Prof. Dr. Yogendra Yadav

Gandhian Scholar

Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India

Contact No. – 09415777229, 094055338

E-mail- dr.yogendragandhi@gmail.com;dr.yadav.yogendra@gandhifoundation.net

 

 

Blood Pressure and Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

Blood Pressure is a general disease. Maximum people are suffering by it. Mahatma Gandhi was also suffering by it. It is two types, first is high blood pressure and second is low blood presser. Mahatma Gandhi was suffering by high blood pressure. It causes many anger or etc. So Doctors of Mahatma Gandhi took his blood pressure daily. During fasting he was suffering low blood pressure also. He wrote in his diary and letters. There are blood pressure reports and thought of blood pressure. Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Well, then, take my blood-pressure, before spinning and after spinning, and if you can convince me that after spinning it has gone up to an alarming extent, I shall accept your advice.”1 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “In reply to Mahadev Desai’s telegram dated March 27, 1927 from Nipani, which read: “Bapu has narrowly escaped attack of apoplexy. High blood-pressure still continues. Doctors ascribe it to overwork, nervous exhaustion and advise complete rest, cancellation all programmes, hot months at any rate.”2

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My appetite has improved. Now the question is whether shirshasana thus passively practiced is likely to ease the blood-pressure or to increase it. I take it that Neti can do no harm at all in any case. My blood-pressure is at present 180 by auscultation. During the five days the pressure has not increased.  This is the sixth day here. I am not yet acclimatized. I have not retained the energy and the strength I felt at Amboli, but doctors assure me that Nandi must in the end be more beneficial than Amboli. They say that this is an ideal place for blood-pressure men. There is no cause whatsoever for worry or anxiety.”3 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “For the last two days I have made one important change prompted by a fellow crank. He suggested my taking the juice of fresh neem leaves by mixing it with milk. He says my case is not one of blood-pressure but of flatulence. Blood pressure there certainly is; but I am inclined to agree with this friend, that blood-pressure is a temporary effect of flatulence which is the root cause, and he thinks I could deal with the latter by taking the juice of neem leaves with my meals.”4

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “As I write, more comes to my pen. But if I set out to “print” all of it I would tire my hand and my doctor will warn me that my blood-pressure may rise.”5 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “If it is really a fact that high blood-pressure is due to an overwrought brain, I seriously contend that the only way to remove this tension would be to prescribe a starvation cure. Deep down in me I do feel that a prolonged fast is the only radical cure because during the 21 days fast, I could see that after 10 days I has ceased even to think of the outside world. The starvation had created that temporary mental adjustment. Whilst I am eating even if it was possible the mind refuses not to think. But under starvation the mind will co-operate in ceasing to think and worry. And, if in spite of the care that I am myself taking and in spite of the army of medical friends who see me and examine me, in spite of the quacks whose opinion I voluntarily seek and in spite of the undivided attention of devoted nurses, blood-pressure refuses to yield and weakness persists, I shall certainly risk causing temporary pain to many friends and impose a fast upon myself either to end or to mend this vegetating and vexing state. But there is no cause for any alarm. It seems that the pressure will go down. For the last two days I am feeling stronger than when I came to Nandi. The highest pressure during last week was 188. On Tuesday last it was found to be 180. This was the first decline yet noticed after the collapse.”6

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I may be said to be out of the wood now, blood-pressure having become normal. I am taking fair walks morning and evening and doing a moderate amount of writing and reading.”7 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am making steady progress. Bangalore doctors came today and they found the blood-pressure to be only 150 and the general condition quite good. They now want me to eat more. I shall see what is possible in that direction. I have been obliged to omit bread and vegetable because I thought them to be too heavy. I must now make another attempt. But there is no doubt about my getting better.”8 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Mahatma Gandhi is now threatened with an impending danger of apoplexy due to high blood-pressure condition as a result of continuous overwork. He must have absolute rest in a cool climate for some time to come. He is also advised to cancel all his present programmes till his condition decidedly improves.”9

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure had not increased at all nor did I notice any other effect of the strain. The doctors came yesterday and they said I should be quite all right in a month’s time and able to do the ordinary touring though not at breakneck speed.”10 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Doctors here consider that 150 is normal blood-pressure for me and they have no misgivings whatsoever about my being able to resume moderate touring next month. I am certainly getting daily stronger physically.”11 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Blood-pressure is taken every Sunday, and if I find that the pressure has at all gone up, I shall ascribe the rising to the angle and drop the exercise till I hear from you in reply to this. And I shall drop it, in any case, if you think that I have gone too far.”12 

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am sorry to have to report to you that the blood-pressure taken on last Sunday week had been found to have risen from 150 to 160. The doctors could not make out why the increase had taken place. I then gave them an ocular demonstration of what I had been doing in the way of sarvangasana, as also halasana, as you have termed the practice I described to you. They urged me to stop the two practices for the time being.2 I therefore stopped them. Otherwise too, as I said in my previous letter, I would have stopped sarvangasana if the pressure had gone up, till I had taken your advice. Last Sunday the blood-pressure was taken again, and it was found to have gone down by five degrees. I suppose, therefore, it is best for me to continue the suspension of the two practices for a while. In any event, they will remain suspended till I hear from you.”13 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “In view of the tendency of the system towards an increase in blood-pressure on the slightest provocation, do you want me to start bhujangasana? So far as physical strength is concerned, there is no difficulty about undertaking any of these practices. And personally I am unable to understand why some of these asanas should increase the blood-pressure, although they do not apparently affect the system otherwise. I suppose they do not increase blood-pressure in men enjoying normal health. It would be well if you could say which asanas are positively harmless, so far as blood pressure is concerned.”14

