Serial no.

Date

From  no.

From Person

To no.

To Person

Pages

Summary

000029028

01.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

Hope both of you are well. Illness continues here etc.

000026328

01.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Miscellaneous.

000024101

03.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

2

Building may be constructed in the Harijan Colony if Bapa approves. Inquires if Khaddar is effected in anyway by spinning programme of the congress.

000021743

04.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08063

BARETO (Dr.)

1

Gandhiji suggests that he (the doctor) may send his bill on a poor man's scale and says (in humour) that Gandhiji was under the impression that the doctor would pay him (Gandhiji) fees for sending beggar patients.

000025300

06.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Good you reached safely. News of others.

000030478

07.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

(1) G. Confesses his fault in mismanagement. Promises to inquire about damage of Books & Money. Which he considers terrible. (2) Says I am impatient to remove your faults, not dissatisfied with you.

000024765

09.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

I cannot give up treatment write to the Maharaja.

000028378

10.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

Return well.

000026673

12.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10439

GANDHI, Manilal & Sushila

2

I am very hardpressed for time. I am not likely to take up fight so soon. News about others.

000025349

14.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08396

BHARATAN

1

Your not is misplaced. Please prepare another. The A. I. V. I. A. cannot deal with it. I shall deal with it in the "Harijan".

000030673

15.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

Asks to inform Gurudev that Subhash is behaving like spoiled child of the family. His politics show sharp unbridgable difference For me (G) Subhash is like son.

000029027

18.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

Many persons here are bed ridden Hope you are well.

000028766

18.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10492

ABDUL KHALIL

2

If what you write is true it is regrettable.

000023861

18.01.1940

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

01342

NATESAN

2

Thanks for the telegram and informs that nothing will be done in haste though the Viceroy's reference to scheduled classes was provocative.

000026674

19.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10439

GANDHI, Manilal & Sushila

4

Hope mother and child (Ila) are alright. Meet Mary She is a good worker etc.

000032293

19.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09243

TRIVEDI, Keshavram Ramashankar

1

Replying late to Keshavram, Gandhiji asks him to take the advice from Laxmidas.

000025861

22.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08454

SHURJI VALLABHDAS

1

Gandhiji feels those who obstruct themselves will have to set the things right so wait.

000030477

22.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

advises him to observe silence as all cimplain his taking too much. Says I enjoy keeping silent.

000024983

22.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

05322

VENKATAPPAYYA, Konda

2

Advises to withdraw from all organisations and work at his seat.

000028101

23.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08627

GLADYS

1

You came and went away in a hurry keep me informed of your work.

000030476

23.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

Dreams have exposed my smallness. We all being imperfect should bear with each another. Otherwise all of us will be put to shame.

000030475

23.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

Expresses no objection to his coming. Opines no harm in Spending Rs. 100/- for finding peace.

000028379

24.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

I am your parents and exact complete obedience and wish you to shut your eyes to my shortcomings. That can be only if you have faith in me.

000026100

25.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

No change in diet is necessary. Have massage and sunbath.

000028739

25.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08689

SHRIMATI K. L.

2

I do not mean converts should be coerced to return to the original told unless they do it of their own accord.

000028767

25.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10492

ABDUL KHALIL

1

Yes it is true. Hope it will not recur. Regarding the rest I shall decide.

000029173

26.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

I stand by want I have said but you should not accept the position unwillingly or with mental reservation.

000025347

26.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08396

BHARATAN

1

The parcel came alright but remained unopened.

000024766

26.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

I am not going to write any thing atpresent as I think the coming visit to Delhi is rather important.

000026101

27.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Feet may be massaged if without it one cannot get sleep otherwise not.

000026102

27.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

See the enclosed. Enclosure of 26102;- If you approve I propose to go to Bengal for the cow protection work. Krishna Chandra has no spare time to teach me.

000026334

27.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Miscellaneous.

000009677

27.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

Pleased to learn there: Ammayan in relieved of anxiety. Iammalalji praised your Voice and singing.

000027453

27.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02721

JOSHI, Chhaganlal Nathubhai

3

Narandas must publish accounts of the brithday collections. It seems you and Narandas can never see eye to eye. The best course is to work in separate fields.

000023565

27.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

A student acquires knowledge by humility and inquiries.

000022551

27.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08148

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

1

Pained at the Sind tragedy and asks for draft of an appeal.

000029174

29.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

Hope you are well.

000030674

29.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

Informs his Coming there for two days with a large family Asks will the crowd matter ? Wire if necesary.

000029175

30.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Jawahar's buoyancy is infectious but you have not been infected ! Good you went there:

000023548

30.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

Desires that milk diet may not be reduced. Approves of the tone and contents of his letter.

000009694

31.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

May god be with you. all during of ordeal.

000026682

31.01.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

1

Personal news. Mary Barr is a good worker. Take her to your home and help her.

000025862

01.02.1940

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

08454

SHURJI VALLABHDAS

1

Much depends upon how Gandhiji fares in Delhi. Get the watch repaired if possible.

000028666

01.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10488

KALELKAR (KAKA SAHAEB)

1

I do not approve of the article. The suggested Hindustani is Ursu.

000031028

01.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08910

SARLABEN

1

Asks to meet evening prayer.

