Serial no.

Date

From no.

From Person

To no.

To Person

Pages

Summary

000027225

01.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08557

JOSHI, Ramaben C.

1

Glad to see you. How are others?

000022610

01.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

1

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

000016415

01.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

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

000016325

01.01.1930

06390

NARAYAN S. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016555

01.01.1930

06562

SHUKLA, KALICHARAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016417

01.01.1930

00000

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7

Scheme of self-supporting education for Gujarat Vidyapitha.

000016416

01.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

2

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

000016413

01.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

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"BLANK"

2

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

000016326

02.01.1930

10081

JOSHUA FAZALUDDIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

032579/36

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09163

SRINIVASA IYENGAR

2

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

032579/40

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09167

SCHWARTO (Mr.)

2

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

032579/38

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09165

FRIEND AND BROTHER

2

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

032579/37

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09164

SUBHASH BABU

6

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

000016328

03.01.1930

06393

SAHAI, Shyamji

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

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

000016327

03.01.1930

06392

WILL PURONTH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

032579/35

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02675

NEHRU, Motilal (Pandit)

2

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

032579/39

03.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07989

SATYAMURTI, S.

3

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

000026353

04.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08479

PADMAVATI

1

Be fearless and come out for work.

000016330

04.01.1930

06395

DEY TARAKNATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016329

04.01.1930

06394

GUPTA, H. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016331

05.01.1930

06396

SHAH, LAXMICHAND D.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016332

06.01.1930

06397

GANGABEN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016333

06.01.1930

06398

CECILE INES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016335

07.01.1930

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

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

000016336

07.01.1930

06400

JAGDEESHCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

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

000016334

07.01.1930

06399

GANER, ADOLF

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000023990

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Conveys personal news. Hopes Prabhudas is better.

000024202

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

2

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

000033006

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

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

032579/42

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09168

PATNISAHEB (Shri)

3

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

000016393

08.01.1930

06436

WORLD TOMORROW, Editor

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000016338

08.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016339

08.01.1930

06402

DAVE, MANJULAL S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016392

08.01.1930

06435

RAJAN, A. P. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016390

08.01.1930

06433

SHARMA, SHIVDATT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000009273

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

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

000016337

08.01.1930

00000

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"BLANK"

1

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

032579/43

08.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07849

KASTURBA

1

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

000029461

09.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

1

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

032579/45

09.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09169

KHALIQUZAMMAN

2

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

000016343

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016341

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016342

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016394

09.01.1930

06437

SHIVCHARANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

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

000016395

09.01.1930

06438

MANILAL AMULAKHBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000016340

09.01.1930

06401

SUBRAMANIAM K. S.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000026976

10.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08527

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

1

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

000016344

10.01.1930

06403

WALSH, Walter

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016345

10.01.1930

00916

DAULATRAM, Jairamdas

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

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

032579/44

10.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04881

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

5

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

000032504

10.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

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

032579/46

11.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09164

SUBHASH BABU

4

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

000016349

11.01.1930

04382

RAMDAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000016346

11.01.1930

06404

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

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

000016347

11.01.1930

06405

VASUDEV DASTANE

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016351

11.01.1930

06407

JAIPRAKASH NARAYAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016350

11.01.1930

02382

MULCHAND

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000033983

11.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

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

000027485

11.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05325

DUNICHAND, Lala

1

I shall bear in mind what you say.

032579/47

11.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07989

SATYAMURTI, S.

1

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

000024201

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08315

NAUTAMLAL

2

Doctor is glad and hopes your efforts will succeed.

000023991

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Gives instructions regarding Uttamchand and Prabhudas.

032579/48

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09170

SASTRI, V. S.

2

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

032579/49

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01346

JAIRAMDAS

3

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

000009713

12.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01812

PAREKH, Kunverji Khetshi

1

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

000016752

12.01.1930

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

24

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

000016356

13.01.1930

06410

RAMNANDAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000016357

13.01.1930

10087

SRIVASTAV RUPANARAYANA

04907

NAVAJEEVAN, Editor

4

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

000016353

13.01.1930

06408

RAMPRASAD BANKELAL

04907

NAVAJEEVAN, Editor

4

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

000016352

13.01.1930

06408

RAMPRASAD BANKELAL

04907

NAVAJEEVAN, Editor

5

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

000033075

14.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09743

GANDHI, Kashi Chhaganlal

1

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

000016355

14.01.1930

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

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

000016354

14.01.1930

06409

HARIBHOW

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000016550

14.01.1930

06558

PRASAD, JAGANNATH (Dr.)

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

12

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

000022366

14.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08112

MULCHANDJI

1

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

000016358

15.01.1930

06412

GUPTA, KISHORILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016300

16.01.1930

06379

YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF INDIA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

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

000016360

16.01.1930

06413

RAJBHOJ, PANDURANG NATHUJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016359

16.01.1930

05899

BANKER, Shankerlal G.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

12

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

032579/50

17.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03252

FRIENDS

3

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

000033005

18.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

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

000016361

18.01.1930

06414

VEKATARAMAYYA, W.

