Selected Letters of Gandhi : Part-1


Chapter-29: Yeravada Mandir

Gandhiji used to call his prison a mandir for to him it was a temple of liberty spiritual as well as political. When he was in Yeravda Mandir in 1932, Shri. Mahadev Desai joined him in March, and kept a dairy in which besides entering the events of the day he copied in extensor or in part the numerous letters Gandhiji wrote to the members of the Ashram as well as to outsiders. For instance he noted that on the 14th of March Gandhiji wrote as many as 42 letters to Ashramites besides half a dozen letters to others. In the course of an English letters to an Ashramite, he wrote the following.