000024767

01.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

Improve halth and wait till I return after seeing the Viceroy. you may then see the Maharaja.

000024837

01.02.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

5

Explains that Praja Mandal fights for full responsible government but if it is declared illegal it will start mass Civil Disobedience and recruit new members.

000024836

01.02.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

3

Defends himself as a man of peace and friend of the state. States immediate reason for visit as devising measures for famine relief and securing release of prisoners.

000022646

02.02.1940

08167

HEATH, Carl

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

We hope and pray for settlement.

000009695

03.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

1

Wire mother Condition Delhi.

000023008

03.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08209

BHIKSHU

1

Informs that G. cannot do anything.

000023697

05.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

1

Nothing doing leaving tomorrow.

000022647

05.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08167

HEATH, Carl

1

Thanks no settlement is possible.

000009733

07.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01811

RAMIBEN

2

We come today. Ba is here: News about Prabhavati,Kunverji, etc Inquiries about others.

000026103

08.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Put in as much physical effort as possible.

000009682

08.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01274

TYABJI, Raihana (Miss)

2

Death is the and of pain. Keep up the noble traditions of the parents.

000023549

08.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

Advises him to stick to his job.

000030474

12.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

Advises not to come to Malikanda if Kanchan comes there & to decide himself about attending congress. Says Dharma means coutrolling desires.

000034007

12.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

2

A young man of 23 years sought advice from Gandhiji in the matter of use of Khadi. he himself used to wear Khadi but his wife refused to do so.Gandhiji advises himself him saying that he should use persuasive methods through love. No compulsion to be used.

000030473

13.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

Advises restrain in thoughts but never in practising Dharma. Do go to Santiniketan for enriching yourself in Dharma when necessary. Nowhere you get everything convenient.

00030751A

14.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06885

KANTILAL

1

advises to keep patience & do Harijan work in his village during vacations.

000023153

17.02.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

In welcoming Gandhiji Gurudev expresses that this physical meeting is a meeting of hearts which cannot be expressed in words.

000028380

18.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Glad you took everything in good spirit. Carry on absolutely disinterestedly.

000026104

18.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Your leg must become alright.

000009734

18.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01812

PAREKH, Kunverji Khetshi

2

Hope you are well and ?? looked other by sushilaben.

000026417

19.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01401

TAGORE, Rabindranath

2

Duplicate of 23151

000024939

19.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00502

SUNDARAM

1

My blessings to the humble weares of Upnayana.

000023152

19.02.1940

08220

TAGORE, Rabindranath

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

2

An appeal to care for and nurture Vishwa Bharti.

000023151

19.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08219

TAGORE, Rabindranath

2

Assures that Gandhiji will do his best to procure financial assistance.

000029363

20.02.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

Copy of the deed granting full copyright (of writings etc.) to Navajivan Trust.

000029176

23.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

in spite of hostile slogans we have done well. The Sangh has narrowed down its activities etc.

000032004

24.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Gandhiji could not write to anybody as he was busy Mira was happy atHarijana.- Gandhiji was happy that Mira had found a good friend in Pandit JagatRam. Pyarelal would send some cuttings to Mira. - Gandhiji's tour programme. to Calcutta to Patna to Wardha and then to Ramgarh (for Congress seasion) Prithrri Singh to go to Ramgrah in advance.

000029177

26.02.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Sorry My secretary is forgetful in posting letters. News about others.

000024439

01.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08340

KRISHNACHANDRA

3

What Sushila said only represented. My feelings Both Sushila and Amtussalaam Islam. Saw your letter there being no friends at chhindwada the kit was rather heavy Criticism about my food pomp is to the point but there is no go.

000025297

04.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Ba is alright but she will not come to Ramgadh.

000022487

05.03.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

It is like letter written in water.

000025298

06.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Hope you will be able to bear the new burden.

000029029

07.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

2

If seems your health has improved etc.

000022606

07.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00394

ANDREWS, C. F.

2

Personal news.

000027983

08.03.1940

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

08608

BARR, F. Mary (Miss)

2

Reading and Takali spinning cannot be done at the same times. Ba is not well etc.

000026676

08.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08495

GANDHI, Sita

1

Write in ink. Handwriting is good but there are mistakes in spelling.

000026675

08.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10439

GANDHI, Manilal & Sushila

2

I could not advise, otherwise. Jawaharlal also could not do otherwise. Ba is not well.

000024440

08.03.1940

08340

KRISHNACHANDRA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Seeks enlightenment on two statements by 'G' (1) Threr is no mint in a public worker doing work in utter disregard of his health and (2) Untruth creeps in our conduct when we desire to tell truth pleasantly G. says (1) Working beyond capacity is no 'Ahimsa' (2) We shoulds speak pleasantly but there is the danger of untruth creeping in.

000019325

08.03.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Cutting from a newspaper containing report of the visit of Madam Montessori to the Harijan Ashram at Sabarmati.

000022984

08.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08204

PRASAD, Vinayak

2

Advises to tolerate opposition and to do on working faithfully.

000026105

10.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

On the eve of your tour you better give me details. I know we are getting fastidious.

000033680

10.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Your letter. Let your faith yield fruit. Be writing to Sardar (Patel). I think you keep on guiding Nanalal.

000034081

11.03.1940

08991

GANDHI, Kasturba (Mrs.)

