Serial no.

Date

From no.

From Person

To no.

To Person

Pages

Summary

000007022

01.01.1920

00663

MATHEW K. T.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am impelled by love of country and Jesus Christ to offer my services. Will you or C.F. Andrews lead me ?

000007023

02.01.1920

00664

AJIT PRASAD D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Arrange for release of Arjunlal Sethi and Brahmachari Bhagwandin - the only two Jain Political Prisoners in India.

000007041

02.01.1920

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

6

Agenda of a Meeting on 2nd January. List of members and office-bearers of All India Congress Committee.

000007024

02.01.1920

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"BLANK"

18

Wires to Gandhiji to go to Jamalpur [Bengal] and settle the strike of 16000 workers. Gandhiji's letter to Hasan Imam to help them. Statement of their demands which "seen reasonable" to Gandhiji. Government apathetic. [Enclosed report rejected]

000007025

03.01.1920

00665

SHARMA, GOKULCHANDRE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sending by post two copies of "Gandhi Gaurava" [- a book on Gandhiji] I beg to be excused for its blemishes and request you to give your approval [Anumati]

00007128C

04.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00609

REGISTRAR, HIGH COURT

2

Please extend the date of hearing. I do not want to engage counsel. Please do not make public the date of hearing etc.

000007026

04.01.1920

00666

NATTAMAL [DRAWING MASTER,GPVT.]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please let me know the terms for presentation, [for prize] of the wheel. How I to do in person ? Where ?

000007028

04.01.1920

00643

FRASER, A. G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thanks for replying even during the pressure of the Congress Ludhiana. People will send you the poster. The Tomb is a tiny spot.

00007027B

04.01.1920

00730

RUSTOMJEE, Parsee

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Please get my accounts cleared. I shall donate for any charity you suggest. I think of the cLosing of my business etc.

000007029

05.01.1920

00668

DEVI DAYAL SECY DIST

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Marsden refused interview. Wired His Honour praying regarding mission disturbance compensation indirect tax. Do needful.

000007031

05.01.1920

00670

GILLESPIE, S. [MISSON HOUSE]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

The Christian Mission has settled some [famine-stricken] here and given them lands etc. But they are in debt of Rs.920/- Will you contribute to pay it off ?

00007393E

05.01.1920

00633

GANDHI, Harilal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Receive two persons from British Fuiana reaching Ahmedabad.

000007030

05.01.1920

09858

DEO, SHANKER RAO

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Khshire [of Champaran] and myself pulled the chain and were forced down on plat form. A suit is filed against us. Please advise us.

000007032

06.01.1920

00671

MEHTA, Jamnadas Madhavji

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Will you open a Swadeshi store in Dahanu and oblige us ? Dahanu is a port [in Bombay Presidency], and so a business centre:

000007033

06.01.1920

00672

FAZAL DIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith the pamphlet for your study. Being a leader your opinion will help in getting the suggestion carried out.

000007035

07.01.1920

00674

SHARAD C. [SECY., HOME RULE]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

As promised by you, favour us by your presence. The best occasion is the political conference; when Muslims also can see you.

000007034

07.01.1920

00673

AIYER, C. P. Ramaswami

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Your sobering influence saved Congress from being irresponsible. A spirit of Ravdyism as in U.S. A. [United States of America] is growing.

000007038

08.01.1920

00678

CHARANJI LAL

00680

GHOSE, Rash Behari

3

Will you contribute for such ? - as you have given 11 lakhs for Technical Institute ? Copy to Gandhiji appealing to start such Institutes.

000007037

08.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00577

CHATFIELD, G. E. (Collector, Ahmedabad)

2

Please grant permission to build it as applied for by Maganlal Gandhi. It is for purely agricultural purpose only that we have cattle [Ashram had Buffaloes also at the time].

000007036

08.01.1920

00675

BROWN, Edith, WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

As the map shows we do not want to buy the Mosque, the tomb is utterly neglected. I shall be glad if anything can be done to stop the prosecution by Government for raising false agitation.

00007393F

08.01.1920

09337

BARNES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Deputation from Fiji anxious to meet you,where to meet?

00007037A

08.01.1920

00527

COLLECTOR

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

To construct suc farm buildings no permission is necessary.

000007042

09.01.1920

00683

MISRA, Gokaran Nath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

26

enclosing Full Text of the resolutions including the resolution on Reforms with the defeated amendments also [Printed copies also].

000007040

09.01.1920

00682

LUTCHMAYA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

17

Two letters of Lutchmaya to Gandhiji, one to Lutchmaya from Wilberforce, Two articles by Lutchmaya to show how European Planters exploit Indian small Planters of cane and kill co-operative movement there:

000007039

09.01.1920

00681

GURUKUL GUJARANWALA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

You are a high soul, so please explain how you, a "Satyagrahi" can enter politics where leaders are irreligious - specially here: [Reference to Labh Singh as a good man].

000007091

10.01.1920

00726

SHARMA, Harihar

00727

GANDHI, Devdas

1

Tamil Province Congress Committee has sanctioned Rs.2000/- for the purpose as per your instructions. Please therefore, remit the amount.

000007090

10.01.1920

00725

GANDHI, Harilal M.?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

18

Evidently an able defence by Gandhi Harilal regarding the charges by his Maternal Uncle. Though in debt of Rs.6000 /- the loan was sanctioned by the Uncle. Pragji's letter showing his distress and charging Harilal with bringing him in trouble.

000007092

10.01.1920

00728

FOOL HEAD,CACKLING GREESE AS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your Bolshevik friends will give us funds for travelling for self-glorification. You silly idiot! silly blight ! etc.

00007393G

10.01.1920

09335

NUNAN, J. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Patrika now admits the attack as baseless . Reply enclosed.

00007393H

10.01.1920

09338

BRITISH GUIANA DEPUTATION

02690

EDITORS

7

Draft of a reply to the patriks. There is no indenture system; scheme is nothing but a free colonization,we do represent British Guiana Indians etc.

000007043

11.01.1920

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32

Six Letters from Dr. Savarkar to Gandhiji asking Gandhiji's advice to secure release: one from Bhat [Assistant editor, Maratha] to Kaka Saheb Kalelkar, one Gandhiji's letter to Dr. Savarkar. Two Petitions to the Governor. One Ganesh Damodar Savarkar promise to work the reforms. Synopsis of the career of both.

000007045

12.01.1920

00684

MISTRI, J. G.

00530

NAVAJIVAN

2

Gandhiji's offer of prizes is very laudable. I propose to make one Charka. Then foolish arguments against power-machines.

000007047

12.01.1920

00687

MANILAL M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Rs.100/- for Mrs. Bhai Permanand Rs.50/- for the saviour of Miss Sherwood's life. Rs.50/- for Punjab Relief of in any way you like.

000007046

12.01.1920

00685

DAYALJI NANUBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

All arrangements have been made for Jawaharlal Nehru's comfortable stay. The bearer's brother and other boys were fined. What should to do ?

000007089

12.01.1920

00724

GANDHI, VIRJILAL A

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GANDHI, M. K.

5

I have myself suggested only Rs.60/- and free quarters, as my salary. I will somehow manage in it. I will join by 31st January.

