Index > Correspondence > Correspondence : 1933

Correspondence : 1933

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000027903

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

4

What I want is that you study the atmosphere, and imbibe only as much as you can intelligently Keep your bowels clean.Then prescribes way of doing it.

000025021

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08664

TYAGI CHAND

2

Inquires about health etc.

000031093

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

2

Says in spite of increased number of secrateries pressure of work still remains. Inquires wheather any liberary for woman is there ?

000019134

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

2

The bill was permissive in the sense that individual temples could be opened by votes of the majority of the temple goers but did not ask the trustees to do so.

000019129

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00918

CHINTAMANI, C. Y.

1

Thanking him for his letter in connection with fast Gandhiji tries to justify his step saying that all such fasts have been prompted by unseen power. A conditional fast is not suicide in Hindu Shastras there is ample warrant not only for conditional but even for unconditional fasts also.

000024666

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

3

I sent you a copy of my statement the moment it was completed. We shall meet tomorrow.

000032449

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00416

GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

From his letters it appears to Gandhiji that Prabhudas is unhappy. He wrote that he would start from his place on 23rd. - Gandhiji asks Chhaganlal to send a telegram to Prabhudas asking him not to start. Let him (Prabhudas) write to him (Gandhiji).

000019130

01.01.1933

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Desire's correct information about reported suggestion of the Gandhiji to the Sanatanists.

000019131

01.01.1933

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Reminds Gandhiji of his two letters lying unanswered and desires to know if the Pandit's conference produced any effect on him

000020147

01.01.1933

07193

VAISHNAVAS HARALA CHAMBHAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

The Harale chambhar vaishnava committee presenting particulars of their residence, religiosity, temples, food, occupations etc. crave to be legally reckoned among touchables.

000019132

01.01.1933

11405

NAMBUDRIPAD, K. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing an article containing considered opinion of a government advocate expressed in definite terms on the gural aspect of usage?"

000023314

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

Advises to take sunbath.

000020784

01.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Duncan Greenless's short autobiography in his own handwriting.

000021585

01.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

12

Two articles on Temple Entry by kochugovindram K. of Trichur.

000021600

01.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Statement showing increase and decrease in weights of various Ashram members.

000021572

01.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

6

Draft of an article "Is this Sanatan Dharma ?" containing several instances of objectionable conduct of the so called Sanatanists towards the so called untouchable brethren probably by Mahadev Desai.

000021562

01.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Points of complaints and explanations contained in Ramji Vankar's (Weaver's) and Mathurdas' letters.

000019133

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07205

SUBBAROYAN P.

1

"I found on reading your bill that it answered the purpose. I shall apply my mind critically after you receive Viceregal Sanction."

000025046

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07394

KESHAV

1

Have faith in God who is the truest friend.

000021882

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Asks her to rest and not move as she has fever Advises her to give up the idea of going to the villages, and to do whatever she can while living in the Ashram.

000024586

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07796

SHARMA, Sohanlal

1

Do not send the book sorry I can't advice you regarding marriage.

000030679

01.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08005

MEHTA, Champa R. (Mrs.)

1

Your name is included in the trust. Other names are as per your suggestion.

000033417

02.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Why did Radha and Kusum get fever ? Tell Mahavir that Ashram will not bear the expenses of the person whom he has brought with him. Brajkrishna should not have given any money. Ask him or write to him through Sitaram or Khadi Bhandar on Harrison Road.

000019139

02.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11409

THANGAL MADHUSUDAN

1

Through the fast had been indefinitely postponed . I expect you all to do your most.

000019138

02.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11228

SARASWATI G.S.B. SWAMY

1

Approach the servants of untouchables society at Delhi directly as I have no personal knowledge of your work.

000019169

02.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

1

enclosing complaints from Ramananda sayasi and Ganeshilal for getting them investigated suggests to appoint some one to book such things.

000019137

02.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11408

RAO, A. Kaleswara

1

Acknowledging his letter, greetings and prayers agrees that there is no lack of precedent for introduction of Bills of religious character.

000019170

02.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Sorry I did not discuss with you my proposal to Pandit Panchanan Taraknath It is now in the press Let me have your views.

000019135

02.01.1933

11406

BIHARI, PROMAD, MATHUR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Requests Gandhiji to deal with the tyrannical inconvenience caused to the house holders by the system of "Birt" or monopoly right granted to sweepers urges.

000019136

02.01.1933

11407

GUHA, SARAT CHANDRA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

enclosing the untouchability removal oath in Bengali and English administered through their workers and preachers one of whom is Swami vajraPrakasha the secretary describes the work carried out by the mission.

000019168

02.01.1933

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

expressing feeling of relief at the postponement of Gandhiji's fast assures that efforts however will not be slackened. Viceroy's assent would undoubtedly be coming forth before 15th No likelihood of kashi Vishwa Nath Temple being thrown open but propaganda can go on.

000019140

02.01.1933

11410

KRISHNAMURTI, J. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Though favouring temple entry by Harijans disagrees with Gandhiji on his stand point of "Fast unto Death."

000021631

02.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08018

ALAM, Mohammad (Dr.)

1

Gandhiji exclaims satisfaction of Dr. Alam's escape from operation.

000027892

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

1

Your experience is not uncommon. Your interference was quite proper.

000019145

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11414

RAO, K. Nageswar

1

Gandhiji declines to treat the correspondent as gust and considers the guest's interference in a quarrel as timely and proper.

000019143

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11412

TIVARI M. BALAKRISHNA

1

"Of course, among our saints there are quite a number of Harijans, but we are such a curious that we have no scruple in condemning whole communities though we may worship individuals belonging to them."

000019146

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11414

RAO, K. Nageswar

1

enclosing a telegram received requests for information about kasi Krishnacharya and his opinion and views.

000019142

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11411

NATHAN J.A.V.

1

Send me the cutting from the "Justice' I can then deal with the question.

000019144

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11413

PARKHE M. S.

1

I am no judge for such things and so am unable to pronounce any opinion.

000019151

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11247

MANICKAM M.

1

Non-Hindus offering obstruction in connection with a temple in Colombo is not satyagraha. I have dealt with it in a press message and hope. That no repetition of such interference has occurred.

000019150

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11417

VENKATA RATNAM, G.

1

It was the nerve's peculiar way and it would last to the end of the time.

000019147

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11415

SANYASI, RAMANAND

1

Your letter is being forwarded g. d. Birla.

000019141

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11209

BAMBHONIA, NAGARDAS K.

1

No doubt external purity is necessary as a help to the attainment of the inner but that can be ensured by every one for himself. There is no question what soever of forcing Sanatanists to do anything against their conviction. Public temples are the property of the public."

000019154

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11420

KRISHNASWAMI, C. R.

1

Low's cartoon arrived too late for daddy to see it who would have enjoyed it.

000019152

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11418

RAJU NARAYAN

1

"Fasting is a method applicable in rare cases Lukshamana should not fast"

000019153

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11419

VENKATAPPAYYA, Konda

1

Inquiring about their health invites to come if it is untouchability only the discussed.

000019148

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11416

DHARMAVIR (Pt.)

1

expressing gladness to have received his letter and cuttings giving a description shraddhanand Day activities.

000019157

03.01.1933

06648

SALIVATI S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Governor general's permission for discussing central subjects in provincial legislatures is legally necessary. Chimanlal Setalwad says Zamorin has no case but he refuse to put it in writing requests to deal with certain points.

000019158

03.01.1933

11424

AIYAR, P. V. Seshu

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Thanks Gandhiji for granting interview for discussing untouchability submits several suggestion for action by sympathisers copy of his letter to Kelappan is also enclosed.

000019156

03.01.1933

11422

PONNAMMAL, S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Supplying her history in short covets to be relieved from the present school employment fetching a meagre remuneration of Rs. 8/- p. m. and to be employed in some national cause on sufficient payment.

000019155

03.01.1933

05285

SHAMLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Describing the woeful conditions of the Hindu Harijan weavers due to 3 successive famines approaches Gandhiji for securing help from all India spinner's Association inform of an expert cable of organising agency started for relief work.

000019149

03.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05377

DATTA, S. K.

1

Student can help the Harijan cause by doing regular and steady service to the Harijans.

000033782

04.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

1

I got your letter. when I wrote to you about the relation between husband and wife, I did not want to give any pain to you. My attempt has been to see that no lady- member of the Ashram should feel that she is dependent on others.

000033418

04.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Your letter. I have already written to you about Mahavir. Infact, he should not exceed the limit in the matters of expenses. Even then, I leave it to you. Prema, Jamnadas, Sushila and Indu had come to see me. Reference to Damodar, to Vanamala Mohan's health, to Leeladhar's letters.

000020031

04.01.1933

07114

VAIDYA, Shivram

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have handed over three kinds of medicated oil at the gate of Yeravda prison for your use with instructions.

000019160

04.01.1933

11425

ZAMINDAR OF GOLLAPALLI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Referring to Gandhiji 's compromise with the middle orthodoxy on the question of temple entry shows his disapproval and pronounces that if Harijans are to be segregated with few reformers the whole aim of Gandhiji's effort will be frustrated.

000019162

04.01.1933

11427

BHATT, SHANKER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

In reply to Gandhiji's denial of the responsibility for shanker Bhatt's fast throws the blame on Gandhiji as Gandhiji is he root cause of endangering peace of Sanatan religion.

000019161

04.01.1933

11426

AIYAR, S. Mahalinga

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

There is no truth in the report that Avarnas have an unobstructed right to enter the temple on Kartiki Ekadashi Day. I can show you the hereditary chief priest's statement in original.

000027245

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

2

A writer from outside cannot be in want of news. Do write fully.

000029369

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08720

JOSHI, SURESHCHANDRA

2

Spiritual progress is attained through and Ahram observances are for self control. Knowledge is essential with 'karma'. Faith in ever present God is a deterent to evil thoughts. Advice regarding diet for self purification.

000024158

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08310

TOTARAMJI

2

Sorry could not impress them. Do write about Ashram garden etc.

000031680

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

6

A copy of An Optimist's Calendar- Gandhiji expects long letters from Mira. Complete Surrendar to God means full freedom. As a nomenclature- choice of necessity. Reference to 'Ba', Urmiladevi, Shastris, & others. About Gandhiji's weight and diet.

000033419

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Let others also write for 'Harijan'. It will be a sort of training for them. Reference to Rambhan, Shanti and Jekor. problem of stray dogs - starving in the Ashram- "Panjrapol" to be contacted. Chhotubhai, an inmate of the Ashram, wants to get married. Whether Ashram can and should be helpful to him: if so, in what way ? Please write.

000019171

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11429

BALDEODAS

1

I agree that the Shastras are inviolate and that religion is higher than political swaraj Fast can't and should not hurt feelings of the orthodox Hindus It is no coercion. Recommends to study carefully his appeal to Sanatanists it is hoped that there can be no struggle between orthodox Hindus and others.

000019176

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11433

MASCREEN, Peter J.

1

The doctrine of transmigration does not entitle one man to claim superiority over another Hinduism as you imagine Fundamentals of all religions are the same.

000019175

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11252

SEN, Bireswar

1

There is no analogy between a public temple and a private house. Construing my fast as suicidal is wrong since it was conditional and was not intended to end my earthly existence.

000019165

05.01.1933

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Referring to the Sastri's statement regarding temple entry Mr. Row distinguishes between congregational and individual worship by quoting an authority from the "Archanavanitam" and expects from Gandhiji non interference on socio-religious affairs.

000020032

05.01.1933

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Supplying news of his family worries especially Krishna's mental uneasiness and the reasons of his stopping interviews and now readiness to capitulate to Gandhi's wishes to resume it.

000019164

05.01.1933

06675

YELIGAR L. L.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Enclosing a copy of a kannada weekly containing an article on untouchability where in is given idea of Brother Basavanna's work in the field.

000019163

05.01.1933

11088

MENON, U. Gopala

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

65

Regarding the suggested compromise (keeping the temple open between 12 A.M. and 3 p.m. every day) points out that on Ekadashi Day most of Malabar temples are kept open for all worshippers including Harijans. Regarding the Brahmin widow's letter I shall make inquires and let you know the result.

000019173

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02747

KURUR NILAKANTAN NAMBADRIPAD

1

Thanks the opinion of the government advocate on "Usage".

000019174

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03482

GANGARAM

1

Thanking for his letter and report.

000027829

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

4

What I want is not moeny but your effort to put a stop to the eatings of carrion by Harijan chamars who are paid for removing the carcass but who pay for the carrion state should see user only the hide is removed and that carrion is benivient.

000018887

05.01.1933

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Apprising Gandhiji of his being entirely alone to deal with East African and south African questions narrates how the colour bar has been got removed against kanwar Maharaj Singh's boys seeking admission in to the Bishop's school.

000027111

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07706

MARWADI, Shyamji Nanji

1

Can you earliest on 11th.

000019172

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

1

I replied to you on 17-12-32 (copy and enclosed) There is nothing to add to it.

000027110

05.01.1933

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

07706

MARWADI, Shyamji Nanji

1

Fixing the date of interview. Let me have your version of the steps taken to pacify and compensate the Muslims who have suffered.

000023034

05.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07568

ALEXANDER, Horace G.

1

G. is conscious about the wrong done by caste Hindus to the so called untouchables even to an enlightened and accomplished person like Dr. Ambedkar G, understands the billernecs of his feelings and hopes he will be pacified in the duecourse if the yervada pact is carried out faithfully.

000031681

06.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08996

MORRIS, John

1

Gandhiji's encouraging letter to Morris who is blind : Reference to Mira (Miss Slade)

000031682

06.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08997

ROLLAND, Madeleine

2

It was God's working.- Fasting an intense Spiritual striving. Fast as an effective campaign against untouchability. 'Rishi' as Gandhiji's suitable adjective for 'Romain Rolland'. Enquiry about his health. Reference to Mira - she is studing Hindi, reads Ramayana and Mahabharata etc.

000022922

06.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

Informs that G. will call him when necessary: that G's fast stands postponed till Dr. Subrayon's bill's fate is decided Requests not to worry if it comes for that will be at His hidding.

000019992

06.01.1933

07100

COOK, Nilla Cram (Nila Nagini)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14

Giving idea of her fighting Mahabharata in herself and realisation of five pandavas and Kauravas in the shape of Truth and untruth, apprises Mahatmaji of her resolution to begin a street cleaning campaign in Bangalore on the 10th inst.

000019178

06.01.1933

00918

CHINTAMANI, C. Y.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send me the pamphlets on fasts referred to in your letter. I shall return it after perusal.

