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J. R. Glorney Bolton and Mahatma Gandhi

 

J. R. Glorney Bolton was a famous writer and thinker. Mahatma Gandhi wrote him two letters. They are here:

Mahatma Gandhi wrote, “I assure you that I am leaving no stone unturned to facilitate my decision. My difficulty is this: I do not believe in the public opinion in England being vastly different from the opinion of the civilians here. The things in Bardoli or U.P. may not be of much importance in themselves. But they are portents and as such have a significance all their own. I am waiting for a sign from Ganeshkhind. The misunderstanding about my reference to guest and host has grieved me deeply. What was meant to be a powerful argument for combating the mischief has been interpreted as a kind of encouragement. You have perhaps seen my article in Young India about what I expect to do in London if I reach there.” 1

Mahatma Gandhi wrote, “I was much touched by your letter. I had already seen your letter in the Times, and thought it was just the thing. So far as I can see nothing is going to come out of the Conference, when therefore, the struggle revives, many Englishmen and women will be faced with the question whether they can put right before country. I am still making a desperate effort to secure a settlement, and thus avoid conflict which is likely to be bitterer than that of last year.” 2

 

References:

 

  1. LETTER TO BOLTON, August 7, 1931
  2. LETTER TO J. R. GLORNEY BOLTON, November 21, 1931

 

 

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