000007044

12.01.1920

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66

Correspondence between Sheth Mangaldas, Gandhiji and Sheth Ambalal Sarabhai and Collector and Commissioner. Mangaldas charges Gandhiji with obstinacy and Ambalal with under-hand methods: Beginning of the method of arbitration System.

000007051

13.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00690

LUCHMAYA

1

I have read your letter and literature: I shall see you on, but I cannot give much time being too busy. so come ready.

000007053

13.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00692

BARNES, George (Sir) [Commerce Member]

3

The right of Indians to hold property by forming corporations should be maintained. Municipal powers should not be extended till Indian tights are safeguarded please send me something on East Africa as you did on South Africa.

000007050

13.01.1920

00689

TRIVEDI, DEOSHANKAR J.

00530

NAVAJIVAN

2

There being only one ticket-window, there is great rush, at Ahmedabad. No lights in the train leaving Ahmedabad at 6 A.M. etc.

000007048

13.01.1920

00166

TIMES OF INDIA

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

Much obliged for pointing out the serious inaccuracy in our report. My sincere regrets. It will be corrected on January 14th.

00007034A

13.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00673

AIYER, C. P. Ramaswami

1

The resolution was a comprimise and so cannot satisfy all parties

000007049

13.01.1920

00688

LARKHANA RECEPTION COMMITTEE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Earnestly request your presence. Pray wire consent because holding (up) invitations. - P.T.S.

000007027

13.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01832

WEST, Ada (Devi) (Miss)

4

A restrained unmarried life is superior to a married one. One need not change one's faith to appreciate the beauties of another faith.

000007052

13.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05484

PETERSEN, Anne Marie (Miss)

3

Miss Faering may freely stay at yours during Christmas [Xmas}. I have a fine perception of the truth of Hinduism, which is that I should wish others to be best specimens of their own faith and not be Hindus.

000026392

14.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01401

TAGORE, Rabindranath

2

It is postponed. Can you come now. There is ample time.

000007054

14.01.1920

00693

ANANTRAM KHEMCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

There is great tension here regarding the road that a Hindu procession should pass through. Please do come before things get out of hand.

000007055

14.01.1920

00694

RAM BIHARILAL [SANSKRIT-PROF.]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

Only a universally accepted aspects of religion, i.e. the eight-told way of "Yoga" be emphasised and preached by a society newly founded.

00007125D

15.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09324

FRANCH (Mr.) PUNJAB GOVT.CAMP

2

Men were subjected to inhuman treatment and women were molested. Please inquire:

000007057

15.01.1920

00695

MARWADI, SAMANT C/O-SERVANTS O

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

Some of the yarn I sent to Lathi was stolen. New taxes have been imposed on Weavers at Lathi after we sent our yarn there . Other merchant pay higher rate and so none except. Ramji weave our yarn.

000007059

15.01.1920

00696

META. B. A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

British Zilla is happy. It can even demand Chelmsford's dismissal. Here, in Kathiawar. People are in jail without warrants etc.

00007125C

15.01.1920

09323

SINGH KISHAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please get remittance of the fine imposed of my son; and his school Leaving Certificate.

000007056

15.01.1920

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

9

Gandhiji's award as sole arbitrator in the case and correspondence connected with it. Captain AzAmtussalaamla to pay Rs.8000/- [Between AzAmtussalaamla and Gandhiji & Devidas Solicitors].

000007058

15.01.1920

13802

WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Two cordial letters of Miss F. Winterbottom, who cherishes the same ideals as Gandhiji, but who, as he says, cannot put them into practices. Nice letters.

000007060

16.01.1920

00697

GRIJKISHORE BABU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

18

Vidyanandji has unnecessarily raised this row under your name. Durbhanga Tenants are happier than all their neighbours. Darbhanga is within his rights in his demand of 25% from buyer of lands.

00007027C

17.01.1920

11891

PETIT, J.B. IMPERIAL INDIAN CIT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Agenda to consider proposals regarding Indians overseas;and amendments in the constitution [Agenda of managing Committee of the Association].

000007061

17.01.1920

00488

VYAS, Manilal Jadavji

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am going to Karachi on 22nd. I pray for your blessings. Second Letter. I reached Karachi on 26th. I am told I am now to be permitted - that leaves the meaning of foreigner unsettled.

000007072

18.01.1920

00706

ADAJANIA, Sorabji (Mrs.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have not yet received the Rs.900/-

00007043A

18.01.1920

09318

SAVARKAR, N. D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Government says his case is not to be codidered .His health is failing Please do something.

000007062

19.01.1920

00699

ASAF ALI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

12

I can understand the economical and political aspects, but not the religious. Animals are for man's use - that is nature's purpose.

00007027D

19.01.1920

09315

THAKOR S.T.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please fuide us regarding method of working etc. We will ;be going in deputation to England.

00007027L

20.01.1920

09316

GOOLABKHAN PEERKHAN

00416

GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

Goods sent by you have been despatched to Mr. Rustomjee,Durban.

000007066

20.01.1920

00506

FAERING, Esther (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

As usual full of love and sincerity. She opens her heart to Bapu and confesses her weaknesses. Ba is difficult to please. Mahadev is Over-Worried over his illness.

000007067

21.01.1920

00701

SINHA, S. P. (Sir)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Very grateful for the recognition of my part in the Indian Reforms Act, by one "who possesses the affection" of millions of Indians.

000007075

22.01.1920

00709

VIDYANAND MADHUBARI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Kindly come soon. Coaxing cajoling threatening by Raj continues. Returning delegates maltreated come as promised.

000007068

23.01.1920

00702

HUSAIN, A. Ali

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Who gave you the information on which your speech was based ?

00007068A

24.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09320

HUSAIN, S. Ali

1

It was furnishe at meerut and by people who incited me to your place. If it is not correct you supply your version.

000007063

24.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00609

REGISTRAR, HIGH COURT

1

The 3rd of March will suit me for the hearing of the suit against Mahadev Desai and myself.

000007069

24.01.1920

00703

NAGINLAL AMULAKHRAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sending herewith a cheque for Rs.5000/- for books to be prepared under your guidance, to be distributed free to village School Students.

00007043B

25.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09318

SAVARKAR, N. D.

1

Difficult to advise. However prefer brief petitions. My self moving.

00007027E

25.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09315

THAKOR S.T.

1

Be accurate in information and miderate but firm in your demands. Consult Polak there:

000007071

25.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00705

MADANAPALLE S.

2

Differences between Passive resistance and Satyagraha. (1) Satyagraha is a weapon of the strong and not like passive resistance of the weak (2) Satyagraha eschews violence and untruth of any kind.

000007064

25.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00699

ASAF ALI

6

We shall agree to differ. Man realises his highest station by abstinence, not by indulgence. Man is more man as he abstains more: But I know that beef is used mostly by Christians. Hindus should protest against that first.

000007070

25.01.1920

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

"An well on the mind but why art thou so unkind ? Oh ! for a love letter from you !"

00007072A

26.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00414

PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji)

1

She says she has not yet received it . Please send the money.

000007073

26.01.1920

00707

SREEKANTAN P. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am a student of the National College, studying journalism. Can I serve you in the "Young India" office and be trained ?