000019177

06.01.1933

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing a letter seeks guidance as to how the writer's services could be utilized. Apprising of the reduction in the contribution to provincial institutions states the work is now here suffering in any way.

000018888

06.01.1933

11262

NAWAL KISHORE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Encloses an article expressing his views on the subject of untouchability for publishing.

000023148

06.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

1

Acknowledges receipt of a donation.

000033420

07.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Received your letter and that of Prema also. I think Prema has now understood her folly. How about your diet now ? Jawar ? or Jawar and Bajri both ? Did those things suit you ? Where do you get ghee from ? Problem of Chharas seems to have calmed down.

000019185

07.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

1

Gandhiji discourages any special agitation for opening temples but favours general effort for the purpose by cultivating public opinion.

000019186

07.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11302

SALIVATI

1

The question of dividing the Hindu community has already been dealt with by me. Have got no time to read Mr. Iyer's address yet As soon as I do I will tell you shall make no use of Sir Chimanlal's opinion.

000019188

07.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11327

RAMACHANDRA RAO G.

1

Your scheme is not clear. You should not worry about criticism as long as your conscience is clean. Cow ghee massage for elbow pain Gandhiji explained and intimated.

000019184

07.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11145

BHAGVAN DAS

1

expressing joy to have Babu Bhagvandas with him for so many days. Gandhiji said how he was struggling with his book, opinion on which if at all he was able to give should not be for publication as that would be against Jail discipline.

000019187

07.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01485

CAPTAIN, Nargis

1

In answer to a demand for a statement in connection with anti-untouchability work inquires, "Now that I have issued my appeal to the Sanatanists and the previous appeal, do you think is still necessary to give the statement?

000019181

07.01.1933

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Pointing out certain mistakes left out in his book requests Gandhiji to settle and forward his remuneration as soon as possible and submits proposal for an agreement containing definite understanding regarding reprints and translations.

000019183

07.01.1933

00766

GIRDHARILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Submits his views about compromises separate admission in temples, inter-marriages, interdining caste-distinction and class distinction monthly untouchable day and other points related with anti-untouchability work.

000020034

07.01.1933

07116

BHAGOJI BALAJIKOR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Requesting Gandhiji to suggest some leader to lay open on 22-2-33 a temple of Laxminarayanan in Ratnagiri for the benefit of all Hindus without any distinction of caste or creed.

000019179

07.01.1933

11434

PANDYA, CHHAGANLAL K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Returning Gandhiji's letter to Vyas Manishankar Gariadharwala replies that they all being supporters of Gandhiji's views the letter said to have been written by Manishankar cannot be his but must be of a miscreant.

000018889

07.01.1933

11263

NAMBOODRI, K. PARAMASWARAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Suggests application of the Abhisek as positive cure for Rheumatism and other bodily pains and entreats as the same time desist from hos present movement for temple-entry.

000020033

07.01.1933

10260

ELWIN, Verrier

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Informs about his ill-health, and completion and running of the Ashram of Gond Seva Mandal.

000019180

07.01.1933

11435

RAGHAVACHANDRAYYA D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Giving idea of his book Sath Brahmanism" or Non-Co-Operate with the Brahmins the Eighteen great sinner's and enclosing few printed pages there of solicits permission to dedicate the work to Gandhiji.

000019189

07.01.1933

11438

NAYAK B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Suggests that Mahars and chambhars should give up their present nomenclature and adopt names of Kshatriya and such others. This is the best and efficacious remedy to expedite the abolition of untouchability.

000019182

07.01.1933

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Describes how much Delhi is suffering from party-politics and factions there is no such thing as Raja Party or Ambedkar Party in Delhi. It is almost impossible to conclude a satisfactory arrangement Such filthiness many times make me despair.

000023315

07.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

Advises to concentrate on the work khadi work in hand and not to attempt Harijan work also simply because G. has indertaken it; for her health would not permit it.

000028448

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08648

MEHER TULSI

1

Realities are too apparent to need depending upon exhortations from dreams Write to me about your analysis.

000027721

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08597

BHAGWANJI

2

To me all are equal. How can I expect others to be good when I myselt am not quite good ? An evil thing is fit to be condemned even if it is done by a relative I must say I do not trust khimchand.

000028006

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08617

VIMAL

1

The young do not need rice. However you may take it as you are habituated to it.

000031094

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10544

RUKMINIDEVI & BANARASILAL

2

advises to write descriptive letters with full intrest like Miraben. Gives other news.

000023240

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09707

DASGUPTA, Satish

1

Original of 19192

000032561

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09072

PARAMANAND

3

In reference to Paramanand's letter addressed to Kakasaheb, Gandhiji writes thsi letter to Paramanand. - Ref. to resolution regarding Guruvayur temple. - Gandhiji compares Swarau to a big banyan tree. - Ref. to Kelappan - Gandhiji says that truth spreads on its own just as the fragrance of flower spreads on its own. But fragrance is temporary and truth keeps on spreading perennially.

000033421

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

As far as possible, we have to stick to the rules, and to principles of truth and non-violence. My ideas and suggestions are for your general guidance. prabhudas may leave Almora. Expenses re : construction of well- Soni Ramji had promised to donate Rs. 5000/- for it. Please confirm- Reference to Hariomal's problem- Does Mirabehn get her yearly purse ? If so, how much ?

000025006

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10426

DUDABHAI

1

Laxhmi is now having fits. That shows she desires to marry. That should now be arranged.

000019195

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11132

MADHAVAN

1

forwarding Seshu Iyer's letter for his consideration and remarks.

000019201

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11426

AIYAR, S. Mahalinga

1

see the extract published in the press regarding the entry of Avarnas on the kirthigai Ekadasi Day.

000019198

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11287

KETKAR, V.V.

1

I shall go through it when I get time and write to you.

000019194

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11406

BIHARI, PROMAD, MATHUR

1

The evil of hereditary scavenging right can be easily met with by dismissing undesirable scavengers and doing the work himself.

000019202

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11441

MURTHI N. NARAYAN

1

Glad, the Temple is opened to Harijans Hope you are working amongst Harijans for self-reform.

000019159

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11424

AIYAR, P. V. Seshu

1

Admiring the suggestions states that the propaganda for temple entry had to go on side by side with work suggested by him.

000009662

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

No time to learn Urdu-hence mistakes. My letter in Urdu are my lessons. Why should you attend the marriage ceremony even though you are not well. Love to all.

000019197

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Encloses copy of Seshu Iyer's letter and invite remarks.

000018890

08.01.1933

04787

SHARMA, Parashuram (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

enclosing Mathuradas agains statement about his fast as a protest against Gandhiji's postpone ment of his fast on the issue of temple entry begs to dissuade him from his course.

000019193

08.01.1933

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Inform on the authority of "Madras Mail" and Ranga Iyer's letter that government is unwilling to give sanction to Subramanyam's Bill and may appoint a committee to gauge public opinion. about the progress of work he wrote thee is plenty of activities on both sides. The other side is indulging in unrestrained libels."

000019200

08.01.1933

11440

DORASWAMY G.?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Secretary of the Pachaiyappa's college union Madras, Communicating resolution of the student world supporting the untouchability cause when Devdas addressed the meeting.

000018891

08.01.1933

11265

JOSEPH, George

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

enclosing his letter to Pyarelal containing his comments on Gandhiji's fast which in his opinion was nothing but suicide Enclose also quotations from Imitation of Christ book 1 chapter IX showing unlawfulness of voluntary death.

000019203

08.01.1933

11442

RAMJI HANSRAJ

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Regarding the ban placed by the Mangrol sheik against the untouchability work. We are contracting the sheikh the propaganda that Harijans who entered Nagnath temple died after entry is base and false.

000019192

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03231

SATISH BABU

1

Recommending to read his letter to Prabhadevi says "I know your passion for doing all that I am doing, but there must be a limit some where: why from any Mandadi at all? The less pretentiousness is there the better for the work in hand."

000020022

08.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

11

Booklet depicting Vedic views on untouchability Reprint of an article by S. D. Satavalekar inpanch Janancha avyavahar PACHANZNACHA VYAYAR from Marathi Magazine " Purushartha".

000019191

08.01.1933

11419

VENKATAPPAYYA, Konda

00000

"BLANK"

4

Gives health news regarding temple entry. I feel that what is needed is favourable public opinion Legislation will be of no value if public opinion is adverse.

000022851

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08183

MAVALANKAR, G. V.

2

Notes the reply.

000019190

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05285

SHAMLAL

1

It should be possible to provide you with an expert, but you won't get the work that you want out of an expert sent from outside the Punjab. It is high time that the Punjab produced technical experts.

000019199

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

1

Instructions regarding English edition of "Harijan" from Poona Encloses a telegram and a letter received by him from Shamlal and the copy of the reply given to him.

000019196

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

1

Gandhiji desires to have a list of all the Agamas in vogue in south. Those who object to the admission of the so-called untouchables should show how Harijans are untouchables according to Shastras.

000022898

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07171

SHAMLAL, Lala

1

Original of 19190

000021883

08.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

States G. will not now advice her to act as per Narandas's advice about rest and food.

000033423

09.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Enclose is Kaniyalal's letter to Ghanashyamdasji. It is strange that being an Ashramite, he should write such letters. He should know that when one comes to stay in the Ashram, he does so with an idea of serving the society. Other Ashramites also should be told about th point. Kishorelal's experiment re: treament of Ashthma- "Methi''- 20/25 grams (or even upto 20/60) to be taken after frying them. Jamna should try it. Mahadev reminds that Chimanlal and Babu can also try it.

000033422

09.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Send leather for chappal-soles. Reference to Prema, to Petibehn. Write about the problem of Chharas, if you have anything to write about it.

000020036

09.01.1933

07118

PATWARI R. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

Referring to his discussion with Gandhiji on the vexed question of the untouchables into Temples, Forwards 88 questions for Clarification through press.

000018893

09.01.1933

03503

BOSE, Satyanand

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Hearing from Motilal Roy about Gandhiji's agreeing to the compromise in regard to Temple entry beseeches Gandhiji to do the same regarding Dr, Subramanyam's Bill also.

000018896

09.01.1933

07156

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Discussions with Shastris and Pandits in matters of removing untouchability is fukle I have new and unique formula.

000018895

09.01.1933

11269

IYENGAR, S. J. RAMANUJA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing his article to the press viz "Drice against untouchability" a worker for Harijan uplift but not believes in temple entry how he was molested by hooligans in an open meeting begs of Gandhiji to issue directions to workers not to be intolerant to those who have honest difference of opinion.

000018894

09.01.1933

11268

SIDDIAH HARIJAN SANGH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Apprising Gandhiji of a Harijan member's candidature for presidentship of the Taluka Board request Gandhiji to ask the opposing member to withdraw and earn country's gratitude.

000019205

09.01.1933

11443

AIYAR, R. Somasundaram

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

enclosing a reply by a Sanatanist to Gandhiji's appeal to the Sanatanists reminds Gandhiji that his previous letter remains unanswered.

000018892

09.01.1933

11266

SHARMA, GHANNULAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Challenging Gandhiji's statement in the press that untouchability as it is practised today in Hinduism has no warrant in Hindu shastras, general secretary of shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha quotes authorities from "chaturvarya chintamani" pronounces that Gandhiji is misled and deceived by his so called barrned Pandits who seem to have been actuated by interested motives.

000019206

09.01.1933

11176

PATWARDHAN R. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Appreciating Gandhiji's honesty innocence etc. opposes his hasty judgements, precipitate actions and absurd appeals regarding temple entry submits several questions for clarification before he can decide upon seeing him in a representative capacity.

000019204

09.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Certifying Shastra Ratnam Brahmasari Jediyoor subramania sastrigals's presence in the Jail from P.M. to 3.45 p.m. for discussing and explaining the position of shastra with regard to temple entry.

000021637

09.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08020

ALAM (Mrs. And Dr.)

2

Gandhiji is happy to learn that her husband is improving in health. Desires her to write in Urdu so that he will be made to learn it. In reply to Dr. Alam's letter, desires his speedy recovery.

000033424

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Kanaiyalal and his wife came to see me. Received leather for chappal soles. It is slightly thin. Let Amina go to Sharada Mandir along with other children.

000019212

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11407

GUHA, SARAT CHANDRA

1

I have nothing to suggest.

000019207

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11445

NAIR, K. Madhavan

1

enclosing Mrs. Ponammal's letter (19156) and his reply (19211) requests to see her and relieve her Gandhiji feels she is deserving woman and a worker of a rare type.

000019211

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11351

PONMAMMAL

1

Please see K. Madhavan Nair who is advised to render due help.

000019213

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11024

MENON, Gopala

1

Permission to Harijans for temple entry during non-Pooja hours is perfectly useless. But where there is a will there is a way. Each pooja time may be divided half of which would be for the general public the other half for the objectors.

000019210

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11176

PATWARDHAN R. V.

1

Please adopt a dispassionate attitude and study the question you will then realize that there is nosubstating a single Hindu temple Legislation is sought not in the matter of temple entry but for removing an artificial barrier created by a foreign court of law.

000019208

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00766

GIRDHARILAL

1

Worries about Health Regarding his questions makes it clear that inter-dining and inter marriages can never form part of a campaign against untouchability. Actual execution of the reforms cannot be controlled from Yeravda prison

000018897

10.01.1933

04319

KELAPPAN, K

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Apprising Bapuji of his injury in a car accident seeks advice as to what he should do in regard to proposed Malabar tour by Bhagvandas Dhruvaji and Malaviyaji in connection with Guruvayur temple entry.

000018904

10.01.1933

07155

KAIMAL, R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

A high court vakil appealing to respect his mothers feelings requests Gandhiji to drop the knotty question of temple entry and for not to follow the policy of destruction but of fulfilment.

000018902

10.01.1933

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Apprising Gandhiji of the Anti-Untouchability League's activities informs that complaints would be coming forth in number but it is not possible to satisfy every kind of demand English Harijan may be published for Poona.

000018898

10.01.1933

06301

SUBBIAH A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Referring to Gandhiji threatened fast in connection with Appa saheb Patwardan's demand to do scavenging work in jail asks "If you goon fasting like this for every small trouble what are we to do?" enclosing result of the election to Madura Meenaxi Devasthanam committee points out that Madura people are over whelmingly in favour of temple entry by Harijans.