09841

DESAI, Kusum

2

Your letter. Glad that you are doing well. Bapuji going for the Congress Session. Sushila, Shakariben and Amtussalaambehn take careof me. Good wishes to Manibhai, Sushila and others. Reference to Ramdas, Devdas and Rajkumari.

000029030

12.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

Sorry, father is undergoing the misery etc.

000032005

12.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Gandhiji asked Mira not to defy any orders No. C.D. for anybody as yet.Where it is declared, Mira would remain unaffected for she is engaged in constructive activities. A satyagrahi is always prepared for repression but he does not anticipate it.

000030472

12.03.1940

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

2

Informs Gandhi's gladness on receiving his detailed letter. Suggests to talk abour Vinoba & Balkoba to Sri Sapre who seems to be a gentleman. Suggests Kanchan to learn Sanskrit & Marathi Bhajans (Songs) from Balkoba.

000026106

13.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

5

Your saying that (1) neglect of health by a public worker is not a merit, requires clarification. Sacrifice and public work go hand in hand (2) Telling truth un a palatable form is a form of untruth. That also requires clarification. (1) Real Ahimsa is based on knowledge of limitation. (2) Truth becomes untruth when to put it in a palatable form one tries to please others.

000022649

13.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08167

HEATH, Carl

2

As above S. N. 22648

000022648

13.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08167

HEATH, Carl

4

Gandhiji explains the congress stand in asking for the constituent assembly including the princes' India if the people of the state ageee; otherwise without the princes' India. Gandhiji also makes it clear that the congress will abide by treaties with the princes.

000023132

13.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

3

Things are going from bad to worse, the problem of princes now put forth is a new creation; the Muslim Leauge demands are extra ordinary and likely to jeopardise the progres of India both are pampered by Government

000026107

16.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08471

AGRAVAL, K. C.

3

Duplicate of 24439

000033679

20.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

I hope your work goes on well. Enclosed is Chhaganlal's letter. You can get the matter cleared by discussing it with him. I think there is some straining of relations between you two. It is better you both work independently of each other. Reference to Vajubhai : not a very clean person.

000031519

20.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Considers it a (national) shame till all men & women are not fully literate.

000029940

21.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08794

HYDARI, Akbar (Sir)

1

re: Hyderabad states orders against state congress (for ?) says Finding technical flaw in congress action. I (G) adviced unqualified appology.

000023698

21.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

2

Desires him to come and discuss matters.

000009740

21.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06733

KUNVERJI

1

Good you feel at home there: Do write to me. Do you receive newspapers ?

000033054

22.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

I have gone through your letter. Some persons will buy Khadi and wear it. We need such a practice. Otherwise, spinning will not grow as a profession. If everyone spins enough for himself, then there will be no profession of spinning. I have been discussing with Krishmadas. About your problem, I shall write to you again. The figures that you had left on my table have not been traced. Please send again.

000026677

23.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

1

See Haji Ismail Bhabha and discuss matters. Ba is better.

00030471A

26.03.1940

08643

MOHAN

07849

KASTURBA

1

Scribble writting by a kid addressed to Kasturba.

000027643

28.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08591

JAGTIANI, CHIMANDAS I.

2

Your couplet is good.

000030471

29.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

2

Gives instructions re: his work hours in Hospital & creating a nice library.

000023838

31.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08269

JAYPRAKASH

2

Informs that Gandhiji will try his best to impress his point of view but Gandhiji is doubtful about the attitude of the local Board People.

000032109

31.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09016

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

3

Gajanan fold Gandhiji that Kumarappa did not approve of his turning palm gur to commercial uses and also about Kumarappa waiting to control expenditure: Gandhiji promised Gajanam that Kumarappa could not interfere in his work so long as the process did not involve loss and the expenditure was as per budget. If difference of opinion was there he asked Kumarappa to come and discuss in peroon.

000025304

31.03.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Let the sentence period be devoted to regaining health. You mix with women and try to improve their conditions.

000022550

05.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08148

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

2

Inquires if he is prepared to join Wordha college.

000009735

05.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06733

KUNVERJI

2

Heat should not be intolerable. Do take exercise, but only moderately to avoid pain.

000032110

08.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09016

KUMARAPPA, J. C.

1

Gandhiji learnt from Dr. Mehta that J.C. Kumarappa had high blood pressure: Gandhiji advises Kumarappa complete rest. He asks Kumarappa to come and stay with Gandhiji for rest and under observation. During the summer Kumarappa should go to s hill station for rest. The brain requires more rest than the bidy.

000027542

10.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08568

PRITHVI SINGH, Sardar

1

Do not worry if I am being misundrestood you do not required a certificate from me. Stick to the work.

000009736

10.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06733

KUNVERJI

1

If at all you go to Panchgani better all of you go. I shall inquire about Panchgani. If it is not possible better pass the summer there unless the heat proves unbearable.

000022549

10.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08148

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

2

Advises to stick to Sind in view of his increasing liabilities.

000028740

11.04.1940

08609

KAUR, Amrit

08690

RALLIA RAM

2

Can you take up Khadi work (in Punjab) in all its aspects and justify Gandhiji's faith in women for having obility for constructive work.

000029031

11.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

Why did Manubhai fast ? etc.