000007074

26.01.1920

00708

ADVANI, Lalchand

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

I said I would require Rs.100/- but I realize that I need Rs. 130/- at least. But that I leave to you; and am joining "Young India on 1st.

000007093

26.01.1920

00729

CHANDU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Farmers are keeping some cotton for spinning. Old women begun to play the wheel; in Gondal 25 wheels are set working, etc.

000007094

26.01.1920

00412

SHRADDHANAND (Swami)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

The owners are willing to give away part of it free but not willing to sell the whole. You and Pt. Malaviyaji do the needful. I am too ill.

000007076

27.01.1920

00710

PREM SINGH

00711

GOVERNOR OF BOMBAY & VICEROY OF

5

As I came to know that your honour is always helping the poor I send you a copy of a petition to the Viceroy which shows how my property is taken away and I was imprisoned etc.

00007393K

27.01.1920

09335

NUNAN, J. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Jehangir petit anxious to have you opening regarding Guiana colonization Scheme. Meeting Imperial Citizenship Association;Friday.

000007077

28.01.1920

00712

SHAHZADI FATMA S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith my papers. Please secure some land or monthly subsistence from Government. I belong to a high family. Gandhiji's Reply: I cannot do anything.

000007078

28.01.1920

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

If proper, my Calcutta branch will help Harilal in his venture: I will do my best regarding funds for the Ashram building and "Hindi-Prachar".

000007079

28.01.1920

00714

CHAND, K. K. [HON., LEGISLATIVE]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I send herewith an unended form of the resolution. I shall move if allowed. What do you think of my Dyer resolution ? It is disallowed.

000007065

28.01.1920

00699

ASAF ALI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Sorry I cannot agree. If animals are not for man's use, I should not take milk at all. Abstinence has limits and is for Ascetics.

000007080

29.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00715

AGASHE, V. T.

1

I have gone through your memorial. Your case does not appear to be one requiring unavoidable relief from public purse.

000007081

29.01.1920

00716

MURARILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Execution fixed 31st. Pray Viceroy for post-ponement pending Majesty's orders to public prayers.

00007393J

29.01.1920

09335

NUNAN, J. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Can I see you in Lahore Sunday morning? Wire:

00007393I

29.01.1920

09335

NUNAN, J. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Will call Sunday 4'o clock.

00007087A

30.01.1920

06872

ASAR, LAXMIDAS

00899

GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

Please give me details about the machine there:

000007087

30.01.1920

00722

ASAR, LAXMIDAS PURUSHOTTAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have across the picture of a new wheel which produces 2 1/2 times as much as the old wheel. Also inquiries about the doubling machine. An gron Spinning-Wheel produces 1 1/2 of the old wheel.

000007088

30.01.1920

00723

NARAYAN ROW S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am Losing my ancestral property worth Rs.3500/-. I have a wife and five children Please help me out of the trouble. I will then join you.

00007066A

30.01.1920

13383

FAERING, Esther (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I am weak.- shall try to maintain health etc.

000007082

30.01.1920

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

26

Letter to Gandhiji enclosing three petitions from Delhi Staff; Three wires and one letter to Gandhiji from Punjab staff; and one Wire from Kashmir, one letter from Nagpur, Gandhiji's letter to Barnes urging increase soon. Two Wires protesting against very law increase.

000007086

31.01.1920

00721

VAKIL FATECHAND R. SADRA

00530

NAVAJIVAN

8

Mahikantha people suffer most from the "Swaries" [Camping of the officers of the British Agency]. Herewith our petitions which was rejected as the reply shows.

000007083

31.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00717

BROWN, (Mrs.)

1

I take it that you have acquired the site but you do not want to hurt people's feeling and wish to avoid prosecution if possible.

000007084

31.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00719

DHRUWA, ANANDSHANKAR (Benares)

2

I see non except you having both learning and character. So I humbly approach you with a request to write out such books. I treasure the love that prompted you to send the picture:

000007085

31.01.1920

00720

GORAKHPRASAD MOTIHARI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

The riots are so glad you will come ! - and with Ali-brothers if possible ! We propose to give an address to Lieutenant Governor. You should write to him regarding my correspondence with the Hamoud.

00007393M

31.01.1920

00689

TRIVEDI, DEOSHANKAR J.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Please attend the meeting for considering British Guiana Scheme. Wire views on proposed protest against East African Ordinance of 1919.

000011883

31.01.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

1

Good that Miss Faering is lodged with lmam Saheb. I informed her about Ba's nature: Ba's whims are often obstructive. Serve Miss Faering as well as you do Mahadev.

000007395

31.01.1920

 

 

 

 

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000007394

31.01.1920

 

 

 

 

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000007095

01.02.1920

00730

RUSTOMJEE, Parsee

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

100 pound have been collected for the reception; [26.4 pound mines], I do most earnestly request you to procure the amount of expenses from Ratan Shah Kohiar. Why no letter from the Ashram and you ?

000007096

01.02.1920

00731

SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

Not being promised equal social status with Sir. B.Robertson, I refused to go. Will Muslims remain non-violent during Satyagraha. Turkey has been a nuisance to Europe. The compromise resolution is a unity of words only. Congress has not given a clear lead. Shastri distrusts Ali-Brothers.

000011884

01.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

1

Your today's letter frightening indeed but thinking that your wire must be conveying later news feel somewhat easy. Would not like sticking here but for Punjab work. Trust fully in God.

000007097

02.02.1920

00732

NAND LAL, HEAD-MASTER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Though declared innocent by the Martial Tribunal, I have been sent to this far-off Shahpur and am deprived of my. grade of Rs 100-140. Includes Nand Lal's another letter.

000007098

02.02.1920

00509

SATYAPAL (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

They Viceroy and some Muslims are against them. Thanks for your efforts. The [Jallian walla] Bagh problem can be solved only by you shraddhanandji threw up the thing in disgust. Undertaking is objected to, by Abdul Hac and others.

000007102

03.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00738

FRENCH, L. [Punjab Govt.]

1

I have not worried you even with an inquiry as to why many political prisoners are not yet discharged. But will you tell me if Bhai Permanand and others will be released; also why under taking is demanded ?

000007100

03.02.1920

00735

VENKATRAMAN A.

00736

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, Secretary

9

I am a barrister and served the Empire on the Volunteer Corps organised by M.K. Gandhi as the testimonials show. [One testimonial from Gandhiji. Also full composition of Indian Volunteer Committees.

000007101

03.02.1920

00737

PANDE S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am a Brahmin of Kanoj earning Rs.15/- per month. I want the amount to marry my two daughters according to caste rules.

000007099

03.02.1920

00734

META MADHAVDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

I send you copies of Harilal's letters to me to show Harilal's preserve attitude. Refuses to repay Rs. 8000/- Harilal's Letters: you can go to Law. Do not harass Pragji and Medh, who, are not my partners. Legally I have very little to pay.

00007079A

04.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00714

CHAND, K. K. [HON., LEGISLATIVE]

1

Even of the Viceroy had not ruled it out I think it to be premature:

000007103

04.02.1920

00739

GORAKH PRASAD

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Since you are busy, I learn, you will not come now. But please do not drop it, altogether. If Ali-Brothers come here Hindu-Muslim Unity will be secured.

00007072B

04.02.1920

00414

PETIT, J. B. (Jehangir Bomanji)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

The amount has already been remitted to her.