000018899

10.01.1933

11272

DUTT, ARUNCHANDRA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Apprising Gandhiji of the public meeting held in the temple compound of Prabartak Sangha under the presidentship of satyananda Bose where Motilal Roy narrated the entire story of his interview with Gandhiji in connection with temple entry question encloses copy of resolutions passed.

000018903

10.01.1933

11274

SANKARA NARAYANA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

expressing heart felt joy at Gandhiji's postponement of the fast trice to convince him that temples are designed for the first four castes only as per arrangements of the Agamas after all the real thing is devotion and this can there even if the Harijans are allowed inside the temples or let us have separate temples for them.

000018900

10.01.1933

11273

THIAGARAJAN M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Trying to justify existence of untouchability and ban against their temple entry argues. "The untouchables are not religious by imposerished They have got specified forms at deities and their own mode of worship for spiritual realization."

000018901

10.01.1933

11145

BHAGVAN DAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Apprising Gandhiji of his getting ill due mainly to his carelessness intimates how the trouble caused in a public meeting by a score of rowdies was successfully got over by inviting their representatives to speak against the resolution favouring removal of untouchability.

000019209

10.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

1

I hope the amount is already paid up your term of having 5 copies of every new edition is accepted.

000020198

10.01.1933

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

1

The name "Servants of untouchables society" takes untouchablity for granted while we want to abolish it. I therefore suggest that it be changed to "Untouchability Abolition Leauge".

000029109

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08712

INDRA

1

Go through the enclosed and do what is necessary.

000019222

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08567

SARASWATI ?

1

I assure you there is no intention of wounding the feelings of orthodox Hindus, or forcing entry into temples please the referendum is against it.

000033783

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

You can stay elsewhere for one year. Wherever you stay, you should treat it as Ashram. Then there is no question of returning to the Ashram. I am worried about Purushottam's ill-health.

000019218

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11447

SASTRI, D. Raghavachandrayya

1

Gandhiji informs him that he has no time what so ever for reading books and manuscripts

000019216

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11425

ZAMINDAR OF GOLLAPALLI

1

Your fear is baseless see the explanations issued to the press.

000019219

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11448

KRISHNAMURTI, K. R.

1

Thanks I should be sorry if what is stated by you is correct.

000019223

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11287

KETKAR, V.V.

1

You have reached the conclusion that I reached though by a learned method.

000019217

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11445

NAIR, K. Madhavan

1

See the enclosed

000019221

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11440

DORASWAMY G.?

1

I hope that constructive work will follow the resolution.

000019227

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00918

CHINTAMANI, C. Y.

1

The pamphlet is being despatched keep it as long as required.

000018905

11.01.1933

11276

NAGASUNDARAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

enclosing a copy of a pamphlet printed in Sanskrit and Tamil containing statements, forbidding temple entry to Harijan requests Gandhiji to furnish with a copy of his comments if at all he makes Requests also for his views about interdining.

000018906

11.01.1933

11277

CHATTERJEE, BASANT KUMAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

Up holding Sanatanist attitude is regard temple entry question tries to prove futility of Gandhiji's suggestion to keep open the doors of Guruvayur temple for certain hours in a day and for giving benefit of temple-worship to Harijans. Suggests to build separate Temples for them.

000019228

11.01.1933

11451

MARKANDEYA BRAHMACHARI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Submits several views of his in connection with temple entry and untouchability questions and the use of satyagraha weapon.

000019224

11.01.1933

11450

NANAVATI HIRALAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14

Correspondence between Sjt Hiralal D. Nanavati the secretary to the Bombay Varnashram Swaraj Sangh and Gandhiji concerning shastraic discussion to be arranged on the 12th January.

000020039

11.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

3

S. Neelkantan secretary of the Temple entry Enquiry committee of Trivandrum forwards a copy of the question anire temple entry.

000027487

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05325

DUNICHAND, Lala

1

Inquires about Surajbhan and Yashoda.

000019226

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

1

Pointing out certain discrepancies left in the constitution of the servants of untouchables society as shown by Jamnalalji, recommends them for reconsideration and rectification.

000019220

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06675

YELIGAR L. L.

1

Thanks shall read the same as soon as possible.

000019225

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

1

"This is common in most of the organisations. The best of a man as also the worst is drawn out when he is in charge of such organisations. The best is drawn out when he works with sufficient detachment."

000020038

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07120

PATWARI RANCHHODBHAI V.

8

Gandhi's answers to all the 88 questions Expresses pain to find his latter in English and tries to assure him that himself Gandhiji is not distracted from the path if religion suspected.

000019215

11.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

1

Surprised that kanhaiyalal wrote to you direct Leave the matter.

000019232

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Gandhiji hopes the rumour of disallowance of the bill is not true. Expresses gladness that C.R. liked The appeal to Sanatanists. Expects to meet Sanatani Shastris about whom Hiralal Nanavati has been writing to him. The deliberate falsehoods That were flung about were the Things that shook Gandhiji and cut him to the marrow.

000033425

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Go through my letter to Mahavir. Inform him of what Brajkrishna say about money. How about Ratilal ? Prema does not seem to have calmed down as yet.

000030717

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08859

PRIVAT (ANAND AND BHAKTI)

2

Parising their utter indifference to riches G says I know you both are spreading the gospet of love & trying to live it. And then New Years Greeting.

000018908

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11268

SIDDIAH HARIJAN SANGH

1

Sorry cannot interfere in election matters as I do not full information and as I am in prison.

000018909

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11262

NAWAL KISHORE

1

It is not article that is required what is wanted is actual constructive work in which you would spend your money and effort.

000020042

12.01.1933

07123

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

12

Glad to know that you call yourself a Sanatanist But cannot accept that majority can determine Sanatan Dharma ? Please approach the Dharmacharyas and Sistacharyas instead of mass mind and government promise to provide with the list of the Agamas in vogue in the south.

000018913

12.01.1933

11309

BRITISH INDIAN ASSO., Jt. Hon. Sec.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Communicating resolution unanimously passed by All parties Hindu conference of Bengal against the Poona pact which drives a wedge in to the Hindu community requests Gandhiji and the signatories to the pact to reconsider the pact in view of the facts and conditions prevailing in Bengal.

000019229

12.01.1933

11452

DEVNAYKACHARYAAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

Correspondence between Shri Dev Nayak Acharya of Bombay provincial Varnashram swarajya Sangh and Gandhiji regarding shastrartha on untouchability and temple entry. The conference falls through.

000019017

12.01.1933

11126

INSPECTOR GENERAL Of PRISONS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Hand spinning cannot be adopted in Jail as a regular subsidiary industry special cases however are considered on their merits.

000018910

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04787

SHARMA, Parashuram (Dr.)

1

Gains step to fast was absolutely unjustifiable specially when he did not care to find out from Gandhiji him self how and why the fast was postponed.

000018911

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04319

KELAPPAN, K

1

Hope you have recovered see me while going back.

000018912

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Advises to discuss with G.D. Birla the interesting points raised by him.

000019230

12.01.1933

 

 

 

 

1

 

000020043

12.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Publishing an open challenge to the voluntary corps of religious authorities in connection with the Guruvayur temple. entry question produces proofs that Shri Krishna whose idols installed in the temple was born in a family which was not only doubly chandalic but indescribably chandalic from the very beginning.

000022414

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08122

NALAVADE (Sjt)

3

Eating currion must be given up by Harijans, but those who cannot do it need not be boycotted. They may be persuaded. Cleanliness is necessary to secure entry to temples. Removal of carcusses is merely an occupation and hence it need not be given up.

000019233

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06628

NAYAK L. B.

1

Attractive as your suggestion may appear to be, it savours of dishonestly. And it also seems to me to he impracticable in the existing circumstances.

000018907

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07156

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.)

1

Let me know in as few words as possible what the new and unique path to temple entry is.

000019230

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06625

SOMASUNDARAM AIYER, R.

1

"Your letter seems to me to be an illustration of the imaginary quarrel between the poor wife and her many husbands. You appeal to me as exploit your sympathy for the economical betterment of the backward classes. I invite you to make a sporting offer".

000020040

12.01.1933

10261

PANDIT AND SANATANIST ORGINATION

07122

VICEROY

4

Memorandum submitted in connection with the introduction of bills relating to entry of untouchables into Hindu temples.

000019231

12.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05322

VENKATAPPAYYA, Konda

1

Setting up new temples means separate religion and defeat I can accept defeat but not new religion "there is a flaw in your reasoning. The cry of religious interference in perfectly thoughtless if not hypocritical. I do not insist that all old temples should be opened to Harijans. but do insist that all old temples should be opened Where the majority of present worshippers are willing".

000032752

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09195

PAREKH, CHIMANLAL GIRIDHARLAL

1

Shankerlal and Thakkar Bapa write to say that you have been refusing to cooperate even in the work other than temple entry. I had not expected and even now would not expect that you do not want to cooperate. Requested to contribute as much as possible towards the funds.

000033426

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Go through my letter to Marybehn. Mirabehn is now your neighbour. Write about Mahavir's accounts. The step taken was justified. I have written to Prema this time. I have written about you also. I felt it was necessary. I should express my sense of gratitude at the appropriate moment. Hence the writing. I know you are not the man to be excited over these words.

000033427

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Dr. Kanuga says that Radha is suffering from tuberculosis. She should be sent to Devlali. Please discuss the matter with Santok and Radha. Do you get letters from Ramabehn ? Chhaganlal has not received any letters.

000018917

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11266

SHARMA, GHANNULAL

1

Describing his letter as libellous insulting and unworthy of his position as general secretary of a Sanatan Dharma Sabha Gandhiji inform him that unless he apologised to the Pandit his letter would neither be read nor replied to.

000018921

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11276

NAGASUNDARAM

1

The texts do not seem to apply to the present day conditions since the present day untouchables cannot be classified as chamdals of your. Interdining no part of campaign of untouchability.

000018919

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11286

IYENGAR, S. J. RAMANUJA

1

Regretting for any molestation of him by the audience states that they must agree to differ his own conception of Sanatan Dharma being different for understanding his fundamental position Mr. Iyengar is advised to real all his statements with a fresh mind.

000018923

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11265

JOSEPH, George

2

Gandhiji demarking distinction between fast inspired with the motive of self-destruction and that inspired by the spirit of self sacrifice, clarifies his beliefs about inner voice and confession.

000018922

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Vallabhbhai complaints that I am not Justified in putting forth the compromise proposal without consulting you such consultation is not always possible However what is your opinion. The Shastris who came cannot shown an authority Justifying the untouchability as it is practised today.

000032735

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00853

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

Enclosed letters from Chamanbhai and Sakarbhai. To be shown to Mavlankar. Gandhiji preparing a bulletin for the Gujaratis.

000018914

13.01.1933

11281

AGNIHOTRI, R. P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Encloses copy of his letter dated 10-1-1-33 on behalf of anti-untouchability league of Jubbalpore to the president Municipal committee requesting redress to the grievance of sweepers of jubbalpore seeks Gandhiji's advice and guidance as to the course to follow in case Municipal committee fails to remove the grievances. p

000018916

13.01.1933

11283

INDRA VIDYAVACHAS PATI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Returning Ganeshilal Mistry's letter informs that as Ganeshilal himself is not known as a prominent worker he has been left out from the committee. How ever there is no objection to accommodate him if Gandhi so desires.

000018920

13.01.1933

11287

KETKAR, V.V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

If the Viceroy refuses permission to Dr. Subbarayan's Temple entry bill there medy is to boycott those temples that do not admit the Harijans Implores Gandhiji not to fall a prey to the strong logic of "The rights of the minority" and no coercion of the minority" advanced by the orthodox.

000018918

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03503

BOSE, Satyanand

1

Let the principal of the bill be once accepted. we can then think about amendments. the one thought in connection with the temple entry should be the purification of caste Hindus.

000018924

13.01.1933

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

giving idea of his efforts in England to wards untouchability removal and temple entry legislation opines that an all India bill is batter as that would achieve uniformity Feels that in this case Gandhij and government are co-operating with one another.

000022850

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08183

MAVALANKAR, G. V.

2

Advises (1) to deal suitably with the problem created by doubts and self interest (2) to do what he can regarding collection of the fund.

000018915

13.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

1

In reply to Mr. purander's letter complaining against smallness of the amount of remuneration of the book 'I would be deeply hurt if, after having left the thing in my hands you were:

000033428

14.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

You need not write anything about Leeladhar. Reference to Shankarbhai and Mahavir. Vallabhbhai suggests that Radha may be taken to Wadhwan. Problem of Chharas seems to have calmed down. Does Bhajan group go ther ? Any security guards arranged by government ? Reference to Prema. Eenquiry about Gangabehn, Kusum and Leelavati.

000018928

14.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11273

THIAGARAJAN M.

1

The question is not what the Harijans need but is how the caste Hindus behave towards them god denies himself what Harijans are denied.

000018929

14.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11145

BHAGVAN DAS

1

Congratulates Babu Bhag wandas's on his wisdom in giving the fast chance of speaking to adversaries and restraining sympathisers from retaliating requests for cuttings from "Aj and other Hindu news-papers."

000018930

14.01.1933

07511

ROY, Amulyadhan

11145

BHAGVAN DAS

1

In light of the Bengal all parties "Hindus" protest against Poona pact Mr. Roy the secretary, All Bengal Depressed classes Federation desire to know what would be Gandhi's course of action.

000020045

14.01.1933

07107

COOK, Nilla Cram (Nila Nagini)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14

Describe her street cleaning campaign slum redemption activities and spinning organisations. says high caste volunteers are enthusiastic. Requests for a few words of appreciation to silence opponents.

000020044

14.01.1933

07124

RAO, M. M. Ananta

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11

In continuation of his letter no 20042 describes the two kinds of untouchabilities gives idea of the difference sections reserved for different castes for seeing and worshipping God according to the Agamas sketches of design of a temple and limits of approachability to the spiritual centre attached.

000020046

14.01.1933

07125

BHIDE, R. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Giving idea of his interest and activities in the field of removing untouchabilities gets horrified by Gandhi's idea of fasting on Guruvayur temple entry issue and requests to drop the idea in the interest of Indians.

000018931

14.01.1933

11290

BRAHMACHARI, VAMANBUWA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

13

Forwards questions regarding religion and untouchability for clarification as desired by Gandhiji at the time of personal interview.

000018926

14.01.1933

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Shyamalal can be spared if required for Harijan Thakurdas Bhargava's asked for a donation but "The name of Harijan is unnecessarily exploited of course for a good cause but even for a good cause one should not exceed certain boundaries".

