know about what happend in America in protest against Dinbandhu.

032579/54

19.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09171

BHARUCHA (Shri)

1

Here is my message for "Kaiser-e-Hind" : "No real Englishman need be afraid of Independent India".

000024180

19.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01045

CHATURVEDI, Benarsidas

2

?

000023231

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09707

DASGUPTA, Satish

2

Good you are inquiring about Utkal. I too took then to task. Did you send Rs. 2500/- to Abhoy Ashram ?

032579/55

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

3

I am too busy to atten my correspondence to my satisfaction. No purpose would be my touring. Let those who believe in entering the Councils do so. We cannot forcibly stop them. It is enough if the Congress does not do it. I am thinking hard about Civil disobedience. But it may not be started under the aegis of the Congress. It must be started by me. I want you to come here for a few days before 14th Feb. I am asking Jawaharlal also to do likewise. (Ref. to 7 days' fast by Mahadev for peace of mind and by Durga for health)

032579/57

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02675

NEHRU, Motilal (Pandit)

2

In the circumstances as at present, my touring will not serve the purpose. Let those who wish, seek election. The Government may not begin arrests so soon. If they put us all together at one place, we will have a rare time. I am giving hints in 'Young India' and 'Navajivan'. Not writing to Jawaharlal today.

0032584/2

20.01.1930

09187

DESAI, Kusumben Harilal (Smt)

00000

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These pages in the daily diary give information regarding the daily activities of Smt. Kusumbehn Harilal Desai during the period from 20-1-1930 to 19-4-1930. The information contained in the diary can be summarised as follows :- (1) Used to wake up every day early in the morning at about 3.30 a.m. (2) She used to attend prayer meetings very regularly both in the morning and in the evening; attending the discourses on Gita. (3) She used to help Gandhiji in writing letters normally in two sessions per day - in the morning and in the afternoon. (4) She looked after Gandhiji's requirements such as food, hot water for bath and giving him a massage on his scalp. (5) The period under reference was one of the days of Gandhiji's famous 'Dandi March' (March-April 1930). There are references in the diary abot Gandhiji's march to Dandi which began on 12-3-1930. Kusum and others went to Bharuch on 26-3-1930 and other places later on to see Gandhiji, who was on way Dandi. Dusum visited Bharuch, Rayama, Surat, Umreth, Baroda and other places before returning to Sabarmati on 6-4-1930. (6) She did some spinning everyday in two or three sessions and kept an account of the output of the spinning work. (7) She used to lend a helping hand in the kitchen in preparing 'Chapatis', in cleaning the food grains, cleaning the utensils, washing the clothes, etc. (8) She also looked after the physical needs of the Ashramites such as looking after the sick persons (Example of Dudhibehn). (9) She spent sometime in learning English and Hindi at the hands of Pyarelal and Ramnarayanbhai respectively. (10) Smt. Kusumben met the following persons at the Ashram or elsewhere: Jadavbehn, Chandrakant, Maneklalbhai, Bapubhai, Manilal, Mathur, Shitala Sahay, Kantaiyalal Munshi, Mohanbhai, Champa, Vallabhbhai, Kripalani, Haribhai, Dahibehn, Sripakashji, Indubehn, Miss Bhagavat, Dr. Pattabhi, Shanta, Madhukanta, Perinbehn, Jamnabehn, Radhabehn, Chunibhai, Hirabehn, Mahadevbhai, Durgabehn, Velabehn, Saladkar, Khurshedbehn, Narsinhbhai, Kashibehn, Sarojinidevi, Ambalalbhai, Keshukaka, Chhotabhai and others. (11) Ref. to the arrest of Ramdas, Ravishankarbhai, Darbarsaheb, Manilal Kothari, Manilalbhai. (12) The diary also contains Gandhiji's signature as 'Bapu' at a few places fro having inspected thd diary. Gandhiji has also scribbled in his own hand good wishes for Kusum and also given some instructions to her.

032579/56

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06984

ANANDANAND

2

Vallabhbhai reads your letter for me. Those who want to enter the Councils let them do so. My touring would be of no purpose. It may create bad blood. Such a movement was necessary in 1920-21. It is heartening that the Congress is away from it. I am thinking about Civil disobedience. Things are taking shape in my mind. But they are not fully clear as yet.

000027629

21.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10470

PAREKH, Devchand U.

1

If the Thakore intervenes do go slowly.

000016363

21.01.1930

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

11400

ALL INDIA SPINNERS ASSOCIATION, A'bad

1

Jawaharlal Nehru, agent, All India Spinners Association, Uttar Pradesh branch seeks advice as to what should be the attitude of the employeed in regard to political demonstrations and the like.

000016365

21.01.1930

06416

GHOSH, S. C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing a copy of 'Modern Journal' an organ of the 'Youth' with a request to extend pattronage by contributing occasionally to its columns.

032579/58

21.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06780

DEVCHANDBHAI

1

If Thakore of Morbi is ready to intervene, then let the agitation be slowed down. Let Manilal be not in a hurry. Phulchand is also with you.

000031079

22.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08900

BANARASILAL

2

Informs that his (Banarasilal'S) marriage is fixed on 2nd March to be held at Ashram only. Asks Is it okay ?

000009714

22.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01812

PAREKH, Kunverji Khetshi

1

Rami and children arrived here so fely. Your letter came too late to send somebody to viramgam.

000016366

22.01.1930

06417

DAYAL (SANYASI), Bhawani

00000

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6

True copies of Mr. Bhavanidayal's correspondence with the protector of Emigrants, Calcutta and Sir Md. Habibullah in connection with 44 death son S. S. Sutlej.

000026348

23.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08477

ROMES (Dr.)

1

Request to repair Kasturba's denture:

000032946

23.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

As per the new rules of the Ashram, Chhaganlal and Ramniklal will leave the Ashram. i don't enter deep into the reasons for such a decision. About Chandradutt, he is not ready to go to Vijapur. No use sending an unwilling person. Bhagirathji is here: Please take care of your health. Kasturba sends her blessings to you.

000016370

23.01.1930

01117

KRISHNADAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The loan question to Babu Saheb and its being satisfactority settled. Regarding my return to the Ashram I do not see my way for you have no confidence in me. "I shall approach you if I find my services could be utilised in any sphere for furthering the cause of India".

000016368

23.01.1930

06418

GONDALA, BHAGAT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Enquiry about Yarn sent to Gandhiji's address through Lohardaga post office.

000016372

23.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

enclosing cutting of Gandhiji's statement in Young India "I am no enemy of Britain" an enthusiast english lady implores him to facourably respond to the proposed invitation to Round Table Conference with a clean state, and assures him that Britain and the English are the best friends of India.

000016374

23.01.1930

07197

JAYAKAR, M. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Reminding Gandhiji of Mr. Bhonsle's talks about the Institution and your promise to fund Rs. 15000/- for the Institution intimates that he is willing to put it under the control of persons of Gandhiji's choice and requests to do needful.

000016367

23.01.1930

00000

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6

A paper read by Sir Daniel Hamilton to Students of Calcutta University on 23rd January 1930.

000020074

23.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

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4

Article entitled "Depressed classes and land Alienation Act" by Mohanlal.

000016369

23.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

A pamphlet reporting occurances after publication of pamplets no. 2 and 3 in connection with Khakhrechi satyagraha.

000021814

23.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

1

Clears some mistake or misunderstanding. My agent's mistake is my mistake.

000016376

24.01.1930

06423

IMPERIAL DAIRY EXPERT

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

4

Herewith a comprehensive list of some of the more important books which a cattle and dairy farm ought to possess in its library.

000016371

24.01.1930

06419

SURAJKRISHEN, P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Heartiest Greetings and Good wishes on the gay occasion of the first independence day.

000016375

24.01.1930

06422

PERISTION, JAMES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Original of 12741.

000012741

24.01.1930

03222

PERISTON, JAMES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

For preventing Malaria suggests a practical method of destroying mosquito-larvae, with request to undertake propaganda for the good of Humanity.

000016378

24.01.1930

06425

GUJARAT VAISHYA SABHA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

We agree this should be stopped. But can simple dinners on the dates, out of funds placed at our disposal be called "Pret Bhojan ?

000016377

24.01.1930

10088

GULABCHAND DAHYABHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Suggests to restore to killing Viceroy, Governors and big officials in order to gain Swaraj.

000009275

24.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Come whenever you like. How did Kamala get Constipation ? Do not tolerate it even for a day.

000031622

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

(1) Translates & explains 6th & 7th verse of Ashram *Bhajnavali on God & Guru. (2) Appreciates her rendering of G's summary of 2nd ch.of Gita. (3) Says It is natures Kindness that we do not remember past births. A tremendous gurden. (4) Gives his health. and Diet.

000016380

25.01.1930

06426

FISHER, Fred B. (Rt. Rev.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Requesting to grant interview to seven American Friends escorted by their Editorial Secretary.

000016384

25.01.1930

06429

VERMA, RAGHUNANDANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Hearing about inaguration of Uttar pradesh Seva Sangh a youth of 24 years implores to be taken up on its staff 'Submits his appeal in a few verses.

000016379

25.01.1930

00000

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2

A pamphlet published by the Vengurla Congress Committee in connection with the Indendence day resolution and Programme.

032579/60

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07877

JAMNALAL

1

You may do whatever you think fit about Shantikumar. The step that I am thinking about would be an ultimate one. Trying more and more to look inside me. Increase in self-confidence.

032579/61

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06984

ANANDANAND

1

Note : Letter left incomplete. Summary as per serial no. 32579/59.

032579/59

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06984

ANANDANAND

4

Your letter. I don't know the type of agitation being carried on by Malaviyaji. I hope it is not against the spirit of the Congress. If it were to be so, then it should be brought to his notice by sending him a cutting of his speech. If it is so, he cannot work as a member on Removal of Untouchability Committee. My touring would not serve much purpose. Civil Disobedience is more important that the boycott of legislatures. I have caught Natarajan's point. We will do whatever strikes us.

000016385

26.01.1930

06430

SHARMA, CHANDRABHANU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A Khadi and village worker of 10 years standing desires admission to the Udyog Mandir to be more equipped with Khadi Techniques.

000016386

26.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

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5

Celebration of Independence Day in Detroit, U. S. A. reported by N. C. Mukerjee together with a verse in English on Charka or Spinning wheel.

000027145

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08554

KASHINATH

2

An individual may worship on idol but it cannot have a place in common prayers.

000027144

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08466

KALAVATI

2

Do master the technique of spinning.

032579/62

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

3

I am too busy. My touring will not serve any purpose. I want to to be here at least on 12th. I wrote to Srinivasaan, Satyamurthy and Subhash. My scheme of Civil disobedience has not yet taken final shape. The letter from the "Hindu", though strange, did not surprise me.

000016388

27.01.1930

04618

KISHORILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

There is no regular Congress Committee and there was enthusiam on Independence Day (26-1-1930)

000016387

27.01.1930

06431

AHMED UDDIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please support my application for transfer to Lahore:

000016405

27.01.1930

06445

ANNAJI JIVAJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Hope you are well. Please let me know the limits of Celibacy.

032579/63

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

You must naturally have been sad at the event of death in the family. Now, death causes no sorrow. It has become a veritable friend. In my view, death may be a deliverance and birth an imprisonment. Everybody has to discharge is debt before death. If any debt still remains, there is another body to inhabit.

000016389

27.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

1

Report regarding Independence Day Celebration printed in from Provincial Journal which contains Jawaharlal's message.

000023992

28.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

2

Desires him to cure himself of indigestion to act according to instructions issued by the "Manager; and to inquire as to how the food charges are to be met"

000016391

28.01.1930

06434

BHAGWANTRAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

expressing his views about the causes of failure of Civil Disobedience fifth of 1921 urges to concentrate on constructive programme viz. National Education boycott of foreign things, removal of untouchability and development of national industries even by use of machines before under taking fresh campaign.

000012742

29.01.1930

03223

HULL, Hannah Clothier (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

U.S. Women's International league expresses sympathy India's aspirations Self-Government and earnestly hopes it may be secured by Triumphantly practising your policy of Non-Violence.

000012744

29.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

A few political and social questions for Gandhiji to answer, "submitted by a most devout and ardent lover of Mother India".

000016398

29.01.1930

06440

RADHESHYAM, Baba

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please let me know your dietary and routine of life.

000016399

29.01.1930

06441

CHOWDHARY, NARSING K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Regarding your announcement for a new design of spinning wheel I beg to inform you that I have invented one but am unable to construct it for want of funds.

000016396

29.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I and my family members offer our services if we get a monthly stipend of Rs. 5/- each.

000016400

29.01.1930

02888

PARASRAMIJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Alluding to Gandhiji's reproach at Sholapur station in connection with Apte's dismissal the manager of Sholapur Khadi stores tries to justify the need of such a step. Submits his views for preparing field for the ensuing struggle.

