17. Ba's Ever-watchful Eye
In 1932 Bapu, while in the Yeravda prison, fasted unto death on behalf of the Harijans, whom the Government wished to separate from the Hindu fold for the purposes of the communal award. At that time Ba was in the Sabarmati jail. She naturally felt greatly concerned about his health and ardently desired to be near him to serve him. For, none knew his needs and ways better than Ba. Soon, however, she was transferred to the Yeravda prison. On reaching there she jokingly said to Bapu, "Once again the old story?" Then she at once plunged herself into his service, all the time tending him silently and lovingly.