I wish America could trace the Big Finger of God in all the happenings during the past few days in India. It was not man's doing; it was without doubt God's grace.
[This message was sent to Philip Kingsley, correspondent of Chicago Tribune. Gandhiji was then in prison. He had undertaken a fast from 20 September in protest against the announcement by the British Government of the "communal award" to institute separate electorates for "untouchables." The fast ended on 26 September when Indian leaders agreed on measures for the uplift of untouchables and Britain withdrew its award.]