000007105

05.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00740

DASS, BRIJASUNDAR (PRES. ORIYA)

1

Received your circular. Please Keep me informed of the [Oriya Movement] progress. I am giving a paragraph to it in Young India.

000007104

05.02.1920

01098

DAS, CHITTA RANJAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Shaukat Ali etc. coming. We earnestly pray you come to grace the occasion and strengthen Hindu Muslim Unity. Gandhiji's reply: "Impossible".

000007108

05.02.1920

00741

FRENCH, L. [Punjab Govt.]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Case of Bhai Permanand [etc] and other prisoners are under consideration. Undertaking is demanded for public safety from serious offenders. 638 out of 734 have been already released.

000011887

05.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

1

Your letter are soothing. Allow Mahadev read my letter if you approve. Does Deepak fare well ? Esther's Condition deplorable.

000009161

05.02.1920

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

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2

You press us to arrange for teaching Bengalee to Dipak. But we cannot undertake to teach in all languages. We are in experimental stage.

000009162

05.02.1920

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3

If I am arrested Shastriar must resign and should not go to England. All should disobey laws and keeping on filling jails on three issues - solution of Islamic problem, Montague reforms in a satisfactory form and abolition of Rowlatt Bill. Merchants should trade honestly and not exploit the poor and have unflinching faith in Satyagraha.

000007106

05.02.1920

00000

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1

Tilk weakly yielded to Government in accepting a secret and restricted inquiry in to the Punjab. The moderates insisted and won. Tilk is crafty, not only towards the crafty but towards real gentleman like Gokhale etc.

00007393O

06.02.1920

02581

SHASTRY G

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

British Guiana Deputation stood on our cross-examination will see them again.

00007393Q

06.02.1920

09340

LUCKHOO A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

The opposition to the colonization Scheme is not genuine but got up .British Guiana Indian Community is behind vs. News paper cuttings on the subjects "Future of Guiana" enclosed.

00007393N

06.02.1920

09335

NUNAN, J. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Matter fully dealt with.Have satisfied with regard colonization scheme, British Guiana Indians support us.

000007107

06.02.1920

00000

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1

Gandhiji------- cannot be put out by Tilk's learned quotations from the Gita. His many volte faces regarding Reforms show that his policy is "Duplimacy [= Diplomacy and Duplicity].

000007110

06.02.1920

00000

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2

The right to sell or transfer occupancy holdings be recognised,. Reward for saving Vidyanandji's life etc.

00007393P

07.02.1920

09335

NUNAN, J. (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Received cablegram from Lord Milner stating that Governor cancels existing indemnities as advised by us.

000011888

07.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

2

Your resolve not to say anything to any Ashramite is a justifiable We have no right to criticize others till wet ourselves are prepared to bar Criticism from other. Better and advisable for you to remain silent in spite of Maganlal's charges against you. Am rather agitated by the news of Faering's going with Lilavati.

000007109

08.02.1920

00742

WEST, Ada (Devi) (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I fear I shall not be able to see C.F. Andrews, I am not well. Butter is now at 4/- per pound [ lb.], etc. Mother is dead. [ Four Letters.]

000007114

09.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00747

FRENCH, L. [Punjab Govt.]

1

Everybody appreciates the manner in which the Royal Proclamation is given effect to, but if all were unconditionally released it would have been more gracious, though I understand your view.

000007112

09.02.1920

00744

DISTRICT CONGRESS COMMITTEE

00745

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

8

A complaint against District Magistrate for cancelling Gun-licences to holders on the ground of their associating with the Congress. [Congress : "A Seditious Body" : District Congress: "Self Constituted Body"

000007111

09.02.1920

00743

MAHAMAD ALI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Your advice and guidance will be of inestimable value to the cause: I hesitate to act looking to the tremendous importance of the cause.

000011885

09.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

1

Herewith a letter for Deepak. His mother etc. are worried on account of the separation They want him to be virtuous etc. Let us help him.

000007117

09.02.1920

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Have arranged with Ashok Stores to buy the whole stock remaining in the Ashram and to pay for it.

000007116

10.02.1920

00748

SASTRI, V. S. Srinivasa

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am anxious regarding your health. I hope Jivraj will insist on your rest. We have accepted the scheme, but advise a deputation first.

000007113

10.02.1920

00746

CANDLER, Edmund

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

We have give everything possible by the Reforms. The Five-brands are working the mischief. All if there were leaders like you.

000007115

10.02.1920

00000

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4

Letters regarding Amritsar : Report of a Public Meeting : [Copy of SN 7112] etc. [T = "Tribune".]

000007118

12.02.1920

00750

MAHENDRA KARAN JANKA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I send you herewith a booklet, thereby invoking your blessings on my poor Community. Gandhiji landed to the skies in the letter.

000011889

13.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

4

Saraladevi is the only Bengal: woman married to a Punjab who insists that her son should learn Bengali. All our activities should be regular like a machine. Have asked Mahadev's pardon I did not know my letter would worries him. It is Mahadev's superiority that he could laugh at it.

000011886

13.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

1

It is regrettable that has left. I am studying all of you. Since I have met kaka I am enamoured of him He requires. Congenial atmosphere Uncongenial atmosphere: Will wither him.

000011890

13.02.1920

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5

Deepak's had an unsettled school life. Hence he cannot concentrate on any subject for long. Another difficulty is about his mother tongue. etc. etc.

000011891

13.02.1920

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

After talking and discussing about press materials relates an incident regarding his experience at sir Narayan's residence, where the peon instead of allowing him inside made him wait for Sir Narayan in the Veranalah.

00007393R

16.02.1920

09342

POLYNESIYA T.C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

"enclosing cablegram received from our Governor regarding strike in Fiji. Sending them all to the press tomorrow" Government version of the strike.

000007120

17.02.1920

00751

ZAFARULLAH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

I agree with Hon. Khaparde's resolution [on stoppage of slaughter of milch-cows]; but it will be a handle to separationists among Muslims whom Government will help and so there will be trouble what is your view.

00007125E

19.02.1920

00747

FRENCH, L. [Punjab Govt.]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send statements. Government will inquire:

000007121

20.02.1920

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Tagore calls our cooperation sinful and I agree, 'We turned our men into mercenaries to help Imperialism' Non-Cooperation is not for service of the poor yet. Government is doping Indians with opium.

00007125F

21.02.1920

09325

LABHSING

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Here the Muslim cultivators are under the thumb of big land lordsand the people resign to their fate.

000007122

22.02.1920

00752

DASS, BRIJSUNDER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

16

I send you herewith some issues of "The Oriya" to acquaint you with our grievance regarding the beef-stall. A Christian [Mr. Das M.S.] presided.

00007393S

22.02.1920

09342

POLYNESIYA T.C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanking for the article in reply to British guiana and Fiji Deputations. My reply is that though must be given to the fate of 64000 Indian souls who deserve consideration.

000007123

24.02.1920

00753

TATA'S EMPLOYEES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Three wires from Employees of Tata's, Jamshedpur [on strike] appealing to Gandhiji to come and effect settlement of the strike which involves 40,000 men.

000007124

26.02.1920

00754

WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

You were the subject of long talk. A leader needs super-human wisdom and you are a leader of men.

