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Correspondence : 1931

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000030577

01.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08820

MAN MOHANDAS

2

After going through the book G. suggests 'how to compete with foreign cloth' would be a proper title & gives his opinion about hand spinning handlooms & mill cloth.

000033279

01.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

 

 

 

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

8

(1) Reference to letter from Dahibehn from Bombay.- Reply enclosed.- Reference to Gandhiji's health: weight 100 lbs.- Reference to spinning.- Kanu to go to Wardha.- Reference to Parnerkar, to Ramnarayan, to Jivandas, to Valibehn, to Premabehn, to Ratilal. (2) Gandhiji discusses ninth Canto of Gita. After dwelling upon the characteristics of yogi in the earlier Canto, importance of 'Bhakti' (devotion) is shown in this Canto.- Omnipresence of God. In essence, the devotee should merge himself in God.

000016917

01.01.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

5

Questions to and replies by Gandhiji in connection with hunger strike before picketed shops, house, defence of a Satyagrahi arrested under false charges, honour of national flag etc.

000021619

01.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08017

MAN MOHAN DAS

3

Criticism the book "How to complete with foreign cloth" Title is presumptuous. It contains more authenticate information about Mills but less about handlooms Hand Spinning is the Key to complete boycott of Mill made cloth. No doubt hand spun yarn is not as strong as machine spun yarn, but that is no argument in favour of the latter. We cannot give up hand made bread for machine made biscuits.

000028032

01.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

1

Let me see your yarn. you must put on some more weight.

000025823

02.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01793

SHANTA

1

God help you in observing your vow.

000009503

02.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

2

Good that you admitted everything. you should clarify your aim of celibacy to your wife. Also you should grant her permission to remarry if she so desires. In ease she demands maintenance you should ask her to go to the ashram. The real remedy to meet the attack of passions is faithful. adherence to one's work.

000028128

02.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07830

MAITRI

2

You can give water to Harijans and request other not to give them remnants of good.

000025511

03.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08408

ASAR, MOTIBEN

2

Improve your handwriting and be specific in all that you do rather great or small.

000027233

03.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

2

Our duty is our religion. Our religion is not inferior to that of others. So that to your duty.

000027402

03.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

So you are released. Why this loss of weight ? Keep me informed.

000024793

04.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08360

RADHAKRISHNA

2

You better give me the required news.

000028129

04.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

1

Personal news.

000027172

04.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08554

KASHINATH

2

You should not have refused to show your dairy to Narandas. You can of course work even when living outside. Do what is necessary in your brother-in-law's case. etc. etc.

000016900

04.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10124

DESAI, Durga & DESAI, Mahadev

2

Inquiring and instructing about her health and supplying to Mahadev details about his spinning. I wish to make improvements with wheel but do not have the necessary mechanical knowledge.

000024142

04.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01045

CHATURVEDI, Benarsidas

2

Adviser him not to feel dejected and to confine himself to the work in hand.

000009626

04.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

Pleased to know that you are improving. White beard will have to act up his part. All is well that ends well. Am not surprised at Ammajan's exploits.

000009316

04.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

2

It is immaterial if a thing taken for health is tasteful. But it is taken to satisfy the taste it does matter. Relishing of the tongue can be overcome by practice. At the stage of perfection one has no questions. Self-examination is good but it should be followed by efforts to remove vices.

000023300

04.01.1931

02612

GANDHI, Narandas

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

Complains why she does not write.

000025512

05.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08407

ASAR, Mathuradas Purushottam

2

Mind only the work in hand. That is real "YAGNA"

000027663

05.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

You can accelerate your speed in spinning on Charka. Form a habit of reading a letter written by you.

000025162

05.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I do not write as I expect you will any day go to the Ashram. Will you go to Allahabad now that Kamala is arrested ?

000033167

06.01.1931

09772

GREGG, Richard B. ("Govind")

09769

GANDHI, Manmohandas P.

2

I am sorry in replying so late to your letters. I was busy trying to get India and Mahatmaji better understood in this country (U.S. A.). I have sent my review of your two books-"How to compete with Foreign Cloth " and 'Indian Cotton Textile Industry'. If it is not possible to publish them in 'young India' because of the ban on it, they may be published elsewhere: I have not received any copies of the second edition of my book "Economics of Khaddar".- Not heard anything from the publishers. My sympathy is with India and the Congress. I am confident that India will win her full freedom.

000033280

06.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Your packet received yesterday.- I am better now.- taking curds and almonds. Ask Kasturba and Mirabehn not to worry.

000027174

07.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08466

KALAVATI

2

Yes, In some parts of Gujarat also Purda is observed. Then inquires about some persons and suggests Asans for treatment of legs.

000027173

07.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08554

KASHINATH

2

Unless one of the parties is full of pure love the struggle cannot end in success. Then follow views on Bhagwandas scheme, Maulana etc.

000031620

07.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

(1) Explains meaning of 4th verse of Ashram prayer book on Godess EArth. (2) Feels A fast per month is good even for light weight people. (3) Feels lack of complete mastary over his palate. (4) Feels one can remain healthy without milk. (5) Says prayers do comfort the prayerd, but never increase their life. (6) G's views on secrecy.

000027175

07.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01793

SHANTA

1

Face the ordeal bravely.

000033286

08.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Gandhiji had to take a little castor oil as purgative. He will take curds or milk after evacuation. No cause for anxiety.

000025153

08.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

I daily hope you will go to the Ashram for recouping your health.

000033287

09.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Health better- normal evacuation- diet: dates, almonds, curds. - no cause for anxiety. weight : 96 lbs.

000027664

10.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08595

PARIKH, Vanmala N.

2

I viva voci question in Airthmetic.

000032654

10.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

 

000033288

10.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

This will be my last letter about health. Condition fully normal. Diet : dates, almonds, curds. Write to me about Durga's health.

000024275

10.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10413

ROHINI

2

Asks for to tell Kanjibhai not to restart eating 'pan' etc. (which for good the had to give up in jail) when he is out of jail.

000033281

10.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

It seems post is being received regularly now. Kanta writes about some revenue dues to be paid.- have referred the matter to Mahadev. He says that it has been decided not to make any payment at this juncture: Let us wait. I will have to make a move from here after 15th. When, I don't know. If there is no agreement, there is a possibility of being arrested again.

000023436

10.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Complams that she has not sent the books asked for.

000025711

10.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05005

GREGG, Richard B. ("Govind")

2

The correct word is DANDVATT and not DANDVRATT.

000026548

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08493

GANDHI, Sushila

2

Hope Sita is alright. Do not economise in fruits.

000024869

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08368

ZAVERI, Gangaben B.

2

Advises to act according to conscience. Feels happy about work being done by women.

000024386

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08339

SHAKRIBEN

2

No cause for shame in writing to me your father and mother. Only then I can be helpful.

000028130

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

2

Personal news.

000032204

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09215

JOSHI, Tehmina P.

2

You seem to be "greedy". I cannot write lengthy letters from here: You can do so. If at all I have to write long letters, I have to write about the talk that I have with birds and stars. But it is supposed to be a private thing. Even if you don't send a cutting of your speeches, I know what you speak. It was good that you visited the Ashram.

000033188

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09783

RAMA

2

I appreciate your handwritting but, do not write with a pencil. Think of the character of Sita and then you will realize your sense of duty towards your mother.

000030933

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08896

PATEL, Raojibhai

2

Hopes his Asthama is cured advises to take sun bath. Expresses worry over Dahibens health. Acknowledges the news of Dahiben's & Sarinaben's arrest.

000033126

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09754

BUDHABHAI

2

The food you take is good. About Parvati, be on the guard. Don't allow your passion to rise. Do not be with her all alone. Now, when you want to treat her as your sister, there should be no rise of passion.

000028715

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10489

THAKKAR, Mahalaxmi Madhavji

2

Serve them and they will respond and improve themeselves.

000009317

11.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

2

We cannot compel each and everybody to insist on spinning. I think my stomach cannot undertake experiments. Though I have lost some weight there is no cause to worry.

000033763

12.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

Do not lose at the Ashram whatever you have gained in Bombay. In fact, we should be able to adjust ourselves to any weather. If not possible, then there is no objection in staying at a place where the weather suits you.

000033282

12.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

(1) Gandhiji doing well. More details about health in letter to Mirabehn.- Chandrashankar's handwriting resembles that of Mahadev. Hence Gandhiji might have taken his writing for that of Mahadev.- Reference to Champa. A lady from Canada had sent a pareel of salt (about 2lbs) for me.- Kusum should be treated well for her fever. (2) Gandhiji writes about dietary experiments. (3) Gandhiji discusses the tenth Canto of Gita. Further discussion on the nature of God.

000025170

12.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I am writing just for the sake of it.

000025154

12.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Stay in United Privince (Uttar Pradesh) if desirable. Ask Sarup Rani to maintain her composuce.

000033327

13.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

I have sent some letters yesterday. Sending others alongwith this. One for Laxmidas Reply to Mahalaxmi's letter enclosed. Prof. Edward Thomson to arrive in Bombay by about 15th by steamer. May visit Ashram. If he does not come on his own, write to him or send a telegram inviting him.

000033330

13.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

You must have learnt about me through Miraben's letters. Who else is there at Ashram ? Please inform, so that I can write to them. I have already written twice from here: I had asked for some things to be sent to me. Reference to Radha and to Punjabhai.

000033283

14.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

8

(1) God news about Surendra's proposed fast. Ask him not to go on fast.- Reference to Madhavji who was thinking of starting dietary experiment following example of Gandhiji.- Reference to Gandhiji's health and dietary experiments.- References to Nanibehn and Budhabhai, to Matthew, to Mirabehn and her paper. Reference to Devdas, Sarojinidevi, and Prabhavati. (2) Gandhiji discusses the contents of Canto- 11 of Gita. Arjuna expresses a desire to the real form of God (Lord Krishna).

000025155

14.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I am helpless as you yourself wish to stay there: You can ask for finances when required.

000030934

15.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08896

PATEL, Raojibhai

2

(1) Hopes he took proper treatment for his nose trouble (2) Informs his (G's) reading father Elwins articles (3) re: solving some problem in Khadi work of Khadi Dist.

000027403

15.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

Gives instructions regarding unhappy married life of a couple. Truth and non-violence as social standards have the roots in individual behaviours i. e. self purification. Ashram is out of my mind those who stay there must imbibe high retraint and be prepared to come out when called.

000033284

16.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

If you have not already received the yarn from here, please collect it. Part of it to be given to Akhil Bharat Charka Sangh and to Goseva Sangh.- Remaining to be utilized for weaving a saree for Kasturba, if possible.Illness, etc on the increase in Ashram and other places. Dietary experiments helpful in preventing illness. Going ot Delhi tomorrow to meet the Vice-roy. Result cannot be foreseen. A widowed sister of a companion of Champaran Satyaraha wishes to come and stay in Ashram. She might come by the end of March. Her brother, a lawyer, would bear the expenses to the extent possible.

000033000

16.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

6

I have gone through your translation and passed it on to Kakasaheb for correction . Your language and diction is different from mine. I would like to send my translations to you just to see how you would correct them. Some have doubts about the efficacy and usefulness of prayer . It is means to save and protect yourself from evil thoughts,It is no mean achivement. Your efforts in preparing a new spinning wheel should not be of the cost of your health. Building a new spinning wheel should only be for the sake of pleasuer. I saw your opinion about the confusion that a student faces. Any writing like this is bound to appear a little bitter and difficult to follow. But I have done my duty. Even now , you may write to me if you still have any doubts and confusions.

000032999

16.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

4

Don't get impatient. Do whatever you can with easily available resoures. Your claim of trying to invent an entirely different Charka seems untrue. I don't have that capacity. I am doing only some alterations in " Gandeev". "There is some imitation of"Jeevan Chakra." I don't see any necessity of ball-bearings. You can forget about "Takli". Your efforts should be around your Charka. Rambhau must be improving . Take from him whatever work you can. Everybody is governed by three things (1)The impression from the previous birth,(2)The present atmosphere and (3) One's own efforts. It seems you are disillusioned with me. You forget about Chandradutt. We have to be contented with whatever God gives us.

000032655

16.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

I have written to you about the books. Not to worry about my health. What is Tara's age ? I think you keep the daily diary, no ? It works like watchman for us. What about Chandubhai's hospital ?

000023437

16.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Personal news. Inquires about the fate of Chandubhai's hospital building.

000019985

16.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07097

MARTIN, R. V. (Major)

2

I stick to the position. I took at the outset. To me there is no distinction between blood-relations and in mates of Ashram. my list does not contain any political leaders.

000019986

16.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07097

MARTIN, R. V. (Major)

2

Seeking permission to respond to Ramanand Chatterjee's request to contribute to the golden Book to be presented to poet Rabindranath Tagore on his 71st birthday.

000027177

17.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08466

KALAVATI

2

Bear the taunts. No father can forcibly send his daughter to her father-in-law's.

000027186

17.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08554

KASHINATH

2

Narandas may not be free from faults but that does not justify your refusing to show him your diary. Shanta cannot be sent to her father-in-law against her wishes and eventhough it may result in her husband taking a second wife. Characters in Mahabharat may have been historical and wars might have been faught but that does not mean that Mahabharat & Gita themeselves are historical books teaching Himsa.

000009318

17.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

2

How to remain untouched by honour or dishonour is taught by Gita. Do not think of leaving the work. Teach children manners, deep thinking and cleanliness etc.

000027176

17.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01793

SHANTA

2

Face the ordeal bravely.

000024387

18.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08339

SHAKRIBEN

2

Handwriting not so bad though has room for improvement. Self confidence needful. Keeping oneself engaged would bring tranquility.

000033765

18.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

I don't remember to have received a letter about Dharamdas and Kalyandas. If you are not well, you may go back to Bombay. Ask Kusum not to be in a hurry to start cereals. One can live the entire life on milk and fruits.

000016901

18.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10124

DESAI, Durga & DESAI, Mahadev

2

Im parting further instructions in connection with her health, pairs out his phitosophy of spinning. The Wheel is hands and feet of God.

