SELECTED LETTERS > GANDHI -SAROJINI NAIDU CORRESPONDENCE Appendix I > Speech at reception to Gandhiji in London, August 8, 1914


Speech  at  Reception to Gandhiji in London,  August  8, 1914

Mrs. Sarojini Naidu said that the Indian people were under a deep debt of gratitude to Mr. Gandhi's work in South Africa for justice and truth had been a source of inspiration to the people of India; Olive Schreiner had described him as the Mazzini of the Indian movement in South Africa, and Mrs. Gandhi appealed to them as the ideal of wifehood and womanhood. On behalf of the company present, Mrs. Naidu then garlanded Mr. and Mrs. Gandhi and Mr. Kallenbach.