Selected Letters of Gandhi : Part-1


Chapter-7: Wanted A Woman

Chaitra Wadi 9

There are men in the Ashram as well as women, but supposing that the men were out one day and thieves came to the Ashram, what would all of you do? Have you ever thought about this? If you haven’t, think of it now and let me know what you would do. How I wish you would falsify epithets like abala [the weaker sex] and bhiru [the timid one], which are applied to women!