000009504

18.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

2

Stick to your vows and things will be easy.

000027178

18.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07103

RAMCHANDRA

2

Countinue to write still better handwriting.

000022448

18.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08112

MULCHANDJI

2

Advises to rise early and do the work.

000016902

19.01.1931

05010

ALI SHANKER S. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

In reply to Gandhiji's letter of condolence for Mohamad Ali's death, describing how he died, regrets that at his death time he and Gandhiji were not in the same camp. He himself having realized marked change in British attitude press Gandhiji to reconsider the matter and help the new workers in Round Table Conference.

000025164

19.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

You are sick. I do not know how you can make yourself in the house. However you do what you think to be proper.

000019987

19.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07096

DOYLE, E. E. (Major)

3

It is true that Patwardhan is not permitted to spin and is therefore fasting. I consider the prohibition unthinkable, A, B, class prisoner's are permitted. Requests to appreciate his anxiety (Reply=- In general 'C' class prisoners are not allow to spin this man's case is under consideration)

000030578

20.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08820

MAN MOHANDAS

2

Gives his views on mill cloth Vs. handloom, artificial silk, protection to handspinning etc.

000033159

20.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09769

GANDHI, Manmohandas P.

2

Gandhiji, after going through the draft pages of the book made the following suggestions:- (1) The title of the book should be "How to compete with Foreign cloth." (2) The importance of handspinning should be emphasized. (3) boycott of foreign cloth- impossible without adequate handspinning which alone can provide feeding to hand-weaving. (4) Talcherkar's argument that machine-spun yarn is weaker than handspun yarn not acceptable. (5) Mills and handlooms are mutually antagonistic. Mills have come stay. They may get help from "Swadeshi" movement. (6) Import of artificial silk deserves to be objected to. (7) We can import raw-cotton from other countries.

000033285

20.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Gandhiji asks Narandas to send his pair of spectacle that were with Kasturba.- Problem of Surendra over for the present.- Reference to Khurshedbehn and Madhavji, to Keshu, to Chhganlal, Sarojinidevi, to Padma, to Jamna, Shankarbhai, Prabhavati, to Kakasaben. It has been said that Pyarelal and I would be released from jail. By the time you receive this, we would be out of jail. We do not know where do we go from here:

000015301

20.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02208

ALL INDIA CONGRESS COMMITTEE, Secretary

2

I like Satish Babu's suggestion. There are however practical difficultied in the way of holding an exhibition during the congress week, unless the congress wants.

000023301

20.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

G. does not see anything wrong if Birala buys all the khadi of the Pratisthan.

000021620

20.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08017

MAN MOHAN DAS

2

(1) Mill and Handloom are not supplementry Mill is self reliant and so can stand without the help of anybody. Why then help it ? Even helping both, reduces the help to handloom. (2) Use of artificial silk is worth discouragement.

000019988

20.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07096

DOYLE, E. E. (Major)

6

To marry of us spinning is a matter of sacrifice. The labour of spinning is not a privilege sought for but it is to be treated as daily obligation. (Reply=- Provisional Sanction has already been accorded to Patwardhan to spin, please explain the exact meaning of sacrificial spinning.

000016942

21.01.1931

05848

HOLMES, John Haynes (Rev.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Rejoining over receipt of Gandhiji's note apprises of his illness and referring to the adjournment of Round Table Conference remarks that "American public opinion at this moment is that naw everything passes into your hands. You have become the final and supreme arbiter of judgement of all that has been done. What a tribute to personally and also to your leadership of India's great cause'.

000022615

21.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08156

TRIVEDI, J.

2

Request to see that a denture is got prepared for a European presones who had served G. well.

000024311

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08323

MEHTA, Kunverji Vitthalbhai

2

Hopes he is cured; and that Abbas Saheb will certainly do something extraordinary.

000027867

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08607

PARIKH, Maniben

2

Ofcourse the school has to work under certain limitations but we have to bear with them.

000033766

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

I would like you and Kusum to take medicine from the Punjabi vaidya who treated Chandrashankar. He is said to be a person who believes in doing good to others.

000009459

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

1

Without the knowledge of Arithmetic one is impractical. Every now and then it is required. So it must not be only learnt but mastered.

000009460

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

1

Though there may be nothing wrong with your bone, you should continue Sunbath.

000009461

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

What a girl ? You expect my letters and do not write yourself ? Did Durga deliver my message to Mahadev ? How is she and how is Babla ?

000009458

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01799

DESAI, NIRMALABEN

2

The word is Ansakti and not 'Anashakti' Anasakti means detachment. Diary is our watchman. It helps us to ascertain what we did years ago.

000019989

22.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07096

DOYLE, E. E. (Major)

1

Sacrificial spinning means spinning in name of god for the sake of the poor without any expectation of personal gain. Referring to two other cases of fasting requests to issue provisional general instructions.

000027179

23.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08554

KASHINATH

2

Bear with your father. Help Shanta to sustain her vow. A reformer should have patience and be satisfied with what he can. After all soul force will find a sympathetic in the opposite soul.

000027180

23.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08466

KALAVATI

2

Mind the work in hand and not all works to be done.

000025513

24.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08407

ASAR, Mathuradas Purushottam

2

If your decision to leave the Ashram is to be more pure well and good. Otherwise to do so because you have erred is not proper. Nobody is free from faults. Our aim is to know them and improve.

000033189

24.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09784

MOTIBEHN

2

You should recover early. I have written in my letter to Ranchhodbhai. Act according to that suggestion. If you feel like having change of weather, do have it.

000028131

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

2

There is good carder at Kanoder. Inquire about him.

000024794

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08360

RADHAKRISHNA

2

Such as in embroidery work on khadi may not be deprecated. It is not a matter of principle.

000024005

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

2

Conveys news and informs that G. has not received "ARVIND BABU KE VARTALAP"

000028718

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10489

THAKKAR, Mahalaxmi Madhavji

2

I know you do not make a show of what you do. Nobody should immitate me in my food experiments.

000032656

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

Your letter. Every time you say you have nothing to write. I don't know whether I should feel happy or sorry over this. Why worry about my health ? The moment I needed some treatment, I had it and I am my own self again. (Ref. to Shanta)

000031526

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08994

LILAVATI ASHAR

1

advises to abandon all thonghts & wishes God to make her a lioness.

000030998

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08900

BANARASILAL

2

Expresses grief at Rukhmain's illness & suggests to send her to Ashram for change.Inquires his activities.

000031162

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08937

BALBHADRA

1

advises to write ordinary pen available.

000030999

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

2

advises to write once a week or when she feels says, seems you are being tested as is the whole mankind Inquires cause of her illness.

000009627

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

What about Babajan's new operation ? Your illness may be due to the three days fast. How did the Pattani women. Co-operate with you ? Have you regained strength after the operation ?

000016905

25.01.1931

02068

SATYADEV

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Apprises Gandhiji of her associates and activities.

000016904

25.01.1931

05012

DAILY HERALD, Editor

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Reply paid (telegram) Cablegram requesting Gandhiji to forward message of his views on premier Macdonald's Indian Declaration. Reply:- Describes premier's statement wholly aiadequate and quoting instances of malicious and attrocious represion in India points it out as value less for purpose intended.

000027404

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

Move and work as much you like but see that you preserve yourhealth.

000009319

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

2

News about Gandhiji's health and diet.

000023302

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

G. informs that his desire to learn Bengali has not yet been achieved. An honest ambition produces peace if we do not mind the result of our efforts.

000023438

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Complains that her letters are poor. Informs his health is O. K.

00031526a

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08091

LILAVATI

1

advises to obey Narandas & develope Permaben's companionship.

000025165

25.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Glad you are able to leave. Hope Harsu Babu is now better.

000033768

26.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

Treatment for weakness and diorrhea: Curds and fruits. Orange, Lemon, etc. Take only as much as you can diggest.

000016910

26.01.1931

05015

HOLMES, John Haynes (Rev.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Greeting. "God guide you".

000016908

26.01.1931

04971

YERAVDA CENTRAL PRISON, Supdt.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Herewith the beg left behind and the cable received.

000016911

26.01.1931

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

My private judgement letter consolidate gains welcoming princess into Federation satisfying Mohmedans untouchable. Way forward wide open transvaal affairs entical.

000016907

26.01.1931

00000

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00000

"BLANK"

1

Certificate of release of Mahadev Desai from Ahmedabad prison.

000016909

27.01.1931

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Father's condition grave causing anxiety but no immediate danger would welcome your visit here: Am requesting Mehta Jivraj come also.

000018423

27.01.1931

00000

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00000

"BLANK"

3

Substance of Gandhiji's conversation in an interview granted after his return regarding position after the premier's declaration.

000024795

28.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08360

RADHAKRISHNA

1

Jamnalalji is alright. It is true that attendence at the temple has dwindled ? What about others such temples.

000033161

28.01.1931

09769

GANDHI, Manmohandas P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

M.P. Gandhi through this letter sent some statistical information regarding the reduction in import of cotton-piece goods during the period from 01/04/1930 to 30/11/1930 compared to the same period during the year 1929. The reduction in imports of foreign cloth and yarn did show an effect of Swadeshi movement which was picking up.

000033160

28.01.1931

09769

GANDHI, Manmohandas P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Your letter dated 20/01/1931.- Your reply has been received in time. The book will be ready in about 5-7days. I have not stated that mills and handlooms are supplementary to each other. What I say that as long as the handlooms are not in a position to use handspun yarn only, they may use mill-spun yarn. "A Charka in every home and a colony of handlooms in every village will be the order of the new dispensation."I have been requested to bring out the book in Gujarati also. It is being translated and the Gujarati edition will also be published in a month's time. I request you to write a few words by way of "Introduction" to the Gujarati edition. I have read your interview for the 'Statesman' on Foreign Cloth Evil." I hope Motilalji is improving.

000016912

28.01.1931

05017

REYNOLDS, Reginald

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Giving vivid picture of British Statements diplomaclie entrigues with Indian Princees, Communalists and approtlunists at Round Table Conference informs that even Andrews is duped. Quotes Gandhiji's utterness "No form of government can be called Swaraj in which the real power does not lie with the peasant".

00023302A

28.01.1931

02612

GANDHI, Narandas

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

1

enclosing the letter informs that G. has left for Allahabad on account of illness of Pandit Motilal Nehru.

000016940

28.01.1931

00390

POLAK, H. S. L.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

After supplying family news and recalling sweet momories of S. A. life, refers to the working of Round Table Conference tries to impress on Gandhiji's mind that the change of heart on part of British people as desired by him has been brought out by Round Table Conference and that no one of any real importance wants to treat India on any other term save that of dignified equality.

000016915

29.01.1931

05019

GREGG, Richard B. (Mr. and Mrs.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Love.

000016913

30.01.1931

00860

YAGNIK, Indulal K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I realize my mistake in leaving you and repent the moment I am completly disillusioned. I shall run to you.

000016914

30.01.1931

05018

KALLENBACH, Hermann

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Love.

000031000

31.01.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

1

Asks her to recover quickly.

000016916

31.01.1931

02572

ROY, Motilal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Heart felt jay at release May India speak truely through you.

000016406

31.01.1931

06446

MOHAMED MASUM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

You are the real mischief monger. When Muslims attacks Hindus you raise hue and cry but when Hindus attacks Muslims you keep mum, Recently Sir Kowasji Jahangirji spoke on Shaukat Ali and you remained silent like a true Bania, you are full of intrigues.

000016991

31.01.1931

02921

KHADI EXHIBITION COMMITTEE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Herewith the laced Angvastram woven from yarn spun by a pleader from Kumbh as in humbli present from him.

000018438

31.01.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Butting of an artical written by `Artifex' for the Mancgestes guardian under the heading "Indian Problem, irirish Parallel Recalled.

000030894

01.02.1931

05548

VICEROY

10538

SECRETARY OF STATE

6

Apprises Secretary of his talks with Gandhiji during two meetings. Main matter discussed (1) Scope of futur consttutional discussions (2) Intention of Congress re: resuming civil Disobediance.

000018370

01.02.1931

10961

RECEPTION COMMETTEE, President

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Invitation from the President Reception committee of the Tinnevelly District. Labourers and Ryots Conference to be held on 25th December 1931.

000016922

01.02.1931

05024

RANGACHARIAR, T.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Taking very highly of the doings of representatves at Round Table Conference tries to impress upon Gandhiji's mind the arising of a supereme occasion for entering into an honourable peace and settlement with the Britishers.

000027102

01.02.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Photo of a crowd and Gandhiji addressing them after his meeting with Viceory.

000016950

01.02.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Reprint from the "Labour Magazine of London "The Round Table Conference by Major D. Graham Pole honorary Secretary of the British committee on Indian affairs.

000024388

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08339

SHAKRIBEN

1

Appreciating work of all the sisters. Desires particulars of beating.

000027182

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08466

KALAVATI

1

Asks for the details of the incident.

000028719

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10489

THAKKAR, Mahalaxmi Madhavji

2

Let us not hate the person who misbehaves.

000033289

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Writing the letter during vow of silence. Wrote letters to others also.- Reference to Surendra, Gangabehn;- Enquiry about Durgabehn's health. About Madhavji's dietary experiments. If my release from jail is not going to bring any change, then it would be better to find a way to jail again. Leaving from here tomorrow evening.- will be in Bombay till Friday.- Send all post at Bombay till further instructions. I do not know when we meet again. I shall not go to Ashram or Ahmedabad unless there is some special occasion. Wish to go to Kheda.- will not be able send discussion on Gita at present.

000025163

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Inquires about her health and conveniences.

000027405

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

The part played by Ashram and other women is unique and praise worthy. Panditji's state is critical. I am datined here:

000023303

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

1

Informs that he will certainly visit pratishtan if he goes to Calcutta.

000009320

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

2

You are lucky to receive both beating and jail. you have glorified the woman-sex. Do not, even in heart, hate the beater.

