Sevagram, via Wardha (C.P.),
July 18, 1941
I agree that I should move about if I can. But I must repudiate the charge that my judgment goes astray by my being cut off from outside contact. I have breathed not a word about the undue deaths. And in my letter to Padmaja, I simply told her what the papers had suggested. Mark my extraordinary care in avoiding all public reference without testing the truth of the allegations through no less an authority than sober Padmaja. I therefore accept your apology in anticipation.
From: Padmaja Naidu Papers, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library; Collected Works, Volume 94, pages 1-2