000007125

26.02.1920

00000

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00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

My 'pranams' on my birth-day. My whole life has been transferred during my year's stay. I love khaddar.

00007393T

26.02.1920

09342

POLYNESIYA T.C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

To distrust the Governor on account of the word "agitation" is not fair. Place all your information before us or Barnes.

00007125A

26.02.1920

09322

TEKCHAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please request Government to extend clemency to the remaining five persons.

00007125B

27.02.1920

00509

SATYAPAL (Dr.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

As desired we have sent telegrams to Government.

00007125G

28.02.1920

09326

BATRA, MORARILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Punitive police at different places. LabhSingh leaving for lahore:

00007125H

29.02.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00747

FRENCH, L. [Punjab Govt.]

1

Regret the delay in sending statements askedfor by you . Shall send them when ready. Please remove the police [Punitive Police], still stationed at certain places.

000007190

01.03.1920

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25

Correspondence regarding the Fund. 'Bombay's response is noble chiefly due to presence of Gandhiji'. An European's offer of Rs.100/- if the memory of European deaths in Amritsar Bank Case was also kept green.[Pages 18 photostated, 7 Rejected]

000007126

02.03.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00755

CHIEF SECRETARY [PUNJAB GOVT.]

1

I send you a selection out or the numerous statement police been withdrawn ?

00007393U

02.03.1920

00411

SHRADDHANAND (Swami)

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

enclosing Urdu note of on Mr. X.Y.Z. warding against emigration to British Guiana I suggest - some body should be sent to England with our report.

000007127

02.03.1920

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2

Copy of Mason's Resolution that United States of America should give recognition to Indian People in their struggle for Self-Government Resolution referred to Foreign Committee.

000032781

03.03.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01686

ANASUYABEN

1

Gandhiji sends a telegraphic message stating that the judgement is reserved indefinitely. Jove is to reach on Sunday.

000007129

03.03.1920

00582

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

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Ratmo improved. Going Calcutta. I follow. Advise Mahadev come Herewith wife for rest.

000007130

04.03.1920

00000

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2

Text of a resolution of a public meeting and report of a speech by Mansion W.E. who said "Nothing worse [that Dyer's] ever occurred in the war".

00007145A

05.03.1920

04793

SANTANAM K. ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Translation of statements is going on. Draft reply on the back-of Expedite : 6-3-1920 see 7125 H.

000007131

05.03.1920

00758

LAW, Gordon

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

My interview with you here is the most prized event on my 3 1/2 years here: Thoreau[Mr.] has been my passion and you love him.

000024132

06.03.1920

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1

Since some months I have taken a vow to use only khaddar.

000007132

07.03.1920

00759

BIHAR TENANTS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

We of Sameli Village of Purniah District are given much trouble about indigo to bring false suit against us.

000007133

09.03.1920

00392

GILLESPIE S. "I. P. MISSON"

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Thanks for your donations of Rs.100/- to farmers settled by Christian Missionaries. I forward to my successor your request for an Englishman to teach English [fails (?)]

000009894

09.03.1920

01849

SUBEDAR MANU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

29

As desired notes on currency and exchange are enclosed herewith together with Report of Currency Committee 1920 and that of Chamberlain Commission 1914; both of which will be found useful.

000007134

10.03.1920

00761

WINTERBOTTOM, Florence (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I hope you had some rest at the Ashram. I read your "Young India" in the Tube. It is good to hear so much of you.

000026393

11.03.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01401

TAGORE, Rabindranath

4

Thanks for agreeing to honour the Parishad. We will be very happy to have you amongst us. Please communicate your requirements.

000007136

13.03.1920

00764

GOKARNNATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your wire: If meeting held Bombay 3rd April; Can you attend ?

000007135

14.03.1920

00545

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

00763

GANDHI, Radha Maganlal (Miss)

3

The Ashram contains all the beauties.-without their accompanying blemishes-of life in England. Gandhiji and Ba [Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi] have done it.

000007186

14.03.1920

00796

MEYERS, A. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

11

European concerns are giving us discharge notices to make room for unemployed Europeans. The Writer has a Prima Facie strong case. He alleges that a private circular is sent by Government to employ 12000 European men.

000007137

14.03.1920

00765

AMRITSAR JAIN SABHA, President

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Punjab Jain Sabha requests you to lay foundation Stone of Amar Jain Hostel Lahore 3rd April Wire:

00007133A

15.03.1920

00392

GILLESPIE S. "I. P. MISSON"

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Thanks for the donation received from you.

00007138A

16.03.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00766

GIRDHARILAL

1

Yes. You should help and act according to my manifesto.

000007138

16.03.1920

00766

GIRDHARILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Should Amritsar observe Hartal and extend Hindus participation in resolution ?

00007027G

16.03.1920

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5

An aggreement between Rev. Lucas and Parsee Rustomjee to establish an Indian Orphanage , donor Rustomjee.

00007027F

16.03.1920

01619

NAIDU, P. K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

46

Mac Intyre is elected to the parliament. The Statement submitted to the commission is enclosed . Our fear is -Government may not accept findings of the commission.

000007139

17.03.1920

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43

Correspondence between A.V. Thakkar[Thakkar Bapa] and Gandhiji and A.V. Thakkar and District Collector, Puri. A.V. Thakkar vividly describes the terrible distress of people and severely condemns Government's heartless indifference and tardy relief. Shri.Gopa Bandhu's splendid speech and efforts. Also Press Reports and appeals.

00007141A

18.03.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

14182

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

1

Will you tell me if the postal Strike and the attitude of mill-hands will lead to troupble ?

000007140

18.03.1920

00767

COORLAWALA, M. N.

00768

JINNAH, Mohammad Ali

3

Arabs of Syria and Mesopotamia have proclaimed independence under Feisal-I-, and Abdoola; as they are disgusted with slavery of "Mandates" They appeal to you to take up their cause.

000007141

18.03.1920

00769

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Will you tell me if the postal strike and the attitude of Mill-hands will lead to trouble?

000032759

23.03.1920

00000

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00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Gandhiji must have returned to Bombay from Delhi by now. The writer of the letter refers to the meeting of the Majoor Mahajan which is now arranged for 4th April. She also refers to the resolutions that are to be adopted at the meeting. Printed copies of the resolutions would be ready. Similarly, she asks Gandhiji to send the text of his address at the meeting. She would get it printed and copies of which would be distributed at the meeting.

000026356

27.03.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08481

RAJINIA

3

Original 9857

000009857

27.03.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01826

REZMIE, T.

3

Hajarat mohni says no body has faith in Non-co-operation movement. No cause can prosper without our faith in it. Mine is the way of self sacrifice and truth. Those who are not prepared for it should abandon me. All the front-leaders may see me in Bombay.

000007144

28.03.1920

00730

RUSTOMJEE, Parsee

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

If he does not, submit accounts; take him to court. I am fed up with your silence on it. Mr. West should be made to help us.

000007142

28.03.1920

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2

Very cogent argument to abolish caste-system and a strong case against Gandhiji's defence of the system. [The whole of the article against Gandhiji by a "Brahmo" paper] I.M. = "Indian Messenger"

000007143

31.03.1920

00770

ANSARI, M. A. (DR.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

"Our forecast is very depressing but we think it represents the real state of the peoples condition". Will non-co-operation affect the decision of Britain regarding Khilafat. Kitchlew, Hakim Saheb will join non-co-operation movement.

