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A Gandhi Anthology - Book 2
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A GANDHI ANTHOLOGY II
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ÔãîÀ¦ã ¼ãîÊããè, ÔããÖñºãã, ¶ãã½ãñ ÌããèÔããäÀ¾ããâ ýý'

     'As I counted the days of my eternal separation from you, not only months but even years have passed. O my master, I am forgetting not only your face but even your very name.'

    On September 2, 1946, the Congress ministers took office in New Delhi. The day, being Monday, was the day of silence for Gandhiji. He therefore wrote down on a piece of paper what he expected of Congressmen in power :

    'Abolish the Salt Tax. Remember the Dandi March. Unite Hindus and Muslims. Remove untouchability. Make Khadi your own.' (The italics are mine.)

    On October 2, 1946 when Gandhiji completed his seventy-seventh year, he received greetings from all over the world. One of these was from Lady Pethick-Lawrence, and replying to her Gandhiji wrote that his ball ' was an unending ball of cotton thread which could

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