000016397

29.01.1930

06439

MISRA, RAMKRISHNA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am extremely poor. I passed secondary examination and desire to study furthes. Please help me.

000016401

29.01.1930

06442

HINDU, A

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Did you read Ansari's speech delivered in Independence day ? Muslims by siding with government have all the benefits. You also handed over a crore of Rupees collected from Hindus to Muslims rather than use if for contructive work Hindus stand to loose on all sides.

000012743

29.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

12

1st number of "Towards Fellowship" an International news sheet in a new form.

000032995

30.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

3

I have sent a message to you through Krishna. I dont agre with you in regard to your article on 'Obeisance to Vellains'. Tulsidas has written about it in a sarcastic manner. So, it is necessary to improve your article. I have read your article about your new Charka. I shall publish it. You should complete the experiment with all the enthusiasm you have. The only thing is that you don't have a good carpenter. But, you can take the help of Krishnadas who is with you. He knows carpentry. You should take enough care of your health. Vijapur Ashram should also work and prosper.

032579/65

30.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09174

PRABHUDAS

2

I donot quite approve your criticism of the "salutation to villain" (from 'Tulsi-Ramayana'). Actually, it is not real salutation. It is sarcastic in expression. I like your efforts. I hope the work on the other chapters must be on.

000016403

30.01.1930

06443

SEN GUPTA, J. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Encloses copy of his letter to Pandit Jawaharlal in which he tries to show that Pandit Motilalji's findings are not logically carried out and criticises the present official provincial Congress Committee.

000016404

30.01.1930

06444

PANDYA, GOKAVNANATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

We wish to start a Khaddar Institute. Please send All India Spinners' Association rules and Khaddar samples.

000016402

30.01.1930

05017

REYNOLDS, Reginald

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing a cutting received from Horace Alexander aspires to here about Gandhiji's new plans addressing Gandhiji as "Little Father".

000016410

31.01.1930

06449

VALAVLKAR MAHADEV TUKARAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Forwarding reports of Independence Day celebrations in Vengurla Taluqa draws attention to the mis-management and disorder in the provincial congress committee.

000016407

31.01.1930

02736

NANDA, Gulzarilal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Ahmedabad Mill Owner's Association refused to refer to arbitration the question of disallowing meetings in mill premises during mid- day recesses. Please advise as to the course to be adopted.

000016409

31.01.1930

06448

LABHURAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

A Sindi medical student imbued with national spirit reminding of his previous letter of 10-1-1930 craves to know how he can best serve the motherland.

000023993

01.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Advises to imrpove his health.

000009613

01.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

Received your sweet letter. It was a great day the 26th you always have my blessings.

000016422

01.02.1930

06454

BANKE BIHARILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am very poor. Please find me finance to educate my son 12 years old.

000016451

01.02.1930

06478

DAS, BIHARIBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

 

000016421

01.02.1930

06453

DASS, SURJAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

It was grand though a C. I. D. member said it consisted of bad characters 14th is fixed for a procession and a meeting. But that day being a Friday is not suitable for, i.e.. the market day. Please send me rules of Ashram and 'Young India' etc.

000016567

01.02.1930

06565

SURI HARNARAIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

An ex-intimate of the Ashram aged 35 craves to be accepted as volunteer for Civil Disobidence fight.

000016553

01.02.1930

06561

HANS VIMAL MUNI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

For achivement of Swaraj a Jain Muni suggests necessity of exposing religious hypocracies and creating idea of responsibility and readiness to deal blow for blow.

000016381

01.02.1930

06427

GUPTA, JYOTIPRAKASH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

20

A student of Indraprasth Gurukul Forwarding his diary from 25-1-1930 to 31-1-1930 expresses burning desire to work for villages.

000016419

01.02.1930

06451

HARKER, Emma (Mrs.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

An English lady with the soul of an Indian getting worried by Gandhiji's decision not to co-operate with Round Table Conference appeals, "Co-operate! Be grate ! Be your self ! As a mother 'gives in' on vital points to save her child so you must cede points to save your children of India.

000016420

01.02.1930

06452

MILL OWNERS' ASSOCIATION

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

15

Forwarding the whole correspondence with labour office in the matter of meetings of work people in permises of mills expresses opinion that the subject matter does not fall within purview of the Arbitration Board.

000016414

01.02.1930

06450

WIDOWS OF LALATPUR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Petition to Gandhiji on behalf of widows of Lalatpur, District Zhansi regarding custom duty applied to their village.

000016848

01.02.1930

04983

SHAMJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A poorman toling for 16 hours a day for 30 Rs. expresses desire to dedicate his life to the National movement for 4 annas slipend per day.

000016552

01.02.1930

06560

NAUB VIDYADHIKARI

04860

YOUNG INDIA, Editor

1

Advises despatch of 3 pamphlets issued by Baroda Government at the time of viceregal visit, entitled, "(1) A passing glimpse of Education in Baroda state (2)Uplift of the depressed classes in Baroda state (3) The Library Movement.

000009279

01.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Have not much to write as you will be coming here shortly.

000016412

01.02.1930

00000

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5

Pandit Benasidas Chaturvedi's statement about the tragedy on board S. S. Sutlej.

000034066

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09851

JYOTIPRAKASH, (Mr.)

2

Your letter. In reading and for your studies, give due importance to Ramayana. Send your daily diary every week. If should contain details of what you do every hour.

032579/72

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09105

HENRY

2

You might have been disappointed again by my action at Lahore: I could not help in view of what I am seeing here for the last 15 years. My weekly writings in 'Young India' are as good as letters to you and to other friends. Our love should stand the strain of any difference in views and action based on them.

032579/70

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09176

WELLOCK, Wilfred

2

I am sorry I could not reply to your friendly letter earlier because of want of time. I hope you are carefully following my writings in the pages of 'Young India'. To me, the problem seems to be beyond the capacity of Mr. Benn, even if he has the will. Justice will not be done to India till Britain realizes that she has to part with the millions that are being yearly drained from India.

032579/67

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10380

REVASHANKAR JAGJIVAN JHAVERI

4

Your letter. I have gone through the accompanying matter. A meeting of the donors may be called. A statement of accounts also to be circulated to them. I shall draft out rules and conditions re:transferring the amount to Vidyapith and shall try to convince the donors.

032579/73

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09177

THAKORE SAHEB (Shri)

2

I learnt of your father's sad demise. His actions will remain. As his worthy successor you will continue his good work. Let you prosper and the let the people of your state also prosper.

032579/74

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09178

AMBALAL (Shri)

2

About the dinner after the Sraddha ceremony, the spirits do not partake of anything. But even then, you may do according to your inner voice.

032579/66

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09175

MANILAL

3

If you feel that you would be able to meet the Maharaja of Jodhpur, then you should go to Delhi. I think you will not be able to do in the case of Jodhpur anything more than continuing the correspondence. Of course, your conscience is your best guide. You seem to have done good work at Bhavnagar.

000023811

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00731

SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

1

Asks for somebody who can edit "Indian Opinion" as per the policy to be laid down by him (the correspondent) whose opinion G. Values.

000016424

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

Refering to the growing violence of the government manifast in a variety of ways, Gandhiji wrote, "To sit still at this juncture is stupid if not cowardly. I have made up my mind to run the boldest risks. It has to be Civil Disobedience. News about Manilal, Ramdas etc.

000016425

02.02.1930

06456

SHARMA, REVATIPRASAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

In an open letter, the secretary, All India Nayi Brahman Sabha protest against the use of the term "Hajam or Valand" in Gandhiji's writings and sings praises of the community which was in high esteem in the past.

000016556

02.02.1930

06457

VILLAGE FARMER AND LANDLORD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Original in Urdu of S. N. 16426.

000016426

02.02.1930

06457

VILLAGE FARMER AND LANDLORD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Describing the evil effects of Railway and Steamer Transportations on the indigneous privisions of India consider them sources of all present distress.

032579/71

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02942

SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss)

2

I do wish you come here in time to correct in inaccuracies you have found in the volumes. It may happen that by the time your long leave is on, I may be in one of the 'King's Hotels' (jails). But you will certainly find my spirit in the Ashram. Manilal, Sushila and Sita are here: Ramdas has a baby. He is at Bardoli. Manilal wants to be Herewith me during these times and so waiting for a word from Sorabji.

032579/68

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Your letter. What is to be done if I am arrested shall be known then only. Shri Arvind Ghosh is not in a position to come out now.

032579/69

02.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06371

SHASTRI

2

I shall be if you can send some one who can take charge of "Indian Opinion", and shape according to your views and not mine. I have always valued your opinion. But it has been my misfortune often to differ from my most valued friends. Only, the mutual affection is never affected.

000011470

03.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

'If we let go' is perfect Vallabhbhai himself talked of 4 or 5 days only. You must be here 12th morning. Is Durga now reconnected ?

000016428

03.02.1930

06459

PANDIT PYARELAL MOTILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

We are very poor and in debt. Please give me Rs. 200/- My father has gone to Meerut Ashram for service. Please recommend him.

000016436

04.02.1930

06466

SHANKER SIRSI

00500

YOUNG INDIA

1

Liquors and intoxicant auction fixed early 21st instant Carvar district. Great stir in Congress circle. People awaiting from Mahatmaji and Jawaharlal Nehru immediate warning to bidders and instructions to workers.

000016430

04.02.1930

06461

GOPALRAO, B. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Referring to the weakness of Ashramites who gave up raw diet gives instances where it has succeeded.

000016631

04.02.1930

06617

MEHTA, PRANSHANKER M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Offers himself unconditionally and with a guarantee to perform any sort of service at any place.

000016437

04.02.1930

06467

SASTRI, LAXMISHANKER P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I think you should only guide only the struggle and not leadit. I myself am ready.

000016429

04.02.1930

06460

JILLA CONGRESS COMMITTEE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Requests to open a branch of All India Spinners' Association at Kashganj. Being a district of spinners and weavers it is sure to shine out as a great khaddar producing centre:

000016427

04.02.1930

06458

TEACHER, A

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

To a taunt to my khaddar dress I replied we should fit in with our people. Is this reply proper ?

032579/75

05.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09091

APPA (Shri)

3

You may participate in any Congress-activity in a native state which is not banned by it. Any such action in a native state depends upon the situation in that particular state. Not to blindly imitate actions in other native states.

032579/76

05.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

5

One of your letters was too ling. I gave it to Mahadev. He too might have given you a reply. I do not agree with your interpretation of the Vice-roy's speeches. If you read my recent writings, you will get a reply to each of your arguments. Because of the eleven points deduced by me, even a person like Natarajan has been silenced. At the moment, the Vice-roy also will not be able to do anything. About Vallabhbhai, I am to say that you have not fully understood him. About Rajaji, it seems he is doing something in Madras to please me. The 'show' of 26th has had a godd effect. Even the papers which were opposed to us have been silenced.

000016383

05.02.1930

06428

ANCHALIA, JAIN N. C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A merchant desiring to start Khaddar Business with Rs.2000/- as capital but having no experience seeks Gandhiji's advice and guidance.

000016438

05.02.1930

06468

ISHVAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sastriji's presence in Transvaal at least for a month is essential to represent case of Indians who are threatended with loosing trading rights.

000016444

05.02.1930

06472

SHARMA, H. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Submitting accounts and budget of Daxina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha which were neither audited nor submitted before the ex-committee requests to approve the same and show the way how the deficit in the proposed budget can be made up.

000016445

05.02.1930

06473

MISHRA, ISHVARCHANDRA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Secretary of the Teachers' Association of Hardoi district Uttar Pradesh solicits favour of a message on the ocassion of their second fathoring during Easter Holidays. Containing especially Hints as to how the teacher world can partake in the National war of independence.

000016442

05.02.1930

06470

SHRIVASTAV BRIJBHUSHANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A student of Kayastha community aged 20 years submitting his dilema of his marriage question seeked enlightenment and guidance from Gandhiji.

000016443

05.02.1930

06471

KUNWAR MOHANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please send me details of the competition for a new model. I am writing on sound basis. I may try my luck.

000016440

05.02.1930

06469

SHARMA, THAKURDATT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Giving idea of scope of spinning and weaving at comparatively cheaper rates in Hissar district and his readiness and experience develope a nice Khadi centre requests for financial support from All India Spinners' Association.

000016439

05.02.1930

03933

ILLEGIBLE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Sending a post card bearing a photopicture depicting barbarous habits of the North Western populations the correspondent argues, "I do not suppose their outlook or habits will change on your getting Swaraj".

000016441

05.02.1930

03933

ILLEGIBLE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Reminding about his letter written about a fortnight ago requests to contribute his message the E.I.D. No of the AJMAL.

000016450

06.02.1930

04685

HABIBULLAH, Mohamed (Sir) ?

