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SELECTED LETTERS > GANDHI -SAROJINI NAIDU CORRESPONDENCELetter from Sarojini Naidu to Gandhiji, November 6, 1919


Letter from Sarojini Naidu to Gandhiji, November 6, 1919

(Extract)

Last week there was another meeting about the Punjab. But no one cares about the Punjab in England - no one cares anything about anything Indian in England. The only salvation for India lies within herself - and it's all illusion of the saddest (?) to expect help from without. Indeed I for one do not want help from any quarter. We must work out our own salvation in our own way according to our own vision and need. There is no place for foreigners in our inner life. I realize it more and more clearly and every hour. And the great world-federation has no place for us unless and until we are self-evolved and able to make our special inimitable contribution to the cause of world-brotherhood.

From: Young India, December 10, 1919