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A MONTH WITH GOKHALE ~ Gandhi

He was deeply impressed with my habit of fending for me, my cleanliness, perseverance and regularity, and would often overwhelm me with praise. He seemed to keep nothing private from me. He would introduce me to all the important people that called on him. Of these, the one who stands foremost in my memory is […]

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LORD CURZON’S DARBAR ~ Gandhi

The Congress was over, but as I had to meet the Chamber of Commerce and various people in connection with work in South Africa, I stayed in Calcutta for a month. Rather than stay this time in a hotel, I arranged to get the required introduction for a room in the India Club. Among its […]

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IN THE CONGRESS – Gandhi

The immense pavilion and the volunteers in the stately array, as also the elders seated on the dais, overwhelmed me. I wondered where I should be in that vast assemblage. The presidential address was a book by itself. To read it from cover to cover was out of the question. Only a few passages were […]

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~ CLERK AND BEARER ~ Gandhi

So as soon as I had finished the daily ablutions on arrival at Calcutta, I proceeded to the Congress office. Babu Bhupendranath Basu and Sjt. Ghosal were the secretaries. I went to Bhupenbabu and offered my services. He looked at me and said: ‘I have no work, but possibly Ghosalbabu might have something to give […]

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~ IN INDIA AGAIN ~ Gandhi

After reaching India I spent some time going about the country. It was the year 1901 when the Congress met at Calcutta under the presidentship of Mr. (later Sir) Dinshaw Wacha. And I of course attended it. It was my first experience at the Congress. From Bombay, I travelled on the same train as Sir […]