000030597

11.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08825

SINHA, DINESH KUMAR

2

Informs that he wrote to mother (?) as Dadu wanted to stay with her but does not know what happened after wards.

000025299

11.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

1

Keep up your health etc.

000023131

11.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

07638

HARRISON, Agatha (Miss)

4

Do not lament his death. Let me know his sister's wants. Do not to worry about Indian situation however dark it may be my trust is in God.

000027608

12.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10470

PAREKH, Devchand U.

1

Let her come anything in the end of the month.

000021693

12.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08039

VITTHALBHAI

1

Harijan work without carying for criticism by others.

000022953

13.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08197

SINGH, Jung Bahadur

1

True, mere spinning is not enough. All it implies must also be done.

000033681

14.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

Becharbahi was telling me that Gokibehn is getting money regularly. Is there any money which yet remains to be paid ? If so how much ?

000032024

17.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09006

SEN GUPTA, Bhupendranath N.

1

Gandhiji had sent the condolence message. He wants Bhupendra to send details about the activities of Dhirenda. Dr Indra to see Prafulla about medical work.

000030470

17.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

advises (1) To keep safe write to Kanchan through me. (2) nothing wrong in setting up house (3) Not to get up in the night.

000022650

19.04.1940

08167

HEATH, Carl

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Sounds if the congress will agree to a solution arrived at by negotiatiom which is the policy now eminciated by British Government through Lord Zetland.

000023553

19.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

If all the letters are to be bound in a volume the size of the paper should be uniform. Gandhiji thinks things are not exactly as he states. However Gandhiji has faith in Parnekar's Scientific knowledge and his (Correspondent's) practical knowledge.

000023550

20.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

Knowledge can be acquired only by humility. Acquire it therefore in that way. It is wrong to call the present arrangement a division of spoils.

000029032

21.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

Hope father is calm.

000029913

22.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08792

NEHRU, Rameshwari

1

(1) Suggests to continue counting of beads MALA benefits she will release some day. (2) Says Its good to think SMARAN of them.

000028742

22.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

See the Harijan.

000023551

22.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

Desires him to think over what Gandhiji told him.

000023552

24.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

You will inderstand everything if you keep patience. Let me know B. A.'s requirements.

000030469

26.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

2

advises to resolve eradicate his restlessness staying there only. Come what may. Says Man becomes slave of his own defilements not of inviranment Your feeling. dependent is just imaginary suggests Kanchans future programme.

000033682

26.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

Normally I am not able to read "Harijanbandhu". Bur today, I read something of it and I happened to come across your writing ; and today morning I received your letter : A happy coincidence. I had talked to Vallabhbhai about your work and he has promised to help you. You will write to Shamaldas and Kaku and let me know. (There is an advice addressed to Jamna that she should work to the utmost, making use of the strength God has given. Kanaiya, doing well.)

000022351

26.04.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08104

PADDAR, RAMESHWARDAS

1

Advises not to distrust Balkobas in his sleep.

000029011

01.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

Received your handkerchifts.

000025603

02.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08417

PHADKE V. L.

1

Better give up your fast.

000029178

05.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

I am well. Hope your pain is gone.

000023909

05.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01401

TAGORE, Rabindranath

4

Regrets delay in sending the reply. Corrects the draft. Disapproves of limiting the appeal for the hall and the hospital only. suggests that a larger amount be raised to put the whole institution on a sound footing. Agrees to be one of the signatories to the appeal.

000026418

05.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01401

TAGORE, Rabindranath

4

Duplicate of 23909

000030468

06.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

2

Feels that his peace is the cause of his restlessness suggests to divert his mind in some activity. advises either do forget Kanchan as his wife or start living with her.

000028463

06.05.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

6

Your letter is not to the point. A body containing members of all communities may not be national- may even be antinational if they are nominated by Government and if the objective is not national. Bidar incident makes it imperative that responsible Govt should be granted atonce etc.

000024260

07.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08318

KALELKAR, Bal D. (Dr.)L

4

Forwards the corrected draft of an application for scholarship for study aboard.

000030467

07.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

advises not to go to Kanchan best they both quarrel. Suggests as a husband he can guide Kanchan can't order.

000030466

08.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

Welcomes his idea of setting house with Kanchan. Approves his going to Panchgini if necessary.

000025301

08.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I do write to your regularly other news.

000025901

08.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

02475

PRABHUDAS

2

Your work is fairly good.

000029180

09.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

Good you are welcome there: Disappointments are removed by change in our own outlook. All well here:

000028080

09.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08567

SARASWATI ?

2

How can I or Ba be angery with you ? Let Knati double his efforts now that he has failed in his examination.

000029941

09.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08794

HYDARI, Akbar (Sir)

1

Feels communal unity won't come by generalising or glosSingh over serious distrubances. Dislikes prejudicing judicial proceedings over it.

000033683

09.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

2

You need not feel sorry for the loss of five hundred. We should feel sorry only when we are careless in our work.

000022651

10.05.1940

08167

HEATH, Carl

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Expresses satisfaction at Gandhiji's statement regarding conference.

000029181

11.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

News about Ashram inmates.

000026968

11.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08527

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

1

Result of Delhi conference cannot be abticipated Englishmen like and dislike me in turns.

000030465

11.05.1940

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

4

Explaining the whole affair seeks Gandhi's advice to go to Panchgini to settle the question of his setting house with Kanchan & her getting engaged in some service. G. approves his going.