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “With reference to the Bengal tour, you will not want me to come to Bengal unless you are yourself able to bear the strain. Of course you will not discuss this thing publicly till you know how the present trial tour shapes. I must confess that I am not over-well or over-strong. But the doctor who is attending on me is a clever and a careful man, and he tells me that there is nothing wrong with blood-pressure or with anything else and that I am quite all right.”15 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Then a doctor came to take my blood pressure. Niranjan Babu has made the same arrangements for examination of blood-pressure that you had. And when the doctor read 190, he got frightened and the whole of the programme has been rearranged. Personally I am inclined to disbelieve the doctor’s reading. However, even if it was wrong reading, it has done well. A new doctor who has come today from Cuttack has read anything between 155 and 165. His own reading is between 155 and 160. Mahadev and Pyarelal read 165. The diastolic is 90-100. If these readings are correct, the blood-pressure is the same as before, and there is nothing to worry. However I am not writing this to tell you about the blood-pressure.”16

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Though the doctors say that the blood-pressure is high, I notice no effects of it. And three doctors and three instruments gave different readings yesterday—200, 180, 160! What is one to do when doctors differ? Anyway you should not be anxious.”17 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Nor have I much time to say anything useful beyond telling you that somehow or other I am still holding on though doctors tell me that my blood-pressure is rising.”18

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Apparently there is nothing wrong with my health. But the blood-pressure is very high. There is no doubt of that. All I need is rest. It is not also true that I do not observe the rules about health which I prescribe for others. But I shall explain this to you one day if you ask me.”19 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have altered your resolutions. The Orissa resolution should not be in the Congress because there are so many places that have suffered. The special poverty of Orissa is chronic. I shall see what can be done about Gregg’s book proof-reading. I have not attended any sittings of the Congress Committee. Is having good rest. Doctors here see no special rise in blood-pressure.”20vMahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You should be careful about two things only as regards blood pressure. You should not overwork either physically or mentally, and the motion must always be clear. If you do not have a clear motion every day, take an enema or a laxative. Never strain. Eat very light food. One need not worry about blood-pressure at all, if there is no other complaint. Since, however, you have had an attack of paralysis, you should certainly be careful.”21

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have not been weighed nor have I had the blood pressure taken, but the feeling about me is good. I have purposely refrained from taking the blood-pressure and weight because it seems to me to be of no consequence, if I otherwise keep fit.”22 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “In accordance with Dr. Muthu’s instructions I am not having the blood-pressure taken at all, but I am flourishing.”23 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Don’t you worry about my health? Doctors will frighten one. This time the registered blood-pressure does not seem to produce any impression on me. I am keeping fairly fit. I have strength to walk, and I only lie on my back because doctors are imperative and tell me that some blood-pressure cases are most elusive and especially dangerous when the patient himself feels no visible effects.”24

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I shall watch also how the blood-pressure behaves, and if I find meanwhile any prompting from the inner voice in the direction of going, I shall not hesitate to say yes. The youth movement is a decided attraction.”25 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “But I have accepted the statement of medical friends that very often blood-pressure patients feel no evil effects, although they may be stealthily present in the body and must, therefore, be guarded against. Happily, however, even these instruments registered last Sunday a very great improvement, a fall from 214mm. systolic to 178mm. and a rise from 120mm. sic diastolic to 118mm. I am also taking the rest prescribed by Dr. Haribhai Desai and his medical companions, and carrying on my dietetic experiments under their observations and guidance. Dr. Muthu who seems to have made special study of dietetics is also kindly guiding me by correspondence.”26

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “What a pity Gurudev is so ill and has developed blood-pressure. This phthisis in India is a horrible business. If there is any truth in the theory of ultra-violet rays so do I think there is no one in India should suffer from that wretched disease?”27 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I thank you for your offer to send me the bottles in your possession. But I shall not avail myself of your offer as, apart from my disinclination to take medicine internally, at the present moment I do not seem to be suffering from much blood-pressure.”28 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood pressure systolic which after the breakdown at Kolhapur had never been found to be below 155 was now registered at 118, pulse pressure at 46. Though 118 he thought to be subnormal, it was not bad sign as I had just risen from a slight attack of malaria and I was then living on juicy fruits only.”29

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I did not tell you that my blood pressure was found to be lower than 160 which were better than the last and the nervous system was quite good. Dr. Ansari had expected deterioration in both. Of course, I am still weak and disinclined to work. But that is natural. The terrible strain of Karachi has not still worn out.”30 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I do not know at all what blue brain is. When Dr. Gilder left after examining me the blood pressure was normal. My health is quite all right, and I have nearly regained my former strength. I have my daily walks, spin as much as I used to and can also write a large number of letters. I spend all the twenty-four hours in the open. What is blue brain, and who told you that I had high blood pressure and that there was a danger of my getting blue brain?”31 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am keeping excellent health. My blood pressure is normal. I have now gained three quarters of a pound, thus weighing now 993/4 lb. I had no stroke at all.”32

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You must shed this wretched fear of me. Whatever I said and did at the Ashram was said and done in pure love and for your good. Why should you fear me, if you believe what I say? You have therefore no need to avoid me or fear me. I am keeping well in spite of blood-pressure.”33 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I reached Wardha this morning. Except for the high blood pressure which the doctors register, there is nothing wrong with me. Nevertheless I am not to move about for at least three weeks from today, i.e., up to 15th October next.”34 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have perfect peace here. No one is allowed to visit me before four o’clock. The visiting time is restricted to between 4 and 5, in case anyone comes. I do my spinning at this hour. I sleep on the terrace. I take a fair quantity of milk. Since yesterday I have started taking 3 lb. of it. If I cannot go on I shall reduce the quantity. So do not go by whatever Jamnalalji might report. The blood pressure will go on its own. It is only now that I shall be gaining some weight.”35