000018927

14.01.1933

07401

MENON, C. Narayana

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Shyamlal can be spared is required for Harijan Thakurdas Bhargava's asked for a donation but "The name of Harijan is unnecessarily exploited of course for a good cause but even for a good cause one should not exceed certain boundaries."

000032303

15.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09248

PATEL, Chhotubhai

2

I will not be able to write to you about 'Harijan' at present. A person who has no special preference for any work should be happy with any type of work on hand. If your father is able to recover, it will be a good thing.

000024843

15.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01117

KRISHNADAS

2

Do not think so hard that the body breaks.

000032539

15.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01686

ANASUYABEN

1

Muldas's description of the tour is very pleasant. Such tours would prove fruitful. Gandhiji was pleased to read Anasuyabehn's writing after a long time. He says he is hungry of silent devotion.

000020047

15.01.1933

07251

PANGANKAR L. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I appreciate your spiritual grandeur but your movement for temple entry by untouchables creates factious among Hindus and weakens the congress the only politically strong body again fast unto death has lost all its charm. and rules of conduct and laws of discipline have ever to observed by all for the good of all.

000025192

15.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I learn you are suffering from Hysteria. Do write to me news about your health.

000019234

15.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Resolution passed at the special session of the Kumaon Depressed classed union held at Bageswar mela (Almora) under the presidentship of Munshi Hari Jamta.

000019235

15.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Cyclostyled copy of Ashram vrutt'. in Marathi Issue no 15 dated 15-1-1933.

000025047

15.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07394

KESHAV

1

Service breeds love.

000021884

15.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Rebukes her for being dejected and advises to take the prescribed treatment even to under to go the operation if necessary.

000021702

15.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08045

RATILAL KUNVARJI

1

Advises to try again and again.

000025639

16.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08428

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

1

Pl. expedite reply to my request to do the work.

000018938

16.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11287

KETKAR, V.V.

1

Being constitutionally apposed to coercing anybody I would respect the scruples of the minority in so far as it is possible to do.

000018933

16.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11165

IYER, R. SANKARA NARAYAN

1

Request him to throught his statements.

000018937

16.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11263

NAMBOODRI, K. PARAMASWARAN

1

thanks but I do not wish to avail of the offer on the ground that Harijans are debarred from entering temples.

000018939

16.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11277

CHATTERJEE, BASANT KUMAR

1

Unlike your previous letters this one is unbalanced full of hot spices, reckless statements and innuendos.

000020048

16.01.1933

02840

MIRABEN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

12

Worrying over non-receipt of Gandhi's letter describes her prison life, benefits of walking exercise saltless food etc.

000020050

16.01.1933

07127

ROMMEL, Jon

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Forwarding a copy of his book 'Regeneration' requests Gandhiji to go through it carefully several times and appeals not to start another fast which would be synonymous of jumping out of the frying pan into fire:

000018935

16.01.1933

11202

MEHTA, Jaisukhlal Krishnalal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Honorary secretary of Bombay Provincial Board apprises Gandhiji of their activity with regards Dr. Subbarayan's bill and about the judicial steps to be taken against the two judgements of High Court in regard Temple entry question.

000018932

16.01.1933

11291

VAKAYIL ACHUTAN NAIR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Regretting for the long delay in submitting records advises despatch of all papers including plan of the temple and entreats Gandhi to give his considered opinion in the matter.

000018936

16.01.1933

11109

THAKKAR A. V. CAMP

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

suggest to declare 19th February the day of gokhaleji's death to be celebrated as Harijan Day. Accepts also the propriety of C. Rajagopalachariar's suggestion about changing the name of the league preparations are complete about Hindu edition of the Harijans.

000018934

16.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Copy of the proceedings of the economic uplift committee's meeting on the 3rd of January 1933 Forwarded to Gandhiji for information.

000020051

16.01.1933

07128

SWADESHI SANGH INDIA, President

07129

GANDHI (Mrs.)

1

Requests Kasturba to open All India Swadeshi Exhibition on 25th January (Replied -Inability)

000018940

16.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07155

KAIMAL, R.

1

I find that letters from all the educated if Trivandrum a place of beauty are harsh and hard hearted against followlings and in another breath make an appeal for peace to one who is always mindful of peace.

000020049

16.01.1933

07126

TATACHARIAR R. V. V.

07122

VICEROY

5

Submits a memorandum protesting against Temple entry Bills with an urgent to with hold sanction to or veto the two Bills on legislative anvils at Madras and Delhi.

000029110

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08712

INDRA

1

I do not know Ganeshilal and so cannot opine. Have you prepared a list of the wells and temples opened to the Harijans.

000025022

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08664

TYAGI CHAND

1

By day I sit under the sky and the sky and the sun observance of Brahmacharya is possible with control of body and mind.

000027893

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

1

Idol workship its self is not bad and to an honest workship it benifits. Man is an idol workship by nature:

000033431

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

I have forgotten the matter re: Madhavlal. Please write to mi if you have anything to ask about it. You have referred to the grinding stone. Is it the ordinary grinding stone or the flour-mill type ? Write details about it. Taking two pounds of milk.

000033430

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

When there is no letter from you, I become anxious. Reference to problem of Giri family, and that of Mahavir. Write to those persons from whomsoever Mahavir has borrowed money. - Perhaps Sheetala Sahay is arrested. Write to Sarojinidevi. How about Padma ?

000018941

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11292

DEYASA BOYS UNION

1

I appreciate your service to Harijans children and advise you to treat them as equals to teach them good manners and cleanliness and make them truthful and kind under every circumstance.

000018943

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11272

DUTT, ARUNCHANDRA

1

expressing delight at his letter containing an account of the celebration Gandhiji informs that Pandit Panchanan Tarkratna fell flat and his son who was to come has not come as yet.

000018946

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11294

BISWAS, Rasiklal

1

Meet Dr. Bidhan have patience and watch the progress of the campaign against untouchability you may also prepare necessary data regarding work for Harijan uplift.

000018944

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

1

I am contacting Deodhar and Vaze regarding publishing English edition of Harijan Enquires about opposition in Bengal to Yeravda pact.

000018945

17.01.1933

11293

AIYANGAR, K. V. Sesha

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

Honorary Editor of the Bharat Dharma forwarding 4 copies of the article on "The great Fast" expects a line from Gandhiji conveying his good wishes for the journal.

000018953

17.01.1933

07156

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

"The formula is so unique that all temples will not only be thrown open automatically but the priests will be inviting the Harijans Due to poor English am unable to explain in few words and hence crave interview."

000018950

17.01.1933

11296

RANGACHARYULA K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The temple authorities closed the temple doors against anti-untouchability workers unless steps are taken it will be very difficult for the workers to goon with their work.

000018951

17.01.1933

11297

SOMVANSHI S. I.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Staunch devotee of saints and sages appreciating Gandhiji's contribution to the Indian nationalism disapproves in anti-untouchability cause and appeals to him vehemently to get out of that activity for the sake of country's welfare:

000018952

17.01.1933

11298

APPADURAI, A. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please let me know if Indian mill cloth is not swadeshi.

000018947

17.01.1933

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I do not think "Bengal Hindu" protest against Poona Pact represents the true feeling of the Bengal caste Hindus Discusses the Draft constitution of the league and expresses necessity of a secretariat for Anti-untouchability society's work.

000018954

17.01.1933

11299

SASTRY, Subrahmaniam

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing his rejoinder to Anand Shankar Dhruva's book, reminds him of their understanding that he who ceases correspondence has to be taken to have accepted the position of the other (Note-Replies sent to Dr, Anand Shankar Dhruva)

000018949

17.01.1933

11295

BALI, P. C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Vice president of the union communicating resolutions passed by them unanimously in their meeting favouring abolition of untouchability and temple-entry and suggesting abolition of separate names to untouchables such as Harijans etc.

000020052

17.01.1933

07130

NAYAR ELAYA KAVALAPPARA

07131

ZAMORIN OF CALICUT, The

4

Beseeching to take notice of the changed times, people's mentality, and fast instances, and to find out some way to solve the present problem of allowing temple entry to Harijans, at least for the sake of saving life of the greatest man of the world.

000018942

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06301

SUBBIAH A.

1

Fast in sympathy with Appa Patwardhan was a necessity. Fast whether often or rarely could be only in obedience to the peremptory dictates of the inner voice. The news of the referendum is certainly pleasing give me details.

000018948

17.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07368

ROY, Bidhan Chandra (Dr.)

1

enclosing Dr. Biswas's letter desires to know the root cause of the agitation against Poona pact in Bengal. Expects to hear him in reply so that Gandhiji can reply publicly.

000026346

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08476

RAMJEE RAO, V.

1

Thanks for alloting space in your paper for 'Harijan' work.

000018967

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11309

BRITISH INDIAN ASSO., Jt. Hon. Sec.

1

Gandhiji desires him to acquaint him (Gandhiji) with the facts and conditions prevailing in Bengal that require reconsideration of the Poona pact.

000018956

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11301

BRAMHACHARIJI

3

Gandhiji giving appointment for one hour on 25th at two o'clock and answers in brief all his sixteen questions.

000018962

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11281

AGNIHOTRI, R. P.

1

I cannot guide without knowing the local conditions However workers should not to raise false or impossible hopes in minds of Harijans.

000018958

18.01.1933

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

"We are having wonderful demonstrations of solid sympathy for the movement and Devdas seems to be inspired.

000019236

18.01.1933

06629

BHATTACHARYA, Surendra Mohan

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

secretary of The Bengal Brahman Sabha expressing feeling of happiness at the news of Gandhiji's postponement of fast urges him not to resume it and divide Hindu society in opposite Camps despising ways of reformers expresses wonder at finding a large number if Gandhi's followers not following Gandhi's social life.

000018957

18.01.1933

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Appreciating Gandhiji's comprise proposal on temple entry question opines that so long as the Sanatanists do not come forward to accept it advocates of reform need not be agitated. According to A. P. I. news sanction of the bill can be expected soon regarding the conference Dharamis not available and Malaviyaji cannot be brothered.

000018959

18.01.1933

11302

SALIVATI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Notice unfair mutilation wired editor drawing attention profoundly regret would your feeling never committed breach faith letter follows.

000018955

18.01.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Inquiries if expenses incurred Poona branch for the shashtrartha conference are approved by him. Requests to keep him informed when he gives sanction directly.

000018960

18.01.1933

11302

SALIVATI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Explaining how his interview report was mutilated by the press and he never meant any breach of faith or misrepresentation of his views submits unconditional apology for the wrong done unintentionally.

000018961

18.01.1933

11304

ROW, K. NAGESWARA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

President of the Andhra provincial Hinduseva Sangham of Ellore apprises Gandhiji that the untouchability workers arrested at Tanuka are still under remand and shall be defended as advised.

000020053

18.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Estimate of printing 'Harijan Sevak' at Poona submitted by Aryabhushan and DnyanPrakash presses of Poona.

000018964

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06327

KUNZRU

1

enclosing a letter to Hariji inquires about the circumstance in which all the Harijan candidates were unsuccessful at municipal election.

000018963

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07401

MENON, C. Narayana

1

Nullifying the apposition asks whether people giving donations daily have o right Recommends to see Malaviyaji and Babu Bhagvandas.

000018965

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07263

NIRANTAR G. B.

1

You and your pupils can on 28th at 2 p. m.

000021885

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

(The same as above) Advises not to think of removal of the womb unless the doctor advises.

000018966

18.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07100

COOK, Nilla Cram (Nila Nagini)

1

Appreciating her street cleaning work Gandhiji evinces interest in her dietetic experiments and desires to see her face to face but not at the sacrifice of the work she is doing.

000020057

19.01.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

3

Asking his opinion, whether there is any necessity to change the name of the society for the second time as suggested by you and approved by Gandhiji.

000031683

19.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

8

Delay in reaching letters to Mira. Complete faith in God who moves all beings. Pain in elbows saltless diet- Mira's giddiness and its treatment. Gandhiji's exhortation to Mira to be a good scholar in Hindi.

000022720

19.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

2

Refers to some cutting advising that Vaze should not take any part directly in conducting the paper.

000022719

19.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

4

Gandhiji feels the country is not yet ripe to celebrate Gokhale anniversary. Advises to consult others before deciding to change the name of the Sangh opines that it is work and not name that matters.

000018970

19.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

1

I have telegraphed A. V. Thakkar to send Shastri at once to attend to the editorial work of English edition of "Harijan".

000018972

19.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11312

RAY, AMULYADHAN

1

Need not be anxious since the pact cannot be revived without the unanimous consent of all parties concerned.

000018969

19.01.1933

04025

IYENGAR, A. RANGASWAMI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Regarding salivati's interview published in "Hindu" the Editor offering apology for the mutilation promises to take steps for preventing recurrence of such a thing gladness shown at Gandhiji's specific warning to correspondents not to put through anything without showing the text to Gandhiji before hand.

000020054

19.01.1933

07132

BUDHABHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Submitting for corroboration or correction the arrangement drafted by Gandhiji an now lost Regarding Budhabhai's responsibility for Naniben seeks advice as to the Harijan's difficulty in taking oath against eating carrion.

000020056

19.01.1933

07134

SHARMA, Parashuram (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanking Gandhiji for his concern regarding Mathuradas Jain's fast apprises that the fast has been given up and the matter is closed.

000020055

19.01.1933

06641

KUNZRU, Hriday Nath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

enclosing a brief news paper report of the 1st meeting of U.P. provincial Board of the servants of the untouchables society together with the secretary's report of the work done so far, Mr. Kunzru apprises Mrs. Pandit's intention to engage herself in Anti-Untouchability work Also opens that there is nothing wrong an obtaining grant for government if no tages are tied is it.

000018975

19.01.1933

11314

THENGE G. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Does your utterance "Much wants more and loses all" mean that the civil-disobedience movement if pressed forward any longer would end in nothing but disaster and that you disapprove of its continuance?

000018978

19.01.1933

11234

RAMACHANDRA G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks however it would have seen better if I had seen the original despatch.

000018968

19.01.1933

11310

RANGASWAMI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Expressing feelings of deep pains for the occurrence of serious mistake Mr. Rangaswamy guarantees to publish contradiction and take necessary steps for preventing recurrence. Pray to accept sincere apologies

000018973

19.01.1933

11158

RAY, MOTILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Malaviyaji's Allahabad conference of 25th gave him more light and inspiration and that his meeting with Gandhiji in company of Panchanan was god's call willing to lay his service with Malaviyaji with whom himself has no direct acquaintance.