000031277

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08091

LILAVATI

2

Giving general advice asks to obey khurshedben.

000021790

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

1

By patience and perseverance anything can be achieved.

000028132

02.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07830

MAITRI

2

Praising her inquiring about her health.

000025028

03.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08664

TYAGI CHAND

2

Inquiry about Balavir and Prem Mahavidyalaya and desires him to offer his views on the fast.

000009628

03.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

If Kadi atmosphere suits you, it will prove beneficial. I saw Babajan and Ammajan in Bombay. Panditji's illness is causing anxiety.

000016920

03.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05023

DAILY NEWS

1

In reply to London Daily News 'Cable Gandhiji cabeled success of Round Table Conference unbelievable us repression and unabted assaults an ennocent citizens still continue making Congress Co operation impossible.

000016921

03.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05023

DAILY NEWS

2

Manuscript copy of above (SN 16920).

000024370

04.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08239

CHIMANLAL

2

Why not take Annapurna on permanent basis if you case ready to admit he for six or twelve months ? If she proves unfit she cannot stay even for a day. Yourself and Narnadas are the final Judges in the matter.

000023304

05.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

G. is at Lucknow on account of Panditji's illness G. ioines that rules must be observed by Ashram unmates though exceptions may have to be made for individuals.

000024870

06.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08368

ZAVERI, Gangaben B.

1

Opines that the present struggle is not for personal relief.

000032657

06.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

You know very well how long I shall be out of the jail. Panditji left today. You may write to me at Allahabad address.

000021621

06.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09770

GANDHI, Manmohan

2

Disapproves publishing translation in English of Gandhiji's criticism. Again it was winter while just so perhaps it cannot be made public.

000030618

06.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10524

KALAKANKAR

1

Says :-The king has to be very cautious in such a case. If he considers himself to be the Lord he distroys his subjects but if he considers himself as servants he brings happiness to both them & his own self.

000030579

06.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08820

MAN MOHANDAS

2

Asks not to print english translations of his criticism of the book as it was just for his information.

000009507

06.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

2

Just as body requires food so soul requires prayer Every respiration of yours must pronounce 'Rama-Nama'.

000023439

06.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Informs that when out of jail, time is scarce.

000016923

07.02.1931

05025

BOWMAN (Editor, Englishman)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

What will be political Situation after Motilal's death. Reply:- It will depend upon how people and government react to it etc.

000009505

07.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

1

My mind is in Kheda but at present I am helpless. Do keep me informed.

000025166

07.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Why worry now ? Do write to me about your health, conveniences and activities.

000016924

07.02.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

6

Draft copies of wires to various persons from 7-2-31 to 29-3-1931.

000028600

08.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08674

MASHRUWALA, Sushila

2

Though out of Jail I am too busy to write you. Do write to me.

000016925

08.02.1931

07726

THAKKAR, PURUSHOTTAMDAS (Sir)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

expressing grief for Motilalji's death solicits an hours interview for laying his views for Gandhiji's consideration before deciding about the question of attending Round Table Conference. Reply :- Please come when you can- earliest better".

000027183

09.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08554

KASHINATH

2

Do not mind parents ! Threat real or unreal to commit suicide in carrying out your duties.

000027234

09.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

2

Once you join the struggle you should not be deterred even by bullets. Do you and woman in general now realize that your hair give a ready handle to the opponent ?

000023440

09.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Disapproves of the reserve in her letters.

000032658

09.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

You must have received my earlier post-card. I can understand your agony. Shanta writes that she will reach you shortly. I am well. I am here still 15th. Uncertain about next programme.

000026986

09.02.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Instructions regarding ashes of Pandit Motilal Nehru.

000027116

10.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10455

GANGADHAR RAO

2

Under organised despotism lucklessness is luck, poverty a blessing riches a curse evil is enthroned, goodness nowhere:

000016926

10.02.1931

02592

NAG, Har Dayal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Grieving Motilal's death prays for a message for Bengal, in reply to which Gandhiji wrote. "I have always entertained high hopes of Bengal and have had no cause for disappointment but I knaw that Bengal has the capacity to do much move if only youth of Bengal will turn to non-violence not merely as a policy but even as the sacred creed etc.

000027406

11.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

I do want to come there but do not know when I shall. Pact or no pact the peasantry must be protected.

000025937

13.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08462

MODI, TARABEN

2

In whatever conditions we want to serve with no desire for returns. Inquires about health.

000016927

13.02.1931

05012

DAILY HERALD, Editor

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Quoting substances of 'News Chronieles' wants to as certain if that is Gandhiji's definate final view.

000016918

13.02.1931

10125

SOHAN SINGH, Baba

05022

DEAR SIR

1

A printed appeal from a released prisoners to secure release of his comrades sentenced to trans portation for life by the special tribunals at Lahore and Burma, in couspiracy cases.

000033162

14.02.1931

09769

GANDHI, Manmohandas P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

The loss of Motilalji canot be filled in. You have stated in your letter that I should not make use of your words written from the jail. If it is so, there is a way out. You will write a few fresh words by way of introduction to the book in Gujarati. My article "can India import Foreign Cloth?" is published just today. The English edition will be ready by 17th February. I have pleaded with the mills to reduce profit- margin and also improve the quality of their fine cloth. I shall be highly obliged to you if you can write the Foreword for the book, I am going to Delhi to attend a meeting of the FICCI on 20th February. I shall try to see you at Allahabad.

000016928

14.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05012

DAILY HERALD, Editor

3

A lengthy cable yes it is a fair summary of my views I can only assure you that I am making a desperate effort in spite of myself to secure peace abtainable without surrenuder fundamental position etc.

000016929

15.02.1931

13228

NATARAJAN (India Committee)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10

Grieving Lt. Motilal's death explains how he happened to perside over a local meeting at Bandra for adoption of a resolution on his shraddha Day, and impresses the urgeucy to participate in further proceedings of Round Table Conference.

000025167

15.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Give up all worries. Take proper diet and full rest and recoup your health.

000024154

16.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08310

TOTARAMJI

1

Advises not to accept the doctor's suggestions about diet and give Ganga Devi's only milk and curds and fruits.

000016931

16.02.1931

05031

MEHTA, Jamshedji Nasarvanji

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

"Fever continues but progressing takes regular diet" Reply- Advises daily praying to get rid of fever.

000016930

16.02.1931

05030

YERAVDA CENTRAL PRISON, Supdt.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

In reply to Gandhiji's inquiries, Supplies information. regarding Book, Letters, album etc.

000023305

16.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

1

Informs that he is leaving for Delhi.

000027399

16.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

2

I am going to Delhi.When life itself is uncertain how can we be certain abouat our action? Our only hope is work.

000027817

16.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

1

I shall do all that I can.

000027818

16.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

2

I am trying my best to arrive at a compromise but if it is not on honourable terms rather than agree to it I would ask the people to bear all sorts of repression I know I am nobody and so if God wishes to crush me let him do it.

000016382

16.02.1931

00000

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00000

"BLANK"

9

A brief Report of the Civil Disobedience in Utkal from 26-1-1930 to January 1931.

000016932

17.02.1931

05032

JADHAV DEOLALI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Nasik depress class leaders desiring to wait upon Gandhiji for some urgent matter requests for date time and peace. Reply:- Can you see Satarday Morning 9'Oclock ?

000030889

17.02.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

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4

Issues discussed -Future procedure & furhter scope of discussion civil disobedience Debts Release of satyagrahais Prisoners Seized property, Remission of fines Restoration of presses punutive police Reinstatement of officials resigned or dismissed etc.

000030890

18.02.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

"BLANK"

5

Issues discussed Punitive police coercive process adopted adopeted by local govts salt campaign civil disobediance peaceful picketing Shahid Bhagat Singh's case etc.

000030891

19.02.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

"BLANK"

1

Issue scope of a further conference of a more extended character & its usefulness.

000016949

19.02.1931

00000

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4

Gandhiji's self Written notes for young India.

000016936

20.02.1931

10126

PERCIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Wire received. Instructions will be carried out.

000016934

20.02.1931

05033

BANERJEE, Suresh C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

After apprising of his health condition and treatment after release from jail suggests that All India Spinners association may take up transferring Abhay Ashram in view of its very weak financial position.

000016933

20.02.1931

05032

JADHAV DEOLALI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

'Place not mentained' If Delhi is meant, no train avaible arriving at Delhi Satarday morning Request another appointment.

000016944

21.02.1931

05042

BAKHALE, R. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Forwarding on behalf of Servents of India Society 5 copies of the report on Borsad tragedy committed on 21st January requests for Gandhiji's opinion on it.

000033290

22.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

My routine has become very uncertain.- get up at 4'clock but required to take rest during day. Reference to Sarojinidevi; to Rukmini who was with Gandhiji.- Keeping good health.- Do not publish any matter from letters in the papers. Fingers of right hand unjured.- Not to worry. Enquiry about Rakabhai, Purushottam, Jamnadas and about elders in the family. Rukmini is with Gandhiji.

000025171

22.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

For want of time I may not be able to write but you do keep me informed.

000027407

22.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

1

Nothing is certain. We shouls work for peace and be ready for fight.

000016937

22.02.1931

05036

MASTER M. A.

05037

WALCHAND HIRACHAND

5

With regards question of Burman Seperation from India encloses extracts of 'Discussion in the committee of the whole conference and comments in committee of the whole conference an report of the sub committee no IV on Bursma.

000016941

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00390

POLAK, H. S. L.

1

Sorry cannot write at length. Thank the donar for the little box of Salt.

000016938

23.02.1931

05038

KALANJIBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Apprising Gandhiji of Shankerbhai's sentence and fast requests for instructions.

000016939

23.02.1931

05039

WILSON (INDIAN DAILY MAIL)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

"Indian Daily Mail" Seeks Gandhiji's Opinion whether he approved mob's holliganism blocking staircases of Municipal Hall and Preventing and picketing members entering hall for discussion of addresses to incoming and out going Viceroy's Reply:- Most reprehansive if statement true.

000016947

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02612

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Sahnkerbhai must continue fast if Takli not allowed.

000016948

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05017

REYNOLDS, Reginald

2

I regard myself as a seasoned solidier in Satyagrah. Let my assurance therefore be Sufficient for you that so far as I am concerned there will be absolutly no surrender in principle i.e. on the substantial part of the demand".

000016935

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05033

BANERJEE, Suresh C.

1

Leaving aside the business part of the letter Gandhiji advises him to regain his health.

000016946

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05043

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS

2

Inquire why Shankerbhai Patel was prevented Spinning Takli at Surat Sub jail and instruct Sabarmati jail authorities not to prohibit.

000016945

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05042

BAKHALE, R. R.

1

Report is well written and well balanced.

000016943

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05015

HOLMES, John Haynes (Rev.)

1

Hopes for his recovery and states "I feel move and more convinced that if India come to her awn it will be perhaps the largest contribution to the world peace which we are all praying for".

000022694

23.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07335

VIYOGI HARI

1

Acknowledges receipt of books and says he remembers their visit.

000033163

25.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09769

GANDHI, Manmohandas P.

1

It is difficult to give advice to a person who is in a hurry,- already riding on a horseback. However, I can say the following about your Gujarati edition of the book : The book is suitable and welcome at the present time. It is possible to achieve complete boycott of foreign cloth with the help of spinning wheels and Khaddar. The author had made a good endeavour to show this. The book also contains useful statistical information. The book will be helpful to those who want to understand the ethics of boycott.

000016906

25.02.1931

05014

RAGHWAN G. S.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

4

enclosing copy of the portian of Gandhiji's interview to the 'Pioneer' clarifies the misunderstanding.

000016919

25.02.1931

05015

HOLMES, John Haynes (Rev.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Cable received through Associated press heartly approve American friends of India sustain you in struggle for in dependence of your country through peace if possible war if necessary.

000009506

25.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

2

No force should he used white picketing shops of foreign cloth .Our picketing liquor shops dies not affect government revenues limit our real duty is to put a shop to drinking itself. You should persuade the drinker and stop the practice of untouch.

000009630

26.02.1931

00449

 

00449

 

1

 

000009629

26.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

See Navajivan. Your fast and picketing were appropriate as there was the bond of affection, our duty is to act and not to mind results.

000023306

26.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

1

Acknowledges receipt of translation of introducing to Geeta.

000016967

26.02.1931

00000

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00000

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6

Notes in Mahadev's hand of conversation between Bapu and Chatterjee and others as well as about the 2nd Labour meeting.

000030892

27.02.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

"BLANK"

2

(1) Issue discussed Scope of further discussion to consider scheme for constitutional Government of India (2) Lord Irwin feels G was in very obstinate mood through out the discussion.

000030893

28.02.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

(1) Irwin's note on picketing police etc. sent to G through Sapru & Jayakes G's note explaining how picketing of foreign cloth & liquer shaps will be conducted.

000030895

01.03.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

"BLANK"

4

After careful examination feels accomodation impossible on three matters. (1) Picketing & boycott, (2) Enquires into police excesses (3) Salt other points discussed debt & sesession.

000016968

01.03.1931

00000

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00000

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8

Notes of reports in Mahadevbhai's hand in Gandhiji's speech at Delhi. Gurudwara and before Bombay public (Dt 6-3-1931 and 17-3-1931)

000030897

03.03.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

"BLANK"

2

Discussion regarding Return of Seized land sold to third parties' Irwin feels importance to the morel scruple G gives outweighted everything else.

000030896

03.03.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

"BLANK"

2

Issue debt. (1) Return of sezied land sold to third parties (2) Additional police (3) Giving up pickieting altogether (4) Salt (5) Constitutional Building says he was through out impressed with G's sincerity.

000030898

04.03.1931

05548

VICEROY

10538

SECRETARY OF STATE

2

Informs him of sending text of statement accepted by him (Viceroy) & congress working committee for his (secretary of States) approval states its important sections such boycott,picketing police salt civil disobediance Debt & secession not included though verbally discussed. Finally hopes he (secretary of state) will be able to approve the statement as it stands.