000009426

11.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01794

ANNAPURNABEN ?

1

May you be happy. Do come whenever you like.

000024264

13.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08319

DIWANJI DILKHUSH

2

Praises his work and inquiries about activities.

000027543

14.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08568

PRITHVI SINGH, Sardar

1

MOney will be provided but see that the camp is not turned in to a picnic camp. Act as per Sardar's advice.

000023650

14.05.1940

09172

RAJAGOPALACHARI, C.

09051

GANDHI, Laxmi Devadas

2

Herewith news about her children.

000026678

14.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

2

You need not write so harshly against Jinnah. Do not enter in to Indian Politics. Personal news.

000028381

15.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

4

I wish you do independent translation of the articles. I am daily doing introspection and do not miss anybody or anything even Harijan. I do not wish the allies to be defeated and yet Hitler is commanding my admiration.

000030464

15.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

advises to stay there as long necessary for his peace & duty binds.

000031118

15.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

2

Asks re: his (G's) writting someting (?) for Harijan weakly.

000023742

15.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00778

GANDHI, Devdas

2

I shall write when necessary. Ba did not like your silence about Rama's health.

000029182

17.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Your corrections are good. The translation is being gone though etc.

000032006

18.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Gandhiji left uneasy because there was no letter from Mira for quite some time. He wants her to write to him at least once a week, even a post card would do- Gandhiji wanted to know if Mira had left Oel for good. Mira's new place was attractive but Gandhiji was too busy to find time to go there: Reference to Rajkumari Amritkaur, Maharani of Vizianagaram & Radha. Prithir Singh is at Ghogha with his band of volunteers.

000022359

20.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10354

RAMA KRISHNA BAJAJ

1

Advises to treat his sacred thread ceremony as a resolution to lead a life of purity.

000024768

20.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

I had no courage to write to Sarojini Devi. Katju cannot be said to be an out sider. Om should keep up courage if she had failed.

000022993

20.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08013

BHOLANATH

1

I hope think I replied you what is the position now ?

000029183

21.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

No time. Your question betrays wants of logic etc.

000027544

21.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08568

PRITHVI SINGH, Sardar

1

The incident shows how alert we have to remain. I do not think these is any reason why you should go to Gogha.

000030463

21.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

advises to stay there till he feels no use further staying & says you are well utilised there:

000009795

21.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01814

JERAJANI, VITHALDAS K.

1

At present, let us hot appeal for public Contributions wait for a month Mean while think out the way and means to improve the Situation.

000009737

21.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06733

KUNVERJI

1

It's not yet time to return to Rajkot. First get well.

000026679

22.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

4

It will be good if you do not write anything against Jinnah. Personal news.

000024265

23.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08319

DIWANJI DILKHUSH

2

Opines that as for as possible means to overcome financial difficulties should be found out locally.

000023857

23.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01342

NATESAN

2

India can give only moral help as she is a subject and disabled nation and as Government has the power to take whatever they want. Free India can do much more:

000028382

24.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

I have your translations. Make your corrections in ink etc.

000028741

24.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08690

RALLIA RAM

2

I shall write with what effect I do not know.

000023554

24.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

4

Suggests division of work between him and Parnekar, so as to avoid complaints about want of help by one or the other. Hopes he will apply his mind before taking decision.

000024441

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08340

KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Your desire though healthy may be curbed for the present. Shall remember it when occasion arises.

000024100

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Do your work. If there is a conflict the wrong side will be exposed.

000028383

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

4

News if inmates The allies are Losing. But let us forget this dance of death and do our work.

000026109

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Duplicate of 24441

000029033

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

I did acknowledge receipt of the handkerchiefs etc.

000032007

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

1

Gandhiji had taken a vow of silence for an indefinite period since yesterday for peace and work. It may break for the working committee meeting or due to accidents.

000033050

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

I got your letter after 15th May. You may come here when you wish. Several houses have come up here: Krishna is still at Nasik.

000023555

25.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08233

BALVANTSINH

1

Desires him to consult Prahlad.

000030461

27.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

2

advises not to broadcast about his fall. Says (1) He expected this to happen. (2) That you were mentally meeting her daily. Better you met physically. Opines it will be a great thing if living together they can practice self control.

000009188

27.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

1

Mohana asked Bapu to return to Sabarmati Ashram. Bapu wrote: My blessings. Some day, I hope to return there:

000009189

27.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

1

Why, you meant to go yesterday ? Take 'Khichdi' with me today, here it is saltless, there it is (at Mahadev's house) Contains salt.

000009187

27.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01784

PARIKH, Mohan N.

2

Why should you insist on my breaking silence ? You have made the necessary inginds. And my silence help me a let.

000032008

28.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08750

MIRA

2

Mira's stay at Oel should not be regarding as waste. She gained in experience and health. It will be good if Pandit could be persuded to join Mira. Reference to events (fightful ones) happening in the West.

000029184

28.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

4

Sorry the enclosed was not despatched.How can he sympathise with one who himself is arrogant. However we should be non-violent.

000031119

28.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

1

Asks to send a note on Seavenging".

000030456

28.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

1

Wrote yesterday. You were not here: Ask Kanu.