000020058

19.01.1933

05360

GURJALE, G. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Giving idea of his Harijan Seva activities and the abominable opposition of orthodox people with direct or indirect help from the police gives reasons for his unwillingness to shift to Gandhi Kuppam as advised by some, and seek Gandhi's guidance in the matter.

000018974

19.01.1933

11313

ANTI-UNTOUCHABILITY…, President

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The writer puts forth some doubts for clarification.

000018971

19.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02226

CHAKRAVARTI ,KALISHANKAR

1

"I have been endeavouring to follow the light that god gives me and whatever I have written at any time I have believed and meant fully I am not so much concerned with showing consistency in my writings as with the stating that I have given the readers the truth as I have known it at the time of writing."

000018977

19.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Statement showing the extent of general activities of the servants of untouchables society signed by A. V. Thakkar.

000018976

19.01.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

07460

SHASTRI, RAMCHANDRA

2

Inquires whether his services can be depended upon for English "Harijan" to be conducted from Poona under Gandhiji's supervision copy for warded to Birla and Gandhiji for information.

000021697

19.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08040

KIKABHAI, L. VAGHELA

1

Gandhiji replies that he would do his utmost, even lay down his life for the uplift of the Harijans.

000027722

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08597

BHAGWANJI

1

Our natives differ let us see who is better.

000030883

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08883

JAIN, Mathuradas

2

Letter party in English & Urdu. Writer quotes from G's letter on him. G says He wrote to Mathuradas Jain. Wonders if Mathuradas gave up The fast & that his statement is altogather wrong.

000019238

20.01.1933

06630

WITNEY G. C.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

3

Protesting against C. R's step to erect and maintain a Hindu temple in village what most of the inhabitants have been converted to Christianity seeks explanation why the Gandhi Ashram under his lead should play such dirty game with faith of Adi pravidans whom the Hinduism has thrust out altogether from time immemorial. Anything that is not Mohammedan or Christian can certainly not be claimed by Hindus.

000018982

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11319

MOTI BABU

1

"I am not so enthusiastic as you are let us ever wait watch and pray."

000018981

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11319

MOTI BABU

1

Mr. Vaze is requested to supply necessary requirements of the press legislation and procedure to be gone through for the publication of English "Harijan Shastri's services unavailable still for 2 week.

000020059

20.01.1933

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Rejecting Gandhi's offer urges at least for Rs. 1000/- In the alternative proposes to refer the matter to some expert author.

000020060

20.01.1933

07135

PILLAI, P. GONATHINAYAGOM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Mr. Pillai for merly a government servant having a warm corner in his heart for Gandhi's social and religious services, sends three copies of his appeal to orthodox Hindus requesting them not to obstruct the progress of the removal of untouchability and requests to be provided with some funds forgetting the appeal translated into Tamil and Malayalam.

000020063

20.01.1933

07138

RATNA PRAKASH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

Secretary students "Harijans" service league acquainting Gandhiji with the leauge's activities, seeks a message of inspiration from Gandhiji copy of union's report and question naire forms are attached.

000019239

20.01.1933

04981

AVADHESH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

After describing his various activities in the field under his jurisdiction sues for the message That Gandhi had promised.

000018984

20.01.1933

11321

SUDARAVARDULA P. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Secretary of Andhra provincial Ryat's Association feels that eating of cow's meat and sacrificing cows by Harijans and their unclean habits set village is against them.

000018979

20.01.1933

05133

RAMCHANDRA G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The scheme statistics are being worked out again I shall go through old files "Young India" to verify the interpretation put by massaging with cow's ghee and fomentation with a hot piece of cloth.

000018980

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03231

SATISH BABU

1

Enquiry whether he is interesting himself in the opposition that is being raised in Bengal against the Yeravda pact and whether he can tell him what is at the back of it.

000018983

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04497

CHATTERJEE, Ramananda

1

Seeking assistance and guidance to from his own Judgement about the opposition of Bengal caste Hindus against the Poona pact questions why he or any of the Bengal representatives did not urge the Bengal views in conference.

000019240

20.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

8

Supplement of Dharma Mangala' publishing Ranehhodas's speeches before Sanatanist audience in Rajkot and Poona 38 question asked by him and answer to them by Gandhiji are also included in the Patrika.

000020061

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07251

PANGANKAR L. R.

1

Please quote authority for your statement that 90% caste Hindus are against temple entry. Also explain how it is suicidal to fight what I consider to be an error. Congress accepted in 1922 the programme of removing untouchability. Has it weakened since then ?

000021886

20.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

She may either act according to her own inclinations or carry out G's instructions.

000020062

20.01.1933

10262

KOKKIRAKULAM UNION, Hon. Secretary

05407

UNKNOWN

2

Thanking Gandhi for his Harijan uplift activities encloses copy of the resolution of the union disfavouring Gandhiji's compromise formula of the temple entry question viz allotting separate hours of worship for Harijans.

000027895

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

1

The book has arrived. But where is the time is read ?

000033433

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Enclosed is a letter from Leeladhar. Anothor letter from Ramji. Ramji's letter is a fairly long one. I have also enclosed a letter to be handed over to Ramji after going through it.

000032304

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09248

PATEL, Chhotubhai

1

Regarding domestication of dogs, I can't give any advice. Let Narandas decide.

000018994

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

1

I never asked the Bombay Board to make an advance of rs.5001 to Poona board on account of the central Board I only requested them to help similarly expends his regarding republishing my statement was a bad business.

000031095

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08922

RUKMINIBEN

1

Appreciating improvement in her letter writting style, asks to improve handwritting like Radha.

000018985

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11314

THENGE G. M.

1

"You have put upon my statement a meaning not at all warranted by the context."

000018993

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11298

APPADURAI, A. D.

1

Khaddar means help to the most needy and amongst them are to be counted thousands of Harijans.

000018988

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11293

AIYANGAR, K. V. Sesha

1

Gandhiji acknowledging receipt of the Bharat Dharma issues and pamphlets appreciates utility of his collecting the precedents of prayopvesan.

000018995

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11202

MEHTA, Jaisukhlal Krishnalal

1

enclosing a copy of 18994 inquires how he thought the amount was paid on account of the central Board.

000018989

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11322

SADASHIVARAO

2

A reformer should not mind untruthful propaganda and abuse "That is the lot of all reformers." Every little service to a Harijan, is a solid contribution to removal of untouchability.

000018996

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11324

PUNJAB PROVINCIAL STUDENT'S UNION

1

A name is inevitable till there is a complete fusion Harijan means chosen of god. Hope the resolution is the beginning and an earnest for solid service.

000018997

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11326

SOMAVANSHI

22

The book is received but it has not created any special impression There is no scriptural Justification for the existing untouchability and for the treatment of Harijans creating public opinion is the greatest peculiarity of a non-violent movement.

000032732

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14053

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

1

Ref. to signature campaign. Gandhiji expresses surprise. Strange that Girijashanker Joshi also should have joined it. Gandhiji would keep on writing for "Harijan". Shankerlal asked to convey the date of receipt of this letter.

000018992

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11296

RANGACHARYULA K.

1

When there is opposition of the kind you mention workers should abstain.

000018991

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11224

BIRLA, G. D.

1

I do not want you to come out with public statement on the Bengal question I understand the necessity to look after your own business but you should take care of your health.

000020066

21.01.1933

03983

DASGUPTA, SATISCHANDRA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Acknowledges Gandhiji's letters to himself and prabhadevi Explaining change of his occupation says has no craving as such for a change but he perceived need of his service for the cause of anti-untouchability He therefore handed over pratishtan to Hemprabha and himself took untouchability work which is very dear and near to him. Intimates also the opinion of Mehtars, chamars and even anti-Sanatanists that the advance should be rather by stages.

000020091

21.01.1933

07118

PATWARI R. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Feeling grateful for Gandhi's advice to correspond in Gujarati apprises that he never regarded him to have intentionally deviated from the right path. wishes that it would be far better if the society was taught the lessons of his high character.

000020065

21.01.1933

07139

SHARMA, AVADHESH PRASAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Mr. Sharma on behalf of Bharat Dharma Mahamandal trying to convince Mahatmaji that untouchability as such is fully supported by Dharma shastras.

000018623

21.01.1933

06656

MUKHERJI, Ushakanta

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Disapproving Gandhiji's temple entry programme Mr. Mukharji at length to show that decision of the castes and order of untouchability are scientific and cannot be meddled with without running the risk of shatbring social institutions.

000020064

21.01.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

enclosing a copy of the Bengal Government's notification regarding depressed classes in Bengal as appeared in the 'Statesman' draws attention to the separation of the castes noton the score of their untouchability but on the score of their political backwardness.

000018987

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04025

IYENGAR, A. RANGASWAMI

1

I am convinced that fault lies with salivati However can you send me the original despatch in order to make sure that no undue injustice may be done to him.

000018990

21.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07755

BHAGVANDAS, Babu

1

enclosing Hindi translation of C. V. Vaidya's contribution in Marathi and that of Shridhar Shastri Phatak in Hindi desires to have ten copies of the supplements. forwards also his own lines for the "Aj" as promised.

000029076

22.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08703

RATILAL MOTICHAND (Sheth)

2

When people go back on promises I feel helpless. You are their near relative. Do what is best and leave me alone.

000030941

22.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08896

PATEL, Raojibhai

1

Asks him certainly to come with prior intimation.

000033434

22.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Instruction re: noting of date of receipt of letters etc. Reference to problem of Krishnamaiyadevi, to Mahavir. Write to lenders of Mahavir. Prabhashankar caused lot of harassment for me. Amtussalaam wants to go to Delhi for treatment at Dr. Sharma's. Perhaps, she is keen on seeing me before going to Delhi. Reference to Prema's letter.

000020072

22.01.1933

07143

AIYAR, S. Krishna

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Your surmise is wrong for the number of educated men having views against temple- entry is very small there is great awakening in Trivandrum as a result of visit by leaders what will happen if the orthodox boycott temples ?

000019241

22.01.1933

06631

SASTRI, Ramachandra Vaidyanath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thanking for the wonderful opportunity of service as an editor of "Harijan" weekly prays for some time settle his family matters (Reply) Gandhiji granted permission to join the end of month.

000019242

22.01.1933

06632

PALLATH I. RAMAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Appreciating and wishing success to Gandhi's Herculean efforts to efface out untouchability points out the bigoted idea of aloofness amongst different classes of the untouchables and unseeables.

000020070

22.01.1933

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14

In continuation of his letter (SN 20044) explains the two types of uncleanliness says that racial imputiry by birth cannot be removed either by clean ways of life or by purification called 'Sanskars' Refering to Gandhi's taunt about the oramental borders of his letter heads explains the reason for it.

000020069

22.01.1933

07142

NAGAR SANVALJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Apprises despatch of his two 'Sanatan Dharma' and 'Patit' formerly and two new ones on Rashan poet's invitation and being granted right to temple entry by Vallabhacharya and similar indulgence granted by Shri Ramanujacharyaji.

000020073

22.01.1933

07144

SAKERLAL BALABHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Assuring Gandhi of his continued support to his Harijan cause except that of temple-entry informs that he did contribute when Shankerlal Banker came for collections.

000020068

22.01.1933

07141

KONRAD, Joseph and Helen

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Enamoured of Gandhi's franckness, justice, love and fear of God esteem him as a hero and as one of God's noble men, send him a book with an urgent request to read it every day chapter by chapter and get acquainted with the Christan Doctrin Life being God's gift should not be parted with through fasting.

000020148

22.01.1933

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

16

Supplies a descriptive list of some printed Agamas in various languages.

000020067

22.01.1933

05285

SHAMLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The Punjab Branch of All India Spinner's Association having placed four workers at the disposal of the Punjab Famine himself committee no more assistance is required.

000021584

22.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

8

Copy of an article "The temple entry question the suggested compromise by G. V. Ketkar, Published in the "Mahratla".

000021887

22.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Advises to go to Delhi in view of Dr. Sharma's letter and to have a little more patience. On return do come to see me.

000018999

23.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

11299

SASTRY, Subrahmaniam

1

I never said that whichever side stops correspondence is to be considered to have accepted the other's position. I shall not stop correspondence. Suddenly your replies are unconvincing Dhruva shall deal with them.

000009661

23.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

If I wait till I improve my handwriting, I can never learn Urdu. Improve your health. Then only you can work.

000020076

23.01.1933

07146

LASH, Bill

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Submits six questions in connection with the untouchability removal and Temple-entry movements Desires to know how Christians and other non-Hindus can take part.

000020075

23.01.1933

07145

HINDU, The

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

True copy of salivates waran's telegraphic message to the Hindu regarding his interview in Yervada Jail regarding which a controversy had arrived.

000020079

23.01.1933

07149

CHETTY, G. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Referring to the coerceive and threatening attitude of temple entry aGitators argues that they should prove their bonafides by putting into practice what they preach. No amount of pursuation, Threats, and legislations would gain the object. It can only creat mischief postponement of the fast appreciated and total abandonment of the idea urged.

000020080

23.01.1933

07150

MAJUMDAR, PARIKSHITLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Secretary of All gujarat untouchables servant's leauge enclosing a copy of the scheme of primary and secondary-Education for the depressed classes in gujarat, kathlawar and cutch.

000018998

23.01.1933

01339

DHRUWA, ANANDSHANKAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

enclosing his answers in Sanskrit to questions asked by Gandhiji requests to refer to current issue of Vasant for its Gujarati version Apprises also to have given and retort to Machhlipatan Pandit's reply to his views. The same can be found both in "Leader" as well as "Hindu"

000020078

23.01.1933

07148

RAMACHANDRA, K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

A member of the colombo Hindu Referendum committee thanking Gandhiji for his statement regarding inadvisability of such propaganda informs that taking of the referendum is postponed for fear of coercion and undue influence and even elements of violence Handbills and paper cuttings connected with the matter enclosed.

000032562

23.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Gandhiji asks Paramanand to bring hsi friend and his wife on Saturday.

000021638

23.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08022

ALAM (Mrs.)

1

Gandhiji is happy to learn that her husband is recovering fast.

000031061

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08360

RADHAKRISHNA

2

(1) Feels Mahila Ashram & Vidyalaya or Vanita Ashram & Vidyalaya can't be kept under Ashram as they might not admit Harijan Girls. (2) Asks to tell Jankiben not to worry about Jamnalalji's health. (3) Acknowledges with gratitude cloth made from yarn spun by Mataji. (4) Inquires re: Kamalnayan's education & complains his not writing to G.

000019001

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11329

RAJAN, J. K. S.