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “After all I was able to spare a few minutes to peep into Verrier’s room. He was looking fit. He is making very steady progress. My weight has gone up and the blood-pressure is decidedly less than at Bombay.”36 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “What has appeared in the Press about me is correct and yet not correct. Doctors will always write in that way. But anyone who knows will not be scared by that because my blood pressure was definitely higher there than what it is here. Increase or decrease in weight cannot have much to do with my health. But now 101 lb. is the very minimum. I am having sufficient rest. I take 3 lb. of milk. I may have to reduce the quantity now.”37 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Mathuradas also says in his letter that you worry about me. But I am quite happy here. I eat with appetite, the weight is increasing and the blood-pressure is coming down.”38

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You will know from the papers that my work is increasing. The blood-pressure has come down. It remains 160-100. And the weight has gone up to 103 pounds.”39 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You know that I am taking all the rest that the doctors have advised and not moving out till the 7th of November. My weight has steadily gone forward and blood-pressure has steadily decreased.”40 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My weight is 103 pounds at present, and the blood-pressure is 160-100. This should be considered very well. I am continuing the same diet.”41 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure has disappeared completely, and the weight is going up. I have already reached 109.”42

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My weight is 109 and the blood-pressure 155-100. The diet remains the same.”43 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure fluctuates between 155 and 168.”44 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have been having some blood pressure. I was examined by Dr. Ansari in Delhi. Do not at all worry about me.”45 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have not weighted myself recently, but my health is quite good. The blood pressure has returned to my normal. It is 158-109.”46 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The pressure of work remains heavy. But I keep good health. Subba Rao came and examined me yesterday. He was pleased. The blood pressure was 155-100. This is excellent.”47 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My health is perfectly all right. In spite of heavy pressure of work, the blood-pressure remains round about 150. That should be considered very well. The weight is 104. I shall be happy if the rest of the tour is completed without further trouble. August will be taken up by the fast and the gradual return to normal diet.”48

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am quite well. Blood pressure normal.”49 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am in very good health. I drank some milk today. Blood-pressure is excellent. Please, therefore, do not worry about me.”50 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “So you are laid low.4 I hope you will soon be well and return to your post. You may certainly seek the solitude of the hills. I am making steady progress in spite of the blood-pressure. I think I have discovered the cause of the present increase. But I shall know more on Wednesday. There is no cause for anxiety. I am allowed plenty of exercise and solid food.”51

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The doctors have assured me that this trouble of high blood-pressure is entirely the result of mental strain and worry. If that is true, it is likely that I have been unnecessarily worrying myself, unnecessarily fretting and secretly harbouring passions like anger, lust, etc.”52 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “How is it that I have heard nothing from you after your letter to Kanti from Hathras? I hope you got the letter1 I wrote the very next day after you left. You shouldn’t be lazy in writing. I write this from Bardoli. I am in good health, and Kanti and Kanu are doing your part of the work ably enough. At the time of leaving, my weight was 112 lb. and the blood-pressure 150-90.”53 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Yesterday’s blood-pressure was a fraud just a result of garlic. It was taken immediately after the meal to test what effect garlic had.”54 

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I shall, however, carry out your wish so long as you mark your letter confidential and ask me to tear it up. Your going has of course lessened my anxiety because the going meant following the law of truth, and not to go would have been, I feared, its violation. But that had no relation to the blood Pressure, which had already been going down and so went down by itself. I was not so much worried about your staying on, as I knew all the time that you would at last do the right thing only, and you did so quite promptly. As for the blood pressure, however, things will go on as they have been going. It had reached 188/110 at Wardha and once it went up to as high as 212/120, but the same day again it fell to 188/108. I don’t know what it now is. It cannot, therefore, be said at all that the blood-pressure went down because of your going. You may come when you can, after staying there as long as you have the duty to stay on. Happiness ever goes with dharma. And there alone lies peace of mind. Never have any doubt that there can be no happiness in the violation of dharma.”55

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Dr. Ansari examined me today. The blood-pressure was 156/94, but last evening it was higher. The doctor, therefore, thinks that I should still be moderate in work and observe the restrictions.”56 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Dr. Ansari came to examine me again and expressed his satisfaction with the improvement in my health. The weight continues to be 111 lb. and it is a good thing that the blood-pressure was 154/92 though noted in the evening. It will indeed be good if you will be at Lucknow. I do not know yet where I shall be putting up.”57 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My weight at Bangalore was 114 lb. and my blood pressure 156/110, which may be taken as satisfactory.”58 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Garlic and onion in a raw state are strongly recommended in the West. I take raw garlic regularly for blood pressure. It is the best antitoxin for internal use. It is also recommended for tubercular patients.”59

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I want them to go to villages, study them and give something life-giving. If, while enjoying such works they develop consumption, sprue or blood-pressure, they will still be tempted to go on. If then they set out to write books for the villages, their works will be as diseased as they are themselves.”60 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “There is no reason to believe that my blood-pressure has particularly shot up. I need rest and that I am more or less taking. I should like to send you over to Rajkot. You have told me that you would be ready to go wherever I send you, whether it is Madras, Delhi or Prayag. Or, stay in the Mahila Ashram here. Do not get confused by all these questions. I have asked them only so that it might be easier for me to think and decide.”61 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “However, on account of high blood-pressure Gandhiji had to postpone his Journey.”62

