Selected Letters of Gandhi : Part-2

A collection of Mahatma Gandhi letters.

Chapter-41: Harijan Service

Remember that temple entry [ for Harijans ] is not the only thing to be done. You have to ascertain the condition of untouchables in your neighborhood in every walk of your life, make a scientific study on to me, alleviating at the same time such distress among the Harijans as you are capable of doing.

Recorded on November 11, 1932; ibid., p. 229


What however Harijans may do to facilitate the work of caste Hindus is to take up, so far as it is possible, internal reform such as observance of the laws of cleanliness, and giving up carrion and drink.

Recorded the same day; ibid., p. 234