1

In reply to T.K. S. Rajan's letter enclosing resolution-passed by students favouring abolition of untouchability Gandhiji hopes that they will engage in some concrete service to Harijans.

000019000

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11327

RAMACHANDRA RAO G.

1

I apply ghee religiously every day but as yet there is no relief.

000019002

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11321

SUDARAVARDULA P. V.

1

Let him supply data regarding slaying of cows and buffaloes for sacrifice purposes names of touchable castes eating beef.

000018986

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11314

THENGE G. M.

1

My statement has not the meaning assigned to it by your. I do not knowing the situation can only say everybody should think for himself.

000020082

24.01.1933

07152

MUKERJEE, Dhirendranath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Citing a few instances from the Jatakas upnishadas and old Testament in support of castes and he- riditory untouchability. Seeks enlightment and Gandhi's interpretations of the same.

000020085

24.01.1933

07155

KAIMAL, R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Citing instances of religion intolarations and blood sheds from past histories of different countries tries to convince Gandhi that hispresent agitation against untouchability would lead us now here save to the list of last causes. Legislation in the matter even in self governing India means bullet behind ballot of referendum contrasting treatments of a Nair conducted hotel and a Brahmin conducted hotel.

000020087

24.01.1933

07157

JAGATRAKSHAKAN, V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Admire of Gandhi's fight for yplifting Harijans objects to Gandhi's welcome to inter marriages.

000020086

24.01.1933

07156

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Suggests that the Mahars etc. should change their caste names. Then they will be easily assimilated in the society. But unofrtunalety the Harijans themselves oppose because they fear that if they do so they will lose concience.

000020081

24.01.1933

07151

MADKARNI S. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

If civic rights are guranteed, any hindrance by anybody will be punishable. Is this not inconsident with Ahimsa other questions also.

000019243

24.01.1933

06633

SRINIVASIR C. P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Puri Sankaracharya says you are fickle-minded because according him, because once you called Mahabharat a mere heaf of rubbish and later on a gem. What is the truth ?

000019244

24.01.1933

10223

SANYAL MANMATHNATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

I am interested in your activities for uplift of Harijans by do you think inter drinking is necessary and will entry into temples not result in desertion by caste Hindu ?

00019247A

24.01.1933

10224

RASIKLAL BISWAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am now being taken up in the Board

000027074

24.01.1933

08543

VEG HEIGHT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Put some clothes on. Let me act as your valet.

000020088

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07125

BHIDE, R. N.

1

Do not mis up fast and temple-entry. Dismiss the fast from your mind. Temple entry is a spiritual act transforming the whole society by one single act of admission.

000020083

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07153

VELANKAR D. G.

1

Gives an appointment.

000020089

24.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

1

Thanks for all your letters Regarding the ornamented letter papers, I think "a religious agency letter paper should be free from allornamentation Regarding your views on temple entry. We may not agree yet I cannot fail to appreciate courtesy and promptness".

000029077

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08703

RATILAL MOTICHAND (Sheth)

2

Padma is too young to marry and I understand her betrothed is not quite suitable. Please stop asking me about these things.

000033435

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

6

Instruction re: recording from time to timne the weight of all Ashramites: purpose is to judge the efficacy of food. Our efforts should be towards the eradication of diseases from the Ashram. Reference to Kianaiyalal. I think Amtussalaam has gone to Delhi by now. Received cotton sent through Prabhudas.- started spinning again. - condition of elbow as it is. Reference to food: Bajri and Jawar- Enquiry about Bhau.

000019005

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11197

NAIR, Vakkayil Achutan

1

Thanks the papers are returned herewith.

000019003

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11330

RAO, Viriyala Venkata

1

Temple entry is not complete until Harijans are allowed to enter on the same terms and up to the same part as caste laid for allowed further no conditions can be laid for Harijans if they are not laid for others.

000020103

25.01.1933

07164

RAMAN K. P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Apprising of the Kotheswarm Mahadev Temple in South Trnvancore having been opened to Harijans as from 22-1-33

000019247

25.01.1933

06636

ROY, Bidhan Chandra (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Gives idea if Bengal situation with regards Yeravda pact and encloses letter by Rasiklal Biswas.

000020104

25.01.1933

07165

VENILAL MURARKA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Quoting Gandhi's words spoken in 1924 about the abominable conditions of Calcutta slums, draw his attention to the fact that they are still in the same condition after these nine years, requests to good the present corporators as well as candidates for new felection to take oaths to improve the slums.

000019245

25.01.1933

06635

MEHTA, Veersut J.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

24

enclosing telegraphic and postal correspondence in connection with the Mangral state's interference in the Anti-Untouchability work gives idea of the real situation the state is interested in comating untouchables to Mohomedanism seeks Gandhi's advice as to course to be taken.

000019248

25.01.1933

06637

BHAJANGELAL CHHAYA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Feelings sorry for Gandhi's inability to understand him declares determination to observe silence and devote himself to studies.

000020093

25.01.1933

11277

CHATTERJEE, BASANT KUMAR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Complaining against the hooliganism of the reformists shown in a meeting at Calcutta tries to refute Gandhi's statments on untouchability and temple entry.

000020090

25.01.1933

05135

KETKAR, G. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thanking Gandhi for his opinion about the article asks if he has any objection against itbeing published in 'Aryan path'. Invites also Gandhi's opinion on his article published in 'Maharatta' on the proposed compromise on the temple entry question.

000019246

25.01.1933

07755

BHAGVANDAS, Babu

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Acknowledging receipt of Gandhi's message, Hindu translation of Mr. vaidyals 'Vyavarstha' and Mr. Sahastri's by vastha for publication in 'AJ' supplement expects monetary aid from the All India society of servants of untouchables.

000020099

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02168

KELAPPAN

1

Draws attention to the bitter complaint against Matrubhumi comtaining articles abusing Brahmins, requests him to see that the abuse is stopped.

000020100

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07163

MENON, J. KRISHNA

1

Please furnish me with transalation of relevant parts of 'matrubhumi' ?

000020095

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07161

BHATTACHARYA, Surendra Mohan

1

If Sanatanist do not illtreat untouchables how is it that they cannot get water, medical aid and other facilities ? Let me have instances of Sanatanist' good behaviour to them.

000020098

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

1

Sorry cannot agree what is offered should be regarding as final.

000020094

25.01.1933

07159

GLASENAPP, Helmuth von (Prof.)

07160

SATYAGRAHASHRAM, Secretary

2

Professor of Sanskrit in Koeningsberg uni(Germany) inquires about the genuineness of Gandhi's laudatory criticism of the German translation of the Italian book "India" by Luciano Magrim.

000020092

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05360

GURJALE, G. V.

1

Sorry cannot guide you serve the casue in the best manner possible according to circumstances.

000020101

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07134

SHARMA, Parashuram (Dr.)

1

Thanks for the news that Mathuradas Jain's broke his fast on receipt of Gandhi's telegram.

000020096

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

1

enclosing the estimate for the English edition of "Harijan Sevak" desires to have telegraphic sanction to the expenditure, of course after due consulation with Thakkar Bapa and others.

000020097

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07162

KUNZRU, Hriday Nath

1

Apart from my non-Co-Operation views I think we should not avail of government financial assistance for carrying on anti-untouchability activities funds should have essentially from Hindus.

000029961

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06018

CHHOTALAL

2

Explaining their difference, feels castes deserve abolition while Varna need reform Suggests some reforms.

000020102

25.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06651

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

1

Gandhiji liked to see the name of the society to bemore in keeping with the object they had in view. But in the change was to be adopted it should not be adopted in a hurry.

000029507

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08739

SAPRU, Tej Bahadur

1

(1) Seeks his (sapru) critiasm re his (Gs) statement on Govt's sanctioning introduction of All India Bill & with holding it for the Madras Bill (2) Compares its Passage with Champaran Royt's Relief Bill 1917.

000027894

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

2

You amy stay at Manibhavan and meet all of my Family Becoming my daughter is not an easy thing Ask Mira about my views on idol workship do not think much about it. We can discuss it at our laisure: When you go to the Ashram do not hesitate to name your requirements for people there may not anticiapte then. Also be careful for the Ashram is not a lone of angels. Thieving and pilfereing is not rare:

000031684

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

6

Uncertainty in life which is beyond human control. For Letter writing and spinning moderate use of right hand. Unhygienic surroundings around the Arthur Road jail could be the cause of giddiness. No prayer without fasting. In the widest sence fasting also implies meagreness in food to sustain the body. It is God's economy.

000028653

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

Go to Rajkot in full hope and write to me your experiences.

000020109

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09515

SAPRU, Tej Bahadur ?

1

Hoping that Dr. Sapru must have been benefited by his English visit seeks his guidance in the matter of Ranga Iyer Bills about untouchability requesting to run down to Yervada if necessary.

000023241

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09707

DASGUPTA, Satish

1

Original of 20114

000033436

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Enclose is Kanaiyalal's letter. Amina should be sent to Sharada Mandir school. Qureshi's letter- He may go to Rajkot. Reference to Lady Thackersey. Gandhiji's suggestion re: treatment of a patient when he is having shivering cold.

000020105

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11302

SALIVATI

1

Referring to serial number 20075 says my complaint is fully justified your over zeal led you astray.

000020071

26.01.1933

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14

Quoting an instance of hooliganism on part of advovates temple entry requests Gandhiji to issue a statement advising rest raint of feelings continuing his letter of 22-1- 33 (no 20070) tries to explain the origin of the four castes. algebracally with a dictim that impurity by birth continues till the end of life.

000019253

26.01.1933

06642

JOSHI, N. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

It is very unlikely that Ranga Iyer's Bill will be taken up soon Encloses copies of Assembly's agenda, standing order rule regarding previous sanction and rule regarding notice of bills.

000019252

26.01.1933

06641

KUNZRU, Hriday Nath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The defeat was due to inter rivalry rather than to apathy from caste Hindus.

000019256

26.01.1933

03231

SATISH BABU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

English version of Harabhai alias Kabibails will in Gujarati. Shedding light on so called Bengal agitation against Poona pact states it is unreal show got up apparently by B. L. Chatterjee N. K. Bose, but virtually by kiran Bidhan Nalini Tulsi group as an out come if the pinch felt by the fact of Mussalmans getting more seats as per recommendation of the unity conference two news paper cutting enclosed.

000019249

26.01.1933

06638

GORADIA PERSHOTAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Give Harijan idea of the activities of Morbi state in matter of Harijan uplift.

000019251

26.01.1933

06640

GANARDHAN SHAU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Listening to his principals sermon realises his mistake in despising Harijans and not treating them as his brothers promises to behave amicably henceforth begs pardon and expects reply.

000020084

26.01.1933

07154

THAKKAR, SHIVDAS C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Suggests that (1) aPatrika to counter act Sanatanist' propaganda be started and (2) Students be got admitted in gurukul institutions. (Reply=- Arrangement for aPatrika is already on hand As many Harijan students may be admitted into gurukul as possible).

000019254

26.01.1933

06643

GHOSE, Kali Mohan

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Hon. Secretary of the Birbhum servants of untouchable society apprising Gandhiji of the nature if Anti-Untouchability work carried on under auspicious of the society and also under Gurudev's lead solicits a message.

000020112

26.01.1933

07172

PURANDARE, N. H. (Prof.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Reminding about remuneration shows readiness to accept the figure of any expert. Inform about the exact-estimate of Rs. 289-8-0 by the Manager chitrashala press of Poona.

000020110

26.01.1933

07170

BARVE, V. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

expressing feeling of love and liking for Gandhiji's assumptions of basic truths seeks clarification on 24 questions relating to Atma, soul-force, sacrifying life for abolishing caste distrinction etc.

000020107

26.01.1933

07167

MISRA, Loknath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

Secretary of Anti-Untouchability committee at puri horrified by Gandhi's statement favouring inter caste marriage expresses his belief that (1) Brahmin supremacy, (2) Caste or his her iditary classification (3) Doctrine of karma, (4) Transmigration of soul, and (5)It is laws and rituals are absolutely necessary for the genius of Hinduism.

000020108

26.01.1933

07168

ELWIN, Verrier

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

In reply to Gandhi's letter verrier expressing his faith in god and deep affinity for the sacred soil of India gives idea of the strengh and activities of his gond seva mandal Enclsoes a hymn by Gandhiji Matheson, sent to him by Amata.

000020114

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03983

DASGUPTA, SATISCHANDRA

1

Regarding his change of occupations Gandhi tries to impress upon on him that service of Harijans is not a mechanical thing to be arranged, put on a basis and then left to workers. It is a spiritual act, soul acting upon soul.

000020106

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02797

JAYAKAR (Mr.)

1

expressing joy at the news of Jayakar's improvement in health seeks his guidance in the matter of All India Bill about untouchability If need be he can interview him in yervada prison.

000027828

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02389

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

1

Do surpass others in sewing the Harijan cause.

000019166

26.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

6

Draft scheme for a public school knows as K. M. Munshi's scheme.

000020113

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07173

CHATTY, G. S.

1

Please let me know who are the real mischief makers- the handful congress reformers or the largebody of non-congress reformers ? It is any argument against reformers that they do not carry out the principle of equality in all their transaltions.

000019250

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07149

CHETTY, G. S.

1

re: misbehaviour.

000020111

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07171

SHAMLAL, Lala

1

Glad you fixed up everything for the famine stricken Harijans.

000022899

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07171

SHAMLAL, Lala

2

Original of 20111

000027488

26.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05325

DUNICHAND, Lala

1

Ask Surajbhan to write to me. Thanks for inquiring about me. I am in God's hands.

000025726

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08438

MAJMUDAR P. L.

1

Hope it is neither bribe nor prize.

000025640

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08418

BHANDARI (Major)

1

Request for permission to some additional persons in connection with Dr. Mehta's property.

000028159

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08636

INDU

1

Use to cycle but do not give up walking exercise.

000020124

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10265

STUDENTS HARIJAN SERVICE LEAGUE

1

Glad you have formed the work in conjuction with and even under the instructions from the servants of untouchables society.

000019004

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

Explaining his stand point with regards Dr. Subrahmanyan's bill Gandhiji wrote, "If the touchable Hindus are not ready for the removal of untouchability. I do not want even all India Bill your effort to get the gates of "Bishop's school" opened for kumar Maharaj Singh's boys is certainly kind of temple entry in the west."

000020121

27.01.1933

07178

RAJABHOJ, P. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

13

enclosing for Gandhi's persual copies of the constitution Annual report and the Budget of the "Depressed of India" service society' requests to procure fininacial aid.