00030898A

04.03.1931

05548

VICEROY

00000

"BLANK"

2

(1) re: Congress represantation at (Round Table) aonference in light of Mr Benn's announcement that British Government policy an Financial sateguards is fixed (2) re: Selection of congress represontatives for conforence (3) re: Civil resistance prisoners being still detained & punitive police tax (Contai) being still collected.

000016951

05.03.1931

00000

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00000

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4

Extraordinary gazette of India publishing political Notification in connection with the agreement between His excellancey the Viceroy and Gandhiji's as regards Indian Constitutional questions.

000030875

05.03.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Gazette of India gives 21 clauses of accord such as Constitutional questions to be discussed further to discontinue (1) defiance of law (2) non payment of taxes (3) Publications supporting the movement., boycott of foreign goods re: pickcting inquiry into police misconduct returning back seized property etc.

000016903

06.03.1931

05011

SHARMA, B. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10

enclosing a cutting gives vivid idea of British intrigues at 1st Round Table Conference with Muslims Native previes and Burnnese representatives all detrimental to Indian interest and recommends to accept invitation to 2nd Round fable Conference only if the British statements are genuinely prepare to tockle Indian question.

000009321

06.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Do not be impatient. We shall meet on Monday.

000025168

06.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Reaching there soon.

000016953

07.03.1931

05046

MADANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sheikhpura Congress Congratulations God grant puran Swaraj soon. Extreme Solicitude gharwals.

000016952

07.03.1931

10128

JENKINS, John Daniel

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have been severe to you in the 'Statesman' but the recent agreement with Lord Irwin places you in the forefrait of the immortals of the human story and the Viceroy as the greatest of Viceroy since 'Clemancy Canning'.

000017247

07.03.1931

05285

SHAMLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Quoting instances of repression in Rohtak District the District Congress Committee President seeks Gandhiji's guidance under the circumstances giving assurance that -"In no case we are going to stop our normal activities, though we shall do our best to abserve the truce terms".

000027819

07.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

1

Leaving for Ahmedabad on Sunday.

000016954

08.03.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Press reports on "Mahatmaji turns to Hindu Muslim Problem" and "Haw News of true was Received at Dr. Ansari's".

000016957

12.03.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from New India publishing extract from an article in the "Leader" giving idea of Sir Ismails's contribution to the work of the first Round Table Conference.

000016956

12.03.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Cutting from New India Publishing main points of the Irwin Gandhi agreement from the official statement and Gandhiji's view on the same.

000016955

12.03.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from "New India" publishing views of Aiyer A RangaSwami on "Gandhi Irwin agreement; Its results and Values.

000016958

12.03.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Cutting from 'New India' regarding the Round Table Conference from the Indian states peoples points of view being the substance of memorandum submitted by working committee on behalf of Indian State people's Conference.

000016959

14.03.1931

05047

CAPTAIN BARNES AND BARNES

00000

"BLANK"

3

Incidents about shooting on 21-2-1931 in N. W. F. P. (N.W.F.Province) Extracts in Mhadevbhai's hand from two letters.

000030899

16.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08885

P.S.V.

1

(1) re: Congress represantation at (Round Table) conference in light of Mr. Benn's announcement that British Government policy on financial safeguards is fixed (2) re: selection of congress representatives for conference (3) re: civil resistance prisoners being still deatined & punitive police tax (Contai)* being still collected.

000016960

16.03.1931

10129

RANADIVE (Comrade) AND GANDHIJI

00000

"BLANK"

2

Notes in Mahadevbhai's hand regarding proceedings of the public meeting where Reds wanted to create trouble.

000016961

17.03.1931

05049

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

enclosing copy of resolution passed recording sense of gratitude of H. E. the Viceroy and Mahatma Gandhi for reconciliation arrived at.

000016962

17.03.1931

05050

EAST INDIAN ASSOCIATION

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Communicates Resolution passed at the meeting of the Managing committee of their assocaition expressing satisfactian and appreciation for the great tact, patience and statesmanship displayed by Viceroy and Mahatmaji.

000030900

17.03.1931

08885

P.S.V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Acknowledges G's telegrame & requests G to meet Emerson. Propose an informal meeting with conference deligates residing in Delhi for private exchange of views.

000016966

18.03.1931

05054

RASHTRIYA SAMITI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Communicating resolution adopted by the executive Committee of Vikrampur Rashtriya Samiti Displying confidence in Gandhiji's leadership and urging imperative need of the immediate release of all political prisoners including detenues etc.

000016963

18.03.1931

05945

KNUDSEN, Elizabeth

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

expressing gladness for Gandhi Irwin Pact states "Had you come to terms in June it would have been better still. Evincing anxiety about South Africa says "what would happen to the Indians there if the British Empire brake up".

000016964

18.03.1931

05052

MARAYANPALLI K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

An enthusiastic young follower of Gandhiji submits certain points regarding release of prisoners. Salt-Law general-amnestly. Suspensian of Civil Disobedience, risk in putting faith in the pledges of Britain etc.

000030901

19.03.1931

03566

IRWIN (Lord)

00000

"BLANK"

3

Main points discussed (1) British govts policy on financial sategurads as unalterable (2) Govts failure to impliment agreement in individual cases of release (3) British deligations coming to India before full r. T. C. in England (4) Methodes employed by congress for encouraging swadeshi production etc.

000016965

20.03.1931

05053

MATHEW K. J.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Communicating resolution passed by the Standing Committee of Indian States peoples federation claiming representation of states peoples at the Round Table Conference and Congress Committee.

000016970

21.03.1931

05056

MORENO, H. W. B. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

We want your frank opinion as to the position the Anglo Indian Community will hold along with the other communities in the new constitution.

000016969

21.03.1931

05055

AGRA PROVINCE ZAMINDAR ASSOCIATION

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Forwarding copy of resolution passed by the Managing Committee of the Agra Province Zamindar's Association expressing gratification at the settlement arrieved at between H. E. Lord Irwin and Gandhi M. K. on India.

000016971

22.03.1931

05049

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Forwards resolution passed by the public meeting of citizens conveying grateful congralutation to Irwin and Mahatmaji and request to Viceroy for the release of all political presoners

000016973

23.03.1931

04450

MUNICIPAL BOARD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Forwarding copy of resolution passed by the Minicipal Board Cawnpore recording its greatest satisfactian at the Gandhi Irwin Settlement.

00017011a

23.03.1931

10136

BAGDE, K.G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

enclosing copies of resolution passed by 3 rd session of Barar and Central Province depressed classes conference The resolutions adcancing interests of depressed classes etc.

000016972

23.03.1931

10131

BULCHAND PESSUMAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The Suggested scheme to dispose off foreign cloth through a limited agency in foreign countries is disadvantageous to retail merchant Better allow the merchants to dispose off in India itself within six month.

000023443

23.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

1

Desires her not to insist upon attending the Congress session but to devote her self to work.

00017108A

23.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05177

MAHARAJ KUMARSAHEB

1

I expect to deal with the subject in pages of Young India so no seperate reply is needed.

000016975

24.03.1931

05059

RAILWAY MEN ASSOCIATION

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Forwarding resolutions passed by their Association expressing confidence in Gandhiji and indignation at the non-release of the trade Union leaders procecuted in Meerut conspiracy case.

000016974

24.03.1931

05058

SEETARAMAYYA M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

Seemingly a crack minded teacher of Vizag Dist-Commands Gandhiji to obey his orders to publish his enclosed letter To Viceroy in all his papers.

000017127

24.03.1931

05193

SAMBALPUR CONGRESS, President

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Burma State sambalpur appressed Rental exaction unbearable Non payment by subjects. Headmen arrested. Property confiscated order congress inquiry wire message.

000016976

25.03.1931

05060

RENDA D. VANRENCU ESTATE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10

Honorary general secretary of the Punjab Zamindars Association, complaining of unacknowledgement of his previous letter and enclosing copies of his letter to various committee of the congress and a printed copy of a press communique of the meeting of the Punjab Zamindars Association, Seeks Gandhiji's interview.

000016979

26.03.1931

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Affected by numbers of excecution and disposal of the dead bodies of Bhagat Singh and two comrades the correspondent denounces the idea of Gandhiji's participation in Round Table Conference and presses to find out the truth as to the inhuman manner of the disposal of the dead bodies by visiting the peace and inquiring himself on the spot.

000016978

26.03.1931

05062

SANGAMNER MUNICI., President

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

enclosing a resolution passed by the Sanagmner Municipality in appreciation of the Irwin Gandhi Pact offers thanks to both of them.

000016977

26.03.1931

05061

FORD, MRS. JOHN W. (BAWLING)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Being interested in the world wide Nareotic Drug Problem draws Gandhiji's attention to its genuine cure discovered by Dr. Modinos of Allxandria and requests to get England to agree to adopt that remedy for all Indian addicts. Enclose a printed leaflet.

000016980

26.03.1931

05063

MAHMED, Syed

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Liquor picketing being carried Secundrabad under late contractor's influence with violence. Please instruct Dr. Murthi in camp to do needful your name,work are being spoiled.

000031080

27.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

2

Asks to write G regularly without expecting reply from him (G) Gives his programme & news.

000016982

27.03.1931

05065

KAUSHADAI M. A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

INforms Gandhiji of the Sind Commissioners banning government servants from taking part in congress or any other political functions, feels that there is no change in government attitude even after the Truce and seeks advice.

000016981

28.03.1931

05064

CHANDRAYYA, Saladi

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

A selection grade head warden in Bellary camp jail having been unjustly dismissed on charge of caoardice beseeches Gandhiji to secure him justice in view of his old age and long Service.

000016986

28.03.1931

05069

KARAMCHANDANI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Gharwali Soldiers refused to shoot Satyagrahis in patriotic grounds. They also should have the advantage of the amnesty. Referring to government's ban on government servants to attend any political functions requests to provide apportunity for 'Darshan'.

000016987

28.03.1931

05070

DHARMAVIR N. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Inviting to lay foundation stone of a J. B. Hospital intended to be built by lats Lalaji in memory of his mother requests to find time for the same and help also in raising some much needed money.

000016985

28.03.1931

05068

DAS GUPTA, DURGA PADA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Narrating the case and death Sentance on RamKrishna and Gupta Dinesh appeals to Mahatmaji to interve and procure their acquittal else it will be unsafe for all to have another Bhagat Singh in Bengal, god alone knawing whither the tornedo would blaw.

000016983

28.03.1931

05066

KIFAYATULLAH, Mohammad M. (Maulana) ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please sponsor two resolutions at the karanchi congress condemning (1) Communal riots at various places and (2) maintainance of British army to suppress the afridis.

000016984

28.03.1931

05067

MILNE, A. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A seelker of truth presenting certain Christain postutates wishes to knaw Gandhiji's views on then either written or verbal and whether he himself is a believer in Christianity.

000016989

29.03.1931

05072

SATYAMURTI, S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Seeking Gandhiji's interview for a short talk in connection with the starting of the proposed All India States People's Conference under auspics of the congress.

000016988

29.03.1931

05071

SYED AHMED

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

It will be held at Karanchi on 1st and 2nd April 1931 please grace by your attendance.

000031145

29.03.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06638

GORADIA PERSHOTAM

1

Asks to see the enclosed note of Mahadev's investigation. Feels happy as all quite now disapproves publics ill treating overenthusiastic satyagrahis & asks to find a way to curb such practise. Feels ban on meetings should go & laxmiPrasad (a loyal offical) be reinstated.

000018444

31.03.1931

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

An anony mous Maharastriya referring to Hindu Muslim problem suggests not to mind the Muslim cry for 14 points and under no cireumstavces they should be given more rights than they really deserve suggests also cuts in the salaries exceeding Rs. 300/-

000027500

31.03.1931

05325

DUNICHAND, Lala

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

An appeal to Gandhiji to afford an honourable compromise with Government Especially as congressmen are getting rotten and the Congress requires respite.

000018445

31.03.1931

00000

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00000

"BLANK"

3

Gandhiji self return draft of an artical for young India peketting insisting upon necessity of absolute non-violence

000016994

01.04.1931

05076

WOMEN'S INDIAN ASSOCIATION

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Protest against clause 5 fundamental rights. it perpatuated sex serfdom maternity benifits can be matter ordinary law requests new clause, men and women shall have equal rights.

000016993

01.04.1931

05075

GANGULEE N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

In view of the Congress constructive scheme. I offer my services as an expert in Agricultral questions and wish to be included in the Indian Round Table conference Delegation or at least an adviser.

000017027

01.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05012

DAILY HERALD, Editor

1

Wire in reply thatt from London Daily Herald: "Report about foreign missionaries mere destortian of my views. Have published in young India full article. Am certainly against use of hospitals schools and like for purposes of conversion. Conversion must not be reduced to business etc.

000016995

04.04.1931

05077

PANDIT, GAURISHANKER B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

The atmosphere here is surging with communal tension. Depute some Hindu and Muslim of all India fame for a day or two for saving the situation.

000021623

04.04.1931

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

08017

MAN MOHAN DAS

1

Gives an appointment.

000030581

04.04.1931

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

06594

DEAR BROTHER

1

Asks him to come after two days as Gandhi's health has gone very weak & needs some rest on May even join him in his morning walk.

000032868

05.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00416

GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

2

I am keeping better, no fever now. There was exhaustion, need rest, taking whatever amount of rest is possible. Happy that both of you are keeping good health. The work is also to your liking. I have come to Borsad. With me are Kasturba, Mirabehn, Mahadev and Pyarelal, will be here for a few days. Then, I may go to either Mahabaleshwar or Simla or Nainital. Nothing certain about going to England.

000033291

06.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Mehtab Babu is a rich man from Utkal.- But he has given up everything.- Came into close contact with Jivaram.- wants to stay in the Ashram for some time. Then wishes to found an Ashram in Utkal.- show him the rules and regulations of the Ashram.- I would like to reach there on the 10th- will stay with Ambalalbhai.