10089

DAYAL, Bhawani (Swami)

1

With regards ill-treatment received by Swami Bhavani Dayal and Pandit Benarasidas on board S. S. Satlej request to be favoured with a statement of the circumstances which appeared to have given offense.

000016449

06.02.1930

06461

GOPALRAO, B. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Submitting result of his reserch on raw food asks anybody interested in unfired food experiments to approach him to get over mental delisions during experimental period.

000016447

06.02.1930

06474

MEHTA, JUMAKHLAL L.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I feel your 'Eleven Demands' are childish compared to your statement at the Lahore congress that no negotiations with Britain are possible unless on the basis of complete Independence.

000012755

06.02.1930

03231

SATISH BABU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Giving detailed of Bengal political situation after Subhas Babu's arrest. After Lahore session Bengal Congress party was split up into Pro-Gandhi and Anti-Gandhi sections. Encloses letter from-Niranjan Babu recommending kishori Devi for Sodepur Ashram.

000012757

06.02.1930

03232

SATYAGRAHI (L.R.DACH)

03233

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

5

"Proposals on Indian Administration" submitted to the Fundamental Right and Economic Programme Committee of Indian National Congress, Karachi.

000016446

06.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Containing picture of a Sweeper Member of Legislative Council named Babu Husseini Raoth elected unopposed from Midnapore district for Bengal council.

000016554

06.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Report of the new members taking seat in the council and other ceremonies pertaining to it, also proceedings of the house.

000012756

06.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

4

Constructive items of Congress programme are indispensable if India is to march towards Swaraj along non-violent lines. Lord Lytton's offer, therefore to discuss the matter on the assumption that the ordinance must remain does not serve my purpose.

000016454

06.02.1930

06481

BENIPRASAD

06482

SURAJBHAU

2

There is some dispute about your lands. Do not give anything in writing to the other party. If you come things can be settled. Otherwise legal steps may have to be taken.

000016448

06.02.1930

06475

VICHITRABHAI

06031

UDYOG MANDIR

9

Regarding controversy with Ram Bharonse in connection with All India Spinners' Association Affairs.

0032580/1

07.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09179

MANILAL (Shri)

1

Hasten slowly as far as social service is concerned. Do as much as you can, that is, your body can beer. You should take some rest now. You may come here if you like. Taking limited quantity of food would be more fruitful than fasting.

000016456

07.02.1930

06484

KOYA DOLARRAI RAMJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

12

I hope that your Eleven points are not to protect the capitalist and that you will not be very hair splatting about violence and non-violence. Your selection of Jawahar as congress president is a master stroke to placate and harmness the young. Herewith a small donation.

000016453

07.02.1930

06480

GODSE, GANPATRAO

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

Supplying history of his carrier submits, in connection with Mathews' attempt to create suspicion in Gandhiji's mind about his misbehaviour with a particular girl in the Ashram, that he is perfectly chaste and assures on oath to leave the Ashram immediately and unchoste thought springs up in his mind.

000016452

07.02.1930

06479

SRI PRAKASH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Giving idea of his Careworn situation due to his brother showing tendency towards "Insanityas" intimates about his intention to visit Sabarmati and pass the whole day in Ashram of the next day in order to derive mental comfort for recouping himself.

000016455

07.02.1930

06483

SHARMA, MURLI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

A devotee of Swadeshism submitting his capricious scheme of Khadi Prachar and ousting foreign imports prays for Gandhiji's blessings to his attempt.

000016457

07.02.1930

06485

NARMANI MOHANLAL N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Suggesting to have an understanding with Liberals who are burning with impatience to attemnd Round Table Conference that they will join hands with congressitas in case they return disappointed.

0032580/2

07.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

I don't exercise any pressure on my children. My teaching to them is just to make them disinterested in relatives. They may engage themselves in social service and service to relatives, if they have given up selfish interest in them.

000032941

08.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

When we criticise a villain, it is the wickedness or the weakness of the person that is being criticised, and not the person. If we say the crow is black, it is not deriding it. But if we say that the swan is black, it is deriding it. Example of Yudhisthira's incidents (1) that of his having spoken a lie once and (2) keeping silent when Draupadi's clothes were being taken off. (Ref. to 16th canto of Gita. Ref. to Chandradutt and Devidutt)

000016460

08.02.1930

06488

ANANDA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Requesting to inquire of Jamnalalji and asceertain from him how much from Birlaji's donation will come to Abhoy Ashram of Commilla.

000016459

08.02.1930

06487

LIVINGSTON & DOULL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

enclosing a Bank from to be signed for confirming power of attorney in favour of Mr. Doull and returning.

000016458

08.02.1930

06486

JETHALAL, GOVINDJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Foreward copy of a letter addressed to Secretary All India Spinners' Association in which details of a scheme of forming a centre at Anantpur village in Sagar District are discussed.

000016462

08.02.1930

06183

GOVINDDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Requesting to favour Hindi Central Pronince with a visit and Lokmat with a message.

0032580/3

08.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

I think it will be risky to summon the Conference at the moment. The obstructionists will get a scope to raise all sorts of demands. Hence, at the moment, we will continue to do as much as we can.

0032580/4

08.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

There is no lack of modesty in criticising the villains. The critisicm is not of the villain but of his villainy. To say that Yudhisthira spoke a lie once, there is nothing work. But we can't say that he acted like a by not protecting 'Draupadi' at the time of "Vastraharana".

000024533

09.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08351

MOTWANI, R. B.

2

He who has real service of the country at heart will not fall to passion.

0032580/5

09.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09179

MANILAL (Shri)

3

Shankerlal is not here at the moment. You have every right to ask for the figures from the Charka Sangh. But I feel you are unnecessarily raising doubts against a person like Harjivan. As per the policy of the Charka Sangh, there is different margin of profit on different type of Khadi.

000016461

09.02.1930

06489

BHARGAVA, Gopichand (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10

A confidential letter refutting the complaint about the reception committee not giving anything to the congress explains the miserable financial position, due to non-payment of promised subscriptions. The servants of people's society is not a communal body. Khadi work also is run no non communal lines. Gives an account of oggression by Muslims.

000016463

09.02.1930

06490

BAPAT BHASKAR, V. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Submitting his visions of wonderful industrial awakening of India & All India National Beggars' Association for financial provision question, "Can this visions be ever realised ?".

000016464

09.02.1930

06491

SERINDOWN, A. P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

An educated Anglo Indian of Calcutta giving assurance, on behalf of his community, of being one with Gandhiji's views complaints of want of any friendly gesture on part of Gandhiji for congress.

000032300

10.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09248

PATEL, Chhotubhai

1

I would save some time by sending you a reply instead of calling you in person. If by thinking about greatness of celibacy, you can give up the temptation of marrying, you should do it. All could become your sisters but no body may be eligible to become your wife.

000016465

10.02.1930

06492

ANSARI, M. A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Due to previous professional engagement I shall not be able to attend the working committee meeting The outlook however is dark and I request you not to be deceived by demonstrations.

000016472

10.02.1930

06497

GOVINDJI BHAGWANDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

For achievement of Independence suggests boycotting English merchants first rather than English government and starting a joint trading company on the model of the late East India Company with powers to manage all import and export transection.

000016469

10.02.1930

06495

DHARAMSI SOMCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

Requests to express opinion regarding vaccination in the next issue of navjeevan Encloses a copy of printed leaflet containing summartes of anti-vaccination League literature:

000016471

10.02.1930

06496

BOSE, Rash Bihari

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A communist named Sohan Singh says he is a great desciple of yours. and is in constant touch with you through correspondence. is it ture ?

000016466

10.02.1930

06493

BHATTACHARYA, V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

He wanted company of his countrymen. Do not worry about him anymore since he is allright again after his friends' return.

000016468

10.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

An appeal signed by Manilal V. Kothari to help the Kathiawara Satyagraha Dal. Gandhiji was requested to give it place in ensuing number if Navjeevan.

000016411

10.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

9

Submitting a statement grievances of Crop-failure and vanton estimates of revenue officials the village representatives of Vedathal seek opinion whether their decision to resort to no tax campaign is justifiable.

000016467

10.02.1930

04984

VARMA, BALMUKUND

 

 

1

Forwarding a copy of "DESH KI BAAT" requests for a line or two by way of encouragement.

000016470

10.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

A stament showing sale of Liquor in Ahmedabad District during 1929 & ration alloted ro 1930-31.

000016473

12.02.1930

06054

HARKER, Emma (Mrs.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Aspiring to be Gandhiji's humblest helper and servant of India says, "I keep your picture on my table always and I burn a candle a sort of prayer for you".

000009715

12.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01812

PAREKH, Kunverji Khetshi

1

Rami can leave for Rajkot on 6th of 7th of the Hindu month. Will it do ? Hope you are alright.

000016474

12.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Make 9 copies and send to people living far away. If you do you will benefit. if you do not, you will suffer. and repent.

000016477

13.02.1930

06499

PATWA MAHASUKHLAL L.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Requesting not to touch upon the affairs as an amicable understanding is arrived at.

000016476

13.02.1930

02068

SATYADEV

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

eulogising Gandhiji as vanquisher of Lokmanya Tilak Party favouring 'Tit for Tat' policy and as an unfurler of the Banner of Complete Independence declares himself as a staunch desciple of Gandhiji hence forward.

000016475

13.02.1930

01021

CONGRESS COMMITTEE, Secretary

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Intimating magistarial interference in Khadi hawking programme arranged by Atma Sudharak Mandal in Jaipur on the Independence Day encloses copies of all relavant papers and seeks guidance in such matters for furure:

000016478

13.02.1930

06500

MANDAL, S. R.

06036

SATYAGRAHA ASHRAM

1

Aspiring to see Mahatmaji before sailing for U. S. A. inquires whetha he will be there this next month.

000016479

14.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A father forced his daughter to marry.

000016482

14.02.1930

06503

DAVE, SHANTILAL S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Protesting against the harsh words used by Gandhiji while addressing girl students of Mahalaxmi Training college, pleads that putting the same thing in loving and. appealing terms would have served the purpose of khadi propaganda better.

000016481

14.02.1930

06502

RATILAL KIRPASHANKER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Inviting attention to cruelty excercised on a 9 year old boy in sojitra vyayamshala solicits inquiry and due notice thereof in navjeevan.

000016480

14.02.1930

06501

BENGAL CO-OP SILK UNION LTD.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Advises despatch of a consignment of hand-spun and hand-woven Matka, Dhoti and Chaddar for personal use.

000016483

14.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Address on "Nation Builders" delivered by Dr. Deniel hamilton before the students of Scotish Church College of Calcutta.

000016558

14.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

35

Applications chiefly of Satyagrahamashram in mates offering services for the Civil Disobidience campaign 1930.

000024200

15.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

2

Undertakes to write to Dr. Pranjivandas not to do anything which will hurt his feelings.

0032580/6

15.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09179

MANILAL (Shri)

2

The 'Satyagraha Dal' may not pass any resolution at the moment. Instructions will be given through 'Young India' and 'Navajivan'. Keep yourself fit.

0032580/7

15.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

1

Your long letter. The Working Committee session is on. It is decided to start Civil Disobedience movement by me and others who believe in non-violence as a necessary means for achieving freedom. I would like to start with you. Please reply if you are ready. If so, take leave of Zakir Saheb and come. Keshu, Mathuradas, Manilal and Ramdas are here:

000016486

15.02.1930

06505

UPADDHYAY BABULAL N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Referring to the celebration of Independence Day Complains of the non uniformity of National Flags hoisted at different places.

000016484

15.02.1930

06504

BHARGAVA, Gopichand (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Proving with Fugures that eighty percent of population served by the Adampur, centre of All India Spinners' Association, Punjab Branch being Muslim, the charge of communalism is altogether baseless: Inquiring about Gandhiji's programme of Punjab submits that Punjab os not ready for Civil Disobidence due to want of discipline among workers.

000016489

15.02.1930

06507

HARMAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Pragji insists impossible now leaving Johannesburg. Undertakes containing Phoenix work from here pending Manilal's arrival etc.

000016485

15.02.1930

05995

MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Personal and domestic intimation in connection with marriage affairs and his son's travelling expenses.

000021830

15.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

1

Advises (1) to send money only by registered post or after insuring the same (2) and to pray as that alone is an anti-dote to illness mental as well as physical.

000016487

16.02.1930

06506

UNNAV RAJGOPAL K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Submitting some questions in connection with Truth, non-violence, God's grace, Divine Prayers, real seer, Life Insurance and unequal pay standards for National Workers, Solicits solution either in Hindi , Navajivan or through a personal letter.

000016488

16.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Containing report of Shailendranath Gosh's "President American branch of India National Congress" speech at a foreign policy luncheon in which he expressed hope of world peace through Independent India, and said that If India did not win freedom by peaceful mean she may adopt means which U. S. A. adopted in 1776.

000012754

17.02.1930

03230

KRISHNAMACHARI, T.T.