000030460

30.05.1940

01340

GANDHI, Kasturba (Mrs.)

08816

SHAH, Kanchanben Munnalal

1

Informs about Gandhi's observing silence since a week, Zohra's illness & other ashram news.

000025302

30.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

what do you do now ? Here we are sufficiently crowded.

000022652

30.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08167

HEATH, Carl

1

I feel dumb in view of events that have taken place.

000026108

31.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Mahadev has no spare time.

000024099

31.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08305

CHANDIWALA, Brijkrishna

1

Donot detain Nair on one pretext or another. Do what you can to allay fear among the people.

000026110

31.05.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

7

The needy should get milk. You may frame rules after consulting me, But I should be relieved of routine matters.

000026111

01.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

I shall talk to Bhartanandji.

000029185

01.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

4

Information and instructions about articles and translations for Harijan Sevak, and inmates. The present war is a war of scientific abilities etc.

000024769

01.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

2

Jaipur affair seems to have been settled. In native states there is enough constructive work to be done.

000026112

02.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Give Bharatanand the help that he wants. Train the new comer. He seems to be very polite.

000022547

02.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08148

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

2

A letter introducing Tejuramji.

000022548

02.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08148

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

2

A letter introducing Tejuramji.

000029793

04.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08609

KAUR, Amrit

2

Informs (1) Heavy work pressure leaves him (G) no time (2) Lilavati had a scorpion sting.

000030459

04.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

2

Says anyhow you & Kanchan must acquire peace. advises to pass rainy season over there:

000022276

04.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Rebukes her for what she said.

000022275

04.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Then why can you not keep quiet please forgive me.

000027545

05.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08568

PRITHVI SINGH, Sardar

1

We shall discuss when you come here:

000029794

06.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08609

KAUR, Amrit

2

Encloses some articles & gives general news.

000029179

06.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

If between you and Sushila can cope with translation work the Hindi Navajivan work can be managed from here:

000028084

06.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08624

SURU

2

What is there to appologise for ? How can parents harbour for long faults of the children I am sure you will come here:

000026113

06.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Everything should be clean. Notice should be put up.

000024442

06.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08340

KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Why pay so much importance to Ba's remarks ? Better not to mind such pretty matters.

000026114

06.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Do not mind what others say. Let service be your motto.

000032009

06.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09004

KANHAIYALAL

1

'Hindi' received from Kanvaiyalal was credited by Gandhiji to the Harijan Fund.

000024443

06.06.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

1

Note, asking to maintain perfact cleanliness, and to have a board containing rules about it.

000024444

07.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08340

KRISHNACHANDRA

2

Better tell a friend when you doubt him. That is more honest.

000026115

07.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

2

Doubts between lovers should be cleared.

000026116

07.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Various instruction.

000026117

07.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

3

(1) Geeta says Celibacy and Ahimsa are mere physical efforts. Is it true ? How is Ramnama the best sacrifice ? (3) Did you give up your fast because of pressure from others? Reply :- (1) Yes because they are connected with the body. But that does not mean that mental loosness is permissible. (2) Because there in physical effort is minimum while gain is great (3) No, but the matter in God's hands and I had not set any limit.

000033684

07.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

In famine relief work, let God give you enough strength. Good that you wrote to Nanalal. Shamaldas does not reply. Write to him again. Did you write to Kaku ?

000030458

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

advises to stay there & improve health. Opines both to be mentally ill.

000022331

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Asks her to trust him and allow him to do his work in peace.

000022334

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Instructs that all letters between him and her may be shown to all if she so desires, Though Gandhiji does not desire it.

000022333

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Issues instructions re shawll, khaddar cloth, Yarn, rice etc.

000022335

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Gandhiji advises her to make public as she wants to.

000022336

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Says she may advise Johra according to her own light.

000022332

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

May god give you peace and Courage.

000022338

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

2

Advises her to go away if she feels she is away from all. But she must leave Johra alone. She can stop all work.

000022330

08.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08090

AMTUSSALAAM

1

Threatans that no service will be taken from her if she does not take nourishing food.

00029186a

09.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

Your Guajrati is flawless. Your watch does not work etc. etc.

000029186

09.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Your Gujarati is flawless. Your watch does not work etc. etc.

000022994

09.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08013

BHOLANATH

2

Advises to give up the insistance on the Hage if they accept responsible Government as the goal re: relations with the A. I. Organisation consult Jawaharlal as I am not clear in the point.

000009739

11.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01811

RAMIBEN

2

You are put to lest. Bear it Well. Kunverje is O.K.

000009738

11.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01813

BALI

2

Your are undertaking more and more family worries. All however to you. Kunverjee is O.K. at Panchgani.

000029187

12.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

Lilavati has passed her matriculation. Valjibhai's son stands first.

000029034

12.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

News.

000033048

12.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

2

It seems you have not received one of the letters which I worte to you in reply to your letters. You may come here as per your demand, and explain your idea to Vinoba and me. it is not necessary to eat a labourer's food to become a labourer.

000029188

14.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

I have corrected your translations. My silence is very helpful.

000024445

14.06.1940

08340

KRISHNACHANDRA

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

5

Three questions-(1) Why is Brahmacharya restricted to austerity (2) why is Namsmaran regarded as King of sacrifices and (3) why did you give up the fast undertaken to find out the thief of the pen and the letter? Gandhiji replies (1) Brahmacharya chiefly concerns the body; but it need not be restricted to it (2) Prayer is the best sacrifice because there is the minimum pysical efforts and maximum advantage. (3) The fast was for my own satisfaction.