000016997

06.04.1931

05080

RAKSHIT N. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Considering representation of Iron and coal Industries of India absolutely necessary at the Round Table Conference.Encloses a copy of his letter addressed to the Indian National Congress on the point and Suggests that the Bengal National Chember may be asked it select representatives and advises for the purpose.

000016996

06.04.1931

05078

LUSE, Benedict (Dr.)

05079

RAO, V. H. (Prof)

3

Advocating Naturopathy treatment admits that Naturopathy had its orgin in India and that Mahatma Gandhi was a true and plain Naturist an example of a real naturopath on the three plains. Physical mental and moral.

000017072

07.04.1931

03103

NEIL, Henry (Judge)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Judge Henry Neil of New york Proferring services to Gandhiji's compaign for freedom especially if he went there: REPLY:- Regrets his inability to visit U. S. A. in near future:

000016998

08.04.1931

10133

CAPTAIN, W. H.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

In the view of the Muslim uproar for seperate electorats Suggests to convens an open conference of Muslims of all shades and decides the issue by means of Referendum, shaws also preference for seperate elctorate to foreign domination.

000016999

09.04.1931

05082

TRIPATHI VISHWAMBHAR D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Foreign cloth merchants have are impatient as kanpur Congress allowed local merchants to sell foreign cloth stock on their undertaking not to place any fresh orders. Please issue clear instructions.

000017001

10.04.1931

04353

BOSE, Subhas Chandra

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Drawing Gandhiji's attention to the unconstitutional step taken by Sen gupta in issuing instruction to District Congress Committee to get membership books printed independently which amounts to inciting indiscipline and preparing ground for future dispute intimates provincial Congress Leauge still functiouing".

000017000

10.04.1931

05083

RAO, RAJA S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Finding that his scheme to produce khadi failed for want of sufficient funds remits the balance of Rs. 83-0-3 by M. O. for being used at his derection preferably to stimulate khadi production in Banglore: Report with balance sheet enclosed.

000017002

11.04.1931

05084

RUSTAM JAMES J.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am seeoud to none in my admiration for Mahatmaji and shall always remain his follower. but I am uneasy at Gandhiji's interview on 21st March and reactions to it .

000017003

13.04.1931

05085

TROTH, Dennis C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

We request you to contribute an article for world peace. Reply. Regrets inability to comply with the request for want of time.

000017004

13.04.1931

10134

CHALIKA TARAPRASAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

enclosing a statement of his views on the fundamental rights prays to be foreign if his style of writing produces effects of rudeness.

000024007

14.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Is pleased at his services Blesses all.

000017005

14.04.1931

05087

BORSALI R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Appreciating Gandhiji's measure of reviewing home. Shinning and weaving forwards a copy of his book "Ugly Civilization" entaining criticism of the indus _ trial civilization of westerners with a request to read Reply:- Shall try to book into it when received.

000025156

14.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Tour programme 11 to 18 Bombay. 20-21st at Ashram.

000017006

15.04.1931

05088

PHATAK HARI GANESH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Whether in view of the settlement. We should or we should not proceed with the work of sealing foreign cloth or allow seals to be broken. Reply:-The Congress could not permit any seals to be broken.

000017007

15.04.1931

05089

RAO, HOSA KOPPA K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

First Round Table Conference was Disappointing. States peoples should be represented at the ensuing Round Table Conference.

000017008

18.04.1931

05090

HARDIKAR, N. S.

03233

INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

10

Communicating resolution of the All India Volunteer Board of the Hindustani Dal insists upon inenosing Congress grant to finance the in eveascdy activities.

000018446

18.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Draft Resolution past by the subject committee of the nationalist Muslim conforence at lucknow.

000025158

18.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Now that you have gone these, stay there for some time. But do not worry and come here when you can.

000026979

19.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08527

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

2

Best for me is not to write to any Muslim friend to influence him in favour of nationalist Muslim view.

000032515

19.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09066

GOKIBEN

2

Gandhiji writes to say that Ch. Laxmi's marriage day was fixed in a hurry. Ch. Laxmi was to be married to Jivandas. He asks her to send her blessings either by post or by telegram. Laxmidas is yet to arrive for the marriage ceremony.

000017009

19.04.1931

05092

TRIKMANI B. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

A youth of Bhagat Singh school of thought giving idea of his attempt of converting five abseonders covets monetary helps to the extent of Rs. 75 to 100 only.

000009812

19.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01821

GOKIBEN

2

Send your blessings to Laxmi's marrying Jeevandas if you cannot grace the occasion. I am responsible for hurry if any. Laxmi fand Jeevandas both are eager to join as early as possible.

000023777

19.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08248

SAHABJI MAHARAJ

2

Acknowledges receipt of his letter.

000026549

20.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

2

May you advance in South Africa Do everything without caring for the result. Read the preface of "Anasaktiyoga" again and again.

000017011

20.04.1931

05093

BARNYS, DHIRENDRALAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

The claims of the Buddhists community both in central as well as Bengal provincial governments should be taken its consideration.

000017010

20.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Copy of a resolution passed by Vineent Depaut's Society(Cylon) expressing alarm at Gandhiji's statement to the effect that if foreign missionaries were to attempt proselytising by means of medical and educational efforts. They will be asked to leave India when she attain Swaraj.

000017013

21.04.1931

05095

GHOSE, Sailendranath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

An Indian exile in U. S. A. pressing Gandhiji to fix American visit after Round Table Conference session in London says it will eusure success at the Round Table Conference. Reply:- Appreciating his anxiety for American visit said "Even my going to London is an uncertainty".

000017054

21.04.1931

05129

ELWIN, Verrier

05105

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

2

It is not a question of the search for truth or witness to truth. It is a question of theosophical eliquate. Quest for truth is never advanced by ill informed ill mannered and allusive criticism.

000029509

22.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08739

SAPRU, Tej Bahadur

2

Feels heartless to go to London (For R.T.C.) if he (G) fails to slove the Communal Tangle.

000017014

22.04.1931

05096

DUTT, LAXMI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Intimating breach of promise by foreign cloth dealers seeks advise. Reply:- Expose them.

000025159

22.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

How is it that you reached Patna and fell sick ? Return if you can.

000032963

23.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

I got your second letter also. You can retain Dhiru as long as he is ready to stay. If Rambhau wants to return, you may send him back. "Takli" really possesses great strength. How about "Magan Charakha" ? I may go to Nainital early next month. In that case, I shall be able to meet you. But it is not certain as yet. Hence, don't divulge it to anybody. Can you not write about stars and planets ? Kakasaheb was to write about it. But now, he won't be able to do it. I am in Bardoli till the end of the month.

000031135

24.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08930

PRAFULLACHANDBHAI

1

Finds no solid cause for a conflict. Feels things could be settled through modesty says Satysgraha means hight of politeness.

000033292

24.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Received your letter.- About Santok's tooth, Ranchhodbhai should take her to Robinson. If Leelabehn wants to go, let her do so. But she should told that she should not think of coming back.-Enquiry about the health of Jamna, Kusum and Radha- About the vows, I shall write now. I have some leisure at the moment and so I shall attend to pending letters.

000032974

24.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

I read your letter dated 19-2-1931, about Magan Charakha and also about your budget of the Khadi plan. My idea of establishing an Ashram at Almora still stands. I want a person like you to take up the responsibility of administrating the Ashram. In 'my' charakha there are going to be a few alterations. Laxmidas and Keshu have taken up the work. Your Khadi budget is a little enough. If you can raise your own resources (human and monetary both), you may do so. I am sending a similar letter to Chhaganlal who would go through it and then forward it to you after necessary corrections.

000009322

24.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Be patient and contented with your work irrespective of the result.

000017055

25.04.1931

05105

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

05130

ELWIN, Verrier

1

When disscuss freely deep things of God we cannot be concerned with theosophical eliquite. True religion cannot be closed field like economics as you suggest we should have the courage to forebas facts.

000017012

26.04.1931

05094

JALI MALIKRAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A previous liquor vendor cLosing up his business thinks of trading in Swadeshi Cloth seeks Gandhiji's help by way of recommending his name to some mill owners for their agancy.

000017017

26.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03983

DASGUPTA, SATISCHANDRA

1

It would be letter to suspend picketing activity till the atmosphere is clearer and till you are not liable to be misunderstood. In launching out in 'Rashtrawani' do see that it is self supporting.

000017016

26.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05098

JAYENDRASINGH, Sardar

2

Appreciating his letter and the enclosure in spite of difference of opinion with regards his points of nationalism and communalism desires to be favoured again whenever anything of importance is to be communicated.

000017015

26.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05097

REVJOUES E.

1

Referring to his open letter wrote "If you had just dropped a line before writing your long open letter how much precious time that for you and me belongs to God would have been saved. As it is in language of Gita you have been guilty of the thelf and in the bargain have done a wrong to a friend".

000017018

27.04.1931

05100

SOHNI

10137

GANDHI, Devdas and PYARELAL

4

Narrates the circumstances in which a compositor caught. red handed pilfering types from Hindustan times foundry was punished and dismissed.

000017019

27.04.1931

05102

ROY, LILAVATI G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

A fatherless Andhra girl of 19 yearing to join Mahatmaji for motherland's service narrats her history and implores Gandhiji to give her the desired opportunity.

000017020

28.04.1931

05090

HARDIKAR, N. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Seeking Gandhiji's interview for discussing the future work of and Swadeshi propaganda by the Hindustani Seva Dal.

000017021

28.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

6

Invitation card for Gandhi M. K. to attend 2555th jayanti festival of Bhagwan Buddha and the opening function of Anand Vihar.

000033824

29.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09812

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

1

Why is it that you have not written at all ? Even if I don't write, thoughts about you come to me. Write about your parents, your school, experience in jail, etc. Ask Purushottam to write.

000017022

29.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09121

VIJAYARAGHAVACHARI, C. ?

1

"We have a new generation of young men and women dominating the congress. Bless these young men and women knawing that they are in the whole in the right track. This of course does not mean that you should not continue to give the congress and especially me the benefit of your advise".

000017024

29.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

My going to London is not yet certain depending as it is on the Hindu Muslim solution and carrying out of truce obligations. Regarding transvaal question no prospect of improvement is expected unless India comes to her own.

000017025

29.04.1931

05105

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

The letter from the Delhi person has been handed over to Prof. Wadia, who will write to you.

000030624

29.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03690

SEN GUPTA

1

(1) advises not to reject company of young men who differ from our views of non-violence.Convert them by your affection and conduct (2) Asks not to appologies & feel ashamed of error in a foreign language.

000026429

29.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03711

GREGG, Richard B. ("Govind")

1

Nothing is certain as yet. If I go we shall endevour to achieve permanent peace by negotiations. Otherwise we should prepare for fresh sufferings. Do not be afraid that I shall allow my time and energy to be wasted on parties etc. Visiting U.S. A. is out of question at present.

000017023

29.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05005

GREGG, Richard B. ("Govind")

1

If I go to London I go for solid business and for drinking the deep affection of choesn friends there: It will be great, good and grand if peace can be made permanent through negotiations. If the negotiations failor fruetify we are safe either way As for American visit I Knaw my time is not yet ripe and I do not want to come as a mine day's wonder".

000031136

30.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08930

PRAFULLACHANDBHAI

2

Suggests to froget the demand for National Flag advises to concentrate on Foreign cloth boycott Khadi & Liquor Prohibition work.

000017026

30.04.1931

05220

JOGENDRASINGH, Sardar

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I agree that Nationalism has no place for communalism. The Sikhs are ready to surrender all claims provided a National government can be formed, wish you to mete out more justice. I do not agree that there is no justice in the present set up.

000018465

30.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

30

Pages from a quarterly " The Round Table containing reviews of the politics of British commonwelth devlping with Indian problems inculding economcal social and political ones.

000018468

30.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

A memo drafted by some disbanded meriner of the old Jhon Company in India meaning not quite clear.

000018469

30.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Something like marine matters with heading "India".

000018466

30.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

8

A note of critiation by professor C. N. VAkil on the Economic kanchi Congress resolution on the Fundamental Right of the people.

000018467

30.04.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

"Motto of the assiatic Culture Assosiation" giving idea of aims, objects duties and principals etc.

000028023

30.04.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

2

Good you are committing Gita by heart. How goes your spinning ?

000017056

30.04.1931

05129

ELWIN, Verrier

05105

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

3

I suggests we submit our correspondence to Bapu and then publish in the Review the gist of the same together with his decision.

000027522

01.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08565

LAXMINARAYANJI

1

Thanks for the help. What is the situation about foreign cloth trade and the congress committee ?

000017045

01.05.1931

05129

ELWIN, Verrier

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Invites attention to the friendly controversy between himself and Kumarappa regarding religion and faith. Submits his view and requests Gandhiji to express opinion whether it is advisable chet critisize forms where it is a matter of faith ?

00017434A

01.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

36

Memorendum etc. by Burmans who were against seperation from India.

000025052

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08392

PARMAR, Lalji K.

1

Have patience.

000032052

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09016

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

1

Gandhiji agrees to Kumarappa's idea that Shri wadia should have some work with him. Gandhiji sends another letter for Kumarappa's Consideration Gandhiji would like Kumarappa's report to be a text book on the subject.

000027590

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10469

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, Manager

1

Personally I have no objection to your publishing a section of extracts from Mr. Andrew's volumes expand your suggestion for fuller considerations.

000017046

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05095

GHOSE, Sailendranath

1

I knaw what exile means and much more when it is enforced. But I hope within one year your way will be open. I must not visit America till the experiment here has become a proved Success".

000017047

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05123

MILLER, Martin C.

1

I regard Jesus to have been one of the greatest teachers of the world. I dont believe as his exclusive divinity.

000017048

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05124

CLOSE, Upton

1

American visit must still remain a rumour and hance not advisable to think even tentatively discussing arrangment.

000017050

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05126

KUMAR CHANDANI

1

I sympathise but feel that he who disobeys orders its certainly at liberty to do so but is also expected to suffer the consequences.

000017051

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05127

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

1

Personally I have no objection to your publishing a selection of extracts from Andrew's Volumes.