000007145

31.03.1920

00771

BHURGRI, J. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

The Reforms Act should not be condemned out right and parties' programmes should not be based on the severity of condemnations. That would out many loyal Congress-men [Liberals].

000007147

01.04.1920

00773

MALAVIYA, Madan Mohan (Pandit)

01098

DAS, CHITTA RANJAN

1

Suggest your being Lahore 15th for consideration report. Otherwise Benares 16th. Wire your choice.

000007146

01.04.1920

00772

KALE, G. B.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

As the attached Government Report shows, I have invented all machines for producing cloth at home. I am a competitor for the Rs.5000/- prize offered by you, May I come to demonstrate ?

000007148

01.04.1920

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4

Annual Report of 1919-1929. Shows how vigorous propaganda was carried on by meetings and pamphlets. Also audited accounts for 1919.

000007149

02.04.1920

00774

SARDA P. M.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Gandhiji is severely criticised for blaming Kathiawaris for hypocritical use of sweet words. The writer roundly blames Gujaratis.

000007150

06.04.1920

00775

BESANT, Annie (Mrs.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I heartily sympathise with the idea of the national memorial. In this there will be no feeling of hatred for slayers, but love for the slain.

000007151

07.04.1920

00777

KUNDANLAL AMBALA CANT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sending Rs.300/-;Rs. 200/- for relief or the Martial Law Sufferers and Rs.100/- for Jallianwalla Bagh Memorial Fund.

000007199

07.04.1920

00803

BESANT, Annie (Mrs.)

05517

ALL INDIA CONGRESS WORKING COMMITTEE

13

Mrs. Annie Besant's appeal to Censure Patel, and Khaparde for their mean-conduct. (1) I never induced Labour members not to move amendments to the Reform Bill in English. (2) I stood out for woman franchise. (3) I am slandered by being called Putana. (4) I did not try to deceive Congress members.

000007168

08.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

4

He knows all who knows the soul. Do every little thing as an effort towards self-realisation. Then the soul is know. Till then have faith.

000007152

11.04.1920

00402

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

4

Is Gandhiji leaving for England, for Khilafat Question ? If so, Indian Politics will get worse. There will be Schisms : and Hindu-Muslim Unity will wither away. I object to it strongly.

000009895

11.04.1920

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1

English rendering of Bipin Chandra Pal's two poems - one "The National Day" and second "The Ganges Bath".

000007153

12.04.1920

00779

LALBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

7

I feel intensely that my nephew Pragji should separate from me and not even speak with me. In the distribution of the property I have suffered; but I deserve it.

000007155

14.04.1920

00781

SADHU SING'S MOTHER

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

My son Sadhu Singh was given 20 years, [then reduced to 7 years] is not released yet. Please help.

000007156

14.04.1920

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2

Mrs. Besant's letter showing where she differed from Gandhiji regarding the resistance to Rowlatt Act: and condemns Gandhiji for Resolution of Jallianwalla Bagh Meeting. [N.I. = "New India"]

000007169

15.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

Saraladevi and her husband are in Bombay. While there I Saw 'Kavi' and talked long enough. Though, I am not satisfied, Bombay's contribution was very good.

000007154

15.04.1920

00780

MEHTA, RANCHHOD N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

I feel very unhappy at the thought. His first stay in England has ruined us Socially and economically. We were just settling, when there is this news !

000007158

15.04.1920

00782

RAM KRISHNA SEVASHRAM [GUTHIA]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

Two appeals by Guthia Ramakrishna Sevashram, [Barisal] to Gandhiji to relieve the terrible distress due to food and clothing shortage. "Women sell their chastity for a peace of cloth."

000007157

15.04.1920

00000

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1

A scathing article against non-cooperation movement; foreshadowing anarchy; if non-cooperation succeeds and so hoping its total failure: In any case it will do very great harm by creating splits etc. [N.I. = "New India"]

000007200

16.04.1920

00805

TILAK, B. G. (Lokmanya)

00806

ALL I [President & members of]

15

(1) Mrs. Besant always tried to thwart congress Deputation I have documentary evidence with me. (2) She yielded to Ormsby Gore and gave up insistence of inclusion of woman suffrage in the Act itself etc.

00007200A

16.04.1920

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6

List of the accused persons who were not released even after the Amnesty.The list contains full details ; regarding residence, amount of punishment etc. All of Ahmedabad and Kaira Crimes of 1919;total 49.

00007200B

16.04.1920

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In view of the amnesty Please remove the restriction imposed upon us and exempt us from roll call etc. [Signed by two persons(of) for the Bawaria Community of the Punjab.

000007159

16.04.1920

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I say "Amen" to those Muslims with whom it is a matter "of faith" to offer non-co-operation. Britain in voluntarily breaks a pledge given to Muslims.

000009593

17.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01808

TYABJI, Abbas S.

4

Indeed the Tagores and Tyabji's are the ratities of India and they are her pride. I am not going to be satisfied until the girlies and Mrs. Abbas start spinning. Either Send a girl here or I send a teacher there: Do not worry for me. We are less than ants.

000007161

20.04.1920

00785

CHAUDHRANI, Saraladevi

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

1

As promised, I was going to write a post-card to you; but your father would not let me waste a pice when there is room for a letter within his own cover. Write to me about your studies.

000007167

20.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

Had you any talk with Aravind Ghose regarding a Japanese - Hama Mityashi. As we have nothing to conceal, I have given all information about your visit to Aravind Ghose. I am not enthusiastic but I will not doggedly oppose Muslims' desire to send me to England.

000007162

20.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

1

You are invited to attend marriage of Fatima,daughter of my friend - "as good as my brother"- A.K.Bawazir. My colleague from South Africa.

000011407

20.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

2

I love to read some letters just as I love to eat. Propose to reach Bombay 20th. Foreign trip if settled finally will not be before 1st May.

000007160

20.04.1920

00783

NORMANTON, Helena (Miss),Editor, "INDIA"

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GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send your "Young India" more regularly. Will you send us two copies every time ?

000007170

21.04.1920

00787

SARALADEVI (Mrs.)

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

We are worried. Is it true ? Gandhiji :- Am busy regarding Panditji -[Rambhuj datt Chaudhari's] departure so cannot write you much.

000011410

23.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

cannot save time to write you a long latter. Dr. Mehta gave me news regarding your health. cannot say when I shall come there:

000007172

24.04.1920

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GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

I try not to be anxious about your health. Andrews will leave us tomorrow. Jin-Vijay-ji is with us.

000007171

24.04.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

We are awaiting the reply to the wire sent to Secretary of State [for India] Gandhiji ;- No letter from you to me. Do write regarding your health.

000007166

24.04.1920

00786

LAJPAT RAI, Lala

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GANDHI, M. K.

1

We are starting one in the Punjab. I am the chief Editor; and will appreciate your inspiring message to Young Punjab.

000007164

25.04.1920

00633

GANDHI, Harilal

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

The bearer of this note Pandit Shukla was a Sanskrit Teacher in the Gujarati School here: He goes to Benares for higher studies etc.