09379

YOUNG INDIA, Editor

9

Corroborating Miraben's statement in her article "The Third class Carriage" in Young India about the hardships of third class journey, the writer describes her own experience during her Calcutta to Bombay journey.

000016496

17.02.1930

06514

WALLECHA S. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

president of the District Congress Committee, aged 60 years, consideres himself young and offors to join enough offers services for Satyagrah fight.

000016495

17.02.1930

06513

RAMOWARTHA THAKUR HINDU PANCH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Engsle me in the first batch. Am ready to part even death non-violently for the Motherland if needed.

000016492

17.02.1930

04618

KISHORILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am sure you must have enlisted my and wifes names.

000016494

17.02.1930

06512

SURI HARNARAYAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

offering enrolement in the first batch for the war of Independence expects not to be disappointed.

000016491

17.02.1930

06509

DAS GUPTA, Dhirendranath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Offering himself to join ensuing compaign on reading the working committee's resolution.

000016493

17.02.1930

06511

JAIGOPAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I thought congress resolution was a mere threat but now it is not so. I offer my services as a volunteers.

000012753

17.02.1930

03229

AGRAVAL, REVATRAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Urging necessity for propaganda against spurious khadi produced by Delhi Mills.

000012751

17.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

5

Articles on "Ethics of Public Debts" penned by politicus and published in 3 instalments.

000012752

17.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

7

Type-written article for Young India on "The Bombay Milk Problem".

000023232

18.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09707

DASGUPTA, Satish

2

I do miss you but I bear your abrsence. However come if you want to I may be arrested in middle of March.

000016501

18.02.1930

06519

SINH JAGANNATH N.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

Inquiring whether his nephew Vinay nath is at Sabarmati.

000016498

18.02.1930

06516

FIJI MUSLIM LEAUGE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Vice President of Fiji Muslim Leauge intending to start Library and reading rooms in important places of the colony for the benefits of Muslims in particular and Indians in general requests for donation of books, periodicales, cash etc.

000016499

18.02.1930

06517

DEV NARAYANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

With regards the insolent behaviour of a Muslim Educational Inspector towards Bihari teachers weaving Khaddar a Bihari teacher expressing determination not to shun Khadi dress even at the risk of life asks for advice.

000016497

18.02.1930

06515

MATHUR AJUDHYAPRASAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Reminding of Gandhiji's word of hope requests him to enlist him.

000016500

18.02.1930

06518

TRIVEDI ,SHANTILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

19

Forwarding report and future plans of Almora khadi Branch a letter to Shri Shankerlal requests to send for any further information if necessary.

000025985

19.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08469

UDDISTAMISHRJI

2

Children should not be left in hands of teachers who are opposed to observance of duty. Hindi and not English is necessary.

000016490

19.02.1930

06508

SHAH, MULJI MEGHAJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Inquires whether it would be feasible to give place in Navajivan columns to the objects and rules of his benevolent institute of fasting and other naturopathie remedie.

000016506

19.02.1930

06523

GIRIRAJ

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I offer myself as a candidature for a Civil Disobidence Compaign.

000016502

19.02.1930

06520

SUBRAMANIAM B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

We, the members of the Gautami Satyagrah Ashram place our services unreservedly at your disposal with a determination to face even death.

000029068

20.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

1

Good your anxiety is gone. Ba as simple as possible.

000024199

20.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

2

Glad you are free from worries. Have the function as simple as possible.

000016560

20.02.1930

06563

PATEL, Raojibhai Nathabhai

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am quite ready. Father also is willing. Ample scope for salt Satyagraha in the month territory of Mahisagar river.

000016563

20.02.1930

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Supplying necessary health news begs to enroll his name as an Ashram Volunteer for the ensuing Civil disobidience campaign.

000016561

20.02.1930

06564

BHAGWANSINGH GOVINDI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Candidate of BhagwanSingh for joining Civil Disobidence fight.

00016458A

20.02.1930

06486

JETHALAL, GOVINDJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14

Submitting a detailed report of the cause of poverty Utkal explain ehy he did not prefer the province for his work

000016504

20.02.1930

03648

NANAKCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Presenting a true picture of mental attitude and doings. His weaknesses, to respond to the call of sacrifice in cause of civil disobidence campaign requests to publish his letter with due comments in young India for his as well as other' benefit.

000016503

20.02.1930

06521

W. R. G. NOW

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A scotish seeker after God trying to convince Gandhiji that Jesus is the Son of God urges to accept by fiath as the gift of god. Encloses three booklets.

000016507

20.02.1930

06524

POPATLAL VIRJIBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Intimating services rendered by him to Mr. Reddy who was taken ill while proceeding to India in company of Manilal Gandhi.

000016505

20.02.1930

06522

ISHWARLAL MOHANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Lodging complaint against short meansurement of Khadi requests to arrange for stamping measure figures on each piece by producing centre:

000016508

20.02.1930

06525

CHANDRASHANKAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Timely demand for his outrick for the supplement.

000016509

20.02.1930

06526

KRISHNAYYAR S. MUTHY

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A congress devoted railway employee responding to sound of National bugle indicates readiness to resign service, wind up his family matters and join national Army with his family.

000016510

20.02.1930

06527

BHATT, Mohanlal M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Am impatient to join National Army. Please call me, else I shall feel I have lost your favours.

000016511

20.02.1930

06528

MENON, A. K. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Swearing by Non-violence on the basis of old congress creed of Swaraj requests to enlist him as a volunteer for the ensuing compaign.

000016896

20.02.1930

05008

SAIGHAL LADHI PRASHAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

We wish to join as volunteer hope you have send the ultimation to Viceroy.

000016897

20.02.1930

03512

PURUSHOTTAMALAL

00000

"BLANK"

1

Regarding Amritsar Khadi Bhandar affairs.

000016562

20.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Candidature pf HarbakhSingh for Civil Disobidence campaign.

000016898

20.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

10

Scrutiny and enticism of facilities provided to Government Servants.

000016564

20.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

27

Opinions of Ashram intimates regarding having prayers in verious launguages.

000019167

20.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

14

Scheme for the proper management and administration of the charitable Trust created under the will of Bai Kabibai.

000016514

21.02.1930

06530

KNOPPLAR, Hans

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

A German admires observing the youngest phase of India's fight with keen expeetation and greatest hope sends forth a little self drawn drawing to be presented to Gandhiji.

000016515

21.02.1930

06531

NESBITT TH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

An English lover of autograph collection retired from service in Australia aged 77 requests for Gandhiji's signature on a slip of Headed note-paper for his autograph book.

000016512

21.02.1930

01355

TYABJI, Abbas S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am waiting for a summons either from you or Sardar.

000012745

21.02.1930

09543

RAMA SHARMA (Shri)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Giving idea of police interference and instigation of violence at the peaceful procession and meetings of the Congressites at Jhajjar(Punjab) seeks instructions and guidance.

000016513

21.02.1930

06529

VIDYA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A lady congress worker as inspires to share the ensuing salt Satyagraha inquires whether she can do so individually if the general atmosphere in her district is unfavourable.

000016702

21.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

8

Congress Bulletin no 4 publishing proccedings of the meeting of All India Congress Committee held at 14-15-16. feb. 1930.

032580/14

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08322

PRAGJIBHAI

1

The struggle is about to begin, and hence Manilal will be here and he will not be able to come there for the present. You will do as much as you can to run the "Indian Opinion" without Manilal's assistance. In case, it si not possible to run it, then it may be closed down. I have written similarly to Mr. Kellenbach. By the time, you receive this, perhaps Manilal would be in jail.

000023995

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

2

Advises to tell his mother that jail is not to courted, but if he is arrested it cannot be avoided and not to worry even if his mother threatens suiside.

000028442

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08648

MEHER TULSI

1

Stick to your work there and do not be upset by news of the coming struggle.

032580/15

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09180

DEVSHARMA

1

Your letter. In the case of Shethji, it is necessary to put up the defense through a lawyer. If he is given imprisonment and also required to pay fine, then you need pay fine. He should undergo imprisonment only.

000033041

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

Your letter. Write about the effect of injections. I have talked to Naramdas about your budget of "Charka". In the Satyagraha. They normally do no arrest those who are physicallly unwell. I have received name of Kishorelal and Gomtibehn, even though Kishorelal is ill. You neither encourage or discourage Devidutt. (Reference to Kashi, Santok and Manu)

000016518

22.02.1930

06534

MODI, VALLABH C.

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

1

Request that you did not visit Godhra for awakening the stackened spirit of Godhra Congressmen.

0032580/9

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

I am awaiting your letter. On 2nd, I shall send a letter to the Vice-roy. I may be arrested on or about 4th. I want all Ashramites to get arrested one after the other. You too should join. You should be here, to have a clear idea of what I am trying to say and do. Manilal will be there before 27th inst. Motilal and Jawaharlal are also coming. (Post Script : Your letter to Bapu has beeb received after this letter is completed)

032580/10

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

You do write about the effect of the injections. Kishorilal is also bedridden. Even then he has volunteered to join the march alongwith Gomatibehn. You too should join. Do not enthuse Devadatt at the moment. We can make use of his services at a later date.

000016519

22.02.1930

06535

MITHALAL NANJEE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Seeking clarification on the two controversial theories of prolonging life by means of fasting and Yogic practice, and impossibility to repel the death messanger.

000016520

22.02.1930

06536

GAUTAM REVASHANKER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A student wedded to khadi and converting others requests for 20 Khaddar caps and copies of Ashram rules and Bhajnawali.

000016517

22.02.1930

06533

GOSWAMI, SOORYABHANU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Offering services for ensuing Satyagraha compaign the secretary of Multan Congress Committee requests to call him whenever desired.

000016516

22.02.1930

06532

SITARAMAYYA T.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A young lawyer of Mysore state aged 24 and free from family responsibility offers humble services for the Civil Disobidence Campaign.

000016703

22.02.1930

04853

DIXIT, UMASHANKER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Two Kanpur friends following avocation of tailoring and clerkship-inspired by patriotism aspere to join Gandhiji's Ashram with their wives and a child and beg permission for the same.

032580/11

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04618

KISHORILAL

3

All the three type of men may participate in the movement as suggested by you. Here, almost all men and women have registered their names. The only thing to be seen is how many of them will stand firm in the hour of test. About women in the Ashram during menstrual period : The question was really settled sometime ago. Such woman have to follow three rules. (1) They should not enter the kitchen during those days. (2) They should not cast their glance over the water to be used for cooking. (3) They should not touch ready food. We had discussed these things with Nathji and others who are well-versed in Mantras. These rules are applicable in the case of ready food, water used for cooking and milk. Not applicable to dry cereals.

000032207

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06518

TRIVEDI ,SHANTILAL

1

Received your letter. I have written to the Secretary of the District Board. Read it and do the needful after talking to him. Had a great desire to help in this matter. But a 'fierce stuggle seems to be the offing. Hence, not advisable to extend our activities there at the present. Do you meet Chhotelal ?

032580/13

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07053

TULSIDAS

1

Remain firm-footed in your work there, even after hearing of the struggle being launched from here: Donot get disturbed.

032580/16

22.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06018

CHHOTALAL

1

When the struggle is about to be launched I would like you to be present here: I shall call you at the earliest.

000028466

23.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08651

LESTER, Muriel (Miss)

1

I remember you and other friends on the eve of the struggle.

032580/17

23.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09151

BROTHER

2

I see that we think differently these days. But that should not create a distance between us. I had a chat with Schwait. Why should there be a civil was as you fear ? Those who can should offer civil resistance and those who cannot may just bless them.

032580/19

23.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09182

SEN GUPTA (Mr.)

2

Here is Krishnadas who was with me for some years assisting me like Mahadev and Pyarelal. He will be in Bengal and wants to participate in the struggle. He does not belong to any party but is interested in Satyagraha.

000009614

23.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

Am quite clear that those who believe in and would fight for immediate independence cannot take part in conferences such as you mention.

000016521

23.02.1930

06537

MEHTA, CHAMANLAL P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Requests to arrange for Rs. 40/- per month for a school for Antyaja Children at kanodar.

000016522

23.02.1930

10091

BEEHAR BHAVAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Which is the three is the best :- Courting jails, Submitting to police under physical compulsion or residing till death.

032580/21

24.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09183

ALICE (Mr.)

1

What Motilalji said at Calcutta - meeting was only for the occasion. When a member is manifestly wearing foreign cloth, he is certainly debarred from volunteering.

000016526

24.02.1930

06540

SIND HARISHANKER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Kumbh Mela attracted lacs of people and most of them came by rail thus causing financial drain. Why not take to Padyatra? That will be economical and put a stop to making pilgrim centres 'cheap'.

000016525

24.02.1930

04502

JAISUKHLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Requesting to enlist his name as one of the Ashramites and call-him whenever and wherever required.