000019257

27.01.1933

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

13

In the matter of his remuneration for his book 3 K. ASPRUSHYAT V DEVALAYA PRAVESH accusing Gandhiji of unfairness and injustice proposes to refer the question to any expect author or publisher. He himself expecting Rs. 1000/- while Gandhiji offering Rs. 125.

000020118

27.01.1933

07176

CHATTERJEE, MONINDRANATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Command Gandhi not to interfere with the religion of the people of Bharat in the name of nationalism, democracy and some times his wild cry of 'Purna swaraj' Reproaches and curses Gandhi for disturbing the principles of divinity which even saintly Rishis did not dare to do.

000020115

27.01.1933

10264

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.) -DINBANDHU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Regarding your proposal to start apaper. I am prepared to hand over my 'Deenbandhu' paper we will work under your guidance.

00020115A

27.01.1933

10264

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.) -DINBANDHU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Reminding his letter (20036) says that he hasmany more such formulas of practical methods.

000020149

27.01.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

8

Gandhi's reply to the accusation made by V. V. Srinivas Iyengar that Gandhiji intended to found a new religion or a secretary T. G. this is article of faith.

000020120

27.01.1933

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks god with all his heart that the lightcame clearly to Gandhi to accept the Viceroy's decision. Expersses relief of the anxiety shared by Esther. Now he would be getting on with his books with an easy mind.

000021649

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08026

LASH, William Q. (Father)

1

Copy of 20077

000020117

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07156

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.)

1

Your formula is not a new one But It savours of Fraud Removal of Untouchability being a religious problem does not admit of questionable methodsor tricks.

000020123

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07170

BARVE, V. S.

1

I have not arrived at what I belive to be truth in an analytical way. I am moulded by contacts with men book events. Sorry there fore I cannot answer your questions some of which I cannot understand.

000020077

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07147

LASH , Bill C.

2

Answering the six questions with regards non Hindus 'participation apprises that they can do so palcing their services at the disposal of the servants of untouchable's society.

000020116

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07174

NADKARNI, S. D.

1

Civic rights would certainly beprotected by law if they were to be worth anything But there is no question of Harijans existing on sufference of anybody. Society holds together on the strengh non-of law bot of mutual good will.

000020125

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07180

PILLAI, P. GOMATH

1

Regarding Tamil and Malyalam translations of your appeal pl. contact the provincial Branch of the service of untouchable's society.

000020119

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07177

AIYER, S. Krishna

1

Regarding seeking of law-asistance Gandhi clarifies that what is wanted is that there should be no state recognition of the untouchability. The anamoly of state recognition of the untouchability should any how disappear. Avoidance of temples by the orthodox can be met with my compromise proposal.

000020126

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07181

JAGATHRAKSHAKAN, V.

1

We have made a fetish of preservation of purity of stock through unnatural restrictions. It is a wise rule to have marriage among people having common thought and common habits of life.

000022852

27.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08183

MAVALANKAR, G. V.

2

Sends blessing on the occasion of the Thread coremonies of the two sons.

000028449

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08648

MEHER TULSI

1

Do not deceive yourself that you are doing something. If there is no scope there, leave the work.

000033437

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Cotton for spinning not received from Chhakkaddas. Let Keshu also send cotton for spinning. We have to provide for five persons. Do you get any letters from Tulsi Meher ? Write about his Charakha work.

000020133

28.01.1933

07184

PATWAMI RANCHHODDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

It will really be something if efforts are made to introduce sanitary habits among the untouchables.

000019258

28.01.1933

06645

SHARMA, Dhanulal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Gen secretary of Sanatan Dharma Sabha frowing at Gandhi's letter asks him to beware of his present untouchability campaign last it turns out to be one of his Himalayan blunders which no amount of fasting afterwards will alone for.

000020130

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02168

KELAPPAN

1

I know there are many difficulties lying in the way of Ranga Iyer's Bill. We should therefore concentrate on educating the public on the necessity of the removal of the legal bar and where there is no obstruction from the trustees and where the public desire it on getting the temples open.

000020127

28.01.1933

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Seeks clarification on Gandhi's statement regarding government decision of making the Bill 'Central' instead of provincial.

000020138

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05135

KETKAR, G. V.

1

There is no objection to your publishing my views on your essay on "Gita and orthodoxy". I have not yet studied your Article on 'Temple entry' compromise'.

000020134

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

1

I have nothing to add to my previous letter the estimates reveived by him shall gladly be gone through.

000020132

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07155

KAIMAL, R.

1

I cannot make out what you are driving at. Remember that no cause that is backed by truth is ever lost, legislation is required now and will always be required to remove legal obstruction Detesting both Hotels and vilasams advises not to mix up the loose life of modern times with a very big movement for religious reform.

000020131

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07183

RAMACHANDRA K.

1

Gandhi Though expressing inability to give aby further advice opined that such an interference cannot be tolerated.

000020135

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07185

SASMAL B. N.

1

enclosing a letter for perusal and digestion desires to know the facts.

000020136

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07186

KOKKIRAKULAM BRETHRENS UNION

1

If my compromise is ever accepted by Sanatanist Hindus you will find that not only does it not wound the self respect of Harijans but it actially enhances it.

000020137

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07187

KAVIRAJ SAROJ MOHANSEN

1

I do not think Sasmal would do any such thing However if he or anybody has been guilty of action such as has been described proccedings may be instituted against him.

000020128

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07156

NAWLE, V. M. (Dr.)

1

The proposed newspaper is not to be issued under my editorship but is going to be English weekly issued under the aegis of the servants of untouchable's society.

000020129

28.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07139

SHARMA, AVADHESH PRASAD

2

I am not convinced either by your evidences or what Shastris say for they do not distiguish between untouchability as mentioned in shastras and as practised today.

000027417

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

2

Chhaganlal does all my work and keeps himself fit.

000024215

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08317

BHUJANGILAL

2

Approves of his determination to devote himself and there by to give satisfaction to his parents.

000030884

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08883

JAIN, Mathuradas

2

Thanks you for your letter & the news that Mathuradas Jain broke his fast on receipt of my telegreme. Addresser quoating from G's letter on him?? Rest of the letter in Urdu.

000022722

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

1

Original of 19266

000020142

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10266

RAMAN K. P.PILLAI

1

Thanks for the news Hope other temples will follow suit.

000033784

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09802

JAMNA

2

I have received purushottam's letter. Bombay-weather would perhaps suit him. I have asked him to see me. How nice would it be if both of you can recover from ill health ?

000020139

29.01.1933

07188

ANDREASEN, P. J.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have sent you a copy of "The secret of the "Universe" by the president of Gordon college, Boston. I hope it would enable you to understand. The large section of Evangelical Christians in India. It is a book read with much interst all over Europe and united state of America.

000020141

29.01.1933

07190

MAVALANKAR, G. V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

enclosing a copy of Bombay government's Educational Depart circular no 206 demanding stoppage of the practice of segragating Harijan children in schools, apprises that though efforts are made by the Ahmedabad Municipality it will still take some time to achieve the end fully Intimating also about the sacred thread ceremony in his and chitanya Prasad's families, and the resolution of Brahmin Sabha prohibiting shuklas to perform necessary rituals.

000020140

29.01.1933

07189

DESAI, SOORYARAM B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Encloses a poem composed by himself in which he urges Gandhi to give up his irreligious activities in connection with anti-untouchability movement and to retire to the Himalayas.

000019267

29.01.1933

06652

GAURISHANKAR BHARGAVA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Apprising Gandhiji of his return to public life after an illness requests for blessings for and to persuade Ambedkar to preside at the conference.

000019264

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03601

IYENGAR, A. RANGASWAMY

1

I am convinced that Salviti acted in misguide zeal and that there was no mala fides do not treat him very harshly beyond warning that he must act purely as a reporter and not at all as a protagonist of a cause.

000009510

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01804

PATEL, Shivabhai G.

2

In such cases. Follow your an inner voice. rather then depend upon others, even if it involves the Ashram. celibacy cannot be enforced and in future admit weakness and observe as much restraint as possible.

000009422

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01794

ANNAPURNABEN ?

1

Handwriting is good but make it better. I knew about Chunilal's address (status ?). Do get letters from him ?

000009444

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01798

MENTA BABALBAHI

1

No use to write now to Nanasaheb in the matter. Render any other service that you can.

000019259

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06646

SHARMA, Janardhan

1

God will forgive your for having thought law of Harijans if you will abide by your pledge and continue to treat them as if they were blood brothers and sisters.

000019261

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06648

SALIVATI S.

1

"Your letter fairly represents what you said to me yesterday. I do hope that no harm will befall you".

000019262

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07755

BHAGVANDAS, Babu

1

Herewith Raghunath Shastri's essay to me it is not convincing and The Hindi requires to be corrected. Thanks for the Hindi cuttings.

000019263

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06649

ANANTA RAO, M. M.

1

Grieved to learn about rowdyism at the meeting organised by followers of Sanatan Dharma honest differences of opinion there would always be. We all had a bad thought at your treatment of religion in terms of algeble instead of heart.

000019265

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06650

SRINIVAS C. P.

1

I never said Mahabharat was a heap of rubbish But today any stick is good beat me.

000019266

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06651

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

1

I think larger the schedule better for us do not despair of Ahmedabad Vaishnav friends Regarding the Harijan paper I shall write later on etc etc. original at 22722

000021888

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Approves of her going to Dr. Sharma and advises her to leave Delhi onl when she is well.

00022382A

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08112

MULCHANDJI

1

Varna system should depend upon the work of the individual, inter marriage and inter dining are one's own business, and no opinion is necessary about sacred thread ceremony.

000020143

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07152

MUKERJEE, Dhirendranath

1

Please do not believe anything against me without verification, (I believe in varnashram) what I have been resisting is untouchability as practised today. Inter dining and inter marriage are not apart of programme of removal of untouchability.

000025048

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07394

KESHAV

1

Do your duty leaving the fruit to God.

000019260

29.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07626

RAJBHOJ, P. N.

1

Gandhiji invites him for discussing his scheme.

000026571

30.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10439

GANDHI, Manilal & Sushila

4

Again idle in writing ? See that you pay up your debts early. Incurring a debt is unholy. Do not worry if I have to fast. News about others.

000033438

30.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Your Decision about Giri family is right. You have to stick to it. About Ramji also, you have to take strict action. Why did Santok not go with Radhika ? Who will look after her ? We may not bother Chhakkaddas about cotton for spinning. - Reference to Prema's health.

000019270

30.01.1933

06655

DHARURKAR BHAGWAN SHASTRI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Challenges Gandhiji's reply to his 5th open letter regarding Gandhiji's publishing statement containing gist of the Shastrartha which according to him is nothing but the opinion of Shastris concurring with Gandhiji on the issue of temple-entry. (Reply-Gandhiji said he was always prepared to hear anybody and anything. If convinced he was prepared to admit the error and rectify it the published statement need not he considered as final verdict).

000019269

30.01.1933

06654

ALLO E. LALKAKA ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Apprising Gandhiji of her success in getting two of their Harijan girls admitted into Karve institute of Hingne, seeks a little message for them.

000020145

30.01.1933

07192

SHASTRI, SUBRAHMANYA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Presenting authorities in support of untouchability.

000019268

30.01.1933

06653

SESHACHARI M. S. ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Referring to Gandhi's Statement in press under Caption Miscalled satyagraha Mr Seshachari desires to know definitely what is meant by satyagraha and what are the qualifications of a genuine satyagrahi.

000018627

30.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from `The Swarjya containing ielugu poot prophet vemana's description of caste by the pen of T. Sriramula', "He is a pariah who is not pure speech."

000020144

30.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07191

MUNSHI, K. M.

2

Referring to his scheme of a high school under the aegis of Kabibai trust, Gandhi seeks enlightement on six questions pertaining to primary education mother tongue and depressed classed etc.

000032185

31.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09210

MADHAVDAS AND KRISHNA

1

Your letters to hand. I will ask Devdas to send a wire to Medh. But not much hopeful regarding Medh obliging. Not to worry about pain in my elbow.

000033071

31.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09743

GANDHI, Kashi Chhaganlal

1

Your letter. You need not worry about Prabhudas. He is really a Gods's servant- "prabhu- das" God will take care of him. We will do our best. Let him stay and settle at Almora. We will certainly find out a suitable bride for him.

000018495

31.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00470

BHAGWANDAS BABU

1

Received your letter of 26th. I shall watch what work kerala is going to put in Eduecating public opinion should continue side by side with constructive work amongst the Harijans.

000023316

31.01.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

Advises not to worry and to do work that her health permits.

000028654

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08682

BHAU

2

Consult Jamnadas and act according to his advice rather than depend upon me.

000019284

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

enclosing copy of his letter to the Viceroy on the Bills whose introduction has been just sanctioned by him draws attention to the fact that his argument is a conclusive argument making it a moral obligation on the part of government to facilitate The immediate consideration of the Bills.

000022592

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

The same as 20364

000020154

01.02.1933

02942

SCHLESIN, Sonja (Miss)

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

8

Evincing eagerness for his return apprises abot her dream of a nature cure centre as phoenix settlement; and the part that he can take in it criticism of Gandhi's fast Remembers and inquires about pragji criticizes his talk about passive resistance as what is affected is material gain and not national honour.

000019283

01.02.1933

06667

SUNDARAM T.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Hoping that his article on temple entry compromise's must have reached Gandhi's wishes him to exercise his powerful influence with the Madras Dailies for its publication In his opinion, the task of creating public opinion is a Herculean task unless the faith of personal pride, mad impulse and jealousies of leaders are exposed in their naked form.

000019281

01.02.1933

06665

VENKATA SIVADU, R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

president of Guntur District Harijan Seva Samiti Seeks enlightenment on a few points.

000020035

01.02.1933

07117

PANCHANAN (Shri)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Explaining absence of his son and seeing harm in Gandhi's position by publishing the opinions of the Pandits acceptable to him gets horrified by Gandhi's endless efforts for the enactment of new legislature favouring removal of untouchability and threatens to undertake a fast of 21 days in his old age if Gandhiji succeeds in his improper attempt.

000019282

01.02.1933

06666

MISHRA, Viswanath Pratap

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Seeking Gandhi's blessing for one Horial Ram, Chamar by caste in the bye election in the Bihar & Orissa Legislative Council.

000020328

01.02.1933

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I did send Rs. 100/- for "AJ" with a suggestion to ask for more when needed.