000017049

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05125

HARIBHAI

1

Your telegram have no confidence about my telegram Udaipur. Let Jamnalalji or Malaviaji intervene.

000017052

02.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05105

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

1

I agree that Mr. Wadia should have some work given ti him. I wish your report to be a text book on the subject.

000024008

03.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Inquires about his health and informs about his own health and diet.

000017053

03.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05128

MUZUMDAR, Haridas T.

1

I am surprised at the flat contradiction between your statement and your opinions. But I have surived under shocks.

000017028

03.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05084

RUSTAM JAMES J.

1

Your letter together with my brief reply are being published in young India.

000026982

04.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08527

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

4

Thanks for absolving me from writing to Hasan Imam. However I am awaiting results of your efforts. You will succeed if you can make the Muslim masses realize that your efforts are in their interest. In seeing Bhopal Nawab and Big brother I have not done anything wrong.

000033825

04.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09812

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

1

Reach these two enclosed letters to the persons concerned. I have sent a lengthy telegram and a letter to the doctor. I have mentioned about you. Do write about Manu after due enquiry.

000033293

04.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

I would like to add one more burden to you. Jamnadas will talk to you about Ratilal. He needs to be attended to very carefully. If necessary, appiont somebody to keep a close watch on him.- No sharp instruments like knife, etc., should remain with him. He may not stay with Champa. He may like to stay in the Ashram. There is the problem of Laxmi also. Read Laxmidas' letter and let me know your opinion.

000031632

04.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11460

DALAI LAMA

1

Regretts not understanding his (dalai Lams's) letter written in Tibetan Desires & hopes Tibetans to understand & follow secret of Buddha's message of Ahimsa.

000031631

04.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03165

DEAR FRIEND

1

G's Message to Chinese students know that deliverance of China is through Ahimsa pure & unadulterated.

000024871

05.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08371

ZAVERI, Naniben Pannalal

1

Personal News.

000028133

05.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

1

In Gujarati name and Case and word of a SAMAS cannot be written speartely.

000017033

05.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

Reginald Reynold is up set at the settlement and is personally also in grief see and tell him that settlement is not a surrender of principle Gujrat still absorbs my exclusive attention. Without Hindu Muslim Solution no question of my going to London.

000017030

05.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05108

KRISHNAMACHARYA, V. I.

2

Giving history of vijapur Udyogalaya activity and refusal by an unsympathic officer to transfer the legal rights of the plot inthe name of Ashram trustees, Gandhiji approaches Baroda Dewan with a request to take interest in the matter and do the needful.

000017031

05.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05109

TUCKER, Boyd W. (Rev.)

2

There is no truth in rumour about my visit to America, regarding Londontrip nothing is certain. So long as the Hindu Muslim Problem remains unsolved. And even if I go Mira, Andrews Polak and others would be present there and so your presence will not be necessary.

000017029

05.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05107

RESEUTFALF FLORENCE

1

Possess your soul in patience and instead of seeking personal contact do effetively whatever you can by putting in a good word whenever anyone talks in charitably about India and her people.

000017032

05.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05381

PRASAD, Rajendra

1

Copy of your letter to the All India Congress committee Secretary and the two statements are sent to the government. Hope to discuss it with them when I go to Simla next week.

000017037

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10138

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Inquire and let me knaw all about the writer Mr. Chinapanu of Coimbatore and his activity. Can it be true what he says about the treatment of Adi Dravidas in Singanallur ?

000030749

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10531

BAPINEEDU, Maganti

2

expressing deep sympathy & concern over his trouble assures full help & asks to inform his minimum requirments. advises that physically fit members of his family should work says. It is not prosperity but adversity that makes a man.

000017034

06.05.1931

05110

SYED AZAM LULLAH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Representing Muslim view point with regards Hindu Muslim says "If you make if knawn to the Muslims that you would accept the other 13 points of Mr Jinnah if seperate electorates are given up. I assure you the Muslims would adopt a move accommodating attitude and agree to joint electorates. Reply:- I shall try my best.

000017044

06.05.1931

05121

KUMARAPPA, K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

"Elwin mistake the mass for religion. To me my religion should be such as to draw respect from all and sundry. I attack the rituals and not the faith.

000009575

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01808

TYABJI, Abbas S.

1

Good the operation was successful. Hope this is the last. I might have to go to Simla Am writing t the Gaekwar. I must not go to Baroda just yet.

000017040

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02736

NANDA, Gulzarilal

1

The settlement requires that the picketing shall be absolutely peaceful which it admittedly is and in no case the Government connive at direct breaches of liquor laws.

000017035

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05111

HUSEIN YOSUF

1

They can wear Khaddar. Spin, promote good will between two communities by making friends with one another and all kinds of Mutual service.

000017043

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05120

NAIR, K. Kelappan

1

Do send me full report of whatever irregularities are noticed.

000017041

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05118

VENKATPAYYA

1

Inquiries and let me knaw about needu.

000017042

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05119

BAPINEEDU, Maganti

2

sympathising in his trouble advises him to take it calmly correctly. It is not prosparity but adversity that makes a man. Prosperity spoils him. Desiring to knaw full partuculars.

000017036

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05112

HARCOURT, H.

1

I do not think the Round Table Conference has established lasting goodwill between the two nations. But it can do it if representatives of both the nations are determined to come to an agreement.

000017038

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05114

BROWN, H. Runham

1

Agreeing with prof Einsten's Suggestion opines: "If it is right for those who do not believe in war to refuse war Services it follows that they are entitled at least to the sympathy of war resisters".

000017039

06.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05116

LALA KHAN CHAND DEV

1

Kept me informed of what is going on in Punjab. Do not Start picketing and even stops it if absolute peacefulness cannot be ensured. There should be no row dyism.

000029885

07.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08790

KETKAR, G. V.

1

Agrees that all parties be represented on congress committees by agreement or there should be honest & open election. Allows shanker Rao to oppose him (G)

000017057

07.05.1931

05131

SAUNDERS, Kenneth

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Rajoice in your victory. Remind you of the proposal of 1926 for going and staying in combridge for a few quiet days.

000017062

07.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05136

NAGARAJAN, K. S.

1

To one who is determined to observe celebasy Gandhiji advises to help his wife marry another man if she is unable to curb her animal appetites.

000017058

07.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05132

KHAN CHAND DEV (Late)

1

enclosing copy of a complaint received from central government requests to make a detailed inquiry and report.

000017059

07.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05133

RAMCHANDRA G.

1

Am glad to reveive your letter. Do come whenever you wish.

000017060

07.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05134

MORENO, H. W. B. (Dr.)

1

Assures to deal with the subject in the pages of young India as desired by him.

000017061

07.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05135

KETKAR, G. V.

1

With regards controversy between Mr. Ketkar and Dev Shanker rao. Gandhiji desires to see happy relations between the two parties not only to continue unbroken to graw in strengh.

000033294

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Your letter. I am glad to know your opinion about Laxmi. Kakasaheb and Vallabhbhai are also of the same opinion. I have yet to know the opinion of Vinoba and Kishorelal. I have not liked Dwardadas' bill.- Reference to Shankarbhai, to Bhagavanji.- The Punjabi Doctor to be paid Rs. 35/-. I have asked Chandrashandar to inform about the rate of payment.- Reference to Pragji, Banarasi and Rukhi.

000032659

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09189

KUSUM

2

Your two letters. Just as you are not satisfied with your letters, I too am not. Why, I don't know. Don't make your work of watchmanship too mechanical. How long can the mechanical work continue ? I shall leave here on Monday.

000024872

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08758

PANNALALJI

2

Gandhiji does not feel joining Vidyapith by Gangabhen and Nanibhen will be of much use to them.

000033829

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09812

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

2

There is telegram saying that Ratilal is being looked after by Jamnadas and Nanalal. Let Ratilal stay at Rajkot for some time. I learnt that Champa suffered a lot. I feel regret for it. Write about it in detail. Going to Simla on Monday evening.

000017063

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

3

Giving idea of the political situation in Gujrat as well as in India in general Gandhiji wrote "when you return completely restored, we must have a meeting of the working committee and if we can evolve a formule for guidance of all Congressman nothing will please me more:

000025169

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I desire to write to Jai Prakash. But you should take final decision about staying here: Your health depends much upon your mental attitude.

000023441

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01815

DESAI, Kusum

2

Feels dissatisfied with her letters. Advises to reach the family of the drunkards through picketing liquor shops.

000017064

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05137

D'ARCY, Lindsay (Sir)

2

Bhagat Singh was not coward. It was impossible not to notice execution which had made him and his comrades martyrs. the execution sorrounded those lives with a halo which they would not have other- wise have had.The congress however does not countenance political assimilations.

000017065

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05138

LIVINGSTAN AND DAULL (Messrs)

1

In reply to his letter of 3rd March Gandhiji encloses power of Attoney form duly signed in farour of Mr Doull.

000017066

08.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05139

RAZZAQ ABDUR M.

1

In reply to his letter Gandhiji wished Egyptians full independence and all prosperity. Not knawing the precise nature of the boycott movement in Egypt regretted inability to opine on it.

000017067

09.05.1931

05140

SHAH, Jethalal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A khaddar enthuosist giving idea of the profiteering spirit of khadi Bhandar requests Gandhiji to consider to matter and ask the khadi dealers to fix their prices for khadi as well as slivers at a fair profit.

000022511

09.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08148

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

1

Original 17097

000024371

09.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08239

CHIMANLAL

2

re: Sharda and codliver oil treatment. Codliver oil not found so very efficacious by me as Doctors preach. Annapurna may be called if there is nothing against her future will take care of itself.

000027526

10.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08565

LAXMINARAYANJI

1

I know the fate of congress committee everywhere: There are pitfalls in picketing vessels bringing foreign cloth etc.

000025824

10.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01793

SHANTA

2

I cannot understand why you prefer comany of boys to that of girls. There may be pitfalls in it. Are you alert ?

000033295

11.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Writing this letter at Baroda station at midnight.- Will be in Simla for about five days.- shall reach Borsad by 25th.- I was sorry to know about Hanumansinh's illness. Let him remain only on fruits for some time.

000017068

11.05.1931

05141

BHALERAO, N. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Referring to indore state's laws prohibiting public Meeting and processions asks confidentially whether a congress member can disobey states law and lodge Civil Disobedience movement under trucee terms. Reply:- He who is not a subject of the state in question should offer Civil Disobedience a state subjects can if the cause is just and they have spirit of secrifice.

000028528

12.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08662

DESAI, RASIK SINDERJI.

1

Observe the rules write to me regularly.

000017069

12.05.1931

05142

SHREENEVASTARYA SOHANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

A teacher of primary school onbehalf of his collegues who were punished with transfer to remote places or dismissal for sympathising and participating in Civil Disobedience fight. Seeks in terms of truce reinstalment in the original places.

000028529

12.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Hope all are satisfied with you.

000017070

13.05.1931

05143

RAGHUBIRSINGH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Can I resume my study now that the truce has been declared. Further can a Satyagrahi help a revolutionary friend ?

000017071

13.05.1931

05144

CHATTERJEE, D. P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Forwarding a copy of Bengali Merchant's memotial describing their pitiful difficulties and seeking representation in the ensuring Round Table Conference Frenchise Committee etc. Seeks Gandhiji's help and guidance. REPLY:- Regrets inability.

000017073

14.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05146

RANGOO RAM S.

1

The London visit is uncertain but even if I come I would prefer to stay Muriel Lester's institution so you better consult Rer and Andrews C. F.

000017081

15.05.1931

01058

SUNDERDAS VALLABHDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Forwarding to Mahatmaji copy of his resignation from the Karanchi Congress executive committee on account of his being often insulted and laughed out by co members, and the president not giving him due protection.

000017079

15.05.1931

05152

CONGRESS COMMITTEE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

As an instance of deserimination submits exactly similiar two cases in one the detenue is release in another he is not released. Reply:- Send me full Record of one not yet released.

000017076

15.05.1931

05149

GULSHAN RAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

For Solution of the knotty communal problem the principal of Lahore Sanatan Dharma college suggests divisions of Bengal and Punjab giving clear majority to Muslims REPLY:- assures to study the cuttings with attention.

000017080

15.05.1931

05153

JAIPRAKASHLAL( PRESIDENT)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Submitting instances of misconduct and failure of police and excise officials in enforcing the truce terms seeks guidance through Navjeevan and young India colums.

000017075

15.05.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Gandhiji's homage to late Mr. K.T. Paul a bonafide servant of Christinity and a thorough nationalist.

000017223

15.05.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

A few messages of good will received by Indian National congress of America wishing Gandhi's Success for India's independence.

000017074

15.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05147

BANERJEE, Suresh Chandra (Dr.)

1

I am not very confident about success of Round Table Conference. We should hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

000027591

16.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08585

HAWKINS, R. E.

1

I approve of your suggestions. However Andrews or his publishers for permission if necessary.

000017086

16.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

13228

NATARAJAN (India Committee)

1

The conclusion that the British regime is an evil was arrived at after laborious studies fortified by painful experiences.

000017078

16.05.1931

05151

GOPI CHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The Peshawar Khadi Bhandar confiscated is naw returned a but without most of the goods and cash. Please request Mr Emersan to write to congress committee of Peshawar to compensate: Reply :- Gandhiji informed that under Ordinance 9 there was no question of compenstion.

000017083

16.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03983

DASGUPTA, SATISCHANDRA

1

Gandhiji feels anxious about Hemprabhas Devi's health and sad by the description of the squabbles to and party affairs in Bengal Advises to add salt to his food. Intimating that his chats with authorities on matter arising out of the settlement were fairly satisfactory.

000017082

16.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05154

KHAN CHAND DEV (Dr.)

1

There would be difficulty about the release of the remaining prisoners. However send me a full description about the cases still pending.

000017085

16.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05157

THAKUR RAMLAL SINGH

2

I am under naw not to stay in Ashram till Swaraj is attained. You may write to Ashram Manager for your stay.