000016524

24.02.1930

06539

JAI PRAKASH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am going to mind the labour research department in Allahabad but I doubt whether I am justified in taking up the work in the present situation in the country. Recommends also to receive and duly treat Dr. Herbert A. Miller and his wife when they come to the Ashrama.

000016523

24.02.1930

08062

MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

Forewarding a check for Rs. 15 being 1/10th of the commission received by him for his efforts procuring agency in kerosene & petrol for his friend. Gives idea of his personal acquaintance and faith in the eficacy of "Ramanama".

000016527

24.02.1930

06541

SEN GUPTA, Bhupendranath N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Realising supermacy and eficacy of non-violent methods recommends adoption of non violent Satyagraha in Bengal. as in Gujarat in order to purge Bengal Politics of its violence, confusion and uncleanliness.

032580/20

24.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

Birth always follows death and death follows birth. It is merely an eternal change of form, not substance. 'Sankhya' may be said to be 'unspiritual'. 'Yoga' is deeper because of its appeal to the heart. Devotion of Gita does not isolate man from social service.

000012746

25.02.1930

03226

BACHASPATI, J.K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Seeking advice as to how the honour of the National Flag. Should be indicated remaining true to the spirit of non-violence when it is pull down a snatched away.

000016533

25.02.1930

06546

NAVAJEEVAN, Subscribers of

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thinking women's hair dressing business a merewaste of time, energy and money seeks opinion by wire whether it is devised for just for beauty purposes.

000016529

25.02.1930

06543

RAMLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Volunteering services for Civil disobidence comapign show readiness even to embrace death.

000016528

25.02.1930

00699

ASAF ALI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

In view of the intended Civil Disobidence compaign submitting his suggestion for working committee's consideration lays stress on launching satyagraha against paper currency especially because it would go no the root of every man's life.

000016531

25.02.1930

03710

JUGALKISHORE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

In view of the impending Satyagraha struggel I am tempted to resign my services of prem Mahavidyalaya and join the band of Satyagrahis preferably at Sabarmati or at any other place at any time.

000016532

25.02.1930

06545

NAIR, K. APPANNI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Seeking guidance in regards Earth & water treatments for being relieved of chronic constipation.

000016530

25.02.1930

05954

JOSHI, S. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A youth eager to join the National army presents to Mahatmaji his dilema of responsibilities of family and sense of duty towards the country and seeks advice.

000029381

26.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08726

ICHCHHA, HARI

1

May you live long and serve more:

000033046

26.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

You should complete the course of injections. For that, you may stay at Vidyapith or Ashram, Weather not healthy at Ashram. Contagion of small-pox is there: Let Manu also stay away for sometime. Vrijkishan is well.

000016534

26.02.1930

06472

SHARMA, H. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11

Submitting oudited accounts and Budget for the Dakshina bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha with fervent request to give hearty support and co-operation to their efforts for Hindi Prachar.

000016536

26.02.1930

06489

BHARGAVA, Gopichand (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

enclosing a copy of Gandhiji's speech on the Complete Independence Resolution acquaints him with the violent atmosphere prevailing in Punjab in form of Bomb, revolvers, arrests and police action etc.

000016535

26.02.1930

06547

TECKSING K. K. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

enclosing his father's letter announcing date when his marriage is fixed. Seeks Gandhiji's advice and guidance as to how he should get rid of dilema of duty towards parents and his determination not to marry till settled in life.

000016537

26.02.1930

06548

KABRAJI, J. (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

proposing to organise a band of women as Peace Volunteers for quieting and pacifying people in case of the least indication of rioting or other excitement at the time of Gandhiji's arrest, offers her services for that in any capacity.

032580/22

26.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03252

FRIENDS

1

Your letter. Music may be abandoned at least within the hearing distance from the mosque. The flag may be so held that it cannot be snatched without being beaten. If there is positive fear of disturbances, it si advisable to give up procession altogether. Depends upon local circumstances. No fixed rule.

000024304

26.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02175

PETIT, MITHUBEN

2

do come on 1st.

000012747

26.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

3

Comments on Lahore congress decisions headed. "To my Indian Compeers" by Moolraj Mehrated (London) probably a press note, in which it is said", We can silence our critics more efficiently by Sustained work, Steady perseverance, vigilant statesmanship and a comprehensive grasp of realities".

000024203

27.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

2

Makes suggestions regarding clothes, ornaments, feasting, festivity etc. at the time of marriage.

000016542

27.02.1930

05517

ALL INDIA CONGRESS WORKING COMMITTEE

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

1

Forewarding a letter received from Mr. Vallabh C. Modi.

000016541

27.02.1930

06551

NARGIS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Though late in offering her services does not despair and hopes to justify the previlege of having spent so many days with Gandhiji.

000012748

27.02.1930

03227

EDULJEE, D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A Mahomedan (or Parsi) admirer of yogi Raichand submits for solution a number efficacy of prayers, Atma, Parmatma and Brahma, Bhakti Yoga. Rebirth and Karmic theory etc.

000016545

27.02.1930

06554

VIDYA RATAN KOSHAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Have opened a khadi centre to receive distress among peasants who ar without occupation as their lands are acquired for building near Delhi offer myself as a volunteer.

000016544

27.02.1930

06484

KOYA DOLARRAI RAMJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Remitting Rs. 10/- his monthly quota deplores that to please European busimessmen we had to give up Khadi and that Indian capitalists being markers he has taken to foreign cloth.

000016543

27.02.1930

06552

MODI, CHAMANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Soliciting elucidations in connection with milk diet, naturopathic treatment for T.B. Adoption system and girl's education.

000016540

27.02.1930

06550

BOSSHARD, W.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

enclosing a letter of Introduction from Mr. V. Chattopadhyaya in Brelin seeks interview.

000016538

27.02.1930

05995

MEHTA, P. J. (Pranjivandas) (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

let the marriage be celebrated at Jetpur. Ratilal may enlist himself as a Satyagrahi volunteer.

000016539

27.02.1930

09134

HIGGINBOTTOM, Sam

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Letter introducing Mrs. Sayre and her two friends all being American traveller greatly interested in the welfare and progress to self-government of India requests to grant a few minutes' interview.

000012749

27.02.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Proposed draft f general appeal to the public on the occasion of Tercentenary of Shivaji Maharaj.

000016549

28.02.1930

06557

LAHORI P. K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

My exhibition is nearing and there is the call to join as volunteers. What should I do ?

000016547

28.02.1930

06556

DAS, AMARSING

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am convinced of the futility of violent means please protect me by taking me under your care and enlistment for the first batch.

000016546

28.02.1930

01045

CHATURVEDI, Benarsidas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Dishertended at the cruel silence of Indian Government at the Sultej Tragedy urges Gandhiji to deal with the question very severely. The Government having proved bankrupt in humanitarianism.

000016434

28.02.1930

06221

RAMANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send me the address of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

000016571

01.03.1930

06567

HAMILTON, D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Referring to the impending Salt Satyagrah struggle he wrote, "While I cannot Say I like your political method I can say quite frankly that I like your economics and in my opinion it is along your economic lines rather than the political that India will reach her goal".

000016572

01.03.1930

06568

RAI, H.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Three colours of the National Flag invented by Gandhiji are interpreted as representing Gandhiji's three messages of Truth, non-violence and Self Suffering.

000016568

01.03.1930

06566

KHUSHALBHAI P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A Bardoli Youth residing in Bombay evince eageress to be included in first batch of Satyagrahis batch for Dandi March.

000016575

01.03.1930

06569

AHMEDABAD MILL OWNERS ASSO.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Correspondence in connection with dispute between labourers and mill-owners of Ahmedabad. submitted to the Arbitration Board for decision.

000016573

01.03.1930

06523

GIRIRAJ

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Realizing fully that there is nothing like Death or Birth presents certain questions owing out of his reading Gita Assures alos that he is striving hard to purity his heart knowing fully well his faults.

000016846

01.03.1930

04981

AVADHESH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A ruined saian of a well to do Zamindar (Landlord) after describing causes of his ruin expresses a desire to serve the country and seeks Gandhiji's Guidance.

000016847

01.03.1930

04982

MISHRA, RAMAKANT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A sympathiser of Civil Disobedience Struggle communicates his fears about government's maChination to eveate communal clash in Bakri. Eid festival by encouraging eao sacrifice in large scale through out India.

000016758

01.03.1930

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

enclosing copy of Salish Babu's condolence letter expresses her indebtedness to Gandhiji for his (Gandhi's) condolence in Tarini's death and entimates her efforts to look after Sodapur Ashram in accordence with his advice.

000016741

01.03.1930

04894

DESMUKH, VINAYAKRAO

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Writing in Marathi Gujarati appreciates Salt Satyagraha and assures to carry in the fight after his arrest and exert in every possible manner to bring him out of jail.

000016739

01.03.1930

10113

ARYA SEVAK MANDAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Members of Arya Sevak Mandal of Sialkot wishing success of the Civil Disobedience Compaign seeks Gandhiji's instructions regarding constructive work of Khadi Pradesh and baycott of liquor and foreign cloth.

000016777

01.03.1930

04863

UDYOG MANDIR, Manager

04922

CANDIDATE FOR ADMISSION

1

Permission and order to attend the training class with article presented.

000016566

01.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02612

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Accepting as recruit Khadagbahadur on merit of his being ex-Ashramite.

000016844

01.03.1930

04980

MUZUMDAR, HARIDAS

02612

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Acknowledging receipt of the Spinning wheel and other materials Requests to send him the book "Gandhiji's Serman at the sea". from the Ashram Library.

000016776

01.03.1930

04921

RUKSHMINI KACHRALAL

04863

UDYOG MANDIR, Manager

1

Application for addimission in training class for Satragraghis

000016837

01.03.1930

04975

DESAI, D. P.

04976

KANAGA (Dr.)

2

Intimating about his seeing the Home Member who agreed to consider the matter of supplying news papers to Sardar Vallabhbhai on receiving his formal demand.

000016770

01.03.1930

01340

GANDHI, Kasturba (Mrs.)

04863

UDYOG MANDIR, Manager

3

A printed leaflet of rules and application for a admission to the training class for female Satyagrahis.

000016775

01.03.1930

04920

PATEL, Chanchalben J.

04863

UDYOG MANDIR, Manager

1

Application for admission in training class for Satyagrahis.

000016850

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

A printed handbill issued by the Satyagrah Committee Bombay appealing to rich persons to back up and Support the non-violent war for freedom.

000016559

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

5

Final selection of the First batch of soldiers for Dandi March.

000016751

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

6

Notes in Mahadevbhai's hand of Gandhiji's respling to certain points.

000016557

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

3

A narrative by Haridas T. Muzumdar of his realisation of Gandhiji's dream and his decision to plunge into the Civil Disobidence campaign.

000016753

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from a Marathi paper being review of Mahadev Desai's book "The Story of Bardoli".

000016754

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

3

Forwarding a contribution for publication in young India in which the writer desires that Gandhiji should not go to prison. should only direct the Struggle etc. etc.

000016816

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

To teach a lesson to government official who operate with covernment it is suggested by anonymous person that Barbar, waherman, household servents, cooks, watermen, should refuse to reuder any sanee to them.

000016574

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Report of Vallabhbhai's speech in a meeting declaring, "War unprecedented in world history will begin in a few days. Those who are afraid of death should go on a pilgrimage and those possessed of riches should go to foreign countries".

000016677

01.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

72

Survey reports of villages in Gujrat as per advertisement in Navajivan dated 9-3-1930 to be placed before Gandhi's during his march to Dandi.

000016579

02.03.1930

02406

SHARMA, ANNA HARIHAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Intimating to reach Ahmedabad to see Gandhiji in acordence with the resolution passed by the executive of Daxina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha concerning financial administrative matters.

000016580

02.03.1930

06573

LAXMAN P. O.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

21

Conveying his Guru Chhote Shaheb's approval of Gandhiji's views in general on Ahimsa, encloses a detailed statement containing his views on Ahimsa and requests for careful perusal and pointing out differences.

000016578

02.03.1930

06571

VRIJLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A Gujarati youth who served as companion in Bapu's Tamilnad tour after describing his unsuccessful efforts after spinning and Ahimsa propaganda seeks employment in any of the All India Spinners' Association concerns.

000016576

02.03.1930

01117

KRISHNADAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

I am neither subject to an obsesing "Mahi" towards Ram Binod nor blind towards his defects. But am certain any coercion or persecution would make him more obstainate and unbending. God only knows that in these affairs I was not actuated by any base or unworthy motive.

000016577

02.03.1930

06570

SUBBARAO, N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A dismissed telegraphist of Bezwada submitting reasons for his dismissal and injustice with regards pension requests Gandhiji to add this complaint of his to the list of his wellknown eleven points for discussion at the Round Table Conference.

