THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MAHATMA GANDHI
Lakshmidasbhai? What are you studying at present? I hope you knowthat Ba is there just now, and also that Ramdas is ill.
From a photostat of the Gujarati: G. N. 4071. Also C.W. 22. Courtesy: ShantaPatel
3. LETTER TO VALLABHBHAI PATEL
September 16, 1934
I got your letter. The Kaka affair has become a painful one. Butyou should laugh away the thing. It will all subside by and by. I think there is no malice behind the outcry. I am trying to calm it and hopeto succeed. There is nothing but simple misunderstanding behind thewhole affair. I will not let Kaka go in this manner. I have sent you acopy of the letter
I have written to Mavalankar.Kaka has been laid up with fever from the very next day after hearrived here. The temperature has not come down even once. It wasabove 100° this morning. It rises to 102°. There are no othersymptoms, except cold and a little cough. There is some fear that itmay be typhoid. Write a brief note to him.Jones
is better but not quite well. Write a few lines to him also.Dr. Khan Saheb
examines him.Both the brothers went to Akola yesterday. They were draggedto Khamgaon from there. They were to return today, but now theywill return tomorrow.
The address is supplied from the manuscript of Mahadev Desai’sDiary.
From the manuscript of Mahadev Desai’s Diary
“Letter to G.V.Malvalankar”, 15-9-1934.
Stanley Jones, an American missionary
Elder brother of Abdul Ghaffar Khan