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am accustomed to cold, and to sleeping under the sky in the severest weather. But if the doctor6 insists that the cold is having a detrimental effect on the heart and hence on the blood-pressure, I should listen to what he says, if only to avoid the charge of obstinacy.”63 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “What you think about me is not correct. I believe that I am more vigilant than any other leader. This is, as I understand, the straight and simple cause of my blood-pressure. My non-attachment is less than what is meant by the Gita; I am full of feeling.”64 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “He is Physician too. I have no quarrel with Christian Science. I said many years ago in Johannesburg that I accept the doctrine in toto, but I do not believe in many Christian Scientists. It is one thing to have an intellectual belief and another thing to have a heart-grasp of the truth. I can quite endorse the statement that all illness is sin, that when a man has even a cough it is due to sin. My blood-pressure is the result of strain and overwork. But why should I have overworked myself? All overwork and hurry is sin. And know only too well that it was perfectly possible for me to avoid all doctors. What I do not understand about Christian Scientists is that they make altogether too much of physical health and disease.”65

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure is somewhat high, but there is no cause for anxiety. There is pressure of work too. We shall leave for Haripura on the 8th.”66 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood pressure this morning was 172-106 and in the afternoon 170-1041. I exerted myself a bit too much.”67 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am happy. My letter to Lila will give you the blood-pressure count. Zakir Saheb arrived today and had his meal with me.”68 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood pressure was 174-106 in the morning and 160-96 in the afternoon. I have started taking garlic from today.”69 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure today has been morning 194-108, afternoon 160/100 and late afternoon 142-96. I have done a good deal of work too.”70 

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure has been behaving so erratically that the doctors think he ought not to be allowed to take liberties with himself. He wanted to go to Calcutta within a fortnight, but he himself recognizes that this is physically impossible. He has promised to stay in bed at any rate until the pressure keeps steady for a fortnight or more.”71 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am keeping well. Blood-pressure is normal. Of course I need to take care, which you know I do more than most people.”72 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “In Bapu’s Letters to Mira the addressee says: A tin bath which used to be taken on journeys when no big bath was likely to be available for Bapu. To lie in hot water was part of the blood-pressure treatment.”73

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Although the doctors have forbidden me, I could not restrain myself because of what happened in Bihar and the U. P. This time, too, I wish to tell you many things, but only if I get an opportunity and, if the blood-pressure does not rise. Today I wish to put before you only that which is weighing heavily on me. You should give deep thought to it.”74 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My heart was thumping. I do not know how high the blood-pressure rose. As soon as the mounted police and army officers arrived the people who were till now in a riotous mood ran helter-skelter. I do not wish to take up your time narrating the whole incident. My idea is to tell you that you should give some thought to this. I have spoken of my own cowardice. But those who were brandishing knives and sticks turned out to be no braver. I have compared my own courage with a Pathan’s. Non-violence is the weapon of such fearless persons full of courage.”75 

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am keeping good health. The blood-pressure rises sometimes, but comes down again.”76 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My health has been good so far. I have cut down my intake of food. Now the blood-pressure has come to 160-96.”77 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The machine recorded an alarmingly high blood-pressure, but I knew better than the machine. I was in a worse condition than the machine could show.”78 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You won’t be disturbed over the news that S.2 may give you today. Blood-pressure may help doctors. It is no help to patients. When they feel bad, they are bad. Such was my case last night. The same kind of pain in the back of the head. But gentle massage by S. brought me round in a few minutes and there is no return. B. P. was 154/98 at 12 noon. It rose again later to 170/98 or something like that. So you are not to worry.”79

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I will leave there on the 15th and reach Wardha on the 16th. I am fairly well. The blood-pressure at present is 154/100. I observed a fast today, but didn’t feel it.”80 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Stop worrying about me. The night passed well. In the morning the blood-pressure was 164/102. Even otherwise I am feeling fine.”81 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Dr. Gilder was here. The blood-pressure was 180/108. The climate is lovely. We expect to go to Wardha from here on the 17th.”82 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure is not checked every day. What daily news then can I give about my health? My own diagnosis says that my health is fine. I sleep well. I take my walks regularly. I eat well. Perhaps mangoes are a little difficult to digest. I do a fairly good amount of work. It does not show any adverse effect. I lie down in the bath-tub. I get sleep. My legs are massaged. My head and feet are massaged with ghee. Amtus Salaam gives me nourishment. She prepares rotis with her own hands. She is quite successful.”83

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure was 155/95 at 10 o’clock.”84 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Sushila writes that l should get my blood-pressure taken twice a day and get my urine also examined twice a day. That will be possible when you come here and attend to it. I am myself not too keen about it. All that Sushila wants you can carry out. But definitely not right now. Only after you have settled everything there and settled Sushila well.”85 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Details about blood-pressure will be given by Sushila. Well, let it be so, I forgot about the blood pressure. Today is 164/102. Yesterday also it was the same. In between it had risen to 176/106.”86 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure is under control. Just now I am experimenting with a diet of milk, dates and lemons. I take mangoes when available. I seem to feel better with this. It is only the third day today.”87