000016581

02.03.1930

06574

DESAI, VIRANCHILAL C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Seeking Gandhiji's views on the merits and demerits to onions and garlic as food materials.

000016551

02.03.1930

06559

BERLNU S. A. ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Cutting from 'Bombay chronicle' dated 3-3-30 of an article dated 7-2-30 by T. H. K. Rezmic. on 'Lahore and after: America's reactions to Indian Independent movement".

000009280

02.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

I was expecting your letter. Ask Kamala to write to me. There is still one week left for the march to commence. You may reach in the mean while.

000023994

03.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

2

Opines that one should eat what suits one's system. Advises to tell his people not to exert pressure on him to disuade him from doing his duty and to win them over by service.

032580/26

03.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09185

MANMOHANDAS

2

I have recieved the books you have sent me. You have beeb seeing that I have made use of the book on salt. Send me a copy of the latest Salt Administration Report, if you have one. About your book on cotton I am to point out two mistakes in it. You have shown that weaving and spinning must have been independent jobs in the past. It is a mistake. The second mistake is about Muslim rulers entering the villages prior to Akbar's age. The politics did not much affect the life of the craftsmen. Even now, under the British, you find the same situation.

032580/25

03.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09184

MEHTA, Jivaraj (Dr.)

1

Cases of small-pox in the Ashram as many as 12 cases. Three proved fatal. Two very serious cases have recovered. I am following treatment suggested by naturopaths. Hotwater bath (Potassium permanganate added to hot water), wrapping of wet chaddar, fruit juice or diluted milk to be given etc. I seek your opinion in the matter. Please suggest if you have any other thing to do.

000030587

03.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08820

MAN MOHANDAS

3

(1) Acknowledging addressee's two books G. enquires the amount spent on collecting salt tax (2) Pointing a mistake G. Says spinning was & is chiefly a subsidiary occupation whereas weaving an independent (wholetime) occuapation.

032580/23

03.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01397

ANSARI, M. A. (DR.)

3

I request you to go through my letter to the Vice-roy with an unbiased mind. You seem to have made up your mind that the Independence Resolution is wrong and Civil Disobedience, its corollary, is also wrong. You will find neither to be wrong. We must achieve unity through fighting for common cause, and not through Conference. You remember what we did at the time of floods in Gujarat. The Hindus had forgotten untouchability in Gujarat. The Hindus had forgotten untouchability. A few more such experiences will make them right. I seek Independence through redress of the age-long grievances of the masses. Small-pox is raging the Ashram. We are anti-vaccinationists from religious motive. We are following some treatment of it. I request you to give full instructions regarding the treatment of the cases of small-pox.

000016586

03.03.1930

06579

SHAH, SHANTILAL C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

A lover of Gandhiji abhores the conesquences of Civil Disobidience campaign and detests the intercaste marriage celebrated in Ashram.

000016433

03.03.1930

06464

PANDYA, NATVERLAL MANILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

A student of commerce college and lover of priciples submitting his fixes about profession, marriage, national service etc. desires to read their solution in Jav Jeevan as early as possible.

000016582

03.03.1930

06575

GHANDY S. K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Your dicision to launch Civil Disobidience campaign will lead to destruction. I appeal to you to give it up, concentrate on constructive work and lead India to peace and happiness.

000016584

03.03.1930

06577

BOHRA, MULCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I feel, women and men in the Ashram are wanting in modesty, and after fashion. Miraben is an exception.

000016585

03.03.1930

06578

MUKERJEE, HERAMBANATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

"REquests Gandhiji for a few lines of blessings as well as an article on "Duty of the students in the present condition of the country" for the "Students' world".

000016431

03.03.1930

06462

SHAH, Chandulal K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A national spirited youth of Ahmednagar district inspired by the 'non-violence' resolution expreses willingness to serve the mother country and readiness to go anywhere for the purpose.

000016583

03.03.1930

06576

MEDIRAMA

03396

SABARMATI ASHRAM

2

A youth of 20 desiring admission in Ashram requests for a copy of Ashram rules.

032580/24

03.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03252

FRIENDS

1

I am sorry to learn that Sir D. hamilton would not come to Sabarmati. I have gone through his paper. I can reconcile to the inflated rupee. The second one is a matter of growth, dependent upon a government which has no interest hostile to the people. The first results in immediate loss of crores of rupees to India. I should be able to persuade Sir Hamilton that the movement is not meant to harm a sigle Englishman.

000021617

03.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08017

MAN MOHAN DAS

3

(1) Desires to know cost of production of salt (2) States, weaving was an independent profession but spinning was a subsidiary one and never an independent one. (3) In the past political upheavels did not affect the village artisan, but of late state interference is on increase this has resulted in our ruin.

000033141

04.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09765

MANGALDAS, KASTURBHAI & GORDH

1

When the mill-owners contributed funds towards Tilak-Swaraj funds, it was agreed upon that I too should be consulted at the time of making use of the funds. But of late, the labourers have not been getting any benefit out of the Funds. I am likely to be jailed after 11th inst. So, if you can arrange a meeting for the purpose of deciding giving help to the labourers, then I shall be able to make my views known.

000016590

04.03.1930

05278

URMILA DEVI

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

expressing concern for his health, reproches him sharing her letter with Bado and blessing and love for Durga and Babla.

000016587

04.03.1930

06580

KAISER-I-HIND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Requests for Gandhiji's views regarding their special numbers.

000016591

04.03.1930

06582

MUKETI BEHRANSHAW F. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Trying to convince Gandhiji of the importance of healthy physical constitution and conducting a vigorous propaganda for achieving that end.

000016588

04.03.1930

06581

MEHTA, Jivaraj (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

15

I feel your views against vaccination and about raw food are inscientific and they mislead the public. You may carry on experiments but please do not express your views publicity as there are many who follow you blinding.

000016432

04.03.1930

06463

HIRJI CHANA SHAVALA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Giving idea of autocracy of leaders of Visa Oswal community of Bombay who resorted to violence to curb the young reformers ask for advice.

000016589

04.03.1930

06301

SUBBIAH A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Rejoicing at the contents of Gandhiji's letter of 24:2:1930 apprises of Tamilnad's enthusiasm and support for the congress working committee's resolution in favour of civil disobidience fight encloses a copy of Rajaji's touring programme.

000016606

05.03.1930

05278

URMILA DEVI

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

letter evincing eagerness to know about Ashram Affairs and news about himself and his household in absence of which she feels very uneasy.

000009615

05.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

As you are at liberty to use or not use anything, their position is unassailable. You make gentle suggestions but not recent their dispositions. By being strict with yourself and charitable to your surroundings you can affect them as in no other way.

000016607

05.03.1930

06595

MUKTAPRASAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Offering services for Civil Disobedience fight express readiness to join the batch fo Satyagrahis.

000016602

05.03.1930

06592

SUTARIA C. J.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Forwarding copy of a Telegram received from Kori community of johannesburg, Transvaal Protestiney against police attrocities committed by Shankhpal and his accomplices at Asoj in Gaiwakwar's teritory.

000016598

05.03.1930

00770

ANSARI, M. A. (DR.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

Once smallpox epidemic has broken out vaccination is ineffective. Regarding the fight my heart in with you but not the brain as we have failed in delivering communal unity and without this unity progress is impossible.

000016597

05.03.1930

06588

PEDDARAHU G. A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

A Khadi worker complaints against vascilating and partial attitude of All India Spinners' Association and requests Gandhiji to interfere:

000016596

05.03.1930

06587

AVALMANI PICHAIMATHU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Longing for a National School Building in Thuraiyar the correspondent gives idea of the site and plan of the building together with the local enthusiasm.

000016594

05.03.1930

06585

TIJARAY, A. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Offers his candidature for Civil Disobidence struggle and suggest that it may be started against railway post office grazing of cattle in government's forests, Tadi-palm trees etc.

000016599

05.03.1930

06589

SUBRAMANIAM ACHARY T. A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

A transvaal returned follower of Gandhiji says, "I am willing to participate in Civil disobedience fight if I am paid Rs. 75/- per month and if my debt of Rs.1000/- is repayed.

000016593

05.03.1930

06584

PANDIT, A. B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing a draft of Rs. 50/- as an humbe contribution towards Gandhiji's activities.

000016603

05.03.1930

01117

KRISHNADAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

If he is there please tell him I shall meet him at Santiniketan or Calcutta.

000016600

05.03.1930

06590

POOKAN L.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

In view of the Independence movement in Assam being at law club, and apathy of first rank congressites. I decide to start an English weekly called "Assam Mail". Expect your blessings.

000016595

05.03.1930

09897

DASTANE, VASUDEV V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Supplying list of Volunteers for Civil Disobedience campaign from Pinprale in East Khandesh.

000016604

05.03.1930

06591

EDLANDS

04860

YOUNG INDIA, Editor

1

Regarding my telegram dated 4th march Shastri's report may now be published.

000016601

05.03.1930

10092

EALANDS

04860

YOUNG INDIA, Editor

2

Do not publish Shastri's report on his mission to East Africa until further instructions.

000016592

05.03.1930

05105

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

06583

PYARELAL (Nayyar)

1

With reference to a query regarding percentage of cost of collection to gross yeild of salt revenue, supplies extract from the 'Statistical Abstract' for 1925-26.

000016605

05.03.1930

05278

URMILA DEVI

06594

DEAR BROTHER

2

In view of the impending civil disobedience struggle worrying over Gandhiji's health conditions writes. "The pity of the whole thing is that Bengal is torn asunder today with internal war. Nothing is to be expected till the Corporation elections are over.

000029463

06.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

3

You are quite fit to participate in the satyagraha but looking to your delicate health, better be in reserve and when the satyagraha starts in Bombay you can take part in it. Tehmina also will agree to this. This time women too will have to take part.

000025775

06.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08444

SHAH, Punjabhai Hirachand

1

See me if you want to join.

000029462

06.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08734

KHAMBHATA (Mrs.)

2

When it is required to sacrifice the body to preserve our dharma, I am sure you both will not hesitate.These who fight in the name of God are enabled by Him to undergo the sufferings.

032580/28

06.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09186

KHAMBATTA (Shri)

1

Even though you have not lived in the Ashram, I have always thought of you more than an Ashramite. I also know very well of your study of 'Young India' and 'Navajivan' and also your attitudes. You are most fit to join the struggle. But looking to your state of health at the moment, you should be guided by the opinion of Tehminabehn. If need be, then only you should join. At present, you should remain in the "reserve force".

000016622

06.03.1930

06610

LILADHAR DHARAMSEE

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

Permitting his son aged 17 to join band of Satyagrahis requests to enroll his name also.

000016614

06.03.1930

06602

MANIKAMJI G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Requesting to be dropped from Satyagrahis batch in view of an urgent call from his father.

000016637

06.03.1930

06622

FRIEND OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Sailendra Ghosh misrepresents your non-violent stand and talks of armed action. Please stop him from doing such harm. Reply :- Nobody has any authority to represent me in America. congress policy of non-violence remains unchanged. No one arming nationalists.

000016615

06.03.1930

06603

GANDHI, Manmohandas P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Forwards all available information.

000016610

06.03.1930

06599

SAIGAL R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Apprising Gandhiji to the arbitrary judgement of Allahabad High Court in the case of his appeal against order of proscription of "Bharatmen Angrejee Raj" and which in his financial ruin approaches Gandhiji with an appeal to find him help to pay the penalty.

000016621

06.03.1930

06609

CHOUDHARY, V. L.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

My brother desires to proceed to England for higher studies but my parents wish to get him married before he goes. Please advice.

000016611

06.03.1930

06600

VIDYASAGAR C. W.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

An Andhra youth studing in the third year at the medical school in Miraj seeks permission to spend a fortnight in the Ashram earning his own board.

000016617

06.03.1930

06605

RAJAGOPALAN P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Supplies details of various constructive works done by him in his village intimates readiness to send two qualified Satyagrahis for ensuing struggle for freedom.

000016618

06.03.1930

06606

PRICE, Frances (Miss) ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Inquires whether it would be convenient for Gandhiji to receive a call from three American ladies at his home on afternoon of 21-3-1930.

000016619

06.03.1930

06607

BASU, BIPIN BIHARI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

An humble Congress worker seeks Gandhiji's personal advice and instructions as to what course he and his companions in bengal should adopt when Civil Disobedience starts in Gujarat.

000016620

06.03.1930

06608

AMOLA DEBI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Communicating decision to send Rs. 10/- every month, wants to know as to whom she should send money in future:

000016612

06.03.1930

06601

AVASTHI, SHIVDHAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Referring to Gandhiji's article "In search of Guru" I Sadhak formely addicted to views descirbes how he has been relieved off the vices and how he can now digest every raw food by preforming a simple and wonderful Yogic performance of "Balyavastha Sadhan" recommands the same for Gandhiji to practice during his retirement in jail.