000017084

16.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05612

BROCKWAY, A. Fenner

1

Centre lends a car but local officials create trouble Individuals may be at fault but people in general have observed terms fully I am not saying anything about government because discussions are going on.

000017089

17.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09849

SUBBAIAH, A.

1

sympathising with his family troubles intimate that his request for being received is forwarded to Chakravati Raj Gopalacharian.

000017088

17.05.1931

05159

VICEROY

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Her excellency Lady Willington invites Mrs. Gandhi to visit her at 2-30 that after noon with in Indian Lady to act as an interpreter.

000017092

17.05.1931

05161

PARMANAND, Bhai (PRESIDENT)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

Parmanandbhai president of Punjab and Frantier Hindu Conferena encloses a copy of resolutions passed by the Lahore Conference.

000017087

17.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02563

SEN, Bhupendra Narayan

1

Inquiries why the name of Hindu's mother was not mentioned. Her age and snap shot are also desired. You can come when I am fixed up somewhere:

000017090

17.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05160

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Forwarding Subbiah's letter to Chakravarti Rajagopalacharya. Gandhiji recommends to reliev him at the earlist apportunity and intimates that to get local governments to impliment the settlement is like drawing the lions teeth.

000028134

18.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08632

MAHAVIR

2

Take help of others in selecting what to read and much depends upon habits.

000025004

18.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10426

DUDABHAI

1

Gandhiji desires Laxmi's marriage with a non-Harijan. Asks for his views.

000033831

18.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09812

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

1

We have reached here just now. Prabhudas and Dhiru also have come. If Prabhashankar and Ratilal are willing, so far so good, Talk to them and then write to me. May reach Borsad about 5th.

000033296

18.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Just reached Nainital.- Day of vow of silence. Hence relaxed.- About Purushottam- who are his lawyers . Inform me about the Punjabi Doctor's success or failure: I think I shall reach Borsad by about 25th inst. We will know on Wednesday.

000024962

18.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00502

SUNDARAM

2

Herewith the Hundi. Note that the money is earmarked for the European tour only.

000017094

18.05.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Poinbting out instance of dishonest dealing in foreign cloth by dealers who allowed them stock to be sealed and picketing with threats to burn the shop of one who refuses to get his good sealed with an honest desire to deal fairly questions. "Is it not rediculous ?"

000017093

18.05.1931

05162

KIRK, William J.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Offering invitation to spend a day at his home in claremout near Los Angeles, California if it is decided to return after Round Table Conference through U.S. A.

000017103

18.05.1931

05171

JAIRAMDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Merchants break seals remove stocks to other places etc should picketing the original shops and Realising penalty be continued, Reply :- Absolutely peaceful picketing original shops may continue but not for fines.

000017104

18.05.1931

05172

RAJ CHANDRA PRASAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Touring villages engaged till 26th can come thereafter. Please wire:

000009323

18.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Could you visit Nagarwada and other localities ? Hope to reach Borsad about 25th instant.

000027821

18.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

1

Come when and where you like.

000017098

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09121

VIJAYARAGHAVACHARI, C. ?

1

"You ought not to be distressed by what you think is want of regard for you what really is the case is that they do not see eye to eye with you.

000017102

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01693

PATNAIK, Niranjan N.

1

There is no prospect of going to London still less the idea of building up a secretariat.

000017077

19.05.1931

05150

VAKIL KUMAR AHMED

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

For settlement of the knotty problem suggests formulation of provincial facts instead of striving for it on All India bases Reply:- I will welcome anything to remove the present deadlock.

000027021

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

I welcome any move to remove it. But there is no heart in the effort.

000017097

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05165

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

1

Regarding his appointment as Secretary of Sind Branch of all India Spinners Association proposes, in case Karanchi project fails, to see him settled in a village provided Shri Choithram agrees.

000017099

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05168

PAGE, Kirby (Rev.)

1

Thanking for his cable warning against American visit Gandhiji wrote "your cable and letters since received have shawn that my disinclination was well grounds.

000017095

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05163

DAVID,M. G.

2

In reply to his dated 14th May about his programme of goodwill and comparisan between Indian demands in South Africa and European demand in India, Gandhiji wrote "when India comes to her own, Europeans are bound to feel the penich if they are not satisfied that to be just, the position of privilage must be surrneded".

000017096

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05164

CHANDHARI, SUKHENDUHIKAR

1

Can I make public use of your letter ? Can you prove the facts related ?

000017101

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05053

MATHEW K. J.

1

Replaying to his letter regarding rival organisations of All India States subject Gandhiji apprares the idea of amalgamation of the two.

000017100

19.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07372

TUCKER, Boyd W. (Rev.)

1

Having understood more fully the reason for his wanting to accompany Gandhiji to London informs nothing is certain.

000028720

20.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08688

THAKKAR, Madhavji Vishram

2

We cannot betray the trust put in us but on occasion may arise when we may divulge something that we come to know accidentally.

000017255

20.05.1931

05292

SHUKLA, Ramsevak

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A science Student of Nagpur college apprising of his discovery of a new type of trak i. e. Spinning needle seeks Gandhiji's guidance and financial assitance. Reply:- Send particulars with full explanation.

000017106

20.05.1931

05174

BATLIWALA, S. H.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing copy of "Times of India" of 19th containing his article on "Indian Economic Crisis" whrer in is shawn how the masses of India are glad white by the 35% import duty, draws attention to the colossal imports of foreign cotton. Reply:- draws attention to his article in young India entitled "As boycott an econimic necessity ?".

000017105

20.05.1931

01693

PATNAIK, Niranjan N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Intimating release and rearrest of some workers requests Gandhiji to intervene. Reply:-Send full particulars and record of trial.

000027011

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08527

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

1

(Original of P.17110) I met the Governor but nothing is final. You can meet me wherever you like.

000017116

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01021

CONGRESS COMMITTEE, Secretary

1

Impossible to give opinion without knawing full facts.

000017109

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01021

CONGRESS COMMITTEE, Secretary

1

Imposition of Punitive tax and refusal to pay the same would not be necessarily violation of the settlement.But those who will embark upon no tax compaign will do so after fullest consideration and on their own sole responsibility.

000017113

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00916

DAULATRAM, Jairamdas

1

See the enclosed. who can be the writer ? Can the allegations be true ?

000017118

21.05.1931

05185

AIYAR, I. N. P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

A graduate of Madras University cherishing zeal for National service, Suggests that an institution may be started for the betterment of the village population; by providing them facities for spinning, weaving education etc. Request for an advance of money.

000017117

21.05.1931

05135

KETKAR, G. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Shanker Rao Dev has explained the sitution regarding election of Congress Committee in Maharastra. Feel greatful for securing release of Rajwada of Sholapur.

000017114

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03083

BROCKWAY, A. Fenner

1

There is no sign warranting even the hope to be with you. But if at all I will come. I would love to meet members of your society.

000017107

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05175

NAVALMOHMED ISMAIL KHAN

1

Thanking for his dated 19th inst. clarifying his attitude torwards the communal problem writes "All I want is an honourable settlement wholly satisfactory to the Mussalmans, to the Sikhs as also to other communities who may wish a communal settlement. Europeans should be prepared to surrender their privilages so as to be on a par with us.

000017112

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05180

KRISHNADAS POST OFFICE

1

It appears you have made remarkable progress. At the end of the dreadful Sickness, you should be stronger.

000017111

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05179

VAZE, S. G.

1

You always invite me and I usually fail to attend. However being desciples of the same guru our hearts are united.

000017108

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05176

MEHTA, Champa R. (Mrs.)

1

Verry sorry about Ratilal. Am arranging about Specialist going Rajkot see Ratilal.

000017110

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05178

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

1

When we meet, we shall discuss about haw mass work can be most effectively done. You can come whenever you like.

000017115

21.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05182

MEHTA (Dr.)

2

Can you arrange for some specialist to proeced to Rajkot and examine Ratilal who is demented.

000017122

22.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00545

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

1

Doctor Kadam of Thana will reach Rajkot examine Ratilal. Do needful establish communication with him.

000017121

22.05.1931

05188

BOSE, S. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

In view of Gandhiji attending Round Table Concerning the secretary Indian Association of Manchester extends invitation to pass a few hours among the members of the association.

000017119

22.05.1931

05186

RAJWADA R. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Giving full evedit about his release to Gandhiji's sympathatic and persistent efforts expresses thankfulness for what he did.

000017120

22.05.1931

05187

RABLLO, M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Soliciting authority to use Mahatma Gandhiji's name and portrait as trade-mark for their cen-percent Swadeshi Mangove Tile Industry. Reply: Regrets inability to give consent though claiming no copy right in his portraits.

000017123

22.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05189

RAMBHOVOSELAL

1

Send full particulars about Pandit goving vallabh pant.

000017124

22.05.1931

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

05190

LACEY, Percy

1

Please see my letter posted yesterday.

000017125

22.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05191

SAKSENA MOHANLAL

1

Hunger strike wholly unnecessary advises everybody to submit to the desicion of Superior committees.

000017126

23.05.1931

05192

GOPALPRASAD SIKRAUDHA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Narraling history of his brother Parmanand's interminable inprisonment solicts Gandhiji's intervention for securing his release.

000029956

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08802

DAS GUPTA, Satishchandra

2

Finds the cause silly for which Pathan murdered Bholanath. Suggests prayer & silence & wishes Hindu heart be metted to case situation.

000017135

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03983

DASGUPTA, SATISCHANDRA

2

In reply to his sad letter about Bholanath's murder by a pathan Gandhiji wrote "In force of such tragedies I knaw nothing so effieacious as prayer and utter silence when we can present no feasible remedy".

000017129

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05195

BAZAZ, Premnath (Pt.)

1

For Fostering widow remarriage youngmen should marry only widow and if necessary even outside their caste.

000017130

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05196

FOLEY, WALTER B.

1

Thanks for the two articles I will found at Borsad or Bardoli.

000017138

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05203

CAPTAIN, Gosiben (Mrs.)

1

With regards disposal of cut pieces and sewn pieces Gandhiji desires to knaw the number of people wanting to get rid of cut pieces of sewn pieces together with the quantity and market price.

000017128

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05190

LACEY, Percy

1

Assuring to visit Loncashire if he at all went to London, will convince the public that personally himself or congress had no ill will against them.

000017132

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05198

BITTMAN, John

1

If I visit London I would love to visit Denmark But I am not sure when I will be able to do so. Sorry about Menon's misforfunes.

000023026

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07568

ALEXANDER, Horace G.

1

Informs that his cable is sent to khan Abdul Gaffar Khan and that G. will contact capt. Barnes.

000017133

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05199

SINHA, Atul Pratap

1

Thanking for offering services in London informs that there was no immediate chance of his going but if at all he did, he should seek him out.

000017137

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05202

NAYYAR, Ishwardas

1

You cannot stay with me. Advise you to write to the Ashram Manager for staying there:

000017134

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05200

BRUNSKOG, Carl J.

1

"One way to promote world peace is to help India to attain her own through truth and Nonviolence".

000017136

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05201

SAHNI J. N.

1

It was a domestic conversation. You should not have published it "they lose their weight and influence by reporting".

000017131

24.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05160

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

enclosing another letter for disposal, inquiries whether there is any truth in the statement made there in.

000033297

25.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Reached Bardoli today morning.- wanted to go to Borsad, but instead, I came here,- You might have read the letter to Bhagavanji, We could not recognise the thief. I think Kusum and others and not benefitted by the medical treatment by the Punjabi Doctor. I have sent telegram to Rajkot for taking Ratilal to Thana. Is Valjibhai still at Bombay ? in the hospital ?

000032796

25.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01686

ANASUYABEN

2

Your letter had been received at Nainital. It was not a happy thin a newspaper report appeared about the meeting and the talk between Lady Willindon and Mrs. Gandhi. I donot know when journalists would cultivate good taste. I suggest that you should write to Lady Willingdon, saying "The newspaper report betrayed bad taste on the part of the journalist, who without revealing his identity, overheard my talk with Pandit Malaviya. The sari is getting ready and would be be sent to your early." I have reached Bardoli. From here I will go wherever may fate or Sardar (Patel) takes me.

000017139

25.05.1931

05204

KRISHNADAS, P. O.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I got rid of fever by taking a bath every morning after profusely rubbing oil over the whole body. The tendency or proneness of lungs to catch moist will disapper with the disappearance of the weakness.

000017140

25.05.1931

05205

CHATTI, K. Roy

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

The congress Secretary bids at opium sales and uses the profits to maintain a National school. Is it all right ?

000017141

25.05.1931

05206

CHETTIAR, S. SWAMINATHAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

The president of the Talugu congress Committee here connived at an executive committee member who was not habitual weaver of khaddar. Is it proper on ourpart who walked out in protest to co operate with the committee.

000025825

25.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01793

SHANTA

1

I understand what you say. I suggest, you mix with girls.

000021624

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10341

GANDHI, Manmohandas

2

Gandhiji enquires about (1) import of cotton and necessity for it (2) If that impairs soil and (3) If growing food instead of cotton improves soil.

000030582

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08820

MAN MOHANDAS

2

(1) How much cotton is improted for fine work ? Is it necessary? (2) Does cotton cultivation improve the soil or harm it ? (3) Does grain cultivation improve soil more than cotton cultivation ?

000017150

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00770

ANSARI, M. A. (DR.)

1

In reply to his telegram expresses wonder haw Dr. Ansari could agree with the suggestion made by Sastri Andrews and Polak with regards Congress representations at Round Table Conference without solution of the communal problem.

000017151

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00872

TYABJI, Abbas S.

1

Herewith my itinary. I am under two masters Sardar-Sarkar. Maharaja has not even acknowledged my letter.

000017149

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

I agree with suggestion of Dr. Paltabhi to purchase site etc. if the purchase price is upto 6 thousand ruppes.

000017142

26.05.1931

05207

GHOSE, Badrindra Kumar

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Giving idea of his revolutionalist tendency in social matters requests Gandhiji to procure him finances to travel and to come in personal touch with the young people all over India.

