The Life of Mahatma Gandhi PDF By Louis Fischer

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Sitting on the floor of his room in the rear of Birla House in New Delhi, Gandhi ate and talked with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Deputy Prime Minister of the new government of independent India.

Maniben, Patel’s daughter and secretary, was also present. The conversation was important.

There had been rumors of differences between Patel and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. This problem, like so many others, had been dropped into the Mahatina’s lap.

Abha, alone with Gandhi and the Patels, hesitated to interrupt. But she knew Gandhi’s attachment to punctuality.

Finally, therefore, she picked up the Mahatma’s nickel-plated watch and showed it to him. ‘I must tear myself away.

Gandhi remarked, and so saying he rose, went to the adjoining bathroom, and then started towards the prayer ground in the large park to the left of the house.

Abha, the young wife of Kanu Gandhi, grandson of the Mahatma’s cousin, and Manu, the granddaughter of another cousin, accompanied him, he leaned his forearms on their shoulders. My walking sticks’, he called them.

During the daily two-minute promenade through the long, red-sandstone colonnade that led to the prayer ground, Gandhi relaxed and joked. Now, he mentioned the carrot juice Abha had given him that morning.

So you are serving me cattle fare,’ he said and laughed. “Ba used to call it horse fare, Abha replied. Ba was Gandhi’s deceased wife.

“Isn’t it grand of me,’ Gandhi bantered, ‘to relish what no one else wants “Bapu (father),’ said Alpha, ‘your watch must be feeling very neglected.

You would not look at it today. Why should I, since you are my timekeepers?” Gandhi retorted.

But you don’t look at the timekeepers, Manu noted. Gandhi laughed again.

By this time he was walking ou the grass near the prayer ground. A congregation of about five hundred had assembled for the regular evening devotions.

I am late by ten minutes, Gandhi mussed aloud. I hate being late. I should be here at the stroke of five.

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