000016616

06.03.1930

10093

FERNANDESE T.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Offering humble prayer to the supreme spirit for Gandhiji's success in the ensuing struggle for Independence, enclosing a ten repee note as an humble mite towards the support of the Non violent comradas, intends to pay monthly.

000009769

06.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

1

Go wherever suggested by Shankerlal. Shall call you when needed.

000016609

06.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting reporting text of Gandhiji's ultimatum to British rulers and threatening to start campaign of Civil Disobedience.

000016303

06.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

24

Draft annual report for 1928-1929 of All India Spinners' Association.

000016613

06.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Notice and agenda for a meeting of the working committee to be held at 9 a. m. 20:3:1930 at Sabarmati.

000016608

06.03.1930

06596

SUBRAMANIAM H. S.

06597

MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE COUMCIL

1

enclosing copy of the draft annual report of All India Spinner's Association for the year 1928-29 to the members of the executive council for information and suggestion.

032580/27

06.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08218

SISTER

1

At the moment, you will hurt if Mr. Khambatta joins the struggle. I agree with it. But, I am sure that you both would be ready to offer struggle and be ready to sacrifice even your life, if need be. It is true that our duty is to protect our body. But if for doing our duty, we are required to sacrifice our life, we should be ready for that. And God gives enough strength to those who offer struggle in the name of God.

000016625

07.03.1930

06611

SRINIVAS K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

Sends Rs. 10/- and hope to do so every month, to be used in any way preferably towards the personal needs of Satyagrahis complains about non-receipt of 'young India'.

000016632

07.03.1930

06618

FIRST CLASS MAGISTRATE

01057

PATEL, Vallabhbhai (Sardar)

1

Notice served on Vallabhbhai Patel by the First Class Magistrate of Borsad not to create any such disturbing atmosphere as is likely to mar the peace and order of Ras village & round about.

000016634

07.03.1930

06489

BHARGAVA, Gopichand (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Invites attention to his letters and expresses desire to send reply to the long list to charges against Lala Kishanchand and Hinself.

000016635

07.03.1930

06620

HENDERSON, W. Scott

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Following your courtesy towards Viceroy I ask you on bended knees to ponder over my letter of 26th may 1924 before embarking Civil Disobedience.

000016626

07.03.1930

06612

SITARAMAIYYA B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Repenting for his remark against Gandhiji's sending letter to the Viceroy assures to be more careful in future:

000016648

07.03.1930

02328

HENRY AND NILLIES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Henry Polak and his wife's love message.

000016623

07.03.1930

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

How I wish to join your band or at least to see it start. Do attend the working committee meeting on the 20th You are not arrested. I shall reach Ahmedabad on 29th.

000016636

07.03.1930

06621

SATISHCHANDRA (Swami)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I swear to follow Ahimsa strietly and offer my services for Civil Disobedince struggle.

000016627

07.03.1930

04590

UPADHYAYA HARIBHAU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Forwarding letters relating to the matter requests to camment strongly in 'Young India'.

000016633

07.03.1930

06619

JACOB, Z.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

On reading about your determination to launch Civil Disobedience campaign I am inspired to join you in the first batch. Please reply soon.

000016638

07.03.1930

01355

TYABJI, Abbas S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanking for being included in the 1st batch intimates about reaching Ahmedabad.

000016628

07.03.1930

06614

VYAS, BALUBHAI M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

enclosing copy of an appeal regarding sacrifice of a minor girl by the youths of Walmiki community requests Gandhiji to take due not of the event in 'Navjeevan'.

000033143

07.03.1930

09764

LALBHAI, KASTURBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

The meeting of the Mill-owners is porposed to be held on Sunday. But as I am required to go to Delhi today, I shall not be able to attend the meeting on Sunday. If you can arrange to postpone it to Tuesday, then I shall be able to attend it. If that is not possible, the meeting may be postponed for the present.

000016641

07.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Supplement of "Prajabandhu" containing news of his arrest and programmes of general strike. and public meeting. Also sardar's parting message.

000016624

07.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

10

Containing Mahatmaji's letter to the Viceroy and notice of the All India Congress Committee and working Committee meetings in Ahmedabad on 21st & 2oth March respectively.

000016645

08.03.1930

04794

KADRI, J. B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am a dereliet from my community for espousing cause of Hendu religion and protection of law leaflet-enclosed. Nowever I wish to join the Civil Disobedience Compaign.

000016646

08.03.1930

04795

SUNDARAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Wishing triumph offers Services and awaits command.

000016659

08.03.1930

04808

RAJAGOPALA CHARI, C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Government cannot let-conflagration graw. It is not salt but disobedience what is going to be manufacturing by you. Seeks also Gandhiji's opinion regarding his intention to take up programme of picketing of liquer Shops in Madras Residency.

000016639

08.03.1930

06623

PARIKH, CHHOTALAL HARILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Volunteering for Civil Disobedience struggle.

000016629

08.03.1930

06615

VAHIA G. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

We offer our services as Satyagrahi Volunteers.

000016630

08.03.1930

06616

MAMASAHEB

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Forwarding a name of a volunteers for the ensuing Civil Disobedience compaign lays his services at Gandhiji's or his successors' disposal.

000016656

08.03.1930

04805

MEHTA, Manilal N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

I have decided to resign as my firm is dealing in foreign cloth. I pray to allow me to look after you and your batch when you pass Through orpad which is my native place.

000016640

08.03.1930

06624

GANGADHARAN, A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Appreciating Gandhiji's decision to enbark on Civil Disobedience struggle and sympathising with the Indian goal for Independence the correspondente regrets his inability to participate directly on account of his old parents, but intimating decision to observe night fasts seeks Gandhiji's advice.

000016644

08.03.1930

04793

SANTANAM K. ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I and my wife send goodwishes for success in Civil Disobedience compaign and assure you we are only awaiting your orders.

000016647

08.03.1930

04796

GOVIL, Hari Govind

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Hari Govind of India Society wiring desires to have a thousand words message giving idea of his immediate plans and actions of Civil Desobedience to American public.

000016642

08.03.1930

04790

SELT RATANBHAI N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Ratanbhai a cousin of Nithuben Petit having returned from Europe after 11 years and then staying in Hajira desires permission to visit Ashram and see Gandhiji.

000016643

08.03.1930

10094

RAHAO TAIYABJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

My prayers and goodwishes for your momentaus undertaking Hopes the time will come soon when The women of India may also do something for Their country.

000016649

08.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

5

Motes in Mahenderbhai's handwriting to Sandhiji's speech on 8-3-1930 before Ashramites giving instructions and guidaues to the enmates as to law to act during. The Civil Disobedience Compaign.

000016657

08.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Notes in Mahadevbhai's hand of Gandhiji's conversation with the Mill workers Association in connetias with financial help to and managment of schools under Majoor Mahajan.

000016658

08.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

6

Notes in Mahadevbhai's hand of Gandhiji's speech after Sardar's arrest in a public meeting of the citizens of Ahmedabad.

000025611

08.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07097

MARTIN, R. V. (Major)

4

Copy of first 7 pages of p. 19975

000016650

09.03.1930

04798

SEDEQ.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Sorry you advise me to wait. Please permit immediately. Reply. Appreciate your zeal,please wait. See Jamnalalgi when he comes.

000016774

09.03.1930

04919

VERMA SHAMSING MAUIPUR DIST.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am a poor man. Please enlist me as a volunteers.

000009770

09.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01816

BAJAJ, Jamnalal & VICE-VERSA

3

Please request Gandhiji to include me in the first batch. Bapuji's endorsement better if he is Kept in the reserve. Similar reply sent to him.

000009771

09.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

4

I advocate dhoti or any short of it even Langoti; but am not in favour of Lengha; however there is no question of principle.

000016660

10.03.1930

04809

KHEM CHAND M.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

Apprising Mahadevbhai's of enthusium of Kalagala's family informs of having granted permission to his second son to join Satyagrahi Dal.

000016655

10.03.1930

04804

BHATT, JAPISHANKER N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Offering services for Civil Disobedience Struggle expresses readiness to preseut himself wherever called. readiness to

000016652

10.03.1930

04801

KUNHI KRISHNA K. K. ADIYODI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

A Malabari youth of 22 evinees eagerness to join Satyagraha movement against his orthodox uncle's will Solicts permission to go to Ahmedabad to have Gandhiji's Darshan before his arrest.

000016654

10.03.1930

04803

BALKRISHNA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Soliciting permission by wire to join 1st batch for Dandi March. Reply- Regretting impossibility advised to offer himself to local committee.

000016653

10.03.1930

10097

HANIF, MOHAMMAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Disregarding his approaching examination offers services for Civil Disobedience 1st batch and encloses prepaid telegram from for emmediate reply.

000016651

10.03.1930

01408

LAJPAT RAI, Lala

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Brother Vishnu Datt aged 21 joining Satyagraha without permission from parents residing Bundi. Advise him to get permission Mother terribly upset.

032580/33

11.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

My arrest seems imminent. I can't send you anything except my love. You know my heart as well as my plans. You will do whatever commends itself to you.

000016672

11.03.1930

04821

RAMABAI

10099

GANGABAI R.

1

Conveys to Gandhiji her good wishes and wish for success to his righteous battle, Regretting Pratap's underage. Reply. Equip, Pratap when he is mature:

000023256

11.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09707

DASGUPTA, Satish

1

Informs that this may be his last letter prior to his arrest which may take place at any movement.

032580/31

11.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

13188

GANDHI, Ramdas

2

This will perhaps be my last letter from the jail. I may be arrested any time. Keep on writing to me about your things. Nimu is with me. But it is better that she goes to Lakhtar. Kasturba will get restive if I am arrested. Perhaps she will also be in jail. Hence, let Nimu go to Lakhtar.

000016661

11.03.1930

01057

PATEL, Vallabhbhai (Sardar)

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

Forwards a list of things required by him and permitted by jail....... Authorities.

032580/29

11.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

I have received your letter long back. But I could not reply earlier for want of time. Spinning suffers if I start writing. I have followed your argument about not joining the group of marchers. Do according to your conscience. I ahve full faith in your wisdom. I may be arrested today night itself and may be sent out of the country. Manilal has come. Sushila is bubbling with energy. Let God protect you. Let my hopes come true. (Ref. to Vallabhbhai and Mathuradas)

032580/32

11.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01397

ANSARI, M. A. (DR.)

1

I may be arrested during the night. So go the rumours. You will follow what I ahve said about Maulana Shankat Ali in 'Young India'. You are a man of prayer. Pray for me and for the cause which is dear to you and to me.

000016663

11.03.1930

04812

KAPOOR, VISHWANATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Ready to join with his wife and await orders.

000016668

11.03.1930

04817

DAYAL, BHAWANI (Sanyasi)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Accepted presidentship Shahabad Destrict Congress Starting Satyagraha after your arrest. Send blessings reply. Wish you Success.

000016666

11.03.1930

04815

SIDDALINGAPPA G. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Giving idea of his mental uneasiness requests to wnlist his name as a volunteer.

000016665

11.03.1930

04814

BANA PREKVIRAY

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I wish to join your struggle you are starting. I know what sacrifices are involved in it. Here such things are permitted but I do not mind. Please direct me.

000016662

11.03.1930

04811

KIDWAI, RAFI AHMED

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Wishing success Shall plunge when non-'ashramites' are permitted.

000016664

11.03.1930

04813

SHARMA, Narayan Vaidya

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

We are in English scripted Gujarati language wishing good luck, Success, long life etc.

000016669

11.03.1930

04818

JAIN, Chhotelal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Goodwishes and Success to the marching party. Hope sincerly nothing untoward will may progress.

000016673

11.03.1930

10100

THACKERSEY PREMILA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Wish you success in your undertaking.

000016667

11.03.1930

10098

AKALI KISHNSINGH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I learn from papers that you are going to start the Civil Disobedience movement I wish to join. Please let me know where to go and what to do.

000016670

11.03.1930

10380

REVASHANKAR JAGJIVAN JHAVERI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Conscious says Dharmyuddha shall be won.

000016671

11.03.1930

04820

STUDENTS OF G. SM COLLEGE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Wishing success to the Noble and unique fight for the emancipatian of the Mother-country.

032580/34

11.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04881

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

2

It is nearing 10 p.m. now. Thickly rumoured that I shall be arrested during the night. Offers of volunteers are pouring in. The column will march even if I am arrested. If I am not arrested I shall wire to you. Nothing in particular to say. Gave my final message to a vast crowd that gathered for prayer in the evening. Let God give you enough strength to bear the burden.

032580/30

11.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07961

SATISHBABU

1

This would perhaps be my last letter from outside the jail. I think and it is so thickly rumoured that I would be arrested tomorrow. A copy of Gita would be sent to you. Not writing separately to Hemaprabhabehn. Let God give both of you enough of strength to sacrifce all, to know your duty and long life for doing good work.