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “At 3.30 a.m. the blood-pressure was 190/112. Just now it must be less. Nothing need be done because of this. I shall have to reduce the work.”88 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You inquire about my health. I assure you that it is in good order and condition. Hakumatrai was here yesterday. You can ask him. It is true I have lost weight. But that is of no consequence in blood-pressure cases. I must not attempt to regain it in this weather. If I keep well otherwise, the weight will be regained, at any rate most of it.”89 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure,  “I would be satisfied if yours was as good as mine, barring the blood-pressure.”90 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I proudly write in these columns about Gandhiji’s health, discussing the causes of its breakdown, warning people, asking them to give him more rest. Ruthlessly I have turned out people wanting to see him, and have even interrupted talks and interviews, lest they should strain him over much and raise his blood-pressure. Fancy, therefore, my misery and my shame when I found one morning at Delang that what he considered a serious blunder on my part had raised his blood-pressure to the breaking point and might have brought about a catastrophe.”91

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My health can be considered excellent. The fluctuation in blood-pressure is no cause for alarm. My silence is continuing and that is good.”92 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Despite such shocks, the blood-pressure seems to be behaving normally.”93 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Well, if your suggestion had been received by me it would have helped me. However I accept your apology. Only don’t do it again. The weather for me is ideal. The blood-pressure is ideal, almost always 160-164/100-104.”94 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure yesterday evening was 136/84.”95 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “People may not accept my statement. But I do claim that I take ample rest and regulate my life. The blood-pressure was not due to overwork.”96 

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “If I say that I did not get any sleep last night, you may attribute it to my sinfulness. Today’s blood-pressure is also due to the same thing. Till one o’clock I alternated between sleep and wakefulness. At the moment no worry torments me nor am I troubled by anything external. Partly I understand what has happened and partly I do not understand. I am not worried. But I must tell you people about the turmoil through which I am passing.”97 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure is not checked every day. Today Mahodaya checked it. The reading was 155/90.”98 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I do write to you every alternate day. Shirin arrived here yesterday. She seems to be a good girl. It was she who checked my blood-pressure today. It was 135-88. Pyarelal’s reading was the same.”99 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have given to Ba your letter to her. Shirin checks my blood-pressure quite frequently. It is going a little high. It was 160/99 this afternoon. She herself must be writing. My weight is 103_ lb. It seems to have gone down a bit. I feel full of energy. I get good sleep.”100

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “There is a perceptible drop in blood-pressure when I observe silence. Medical friends have therefore advised me to take as much silence as I can.”101 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “She did a good job of checking the blood-pressure. She accompanies me on my constitutionals, both morning and evening. She has mixed well with everybody.”102 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Kuma- rappa’s blood-pressure has become stable now. It had gone up to 170/120. I am considering what I should do. Write to me if you have any suggestion to make. Bablo is down with a 104° fever. It is the second day today. The fever has not come down. That is why the vaccination was not given yesterday.”103 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I took nine drops of sarpagandha last night. The blood-pressure came down to 159/94 by morning.”104 “From today, I have started sleeping in the sun in the afternoon. I could feel an immediate difference. The blood-pressure came down to 146/96. It was 158/100 yesterday.”105

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Ascertain the prices of the fruit you bring. You will bring coconut of course. But bring lemons (sour) too. They are scarce in the Wardha market. Das’s experiment is spreading. I have joined it with greater zeal than when you were here. I have given up cooked vegetables and the blood-pressure has dropped in a phenomenal manner. All the three times near or under 150 systolic and 100 diastolic. The reason is absence of gases.”106 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Never mind having written a long letter. My blood-pressure is not likely to shoot up because of it.”107 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Do not believe the reports about my health. I am keeping very well and the blood-pressure remains under control if I do not work at night.  My blood-pressure reading was 156/98. Heat has commenced today. I have a wet wrapper on the head.”108 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Padmaja has arrived Have not met her yet. Gosibehn goes today. Pyarelal came in last night. He has gone to Nagpur for his teeth. Mahadev Desai is still between Bombay and Poona. My blood-pressure: 156/90.”109

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Blood-pressure is under control; not taken at the time of writing.”110 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I understand about Ba. You will know about me from my letter to Ba. I have not mentioned the blood-pressure in it. It was 132/86 in the afternoon. The fast will definitely do some good. The weight has gone down from 105 lb. to 101 lb.”111 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure is behaving ideally for the present. I go to bed at about 9 p. m. The nights here are pleasantly cool. I think Durgabehn is improving day by day. It can be said that she is not having any illness at the moment.”112 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure is quite steady-154/92, about the same in the morning.”113

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I am 991/2 blood-pressure 160-94. It has a tendency to rise at night. But I am quite well.”114 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure continues to be satisfactory at the previous level. It seems it was unnecessary for me to take the salted limes that I had been taking. Within four day, after I gave up taking the limes, the blood-pressure started coming down. At all the three readings yesterday it was between 150/90. It had considerably gone down the day before yesterday also. Of course, I had been working very hard.”115 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “There is no letter from you today. I do go to see Tari every morning. I felt it could not be avoided. I do not feel tired. Since I take a shortcut, there is only a slight increase in blood-pressure. Once she is on the way to recovery, I may not go.”116

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I shall see about Sankaran. Annapurna will not be coming there. She wants to go to Gujarat after the rentia Baras. She wishes to have training in khadi work. Ba will carry on as before. I have not put on any weight. It was 99 1/2 1b. Yesterday. I am considering taking garlic. I am not able to decide. Its odour is offensive. I dare not increase the quantity of food. The blood-pressure is well under control. I shall warn Ba about moving about. But when she has energy, nobody can control her.”117 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure is all right. I shall get a weekly report prepared and send it to you. Tari is fine.”118 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “How can I remove your anxiety about me? I am sending herewith the blood-pressure figures. Wherever you find them higher, it was because of extreme cold or food or some similar cause. On one occasion I went to bed late. There is nothing to complain of about my health.”119