11400

ALL INDIA SPINNERS ASSOCIATION, A'bad

9

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

032579/52

18.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01032

MATHURADAS

2

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

000009274

18.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

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

000016362

18.01.1930

00000

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00000

"BLANK"

6

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

032579/53

19.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08309

BANARASIDAS

1

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

032579/54

19.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09171

BHARUCHA (Shri)

1

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

000024180

19.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01045

CHATURVEDI, Benarsidas

2

?

000023231

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09707

DASGUPTA, Satish

2

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

032579/55

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

3

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

032579/57

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02675

NEHRU, Motilal (Pandit)

2

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

0032584/2

20.01.1930

09187

DESAI, Kusumben Harilal (Smt)

00000

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

032579/56

20.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06984

ANANDANAND

2

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

000027629

21.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10470

PAREKH, Devchand U.

1

If the Thakore intervenes do go slowly.

000016363

21.01.1930

00619

NEHRU, Jawaharlal (Pandit)

11400

ALL INDIA SPINNERS ASSOCIATION, A'bad

1

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

000016365

21.01.1930

06416

GHOSH, S. C.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

032579/58

21.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06780

DEVCHANDBHAI

1

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

000031079

22.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08900

BANARASILAL

2

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

000009714

22.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01812

PAREKH, Kunverji Khetshi

1

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

000016366

22.01.1930

06417

DAYAL (SANYASI), Bhawani

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6

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

000026348

23.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08477

ROMES (Dr.)

1

Request to repair Kasturba's denture:

000032946

23.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01535

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

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

000016370

23.01.1930

01117

KRISHNADAS

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016368

23.01.1930

06418

GONDALA, BHAGAT

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016372

23.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

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

000016374

23.01.1930

07197

JAYAKAR, M. R.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016367

23.01.1930

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6

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

000020074

23.01.1930

00000

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4

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

000016369

23.01.1930

00000

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4

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

000021814

23.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08077

RAMESHWARDAS

1

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

000016376

24.01.1930

06423

IMPERIAL DAIRY EXPERT

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

4

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

000016371

24.01.1930

06419

SURAJKRISHEN, P.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016375

24.01.1930

06422

PERISTION, JAMES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Original of 12741.

000012741

24.01.1930

03222

PERISTON, JAMES

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000016378

24.01.1930

06425

GUJARAT VAISHYA SABHA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016377

24.01.1930

10088

GULABCHAND DAHYABHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000009275

24.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01789

PANDIT, Vasumati Dhimatram

1

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

000031622

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

4

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

000016380

25.01.1930

06426

FISHER, Fred B. (Rt. Rev.)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016384

25.01.1930

06429

VERMA, RAGHUNANDANLAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016379

25.01.1930

00000

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2

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

032579/60

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07877

JAMNALAL

1

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

032579/61

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06984

ANANDANAND

1

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

032579/59

25.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06984

ANANDANAND

4

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

000016385

26.01.1930

06430

SHARMA, CHANDRABHANU

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016386

26.01.1930

00000

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5

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

000027145

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08554

KASHINATH

2

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

000027144

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08466

KALAVATI

2

Do master the technique of spinning.

032579/62

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

3

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

000016388

27.01.1930

04618

KISHORILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016387

27.01.1930

06431

AHMED UDDIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please support my application for transfer to Lahore:

000016405

27.01.1930

06445

ANNAJI JIVAJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

032579/63

27.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

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

000016389

27.01.1930

00000

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1

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

000023992

28.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

2

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

000016391

28.01.1930

06434

BHAGWANTRAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

6

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

000012742

29.01.1930

03223

HULL, Hannah Clothier (Miss)

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000012744

29.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

9

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

000016398

29.01.1930

06440

RADHESHYAM, Baba

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please let me know your dietary and routine of life.

000016399

29.01.1930

06441

CHOWDHARY, NARSING K.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016396

29.01.1930

06420

ANONYMOUS ?

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016400

29.01.1930

02888

PARASRAMIJI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016397

29.01.1930

06439

MISRA, RAMKRISHNA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016401

29.01.1930

06442

HINDU, A

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000012743

29.01.1930

00000

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12

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

000032995

30.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

3

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

032579/65

30.01.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09174

PRABHUDAS

2

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

000016403

30.01.1930

06443

SEN GUPTA, J. N.

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

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

000016404

30.01.1930

06444

PANDYA, GOKAVNANATH

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016402

30.01.1930

05017

REYNOLDS, Reginald

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016410

31.01.1930

06449

VALAVLKAR MAHADEV TUKARAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

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

000016407

31.01.1930

02736

NANDA, Gulzarilal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016409

31.01.1930

06448

LABHURAM

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

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

000023993

01.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Advises to imrpove his health.

000009613

01.02.1930

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

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

000016422

01.02.1930

06454

BANKE BIHARILAL

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

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

000016451

01.02.1930

06478

DAS, BIHARIBHAI

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

 

000016421

01.02.1930

06453

DASS, SURJAN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

3

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

000016567

01.02.1930

06565

SURI HARNARAIN

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

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

000016553

01.02.1930