000016680

12.03.1930

04828

GLASGOW UNIVERSITY SCOTTISH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Forwarding goodwishes for the fight for Self-government express desire to have a leader of Gandhi- Type in Scottland to wage war against the present material and spritual poverty of the country.

000016679

12.03.1930

04827

GHOSE, Sailendranath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Cable desiring to continue heroic fight till India's indepedence gained assuring Indian residents of Newyork being solidly behind Gandhiji's cause.

000016678

12.03.1930

10101

SILVA FIDELIS A. ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A Ceylonese patriat-wires Conquer Satan Militarism noble said am starting fort night Crusade against local mal administration league of Nation's force.

000016674

12.03.1930

04823

AIYER, P. Venkatachala

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing Prasad of Lord Padmagirisa and mother Abirami of Dindigul for iuvoking whose blessings a few local devotees arranged a special Archane intimates his readiness to join the corps.

000024858

13.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08368

ZAVERI, Gangaben B.

1

Feels glad as women have undertaken management of the hostel.

000031618

13.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

(1) Says Yesterday's demonstration (1st day of Dandi March ) was a triumpth of non-violence. (2) advises charity towards those who act conterary to her wishes.

000032630

13.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

It is good that you have decided to stay in the Chhatralaya (Hostel). Ask Dudhibehn also to stay in the hostel so that she can be taken care of. You make Sarojini to work. Haribhai may be consulted for Shantu's tooth-trouble. Don't forget the daily diary; also about the Gita. No decision yet on being arrested.

000011471

13.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

God will fulfil your wishes. Ashram seems to have acted well for the present. However should not get puffed up. Full awakening still wanting. Desire to know the reactions of Durga's fast.

000016548

13.03.1930

02692

MOHANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Reminder to a previous letter. You are putting youself to untold stress to win swaraj. But I can show you an easy way to win it. Please let me know where and when I can meet you.

000016681

13.03.1930

04829

GUPTA, ARNOLD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Reading about Gandhiji's opposition to vaccination expresses opinion that vaccination is a horrible poisonous fraud does not defand people against small pox or any thing else. but poisons the blood and uifliets the most horrible desease as the people who are vaccinated. Sends his book as well as some literature:

000016675

13.03.1930

04824

PATHAK L. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

A Delhi College Student aged 18 in response to motherlands call ataken oath to wear Khadi and envinees readiness to plunge in Civil Disobedience Struggle at any moment.

000023412

13.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Instructions re conduct of affairs in the Ashram. Desires her to write about late Haribhai her husband.

000016676

13.03.1930

04825

KRISHNAN K. A.

05940

SABARMATI ASHRAM, Secretary

1

Evincing eagerness to join Gandhiji's national movement expresses desire to start forth with public help in leaving from the Ashram.

000026531

14.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08493

GANDHI, Sushila

1

I knew you were brave. Do not worry about Manilal.

000032631

14.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

1

Haribhai may be consulted for Krishnakumari's eye trouble. Similarly for Shantu's tooth trouble. Please inform me if anybody else is ill. Send your daily diary. How do you find the new place ?

000016684

14.03.1930

10103

PANDYA, Hargovind

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

4

Forwarding copy of Gandhiji's instructions about the course to be followed after his arrest in conneetion with salt Satyagraha.

000016683

14.03.1930

10102

MAVALANKER TARABAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14

Implores Gandhiji's to use his influence with Mysore Darbar who claims a large amount on account of some transaction entered into by her late husband says they are now very poor. Encloses copies of represantation and a statement.

000009281

14.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

2

Do inform me of your arrangements. Send me your diary. Let me know whether you follow translation of Gita and read it attentively.

000023413

14.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Asks for news about Ashram inmates.

000016682

14.03.1930

04830

ALCYAB CONGRESS, Secretary

06036

SATYAGRAHA ASHRAM

1

Wiring support to Mahatma's Satyagraha reiterating Independence pledge.

000023996

15.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Desires him to be firm and mind his duty and not to dissipate his energy. Advises him to be ready for going to jail is necessary.

000033236

15.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Whatever amount you get may be credited to "Navajivan" account. I have written to Mathews. As long as he is not attentive in his work, he would not be useful for GosevaSangh. Ask Prabhudas to write to me. I don't experience any difficulty in walking.

000016685

15.03.1930

04833

GANDHI, Manmohan K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

4

Copy of information relating to Salt law forwarded. Also an extraet from 'Statesman' of a prosecution in conneetion with breach of Salt law.

000016688

15.03.1930

10104

HARMANBHAI, M. AND OTHERS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

MAtadars of Bhumel resigns as a protest against Vallabhbhai's, arrest

000016686

15.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

True copies of predictions and propheeies by salign Ram Sharma of Patiala about India and Mahatmaji and Afghanistan and excing Amanullah(H.M.Unity) etc. Hindu Muslim unity.

000009282

16.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Come if you cannot resist the temptation. Do not spoil your health now, when you are needed the most.

000026532

17.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08493

GANDHI, Sushila

2

So you desire my compliments ! In that case you should strive to deserve them.

000025123

17.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08394

JAIPRAKASH NARAYAN

1

Ashram women are facing the ordeal. Let Prabhavati take part in it.

000023233

17.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09707

DASGUPTA, Satish

1

Is your selection as a dictator of Bengal is acceptable to both the parties ? Anyway I am sure you will bring both of them together by your love.

000028735

17.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10489

THAKKAR, Mahalaxmi Madhavji

1

True we feel separation of the lovedones but souls never separate etc.

000016689

17.03.1930

04836

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS

00500

YOUNG INDIA

1

Please send me (The book) a copy of the review on my book Imprisonment' forwarded by the Christian Literature Society of India, Madras.

000016692

17.03.1930

04841

SENOY DE GOA, D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Seeing no chance of realization of Hindu Muslim Unity due to Muslim obstinancy advances his advocacy for an English Settlement just as was the case in U. S. A. Recommends also to remain firm on the elevan points.

000023414

17.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Approves of her going to stay in the hostel though it may cause some inconvenience. Desiers her to work according to her ability. States that what G. worte. May have pained her but G. does not feel sorry for it.

000025122

17.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

I am O. K. in spite of the working tour. Do go to the Ashram if Jai Prakash permits.

000016691

17.03.1930

04840

BHONSLE, NARAYAN BHAURAS

02190

SABARMATI ASHRAM, Manager

4

Seven Students not heaving from the Maharastra as well as Bombay Provincial Congress Committees approach Mahatmaji for inlistment as volunteers for Civil Disobedience fight.

000016690

17.03.1930

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

04838

KNOPPLER (Dr.)

2

Communicating greatfulness for the superb drawing intimates that under Gandhiji's instructions it would adorn the walls of the little museum in an national university. (Vidhyapith)

000016695

18.03.1930

01212

SADANAND S.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

Requesting to send telegrams regarding Ashram activities even at the risk of their being duplicated expeeting Mr. Reynold's the Assistant. Editor of young India to attend to this work in Mahadevbhai's absence.

000016694

18.03.1930

01212

SADANAND S.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

enclosing copy of a letter received from Deputy Deirector General of telegram office regarding delay in despatch of a press telegram asks for details.

000016693

18.03.1930

04842

PRAKASH DARA

04843

PANDITJI ?

3

A Student of Dayal Singh College aged 21, differing from his father's views and having in extremist bene of mind believing in Service and sacrifice seeks Panditji's guidance and advise as to how can he satisfy his zeal of offering himself to the country.

000016696

19.03.1930

04845

SHAH, SHANKERLAL SATNA

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

Presenting three events for due notice in Navajivan (1) Reservation of Railway compartments for Europeans. (2) Complaint regarding short measure against ujjain Khadi Bhandar and (3) inquiry about manufacturing salt.

000016697

19.03.1930

10105

NAGINDAS AND MANEKLAL

04847

YOUNG INDIA, Editor

7

enclosing Patrika no 8 Suggesting Solution of Bombay Milk problem with a request to publish in the interest of Bombay public.

000024152

20.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08311

GANGA DEVI

1

Inquires about her health and suggests diet.

000016698

20.03.1930

04848

MAVALANKAR, G. V.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

11

Intimating to have forwarded copies of the attached letter together with prosecution papers and judgement statencing re: Vallabhbhai Patel to Bombay pleaders for legal opinion Mr. G. V. Navalanker authorises to make any use of comments in the letter.

000016699

20.03.1930

04849

SHREENATH

04850

SOMNATH

2

A father tries to persuade his son not to plange in to Satyagraha conflagration by resigning his Service and requests to help the cause by remaining outside and helping it with money and other means.

000028550

21.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08670

IMAM SAHEB

1

I remember you daily. Ashram is yours Kureshi is splendid.

000032633

21.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

I don't expect any work from Mahadev at present. I expect to hear from you about the sick persons. How is Kasturba ? How about your health ? and also about spinning, reading, daily diary etc. ?

000016701

21.03.1930

06504

BHARGAVA, Gopichand (Dr.)

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

8

enclosing text of Mahatmaji's speeches in connection with the resolution of Complete Independance before Lahore Congress for favour of necessary editing.

000016700

21.03.1930

10106

FREE PRESS OF INDIA

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

enclosing memorand um of telegraph Department authority Mahadev Desai to send Inland press telegrams addressed to "Free Press" jabbalpore without prepayment.

000023415

21.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Desires her to give full news of the inmates and the activities.

000033981

22.03.1930

09826

SHAH, NEMCHAND

09827

BANSIDHARBHAI

3

Mr. Nemchand Shah has sent in his resignaion letter stating that he would like to resign and take part in the freedom movement led by Gandhiji. Nemchand Shah was himself a graduate from Vidyapath.

000016706

22.03.1930

04856

VENUGOPALAM R.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

I am unable to take active part in this Struggle as my wife is utterely in the dark of political Situation. Can I send her to the Ashram for training for about a month ?

000016704

22.03.1930

04854

GOMOZ, LOUIS P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A Christian citizen of Tranvecore begging to be envolled as a volunteer for Civil Disobedience Struggle.

000021708

22.03.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

A message in which Gandhiji expresses delight that in Maharashtra both the parties have united and decided to fight for freedom.

000032634

23.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

1

Your letter. If you can get leave of Gangabehn, you may come to me for a day. I expect to reach Bharuch on Wednesday. If your body does not cooperate enough with you, you should not feel sorry about it. It is enough if you keep on putting in efforts. I shall write to Dudhibehn.

000016707

23.03.1930

04857

HAMID, Abdul

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Pointing out Gandhiji's weakness and that Gandhiji has chosen Civil movement by saying"Swaraj for an untouchable is an achievement of the spirit of equality and fraternity for a Muslim an equal partnership in the Affairs of the state and for the high caste and the British it is renunciation of certain unfair advantages.

000023416

23.03.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Informs about his programme and advise her to meet him if convenient. Advises not to worry over failure in spite of efforts to improve.

000016711

24.03.1930

10108

CHOUHAN, JASWANTSINGH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

A Rajput youth of 33 after resigning from military service in penitence of Hemsa Committed in European bettle feelds takes to Khadi. Service and in hearing bugle of Civil disobedience war offers his services as a non violent soldier.

000016712

24.03.1930

04862

MEHTA, MANEKLAL H.

04863

UDYOG MANDIR, Manager

2

Inquiring about doubts regarding training class for women. Reply- Lodging will be provided, Boarding would cost Rs. 12 per month.

000016710

24.03.1930

04859

MARAV NATHOO V.

04860

YOUNG INDIA, Editor

2

expressing Congratulations and deepest layalty to Mahatmaji request the Editor young India to inaugurats the Day of Prayer and give it due publicity through its columns.

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24.03.1930

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KRISHNARAO, A.

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SABARMATI ASHRAM

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enclosing a letter for Mahatmaji's in which after narrating his history asks "Am I to incur displeasure of my Kith and Kin or get according to the dietates of conseience ?"

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24.03.1930

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Sir Maleolm's against. Civil Disobedience while repling to welcome address at Barabanke.

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25.03.1930

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GANDHI, M. K.

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CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

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Advises to do what he can and maintain health.

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25.03.1930

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GANDHI, M. K.

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MIRA

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(1) Asks to see a pragraph devoted to her in Young India by G. (2) Suggests Keshu who sings well for leading prayer. (3) G's journey news.

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25.03.1930

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GANDHI, M. K.

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GANDHI, Prabhudas

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You have to control your mind. It is enough if you don't deceive yourself. It is a good thing that you have made arrangement for separate place for children's prayer meeting. I had sent you a similar suggestion when I was touring U.P. Keep on writing to me.

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25.03.1930

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IYER, SOMASUNDER N.

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DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

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Alluding yo Gandhiji's call for government servants to resign a goverment servant Suggests that public assurance should be given that in case we wei such government Servants will be re-instituted and given preference also in Swaraj Regime.

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25.03.1930

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WALCHAND HARICHAND

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DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

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