000007163

25.04.1920

00612

NEHRU, Motilal (Pandit)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Unauthorised manifestoes - like Tilaks' - are issued as to how to work the Reforms. Should All India Congress Committee give a popular lead in the matter ? Our London office demands 1000/-pounds for propaganda. What is your view ? [A.I.C.C. = All India Congress Committee].

000007165

25.04.1920

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They were due to Railway and Police high-handedness. But the calmness and conciliation of the chief Commissioner of Delhi saved Delhi from serious riots. [Memo. of Disorders Sub. Committee of All India Congress Committee.]

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28.04.1920

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Facts about Vadod and Nadiad Town. Correspondence regarding imposition of punitive police and levy from Patidars and Banias only. Gandhiji held responsible by Collector. Shows also how the imposition was illegal, and improper. Police methods in getting evidence condemned by Government Tribunal. Atrocities by the extra-police on Women.

000007179

04.05.1920

00788

LAJPAT RAI, Lala

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Send immediately short articles Hindi for my new Urdu daily.

000007181

06.05.1920

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

I refused to be chloroformed, as, apart from the pain which one can determine to bear with a smile, the shock to the nervous system is tHerewith or without chloroform. So why add trouble ?

000007182

06.05.1920

00792

ROY, K. C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

enclosing herewith extracts from the British Press showing the detailed publication of Congress Report. Daily news- "The Indian Massacres" Daily Herald - D.Telegraph. "Violent attack on Viceroy" etc.

000007180

06.05.1920

00789

HIGNELL, S. R. (P.S. to Viceroy)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Secretary of State for India's reply to Gandhiji. The Supreme Council has made the decision and concluded peace. India must accept it. No threats or agitation can move us.

000007183

07.05.1920

00793

PANNALAL VAIDYA [KOMILE]

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

We have a large stock of khadi of Mill-Spun yarn. As nobody buys it; kindly help our children by buying it.

000007184

08.05.1920

00794

PAPERS OF ENGLAND

00500

YOUNG INDIA

12

Letters from different papers of England refusing to put "Young India" on the exchange list. Only Daily Chronicle agrees to exchange.

000007185

09.05.1920

00795

VASANTMALA, Secretary

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Kindly wire lecture date for to-morrows announcement [Gandhiji to lecture during Vasntmala series.]

000007188

10.05.1920

00798

DHARWAR RECEPTION COM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

People eagerly awaiting; your presence indispensable. Prevent disappointment, Wire when starting.

000007187

11.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00797

RAHMAN, Fazli [SUED]

2

Technically the British Government is doing the injustice and so boycott of British Goods is not the right remedy. I expect to gain British sympathy and so compel British Government to undo the wrong. Mine is modified non-co-operation movement [N.C.O.]now. "My position not so very spiritual as logical" -Gandhiji.

000022839

11.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08182

MAVALANKAR, G. V.

2

I am sorry to learn that you are going to remarry even before a year has expired since the dealth of your first wife think of your education and the first wife.

000011408

13.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

3

After soothing and encouraging Mahadevbhai, Gandhiji referring to Viceroy's letter says England trip is certain and he himself will look to all the requirements for both.

000009594

13.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01808

TYABJI, Abbas S.

3

Glad to read that you feel like taking up more work. Your Congratulation are misplaced. Of course I deserve for drawing you out and still more for keeping you at Lahore: The girls should bring their future husbands also to the great cause.

000007189

14.05.1920

00799

TARACHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I will charge only as much profit as is charged by the Ashram; and that also I will give to an Industrial Home I with to start. I am poor.

000011409

15.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

5

Your reproach to me signifies nothing but love for me. Used to tell Polak that I was his second wife. Is it so in your case also ? but what would Durga say ?

000007173

16.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

I always fear your illness. Now that the Peace Terms with Turkey are published, my departure to England is a remote possibility. We have now to think as to what to do. Your letter of the 6th... astounds me.

000009860

18.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

2

Do not allow the soul also to beill. The soul and body have correlation. Only few can keep the soul aloof from the sickness of the body. Keep mind peaceful. Take only liquid diet etc.

000009859

18.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01827

HERLEKAR

1

In the present circumstances Journalistic enterprise is the most risky. However for an unflinching seeker of truth there is hope. May truth and fearlessness be your companions.

000007174

19.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

3

No praise is too great regarding his love and kindness. By his large - heartedness, he can do so many things. I am concerned about you but I trust your character will protect you. [Gandhiji's admiration for Pandit Malaviya.

000007191

19.05.1920

00800

SHAFFE MAHAMED S. A.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I wish to organise Magic Lantern lectures depicting the harrowing deeds of Martial Law. What is your view ?

000032957

19.05.1920

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

It is nearly one and a half months since I have been staying here: I donot want to stay here for long. At best, I may be here for 15-20 days more: Mahadevbhai has gone to Belgaum. Deepak and Balkoba also want to leave this place now. It would have been better if you had stayed here a little longer to take rest.

000007175

20.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00060

GOODRICK, LAUGHTON & COOKE (Messrs)

2

There is nothing except debility regarding my health. I cannot walk at all; and cannot see the reason there of.

000007198

20.05.1920

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4

A list of 29 items including consideration of Mrs. Besant's appeal and Tilak's reply to it. Requesting remissions from Provincial Congress Committees. Complaint against Provincial Congress Committees. Agenda for All India Congress Committee Meeting and Balance-Sheet.

000007197

20.05.1920

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4

Bitterly complains against non-receipt of arrears from Provincial Congress Committee and British Congress Committee of contributions due to All India Congress Committee and balances from Reception Committee of Congress lying with Provincial Congress Committees of individuals.

000007193

22.05.1920

00802

NATIONALIST, A

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

"In order to get rid of Gandhiji and Shaukat Ali, British Government has arranged 2 collisions of trains of the O.R. Railway and B.B. & C.I. Railway. You should guard yourself.

000022838

22.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08182

MAVALANKAR, G. V.

1

Replies that G. has done his duty in giving the advice. Whethere it is accepted or not is not very muterial to him.

000007196

25.05.1920

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

1

Do go and be with Bapu or you will lose the inspiration of a "Divine Soul" such as is not the good fortune of others like you.

000032958

25.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

I liked your letter. Try to get as much as you can from Vinoba's company. I shall return after about 15 days. Concentrate on the studies in Sanskrit. Of course, music is also there: We have to take care of our body for the sake of our soul. I have known Balkrishna very well. I have writen to him a long letter.

000007176

25.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

1

Why do not you receive my many letters to you ? With Shankerlal and Jugatram I reach there on Saturday morning.

000007178

25.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

3

Though fleeting, the emotion she displays is unbecoming. Increase your milk and fruit ration, not rice which is not nourishing. It seems our arrest is at present postponed. A national school is being opened here also.

000007177

25.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

1

Be moderate in diet; lead a student's life, make your body strong. Never miss the morning prayers. Learn up Urdu.

000007194

25.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

10

I consider it "unbridled licence" to marry outside caste; am against promiscuous dining also. Arabia is less independent now under" British influence"; than she was under the Turks. The British will drain it dry.