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I did not send you any post yesterday. I am in a position to give you what to me is good news. I took sarpagandha twice. Still the blood-pressure was nearly almost 200/110 at night. So I made a drastic change in my diet. I stopped taking boiled vegetables. The blood-pressure was 138/92 yesterday and this afternoon. Today also I took mashed raw vegetables. The blood- pressure went up to 148/98. That was after the prayer. I worked for half an hour after the prayer. The blood-pressure rose to 162/102. Today also it has been the same. My impression is that raw vegetables do not produce gas.”120 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have been keeping you informed about my health. I am well. I cannot consider what Mahadev wrote as correct. The blood-pressure had shot up when A. S. had upset me so terribly. It is now better than what it used to be. For instance, this morning it was 158/100. In the evening too it does not rise the way it used to after the slightest exertion. I am still taking uncooked food. Instead of roti, I take 2 oz. of grated coconut. I sleep well. My bowel movement is satisfactory. The weight is also maintained. It is 109 lb. I am keeping in mind your warning. I will not take any risk. Shastriji’s progress is astonishing. The cause of the typhoid is not yet ascertained. We go on trying.”121

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I do not know why Mahadev wrote about me. I assure you that my health is good in every way. The blood-pressure does not go as high as it used to. It is under control even in the morning. I can say that I am able to digest cooked food. Do not worry about me at all. You will certainly know if there is any trouble.”122 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “It has been very cold here for some days. For the last two nights I have been using the quilt made by Mother. That keeps me nicely warm which also has its effect on sphygmomanometer. The blood-pressure has been low in the morning yesterday and today. In my view the diet I am taking is proper. I pass motions without difficulty. I feel very energetic. The diet can be said to have suited in every way.”123

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure this afternoon was 160/100. When I got up in the morning, it was 178/104. It remains satisfactory at night after the prayer. But even if I work for half an hour, it goes up as before. This means that after the prayer, I should completely stop working.”124 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Today I have eaten roti and cooked vegetables. Now let me see how that affects me. This morning the blood-pressure was high at 178/108. In the afternoon it was 144/96. Shastri has started his fast. Let us see how long it lasts.”125 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My health has not been spoilt by work. Change of work has definitely been beneficial. The Weight has increased by I Ib. It was 110 lb. The blood-pressure was 142/92 yesterday. This afternoon it was 184/112. I am not able to understand that. The weather has deteriorated here. There have been sudden rains and chill. Ba is well. Satya will have got through without trouble.”126 

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The 9th or 10th would be a very late date according to me. But you will do only what is possible. I have understood about Ba. I wish her suffering would end. My blood-pressure is very good. At 9.30 last night it was 140/92. In the morning it was 145/95.”127 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Silence in the evening while keeping the eyes closed. I stop at exactly 8.30 at night. My health is of course good. If I do more work, the blood-pressure rises. My weight went down by one 1b. Yesterday. I think it was due to the rush of work. I have been taking proper diet.”128 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “There is no letter from you even today. Do not be so irregular. If you cannot write every day, tell me on which days you will write. The whole world is governed by rules. My blood–pressure remains a little high these days.”129

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure will remain normal only when people here do their work well and do not indulge in quarrels. Let them do all things according to my wishes and ideals.”130 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure continues to remain high. Hence, I took three drops of sarpagandha yesterday both in the morning and evening. This morning it came down to 166/98. There is no cause for worry. In the morning I talked while walking and when I measured the blood-pressure it was 196/112. When it was taken in the afternoon, it was 150/90. My food intake is good.”131 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I understand about Ba. Ba’s case is difficult. What you write about me is unnecessary. I am trying my very best to abide by everything you say. I am not allowing my sleep to be disturbed. I am also talking very little during my walks. I keep my eyes closed and observe silence in the evening as far as possible. With just three drops of sarpagandha the blood–pressure too has come down. I continue the efforts to further control it. I am sure if you were present here, you would have brought it under control more effectively. So, pass your examination and come down. I like your self-confidence. But it must be backed by an equal measure of reading.”132

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “There is no reason to worry about me. At the moment the blood-pressure is ideal. Last night it was 136/88 and today it is 146/96. In the morning it was 172/98. I am also able to eat well. Ba is well.”133 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure is quite satisfactory. It is 150/88. I am able to eat a lot. Still, it may be necessary to remain on a diet of fruit for a couple of days.”134 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “There is so much pressure of work at present that I find writing to you a severe test. Sardar can be said to be quite well. He still does not accept this. I felt relief in my constipation because I gave up milk and butter for two days. I felt good and the blood-pressure came down to 136/88 in the afternoon. I have taken milk today. I have also taken butter. I am all right. The blood-pressure is 156/96.”135

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “There is so much pressure of work at present that I find writing to you a severe test. Sardar can be said to be quite well. He still does not accept this. I felt relief in my constipation because I gave up milk and butter for two days. I felt good and the blood-pressure came down to 136/88 in the afternoon. I have taken milk today. I have also taken butter. I am all right. The blood-pressure is 156/96.”136 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Today the blood-pressure was 142/86. In the morning it was 152/96. It is not always as good as this. But you will see that it is all right.”137 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “The blood-pressure was 134/84 this afternoon, and 158/96 in the morning.”138

