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Letter from Sarojini Naidu to Gandhiji, July 15, 1920

Ashram, Sabarmati
March 24, 1926

I had your telegram but no acknowledgement of my letters. You would not want me to recommend in the pages of Young India which I may not myself approve of. This proposed collection for South Africa is, in my opinion, a mistake. I cannot understand the purpose. The fifty thousand rupees granted by the Imperial Citizenship Association surely ought to be enough, and necessity being shown, a further grant can be had from the Association. And as long as there is money in the Association for such purposes as the South African, I think it is wrong to ask the public to pay anything. Nor in my opinion is the position in any way changed from what it was at Cawnpore when I gave my opinion against a collection. I would gladly write if you or Sorabji can convince me.
I am glad you have been able to collect much yarn. I suppose I shall receive it in due course. More when we meet.


From: SN 19378; Collected Works, Volume 30, page 164