000029189

15.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

The party did not come. Your Gajarati is better.

000026680

16.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

4

Do not worry if people leave you simply because you are on the path of truth. I am not eager to be arrested.

000026329

18.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00000

"BLANK"

3

She is sick in mind and body. It is in the interest of all that she be relieved of the kitchen work.

000029190

21.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

You must have seen the reports. I am both unhappy and happy.

000022350

22.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08103

BHAGAVANDIN (Durban)

1

I am advised to stay in a Muslim house in a Muslim Village. But nothing is decided yet.

000026118

23.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

2

Instruction regarding how to purify ghee. Let there be a little surplus of bread. Males also should know how to cook.

000024446

23.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08340

KRISHNACHANDRA

2

If the deteriorated ghee cannot purified it may be thrown away or be used for greasing purposes. Cooking art need not be left to the women only.

000026119

25.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Tell them about new arrivals.

000029191

25.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

Reaching there Saturday.

000029192

26.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

We shall be four.

000032011

26.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09004

KANHAIYALAL

1

Gandhiji hopes that Vidyavati marriage would be celebrated without any difficulty. He sends good wishes to the newly weds and also hopes they would spend their life in serving the nation. Mira has returned from Marwad.

000029866

28.06.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08784

BISHANNATH, Lala

1

Aknowledges addressee's letter.

000025303

01.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Mix with women and do among them the work that you can.

000029193

03.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

I shall be writing for papers so do not except letters. Do lobbying work only.

000029194

05.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

4

True if you and Sushila can be trained in translation I shall be at ease for Harijan Sevak. Atpresent I am after Harijan Chiefly.

000027546

05.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08568

PRITHVI SINGH, Sardar

1

I do not wish to alter your programme but you have altered it. Come as early as possible.

000029035

08.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

2

Thanks. He is relieved of the agony. Do not lament. Come when you can.

000029795

08.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08609

KAUR, Amrit

1

Informs her articl will be published & other news.

000029195

08.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Your translations are corrected. They are good etc.

000026354

09.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08479

PADMAVATI

1

God bless the newly born son.

000030457

09.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10519

SHAH, Munnalal & VICE VERSA

1

In reply to his seeking G. Advises not to wire: Better write a letter for calling Kanchan.

000029196

10.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

You can join States Exceutive.

000029197

10.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

You can join States Exceutive.

000028094

10.07.1940

01340

GANDHI, Kasturba (Mrs.)

08567

SARASWATI ?

1

Hope shanti is alright. Do drop here when you go to Trivandrum.

000031054

11.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08917

CHAKRAIYA

3

(1) Disapproves his asking money from public Fund. (2) One needs less money if he keeps himself physically fit. Says he (G) has arranged for his Homeopathy treatment at Delhi. Hopes his total recivery.

000031120

11.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

1

Asks what to do re: liquor (?)

000025305

11.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

Come here for the sake of your health if there is now work there and JaiPrakash permits & Rajen Babu approves.

000022552

11.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08148

MALKANI, N. R. (Prof.)

2

Informs that A. I. S. A. is short of funds; advises not to undertake the Hindi Prachar work if he cannot do it.

000009118

12.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

1

Maganlal, Dr. Mehta's son is there: Send his letters to him and introduce him to the Chief Citizens.

000009741

12.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

06733

KUNVERJI

2

Hope Kanchan is not a burden. If necessary separate cooking arrangement may be provided.

000022995

13.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08013

BHOLANATH

1

Opines that it is enough if they do not obstruct you in your work.

000029199

15.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

4

Maulana wants me to go to Poona but I do not wish. some persons here were bitten by a rabid fox. Om was married on Saturday last.

000026120

16.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Instructions.

000029198

17.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

Do take rest.

000034071

17.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09852

ABHIMANYU DIWANJI

2

The yarn sent by you has been received. blessings to you.

000032023

17.07.1940

00546

DESAI, Mahadev Haribhai

09005

PRAKASHNATH

2

Khosla's expected annual letter has been received. As Gandhiji's birthday was still far off he jocularly asked if khosla would send another donation on birthday. A pnkka receipt would be sent as soon as the draft is received.

000024952

17.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08961

PUSHPABEN

2

Pursue your studies, collect for the Andrews memorial fund etc.

000024192

17.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01045

CHATURVEDI, Benarsidas

1

Here is the message. Do not ask for it in English.

000028598

19.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10485

MASHRUWALA, Nanabhai Ichchharam

1

I have written to phoniex. See the next issue of Harijan Bandhu.

000029201

20.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

6

Gandhiji deals with the case of somebody going in for medicine (doctor) at Rajkumari's institution. desire never to rely on anything about him unless confirmed by him. and informs that he does not wish to go to Poona.

000026681

20.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00660

GANDHI, Manilal

2

Mary says khadi was not available in Durban. Can you not arrange to have it. Stocked in some shops ?

000030631

20.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03690

SEN GUPTA

2

You have to be patient.

000024908

21.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08374

SHARMA (Dr.)