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Ba and Mahadev have gone to Nagpur. Mahadev may write to you from Nagpur. The blood-pressure had gone up last night. It came down to 154/96 in the morning. In the afternoon also it was 154/92. The climate is good. Sardar is well.”139 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “My blood-pressure was 202/110 last night. This morning it was 152/92. This only means that I should stop working after the prayers. I am thinking along those lines.”140 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Gandhiji’s blood-pressure this morning was 206/110.”141 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “It is good that your blood-pressure is cured. How did it happen? Hereafter tries to avoid it.”142

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Stop doing that. Leave me in God’s hands. At present I am all right. I am active as usual and take my normal food. The blood-pressure is not measured daily now.”143 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I have written to you that you should treat me when I come down, haven’t I? The main treatment will be for shivering, blood-pressure and hook-worm. The climate here is congenial. So if there is an improvement it will be difficult to say whether it was due to the climate or the treatment. If the climate here does not do any good I shall see what your treatment does. Besides, in Sevagram you will also treat other patients.”144

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I do have a slightly high blood-pressure, but it is under control.”145 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “I shall have to watch myself. It will be a great thing if I survive that detachment and feel the inner joy not starts running high blood-pressure. It is a big experiment in my life and a necessary stage in my spiritual growth.”146 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “Your blood-pressure is very high. I cannot say I am wholly out of danger, but I think my blood-pressure is under control. Everyone does not have high blood-pressure for the same reason. High blood-pressure is not a disease in itself; it is a symptom of some other disease.”144

Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You must be well. It will not do to fall ill. There is a letter from Manudi. I have kept it for you. She will be coming. Jaisukhlal will be coming too. Do not fall to the temptation of abandoning your work there and coming here. I would certainly be happy if you could come. Jivraj has examined me. I felt fine. The blood-pressure is 160/98.”148 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You are unnecessarily worrying yourself. One for whom Ramanama is the unfailing cure would not beget problems of blood-pressure and would not hear the drumming noise in his ears. However, if both these do occur, he would bear them patiently and die while doing so. I have no doubt about the truth of this point. I do get high blood-pressure and get buzzing in the ears.”149 Mahatma Gandhi wrote about blood pressure, “You just think. I am an old man. Can I keep standing and talk? I tell even the Viceroy that he should not expect me to talk standing. Do I have all that energy? But God makes me talk. He gives me strength. I am having high blood-pressure these days. Still He is pulling me along. Tomorrow I shall talk more provided there is no opposition.”150

 

References:

 