000021548

01.02.1933

08002

HAGGI, N. G. S. (Prof.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Prof. I. S. Haggi apprising Bapuji of his labours at translating Manu Smriti gives idea of his difficulties in dealing. with printed editions.

000020413

01.02.1933

07348

SHAH, JUTHABHAI AMARSHI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Sjt Juthabhai reporting his experiences of two months's work among so-called untouchable communities, makes valuable suggestions as regards their difficulties about drinking water, education and forced labour in connection with the disposal of carcasses of animals. Budhabhai adds in P. S. news of Naniben's illness and treatment.

000019278

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04624

GREENLEES, Duncan

1

Taking Mr. Greanlees at his word for the Harijan service suggests that he should go first to Sabarmati Ashram to have a little bit of experience of the type of work If he agrees he may come to Poona and get everything else fixed up.

000019279

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02797

JAYAKAR (Mr.)

1

enclosing copy of his letter to the private Secretary to the Viceroy. Gandhiji hopes to have correctly set forth his advice and expects Jayakar to write directly to him.

000021602

01.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Increase and decrease in the weight of different Ashram members.

000019319

01.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Shri Pramathnath Tarkabhushan Sharma submitting scriptural authorities in Sanskrit favouring Anti-Untouchability movement.

00020198A

01.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Not withstanding by H.N. kunzuru and A.V.Thakkar while theoratically C. Rajgopalchariia is correct frequent chantges will have adverse effect so the present one may be retained.

000021574

01.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

An unknown critic submitting his view points and doubts about Varnashrama and intercaste dinning and marriages covets full clarification of his doubt. If necessary through series of articles. Probably a transalation by Mahadev Desal.

000021589

01.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

7

Refutation of Pricvipal Dhruva's Book "SPRUSHYASPRUSHYATVA MIMAMSA PARAMARSH" written in Sanskrit by an anonymous Pandit probably Mr. Dharwadkar Shastri as opined by Shri 'N. H. P.'

000021603

01.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

A comparative statement of weights of Ashram inmates in Aug 1931 August 1932 and Feb. 1933.

00019997A

01.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

List of Repressed classes

000020411

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07347

KIKABHAI

2

Difference between me and Pandit Malaviyaji will not affect our personal relations. Ragarding difficulties of Ahmedabad Harijans with regards wells, Schools and other civic rights. Please wait. I am trying to provide the facilities preferably in common with others. Otherwise separatly for the Harijans.

000020153

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07197

JAYAKAR, M. R.

1

Copy of 19279

000021633

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08018

ALAM, Mohammad (Dr.)

1

Greetings for Id and advice to get well.

000019280

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07269

ROY, Bidhan Chandra (Dr.)

1

Regarding Bengal Hindus protest against Poona pact Gandhiji intimated that whatever was good for Harijans was necessary good for caste Hindus for his purpose the scheme of the pact bore no analogy to the separate electorate provided for in the government scheme.

000021634

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08022

ALAM (Mrs.)

1

Handwriting of Muslim women is always better than that of their Hindu sisters. Hence I am upset when that of Muslim women is not good.

000019277

01.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06654

ALLO E. LALKAKA ?

1

You should have procured the necessary funds locally rather Than from Nargisben My blessings to the girls Hope They will become fine servants of Harijan cause.

000031685

02.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

3

Gandhiji reporting his in-take of fruits and milk. References to Rajaji, Devdas, Birla, Radha, Kusum, Prabhudas and others.

000023617

02.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

Expresses satisfaction at his lectures shows how languages can be simplified. Inquires if he has learnt Tamil. Desires to sand Urdu English Dictionary and Grammer.

000023649

02.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

Duplicate of S. N. 23617

000019285

02.02.1933

06668

BIRHG D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Inquiring whether Gandhi has any objection if he approaches and requests Damodartalji to contribute to the untouchability Fund.

000020156

02.02.1933

04497

CHATTERJEE, Ramananda

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Explaining reasons for his question to Poona pact says that its expresses is worse than the premier's Award for the pact will not help the really depressed or untouchables, on the contrary the present elevated classes will now say that they belong to Depressed classes.

000019286

02.02.1933

06968

DAS, RADHA SUNDER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Once of the youngest members of satyavijaya sends a few photographs which were thought to be the best by Nila Nagini hoping that Gandhiji would be pleased by their work.

000020159

02.02.1933

11357

KELLER-CHING, Gertrude S. (Mrs.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Delighting at the receipt of Gandhi's letter describes how she is hurt and confined to bed, how she is fighting Gandhi's battles and trying to make people understand him and his theory of non-violence, and how keenly she desires that Gandhi gives up the idea if fasting.

000019290

02.02.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Shastri's maybe retained for 'Harijan' I shall find out somebody else to help me regarding translation of Shastri's opinion on Temple entry question will have to be published 12 prominent Indian languages.

000020158

02.02.1933

09515

SAPRU, Tej Bahadur ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Supplies news of his health and tantamount opinion about the fate and the method of pushing Ranga Iyer's Bill through the Assembly, Thinks government will not help.

000020157

02.02.1933

07251

PANGANKAR L. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Detests Gandhi's theory of inspiration, and upholding his statement that 90% of caste Hindus are against temple-entry, quotes instance of Nasik disturbances on the issue According to him the untouchability movement only actuated differences and breeded ill will angbreaking of hearts as well as heads.

000020155

02.02.1933

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Explaining why he had cabled to ascertain reaction of Viceroy's decision on Ranga Iyengar's Bill encloses some pictures and an article from Manchester guardian, and advises despatch of a Book called "The secret Love of India" being an interpolation and appreciation of upanishadas.

000019288

02.02.1933

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Referring to Reuter's quotation regarding Gandhi's past inquires whether the quotation is fairly accurate and satis- factory (Reply=- Reuter's summary fair Humanly speaking that is logical out come viceregal decision god only knows what god will direct etc).

000019287

02.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06652

GAURISHANKAR BHARGAVA

1

Are Harijan employees in the B.B.C.I. Railway workshops at Ajmer admitted to temple by temple authorities knowing full well that they are Harijans, or simply un noticed as such on account of their being well dressed wishes success to the conference.

000019289

02.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06670

MENON, Gopala

1

Gandhiji suggests three fold programme viz (1) meetings all over the country, (2) House to house propaganda and (3) Propaganda among Harijans regarding cleanliness and abstention from good and drink forbidden by Hinduism.

000033439

03.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

4

Reference to Mahavir's problem. I think all of them have left. Reference to Titus. Those who don't observe Ashram rules should go out. Break-up of Ashram can be tolerated but breaking of rules cannot be tolerated. Parashuram's letter to Mahadev. Refernece to Chhotubhai.

000019292

03.02.1933

06673

KSHIRSAGAR, N. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

It is not yet a settled fact that Harijans are Hindus the Hindus should return the Harijan saints resurped by the Hindus and allow them to build their own temples. Harijans should go through the sanskaras to lift the their status.

000020161

03.02.1933

11145

BHAGVAN DAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Acknowledging Gandhi's registered letter enclosing Raghunath Shastry's Essay seeks Gandhi's instructions as to whether it is to be printed as supplement of 'AJ' and if so whether it is possible to receive financial aid from the society of servants of untouchables.

00020163A

03.02.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

explian the delay in issuing the Hindi 'Harijan'

000020162

03.02.1933

07200

JAIN, Mathuradas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Explains why he did not care to ask Gandhi regarding his fasting and how his ignorance of English language cheeks him expressing himself at heart's length.

000020163

03.02.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Suggests to fix another Harijan Day not earlier that 1st week of March with mixed Bhajans, Pansupari, parties, sports meeting procession and fund collecting programmes.

000020160

03.02.1933

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

4

Statement of expenditure incurred after Calcutta Darjeeling trip by Ashram party.

000019291

03.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06672

BHARGAVA, Premnath

6

Answers to the questions put by the addresses regarding tanning hides and skins of unslaughtered cattle.

000022478

03.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08141

ELIZABATH (Miss)

1

Expresses condolence at the death of her mother.

000019293

03.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06653

SESHACHARI M. S. ?

1

Resistance offered by prostration is not satyagraha. Satyagraha implies personal suffering. The dodging suggested by him in the letter to the president of the league should be free from violence.

000019297

04.02.1933

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Reminding his previous letters agrees to take over the book and as such requests Gandhiji to go through the estimates received by him.

000020164

04.02.1933

07201

PANT, JAGANNATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Inview of Gandhi's favouring passage of Ranga Iyer's Bill through legislatures reminding him of his council boycott advocacy wishes success to the bill.

000020166

04.02.1933

07202

SERVANTS OF UNROUCHABLES SOCY

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Resolutions passed in the meeting of the Managing Board intimates confidentially that the president has been requested to write to the collector of Nawab shah District in the matter of official interference in the Anti-untouchability work at Nawabshah.

000009054

04.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

8

It is good we are aware of your weaknesses. Religion is that to which we stick even in difficulties. We are all guided by God's Will; hence do not worry over split milk. Send details of Kavalyanand's Ashram. Parents should observe child's growth, and teach how to keep teeth clean. Otherwise one should avoid having children. The remedy for this is Brahmacharya and birth-control. The latter however is dangerous.

000020165

04.02.1933

01828

ANAND (Swami)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I understand I was dropped (From being sent to you) as I was a short term prisoner But I have a long sentence. If you approve I might write to authorities love to be with you.

000019294

04.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06632

PALLATH I. RAMAN

1

These classes will disappear when the so called higher classes or castes give up distinctions between high and low castes.

000019296

04.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06675

YELIGAR L. L.

1

Thanking for his explanatory article on one of sister Mahadevi's sayings. Gandhiji under takes to go through the article as soon as he gets time and to write to him.

000019298

04.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05541

BIRLA, G. D.

1

If he contributes without asking accept it but you need not approach him for that.

000019295

04.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07755

BHAGVANDAS, Babu

1

Acknowledging 15 copies of the supplements informs that Birla will send a contribution to meet the cost of the supplements. Drawing distinction between verna and caste says caste has outlived its use, and in any event it was and it is a social institution having no spiritual basis which vannahas.

000024375

04.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08239

CHIMANLAL

2

Give up solt and have sun bath treatment for Asthama trouble. Pranayam also recommended.

000019303

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10225

SEENUT

1

Appreciating the photographs showing the work they are doing.

000019300

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00847

KELKAR, N. C.

2

Request for a message for the "Harijan" paper and for active help in the campaign against untouchability invites to meet Gandhiji by appointment.

000019305

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06682

KRISHNAMURTHI, T. M.

1

No temples opened to Harijans have been deserted by caste Hindu worshippers and no temple is to be opened to Harijans except by the consent of an overwhelming majority of those who are at present entitled to offer worship in the respective temples. Fast whenever it comes should be interpreted as an expression of intensive prayer.

000019299

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06677

SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

1

Solicits for a message both to the caste Hindus and Harijans for the "Harijan" paper.

000023489

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

2

To certain questions G. replies (1) A teacher should be above all faults and be firm in good things. (2) One should feel the same both in happiness and misery (3) One has to make efforts to be a read worshipper (4) One can have undisturbed sleep by making efforts (5) Both in Ramayana and Mahabharat the conflict between the good and the evils is depicted in from of stories.

000021650

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08026

LASH, William Q. (Father)

2

Gandhiji requests for his views about the Ashram. Doing of an act, against our reasoning, but because of love, is not necessarily wrong if the act itself is right. Conversely if the act itself is wrong doing it because of love is wrong. Man is good, not for the sake of good but for the love he gives and receives. Love is the agent of moral coercion. Jejus' love is the best example. We obey Him in spite of our inclinations to the contrary and even Singh in his praise. For guidance people rely upon him. Other rely upon parents, wives and friends. All the same it is love that guides us. Fast is only a form of such coercion and is justifiable only if the motive, the end and the act are right. Any violence in act will vitiate the motive and the end. Hence the importanct of Ahimsa. Man can only control Acts- the rest (fruits) should be left to god.

000019302

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06644

PURANDARE N. H.

1

We have gone through the estimates, The rates of chitrashala press and those of Arya Bhushana press are different. you are wrong at every step However let vasu kaka decide.

000019304

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06681

SUNDARAM, T. J.

1

Advised never to write anything at all about temple entry or anything else to paper she having no restraint over his pen.

000020167

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07203

PATTANI, Prabhashankar (Sir)

2

Im my previous letter I demand from you not money but co-operation infreeing chamars from the enforced labour of Disposing of dead cattle and consequently from eating carrion. Gandhiji then suggests different modes of co-operation.

000019301

05.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06665

VENKATA SIVADU, R.

1

Continue the league's activities to actual constructive work and to propaganda necessary for the purpose. Do not go in for the acquisition of waste land, political rights or even about matter of education.

000031267

06.02.1933

11456

JOSEF BASEK

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Admiring G. encloses photograph of a rose taken by address at the time of G's fast whose center looks very much like G's head. Also seeks permission to use G's name to name a variety of rose for competition.

000020171

06.02.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

enclosing two cuttings from the statement of 4th and 5th inst. containing letters on Poona pact penned by jitendralal Banerji and B. C. Chatterjee respectively desires to know of minds if they are replied to.

000020172

06.02.1933

07206

THAKKAR, P. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Regarding temple-entry propaganda Mr. Thakur, vice president, Ali Bengal Depresses Federation opines that unless immediate measures are taken towards their educational and economic advancement this evil can never be eradicated.

000020169

06.02.1933

07205

SUBBAROYAN P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

My bill is disallowed but am glad Ranga Iyer's is allowed glad to know about postponement of your fast.

000020168

06.02.1933

07204

PHATAK H. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Requests Gandhi to inquire about Mrs. Yashodabai's who is aling in Dhulia gaol, sends Brahmi oil and Narayan Tel for headach and elbow pain narrating of uneasiness of his friend mate.Seeks appointment for him to exchange views calmly on the naughty question of temple entry.

000020170

06.02.1933

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

The estimatereferred to by you is not received.

000022723

07.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09571

THAKKAR, Amritlal V.

1

Original of 20179

000020176

07.02.1933

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Disliking Ranga Iyer's statement in reply to a JagadGuru's telegram to the effect that Malabar Hindus are against temple-entry. Sanatanists have earnestness of purpose and Gandhiji is a fair approach to Buddha Gandhi gives vent to his suspicion about Ranga Iyer's advocacy.

000020178

07.02.1933

07211

NAIR, P. Narayan

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

The editor assures that the report is entirely wrong and requests to ask Gandhiji's correspondent to point out the articles to which he takes such strong exception.

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