000007195

25.05.1920

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A discourse arising from the possible mixing of grown-up boys and girls of the Ashram in class etc, Gandhiji is a firm believer in celibacy. Inmates of the Ashram are brothers and sisters. [A very frank discourse] A speech by Gandhiji.

000009893

26.05.1920

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Dated 26-5-1920 in which text of notification. Political No.2092 is printed (Report of the Committees appointed to investigate into the disturbances of Bombay, Delhi and Punjab.

000007192

28.05.1920

00801

CHAMPARAN TENANT, A

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

8

A memorial to Gandhiji complaining against illegal exaction and tyranny for cutting wood from a tree in his own tenantry and against illegal hushing up by District Magistrate and Police. [Memorandum attested by signs and thumb impressions of many others] (Pages 4 microfilmed, 4 Rejected.)

000024254

31.05.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

One must not accept anything which ultimately deprives somebody else of it however lovingly it is given. Hence I do not approve of receiving present of foreign cloth even by one's near relatives. Let very one do his own duty.

000007201

09.06.1920

00807

BEVAN, Edwyn

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

L.G.[ ] never promised that Arabia, Syria etc should not be taken away from the Turk. He definitely spoke of Thrace and Asia Minor only. Indian Muslims should visit Arabia and first ascertain what Arabs wants.

000007202

12.06.1920

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Had you telegram. Words fail me altogether. I hope you have pardoned me.

000032365

17.06.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00898

GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

I forgot to write to you about the Ashram Trust. We should certainly have a trust. But think over as to who should be the Trustees. Should they be only Ashramites of would persons like Jamnalal and Doctor also would do ? How about you, Kaka and Mahadev ? The rules and regulations could be on the lines of those of the Phoenix Farm. I may return after a week so. Enclosed is a letter for Jagat Narayan. How about him ? How much does he draw for spending after food, etc. ?

000007203

17.06.1920

00808

SATYADEV (Swami)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

As I foretold, Hindus don't join you regarding Khilafat. I also disagree, but will join you as you are alone. Rather take up Punjab first.

000029451

18.06.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08731

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

1

Thank you for sending Rs. 200/- for the Orissa Distressed Fund.

0032367/B

19.06.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09259

SAKERLAL BHIMJI

1

Gandhiji sent a telegram to Sakerlal Bhimji at Rajkot expressing deep sorrow at the death of Vrajlal Bhimji.

0032366/A

19.06.1920

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A note referring to the tragic accidental death that Shri Rupani Vrajlal Bhimji, an Ashramite, met with on 17-6-1920. While trying to rescue a bucket from a well, he fell down when he lost the grip and was drowned. The Ashramites fasted and prayed and send condolences to his brother Sakerlal Bhimji at Rajkot.

000007204

21.06.1920

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I yearned to be back, but I must go to New Guinea. I long for true manhood and courage to face to very difficult situation here: New Guinea is just stepping out on the most dangerous path of contact with West,[i.e. Western Civilization]

000007205

05.07.1920

00790

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I shall investigate them. You need not be sad over it. I feel that the complaints are the result of Harihar Sharma refusing to have Shanti Prasad with him. Shanti Prasad is quarrelsome and unreliable.

000007206

15.07.1920

13814

NAIDU, P. K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

"It is vain to expect justice" Montague is a broken reed. The House of Common debate on the Punjab was tragic. They try to shift the responsibility of undeniable outrages to Indian shoulders etc.

000007208

21.07.1920

00810

NEVIL B. C. R.

00612

NEHRU, Motilal (Pandit)

3

Sarojini Naidu's attack on Boswarth Smith regarding his treatment of women on the basis of Congress. Report may invite prosecution. If she [Sarojini Naidu] fails to substantiate the charge, the whole Congress Report would be discredited.

000007207

22.07.1920

00810

NEVIL B. C. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Herewith a copy of a letter to Motilal Nehru. I trust this will reach you in time to allow you to take any action you like to protect yourself.

000007211

22.07.1920

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(1) Establish village Panchayats to stop export of corn, arbitrate etc. (2) Co-operative Societies to lend money easily etc.

000007210

23.07.1920

00811

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

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

As Government does not approve of your activities, it may stop them by arresting you. You may have known Montague's views. Your work must continue as it is noble. I will run to you to step in the breach.

000007209

26.07.1920

00582

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

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

You may spend up to Rs.10,000/- to build it. It will be mostly for the use of the Ashram, I may use it only occasionally.

000010242

26.07.1920

01828

ANAND (Swami)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

If we divide we shall have to give one notice to the landlord and the staff to be relieved.

000007220

28.07.1920

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3

A gruesome tale of blood-thirsty murder an European officer and soldiers of a muhajarin for daring to try to defend women's honour.

000007212

30.07.1920

09300

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

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

3

We must have a body like Servants of India Society. Herewith a proposal for a Bank to lend money at easy rates to farmers etc.

000007213

30.07.1920

09300

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

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

I know are opposed to big schemes; but those who Government service must be provided for. Villages must be helped to flourish etc.

000007214

01.08.1920

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I am very deeply impressed by it [nobility of Gandhiji's reply to Montague]. I am, however, not at all happy about the Khilafat itself yet. Sending resolutions for Special Congress.

000007215

04.08.1920

12950

KALLENBACH, Hermann

00545

GANDHI, Jamnadas K.

3

Cable to Bapu [Gandhiji]. "Kallenbach awaits your coming for just inner and outer earth-cure"-[At my expense]. Write to Gandhiji to come for my sake.

000023914

04.08.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05548

VICEROY

2

Front and back portions of medals returned to the Government In the covering letter Gandhiji states that the wrong attitude adopted by Government with Khilafat has wounded the feelings of Gandhiji's Muslim brethren and so whatever respect and love he had for Government is now gone.

000023915

04.08.1920

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05548

VICEROY

2

Front and back prtions of medals returned to the Government In the covering letter Gandhiji states that the worng attitude adopted by Government with Khilafat has wounded the feeling of Gandhiji Muslim brethren and so whatever respect and love he had for Government is now gone.

000007219

06.08.1920

00430

GOVERNOR, P.S. to

00817

CHAUDHRANI, Saraladevi

1

I am directed by His Excellency to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 1st instant. The badge arrived safely to-day.

000007216

06.08.1920

00814

FAERING, Esther (Miss) (FATHER OF)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

I don't know how to express them. I can't help loving and admiring you for your Service to country and as you are a father to Esther.

000007221

10.08.1920

00789

HIGNELL, S. R. (P.S. to Viceroy)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

I write to inform you that your letter of August 2nd and your medals have been received. [See Young India, dated 4-8-1920 for Gandhiji's letter.

000007222

19.08.1920

00819

KASARAGOD TALUKA PUBLIC

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

You have our hearty sympathy and we will humbly try to tread you path as far as we can. You are an example of Hindu-Muslim Unity.

000007225

21.08.1920

00820

SARABHAI [BAKUBHAI AMBALAL & C

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

1

Sheth Bakubhai gave a book to Gandhiji titled "Foreign Exchange and Foreign Bills". Indian Economic Society demands it back.

000007223

21.08.1920

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"Western Civilisation[not Christianity] was devil incarnate. Non-co-operation Movement represented God-Truth". It would be to the eternal disgrace of Hinduism if they did not stand by Islam in peril.

000007224

21.08.1920

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