  1. DISCUSSION WITH DR. WANLESS, March 26, 1927
  2. VOL. 38: 2 JANUARY, 1927 - 3 JUNE, 1927 253
  3. LETTER TO KUVALAYANAND, April 19, 1927
  4. VOL. 38: 2 JANUARY, 1927 - 3 JUNE, 1927 310
  5. LETTER TO FULCHAND K. SHAH, 11, April 27, 1927
  6. VOL. 38: 2 JANUARY, 1927 - 3 JUNE, 1927 326
  7. LETTER TO SATIS CHANDRA DAS GUPTA, May 5, 1927
  8. VOL. 38: 2 JANUARY, 1927 - 3 JUNE, 1927 395
  9. The Bombay Chronicle, 29-3-1927
  10. LETTER TO MIRABEHN, June 6, 1927
  11. VOL. 39: 4 JUNE, 1927 - 1 SEPTEMBER, 1927 65
  12. VOL. 39: 4 JUNE, 1927 - 1 SEPTEMBER, 1927 71
  13. LETTER TO KUVALAYANAND, June 29, 1927
  14. LETTER TO KUVALAYANAND, June 29, 1927
  15.   LETTER TO SATIS CHANDRA DAS GUPTA, July 19, 1927
  16.   LETTER TO C. RAJAGOPALACHARI, December 10, 1927
  17. LETTER TO C. F. ANDREWS, December 20, 1927
  18.   LETTER TO HELENE HAUSSDING, December 20, 1927
  19.   LETTER TO RAMDAS GANDHI, December 22, 1927
  20. LETTER TO C. F. ANDREWS, December 26, 1927
  21.   LETTER TO NAJUKLAL N. CHOKSI, January 10, 1928
  22. LETTER TO DR. B. C. ROY, January 19, 1928
  23. LETTER TO C. RAJAGOPALACHARI, January 28, 1928
  24. LETTER TO DR. M. A. ANSARI, February 11, 1928
  25. LETTER TO A. FENNER BROCKWAY, February 11, 1928
  26.   Young India, 16-2-1928
  27.   LETTER TO C. F. ANDREWS, April 11, 1928
  28. LETTER TO P. V. KARAMCHANDANI, May 13, 1928
  29.   VOL. 46: 12 MAY, 1929 - 31 AUGUST, 1929 282
  30. LETTER TO MIRABEHN, Before April 13, 1931
  31. LETTER TO BEHRAMJI KHAMBHATTA, October 19, 1932
  32. The Hindu, 21-10-1932
  33. LETTER TO MARGARETE SPIEGEL, September 16, 1933
  34. LETTER TO JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, September 23, 1933
  35.   LETTER TO MATHURADAS TRIKUMJI, September 28, 1933
  36.   LETTER TO C. F. ANDREWS, September 30, 1933
  37. LETTER TO MATHURADAS TRIKUMJI, September 30, 1933
  38. LETTER TO PREMLILA THACKERSEY, October 2, 1933
  39. LETTER TO VALLABHBHAI PATEL before October 9, 1933
  40. LETTER TO C. F. ANDREWS, October 14, 1933
  41.    LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, October 15, 1933 
  42. LETTER TO D. B. KALELKAR, November 22, 1933
  43.   LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, November 23, 1933
  44. LETTER TO MARGARETE SPIEGEL, December 7/9, 1933
  45. LETTER TO KASTURBA GANDHI, December 19, 1933
  46. LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, December 19, 1933
  47.   LETTER TO VALLABHBHAI PATEL, January 8, 1934
  48. LETTER TO VALLABHBHAI PATEL, July 11, 1934
  49.   LETTER TO MARGARETE SPIEGEL, July 20, 1934
  50. LETTER TO JAMNALAL BAJAJ, August 15, 1934
  51.   LETTER TO MIRABEHN, After January 22, 1936
  52.   SPEECH AT HARIJAN ASHRAM, February 16, 1936
  53.   LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, February 21, 1936
  54.   LETTER TO MIRABEHN, February 28, 1936
  55. LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, March 3, 1936
  56. LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, March 11, 1936
  57. LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, March 20, 1936
  58.   LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, June 15, 1936
  59.   LETTER TO SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE, September 13, 1936
  60. SPEECH AT GUJARATI SAHITYA PARISHAD, October 31, 1936
  61. LETTER TO NIRMALA GANDHI, January 31, 1937
  62. VOL. 72: 6 JULY, 1937 - 20 FEBRUARY, 1938 377
  63. Harijan, 18-12-1937
  64.   LETTER TO RAMDAS GANDHI, December 21, 1937
  65. DISCUSSION WITH LORD LOTHIAN, January 20, 1938
  66.   LETTER TO SHARDA C. SHAH, February 5, 1938
  67. LETTER TO LILAVATI ASAR, February 13, 1938
  68.   LETTER TO AMTUSSALAAM, February 13, 1938
  69.   LETTER TO LILAVATI ASAR, February 15, 1938
  70.   LETTER TO LILAVATI ASAR, February 16, 1938
  71. A Bunch of Old Letters, pp. 249
  72.   LETTER TO HERMANN KALLENBACH, September 30, 1937
  73. VOL. 73: 21 FEBRUARY, 1938 - 8 SEPTEMBER, 1938 27
  74. SPEECH AT GANDHI SEVA SANGH MEETING, March 25, 1938
  75. VOL. 73: 21 FEBRUARY, 1938 - 8 SEPTEMBER, 1938 54
  76. LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, March 28, 1938
  77.   LETTER TO SHARDA C. SHAH, March 28, 1938
  78.   VOL. 73: 21 FEBRUARY, 1938 - 8 SEPTEMBER, 1938 69
  79. LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, April 7, 1938
  80. LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, April 13, 1938
  81. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, April 16, 1938
  82. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, May 10, 1938
  83.   LETTER TO PYARELAL, May 15, 1938
  84. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, May 24, 1938
  85.   LETTER TO PYARELAL, June 2, 1938
  86.   LETTER TO MAHADEV DESAI, Before June 20, 1938
  87. LETTER TO PRABHAVATI, After June 20, 1938
  88.   LETTER TO MAHADEV DESAI, June 25, 1938
  89. LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, July 11, 1938
  90.   LETTER TO KANTILAL GANDHI, September 7, 1938
  91. VOL. 73: 21 FEBRUARY, 1938 - 8 SEPTEMBER, 1938 455
  92.   LETTER TO MANILAL GANDHI, September 9, 1938
  93. LETTER TO MAHADEV DESAI, September 15, 1938
  94. LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, September 24, 1938
  95. LETTER TO MAHADEV DESAI, October 27, 1938
  96.   NOTE TO JAIRAMDAS DOULATRAM, December 5, 1938
  97. NOTE TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, 1938
  98. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, July 31, 1939
  99.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, August 4, 1939
  100.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, August 6, 1939
  101.   Harijan, 28-10-1939 
  102. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, 1939
  103. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, July 20, 1940
  104. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 23, 1940
  105. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, December 16, 1940
  106. LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, January 11, 1941
  107. LETTER TO MUNNALAL G. SHAH, February 6, 1941
  108. LETTER TO P. C. GHOSH, February 10, 1941
  109.   LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, March 15, 1941
  110. LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, March 17, 1941
  111. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, April 28, 1941
  112. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, May 4, 1941
  113. LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, May 28, 1941
  114. LETTER TO AMRIT KAUR, July 18, 1941
  115.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, July 31, 1941
  116.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, August 3, 1941
  117. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, August 4, 1941
  118.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, August 12, 1941
  119. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, August 13, 1941
  120.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, January 11, 1941
  121. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, January 25, 1941
  122. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, January 30, 1941
  123. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, February 6, 1941
  124.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, February 19, 1941
  125.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, February 20, 1941
  126. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, March 3, 1941
  127. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, March 30, 1941
  128.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, October 20, 1941
  129. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, October 26, 1941
  130. ASHRAM NOTE, October 28, 1941
  131. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, October 28, 1941
  132. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 2, 1941
  133. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 4, 1941
  134. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 8, 1941
  135. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 20, 1941
  136.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 20, 1941
  137.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 27, 1941
  138.   LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 28, 1941
  139. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 29, 1941
  140. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, November 30, 1941
  141. January 31, 1944,
  142. LETTER TO MANGALDAS, January 19, 1945
  143.   LETTER TO MANILAL GANDHI, February 5, 1945
  144.   LETTER TO CHUGH, May 9, 1945
  145.   LETTER TO LILAVATI ASAR, November 8, 1945
  146. Harijan, 12-5-1946
  147. LETTER TO SARALADEVI SARABHAI, August 1, 1946
  148. LETTER TO SUSHILA NAYYAR, September 17, 1946
  149. LETTER TO PYARELAL, March 3, 1947
  150. Prarthana-Pravachan Part I, pp. 19.

 

 

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