000009324

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

Did Vaidya's medicine work ? Tell Mahavir and Maitri to write to me. When will Gangaben come ? Ramdas and Nimu have reached Almora.

000017146

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03446

BOSE, Subhas Chandra

1

Forwarding a letter from Patiya in Chittagong District says "If the facts mentioned in the letter are true, the matter is serious. But you can inquire and take such action as is necessary.

000017154

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02592

NAG, Har Dayal

1

The communal question is there And if we cannot settle it I cannot put forth the national demands will the strengh that a Solution of communal question would give me.

000025173

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Good if your father-in-law accepts your services and you feel interest in it. Do not worry about finances.

000017147

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05212

NAIDU, L. R. Guruswamy

1

In reply to his letter describing difficulties of picketing Gandhiji opined if the things described are correct the action of the authorities was not only contrary to the terms of the Settlement but also illegal.

000017152

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05215

INDIAN ASSOCIATION IN IRAQ

1

Acknawledging their printed letter of 28th April, desires to have an idea of the number. Profession and their relations with Arabs.

000017158

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05220

JOGENDRASINGH, Sardar

1

"I do not agree that the present administration really guarantees protectian at entieal times. I am at one with you in deploring the decline of spiritually in the national life".

000017153

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05216

HAWKINS, R. C.

1

Regarding the permission for publication the Oxford University Press at Bombay is intimated that personally himself never copy righted him own publications. If any permission from Andrews or his publishers was necessary it should be secured from them.

000017148

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05160

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Forwarding a letter from L. R. Guruswamy Naidu and a copy of his reply advises him to move vigorously if the facts are correctly set forth.

000017157

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05219

DATAR,M. G.

1

Regarding omission of its name in my speech was certainly not intentional. I only wanted to emphasise the fact that national educational organisation were the real things.

000017145

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05210

BAPINEEDU, Maganti

1

Do not get despodent. Stay in Ashram where you will get a stipend of Rs. 33/- for Supporting your people.

000017143

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05208

MENON, Gopala

1

Communicating his efforts woth Lord Irwin to secure his brother Narayan Menon's release advises to knock at Sir RamSwami C. P. Aiyar's doors continually as he knaws the case fully well. REgarding temple entry Satyagraha said that no definite opinion could be given wothout knawing the say of the other side.

000017155

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05218

BURGESS, L. J.

1

'endorsing' unhesitatingly the general tenov of all three propositions laid in his letter Gandhiji stated "I have never said that other nations" religian is as good as any other. There never was any question of legal interference in my part with religious liberty.

000017144

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05209

KISHORE, Jugal (Prof.)

1

Both the friends you sent and I agreed that I should take no public notice of your appeal till you were ready with the programme for making the Maha vidyalaya self retiant by a definite date, not distant.

000017156

26.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05143

RAGHUBIRSINGH

1

"If your mind really hankers after the degree or knawledge that the college course gives, you should join" Regarding helping violence minded friends "you can if they are starving but not to further their aims. But in no case can you disclose their names to police".

000017162

27.05.1931

05105

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing Dr. T. Dass's letter for what it is worth. Since he wished it to be brought to Gandhiji's notice.

000017160

27.05.1931

05221

MEHTA, Anand Kishore

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Praying for Gandhiji's activce association in their scheme of comemorating the splendid sacrifices of Bhagat Singh Raj Guru and Sukhdev, argues "you have always in the past generally helped to make the memorials of departed nationalists succesful".

000017161

27.05.1931

05222

HATE, C. A. (Mrs.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Desiring to knaw the secret of Gandhiji's untiring energy and admiring Gandhiji's ever peacefulness and :: "Sthith Pragnata" wants to knaw she can attain that.

000027820

27.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

1

Come whenever you can.

000017159

27.05.1931

01962

DISTRICT CONGRESS COMMITTEE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

REporting instances of breach of truce terms in part of Punjab government argues "If after your truce. We the congress workers are forced to this dangerous position never experienced before how it it possible for us to go on doing our constructive work and creating clean armosphere ?

000033298

28.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Your letter. Write to the relatives of Hanumansinh that we are sorry over his death. It was good that he died as his body had become too weak. Death relates to the body. His soul is immortal. Who is that Shankarrao who was bitten by snake ? How did it happen ?

000033838

28.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09812

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

2

Your letter dated 22nd to hand. Why don't you write to the doctor, stating facts ? It was natural that Ratilal would take Lallubhai to Thana. If one has the means, They should be made use of at the right time. Miserliness is meaningless.

000025172

28.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

4

If marriage can be postponed do come here for the month unless elders object and your presence is required there: Do keep up your study and prepare your own slivers.

000017163

28.05.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Fifth issue of "Swadeshi and Bahishkar" a Gujarati weeekly published gujrat pradesh Congress Committee.

000024873

29.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08368

ZAVERI, Gangaben B.

1

Advises to come if desired.

000033299

29.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

I have sent an article on 'Swadeshi' for 'Navajivan'. Enclosed is a letter for Dahibehn and Somabhai. She worked at Udwada got relieved later. Please send translation of Ramda Swami's article on "Handwriting". Not enclosing letter for Dahiben. She is at Udwada only.

000017297

29.05.1931

05321

KAWLIND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Inspired by Gandhiji leader in young India on Panchyats. Seeks guidance in matter of carte Panchayats where the panch is .....the members.

000017164

29.05.1931

05223

BATT A. G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Refering to Gandhiji's statement in his article on a 'Sati' evicident to the effect that the soul is immortal unchangable etc. and that truth can be realized even today by any body. Mr. Batt A.S. aspires to knaw the way of realizing the truth of the statement by prayer. Purification meditation, fasting and deligent study.

000025033

29.05.1931

08389

KOWLI, N. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Seeks Gandhiji's advice in a where the caste Punchas try to rule without any rules and regulations and harass those who oppose their misrule to the extent of excommunication. Asks if legal action be takne.

000028024

29.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07884

PADMA

1

Met father inNaini How are you ?

000025160

29.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I have written to Narandas about finances. Do write to me here till 7th june.

000029071

30.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08703

RATILAL MOTICHAND (Sheth)

1

Overcome your difficulties etc.

000033145

30.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09764

LALBHAI, KASTURBHAI

1

Swadeshi Sabha has decided to buy the stock of foreign cloth with Aahmedabad traders. But there has been some delay in the implementation of this. Can it not be expedited? I am writing a similar letter to Sheth Chimanlal also.

000017166

30.05.1931

05225

PATNAI K. ANANT CH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Extending invitation to attend the Puri District Conference eraves for a message in case it is impossible to grace with presence.

000017167

30.05.1931

05226

SHIRER, William

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

In reply to correspondent's inquiry whether Gandhiji wanted to participate in Round Table Conference or not, Gandhiji replied if the obstructions of communal question and delicate situation of Irwin Gandhi settlement disappear he does mean to participate and secure permanent peace by negotiations.

000017165

30.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05224

NARIMAN, K. F.

1

enclosing copy of the latest letter from Sardar garda and reply to him in connection with Bardoli Lands requests him to follow up the suggestion made by him in his letter to Sardar Vallabhbhai about legal procedure:

000025005

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08385

DADABHAI MALJI DAFDA

2

A non-Harijan does not mean a Bhangi. Gandhiji reiterates his desire to marry Laxmi to some such one.

000033300

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

You may get Laxmi and Padma examined by Dr. Kanuga. Kasturba also not benefitted by Punjabi Doctor. Gangabehn and Vasumati are here: If Matthew wishes to come, let him do so. Go through letter meant for Amtussalaambehn. Explain to her the position regarding money.

000031001

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

2

Consoles saying one doesn't get everything convenient. One needs to live unattached. Expresses need for her to travell with G. Expresses relief at Santok's recovery & re: Radha's future programme.

000017173

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01746

DUTT, KRISHNA GOPAL

1

In reply to his querries regarding picketing cloth merchants shops Gandhiji advised that picketing ought to be peaceful and free of all coercion and in cases of refusal to sign pledge or its breach picketing is allowed but imposition of fine is prohibited.

000017175

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00918

CHINTAMANI, C. Y.

2

Thanking him for his Sending "Leader" Cutting Gandhiji assures him that he is not going lightly to declare war His non participation in Round Table Conference need not mean war. Failure to arrive at a communal settlement obstructs his way.

000018509

31.05.1931

11033

PARCHURE, Dattatreya Vasudev

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

DEvotional letter of Shri Parchure a victim of leoprosy in jail seeking Gandhijis advice as to what is advisable to drag on with life or and if by drawning or fasting to death in case of its being qutterly useless to do any work due to incarable aggravation of the disease.

000033146

31.05.1931

09764

LALBHAI, KASTURBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

It has been decided to call a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Swadeshi Sabha.The question will be solved at the earliest. I hope you are well.

000009777

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

1

Wonder how fell ill. Now no hurry whatsoever for resumption of the work. If necessary go Devlali.

000017172

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05186

RAJWADA R. S.

1

Your case did not cause a great amount of trouble, but it was a pleasure because your case seemed to me be so clear.

000017171

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05229

SHARMA, Shriram

1

There is nothing in the settlement to prevent government from undertaking prosecutions for offences fancied or real. If the offence alleged was not committed. It is open to the arrested workers to be defended by pleaders.

000017170

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05221

MEHTA, Anand Kishore

1

Sorry I do not Sympathise with the object of the proposed memorial. I suggest the committee should be disbanded.

000021852

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Advises to live on milk and fruit (because of ill health) without worrying about the cost.

000017168

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05227

SAYLER, Allen W.

1

In view of pass port difficulties, Gandhiji advises to follow the rules of the Ashram and live the life as close to the Ashram life as possible.

000017169

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05228

ROY, Kiran Shankar

1

Working committee will go into the whole affair and I will take full share in the investigation and assist the conclusions of the committee.

000017174

31.05.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05230

HAROLIKAR V. B.

1

Gandhiji answers four questions in connection with khaddar and All India Spinners Association Certification and with regards picketing of foreign cloth shops.

000017179

01.06.1931

02575

MURARILAL (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Wiring Hindu Muslim Trouble in Kanpur over Muslim's refusal to take procession under the sign board of Gandhi. Seva Samiti Dr. Murarilal requests temporary removal of the sign. board in interest of peace and goodwill. Awaiting advice and instructions.

000017186

01.06.1931

02592

NAG, Har Dayal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

REminding about the manuscript of his brochure "Truth about Charka". Entreats Gandhiji to go through it and let him knaw its value for to suggest somebody who can do it.

000017178

01.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03446

BOSE, Subhas Chandra

1

See Sen gupta and offer Submit matters arbitration if mutual adjustment impossible. Cannot favour counter public meeting.

000017177

01.06.1931

05233

PATEL, Vallabhbhai (Sardar)

04466

MALAVIYA

1

Expect you to attend working Committee meeting Bombay Ninth.

000017180

01.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02575

MURARILAL (Dr.)

1

Deeply grieved but can only Suggest parties Sub mettting matter arbitration. Can give no other opinion off hand.

000017296

01.06.1931

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Printed appeal of ganesh shanker vidyarthi Memorial committee for Rupees 1 lakh.

000017176

01.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05232

SEN GUPTA

1

Internal difference must be compossed. Please agree Submit matters arbitration if mutual adjustment impossible.

000028523

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08662

DESAI, RASIK SINDERJI.

1

Leaving the Ashram school for Vidyapith is not creditable. If would be if service to the motherland requires it.

000024874

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08371

ZAVERI, Naniben Pannalal

1

Informs that Gandhiji does not deprecate her going to the Vidyapith.

000029385

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08726

ICHCHHA, HARI

2

Cure the eye soon. Wash it with warm salt water. A little quantity of pure salt should be sprinkled on the eye, the eye sight might improve. Try milk bandage on the eye at night.

000029957

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08802

DAS GUPTA, Satishchandra

2

(1) Assuring full help says Have asked both (Subhash & opponent) to subumit to local men as arbitrators. (2) Calls Hemprabha's denying required food due to Nikhil's death meritless. (3) Informs Mashruwala's doubting authenticity of 1928 spinners letter as language & concept too morden.

000017182

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10140

TAMIL NADU CONFERENCE

1

wish conference success convineed boycott foreign cloth dependent move on khaddar than picketing.

000026550

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10439

GANDHI, Manilal & Sushila

2

Received your letter- Hope you are all O. K. Nothing is yet definite about your visit to England.

000033306

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Would anybody be available for working for the Bhangi community ? How is Lalji doing ?Does anybody stay in the LalBungalow ? Giriraj is getting restive.

000017189

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10141

JOSHI, N. G.

1

Where there was any allegation of violence the matter rested with the local government Representation on this part being not likely to succed it was advisable to put up a proper systematic defence.

000022581

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

Original 17184

000017184

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

After giving idea of the two unsurmountable difficulties lying in his way of attending Round Table Conference authorities to give assurance to all who may need it that he himself is anxious to attend the conference and try his ulmost to secure lasting peace and honourable settlement of the constitutional question by negoliation.

000017181

02.06.1931

05237

RAMACHANDRA RAO, G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

What does the word "God'convey to you ? And haw far is the meaning of that idea consistent with logical reason on one hand and every day practical life on the other.

000023307

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

It is wrong to starve because a dear one has died. The body must be maintained to take service from it.

000009783

02.06.1931

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

01817

BOMBAY KHADI BHANDAR

1

Knowing that Jerajani is very ill Gandhiji wants to see him. Where is he today ?

000017185

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03983

DASGUPTA, SATISCHANDRA

2

After apprising him of his suggestion to Bose and Sen Gupta to Submit to arbtitration by mutual consent offers hints and precautions regarding his health and dietary.

000009453

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01798

MENTA BABALBAHI

2

Orders served under foreign rules may be disobeyed. Improper restrictions should not be brooked. While in jail news of compromise need not be paid attention to .No harm in giving receipt of orders served .good that you duly respected all rules in jails well as out side. These opinions are subject to change as per circumstances.

000017183

02.06.1931

00001

GANDHI, M. K.