2

Refers to some native cure:

000029200

21.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

8

Miss Kinnard made an unsuccessful attempt to convert me to Christanity. Your article and translations are good. Maulana is coming but I do not wish to go to Poona.

000009119

24.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

01779

PARIKH, Narahari D.

2

"Harijan Bandhu" is my weekly letter. I have nothing to add to the pledge. If required, we shall make necessary Changes, when the Sangh is established.

000029202

25.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Your translations of the article is not up to the mark.etc.

000029203

27.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

4

YOur translations reveal the labour that you take but the language is not settled. etc.

000029204

29.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Come and go when you like. This is your second home. But see that neither your work nor your health suffers.

000030454

31.07.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

5

Opines no moral fault in his sex desire: Hopes his getting satisfied in a year or two. it. Sets house & then be able to renounce. Assures his present place to remain as it is.

000029036

01.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08701

PANCHOLI, Vijaya M.

1

Do not grieve but do your duty. come when you feel like.

000025306

01.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04979

PRABHAVATI

2

I think father should cease taking any medicines and merely take light diet and pray.

000029205

02.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

Do not be in a hurry Come when you can. We shall discuss your translation when you come.

000023257

02.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

03231

SATISH BABU

1

Fixes dates about meeting.

000026121

04.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Add. Better she may come, so that she can meet all of us.

000029206

04.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

2

I am sending your articles uncorrected. More labour is required.

000030453

05.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

1

Asks to state frankly weather he objects Kanchans (1) touching G. (2) touching any male for serving him.

000033677

07.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09804

GANDHI, Narandas

1

The figures sent by you have been sent to all the three papers. Why did you not send them earlier ? As usual, enclosed is Prema's letters.

000029207

08.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08381

KAUR, AMRIT

1

KhanSaheb wants Mehta's Irwin college.

000030452

08.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08812

SHAH, Munnalal

2

Explains why he pointed out his own shortcomings in the article & says this was for all villages except Ashram. Gives other news.

000027547

10.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08568

PRITHVI SINGH, Sardar

8

I realize our views differ. It is good you wrote to me. Thought you would come here and train the boys in the art of non-violent fight etc.

000031121

10.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

10546

BUCH, PURATANBHAI

1

Approves his (P's) advises given to Scavangers MANTRI

000026988

11.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08527

MAHMUD, Syed (Dr.)

1

Come when you like.

000033019

11.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

9

I received your letter. I tore if off after reading it . I have not made any distinction between you and Devdas. It is good that you have been able to see your own demerits, and you have been making efforts to get over them. You may stay at Godhra or at Wardha. Ask Chhagandlal also . It is desirable that the parents should know the demerits of their children. As long as you mind dose not become stable, you may keep on changing places. Show this letter to Kakasaheb and I may come there either on Tuesday or Friday.

000033018

11.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

4

Your letter. Kakasaheb also appreciates your experiences as a "Sthitaprajnya".The translated matter you have sent is good. But it will lie here for some time. In the meanwhile, you may do some other work. Your idea of improving the spinning wheel is praiseworthy. But you should follow Singher or the spinning Jenny. Spinning wheel and "Takli" have their own repective merits. Try to find out if it is possible to spin woollen thread on the "Charka".

000033020

11.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

I think you have allowed your health to deteriorate by putting more trust in Hakimji. You should do as much physical work as only you can do. Don't be worried about Kakasaheb. He will solve his own problems. -About Phoenix Farm and Tolstoy Farm, I have written as much as I remember. Even when you are not well , :You should do your morning prayer at 4 a.m. by sitting on your bed. (Reference to Jayakrishnabhai)

000033021

11.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09734

GANDHI, Prabhudas

1

I think you should take enema daily .Try to overcome the complaints. Try to avoid evil in your thoughts. There are very few persons who do not have evil in their thoughts. But we should try to achieve that state. I want you to be ahead of all in this attempt. Take care of Laxmi.

000026122

12.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

Yes it was a mistake but do not worry.

000022653

13.08.1940

10366

HEATH, Carl & HARRISON, Agatha

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

1

Advocate negotiations:- face to face talks.

000026123

15.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

2

See that rules are observed. Our attitude towards servants should improve.

000030724

15.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08859

PRIVAT (ANAND AND BHAKTI)

2

Says There must come light over this darkness.

000023258

15.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

04900

HEMAPRABHA DEVI

2

Personal news.

000026124

17.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08470

AGRAVAL, KRISHNACHANDRA

1

You may consult me to solve difficulties. Ba's attitude is old and we should bear with it.

000029479

18.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08660

KHAMBHATA, Bahramji Naoroji

2

Bapu is grieved to know that your disease is not cured. During October or later you both come here and try Bapu's treatment. Consider ulcer as justice from God and bear it cheerfully.

000024770

19.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

00713

BAJAJ, Jamnalal

1

Herewith the corrected letter.

000032010

21.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

09004

KANHAIYALAL

1

Gandhiji writes to kanhaiyalal saying that Mira is going there for doing penance devoting her time in spinning and singing praises of God. If it incoveniences Kanhaiyalal in any way he should write to Gandhiji.

000022678

21.08.1940

00000

"BLANK"

00000

"BLANK"

2

I shall try my best to write for Hindi edition of "Harijan".

000022864

24.08.1940

00001

GANDHI, M. K.

08183