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Ba and Bapu

Ba and Bapu

Compiled by: Mukulbhai Kalarthi

Translated from the original from Gujarati by: Gurdial Mallik

First Edition: 1962

Published by:

Navajivan Publishing House,

Ahemadabad 380014 Gujarat India.


"I can no more describe my feeling for Hinduism than for my own wife. She moves me as no other woman in the world can... The feeling of an indissoluble bond is there."

- Bapu

"No one in the whole world has a husband like mine If I am held in high esteem in the world, it is because of my husband."

- Ba

» An Humble Homage (Maganbhai P. Desai)
» An Ideal Married Life (Mukulbhai Kalarthi)
» Ba's Supreme Self-satisfaction
» Ba, An Ideal Helpmate
» Ba : "Have at least some decency"
» Public Service and Gifts
» Ba's unusual capacity to bear suffering
» Ba and Bapu's determination
» Bapu's discrimination and Ba's determination
» "You have grown very old indeed !"
» How Bapu nursed Ba !
» Bapu's Satyagraha in the house !
» Bapu afraid of Ba !
» Ba's simplicity
» Vow of poverty
» Ba's non-attachment
» Ba, the mother of the poor
» Ba : "When we are with him, then that makes all the differences."
» Ba's ever-watchful eye
» The Mendicants - Ba and Bapu
» Ba in Bapu's footsteps
» Ba, a sharer in Bapu's hardships
» Bapu's renunciation
» A severe test of Ba's love for her children
» Ba - The one great attraction of the ashram
» Ba's initiation into the ashram life
» Training of the ashram sisters
» The ghee-fed lamp
» Ba : "Well, you know now, what Bapu is like !"
» Ba : "You! Afraid of me?"
» Ba's wedding-day
» Ba's gift
» Ba : "What nonsense is this?"
» Ba's touching farewell
» Ba's big heart
» Bapu's love for Ba
» Bapu : "Ba's courage is endless."
» Ba : "But why are you so nervous?"
» Bapu : Well, that is just like Ba !"
» Bapu : "For you also, Ba, am I a Mahatma?"
» Bapu : "Ba has simply to be obeyed!"
» "She has even brought about a quarrel between us !"
» The bitter and the sweet
» Ba's considerateness
» Bapu's Khadi Movement and Ba
» Ba's love for Khadi
» Bapu : "But my sons are also yours."
» Ba - Mother of Harijans
» Ba's attitude towards the Brahmans
» Bapu : "Tell the beads of your Grand-ma's name, Kahana !"
» Ba's fondness for games
» Ba : "We shall all go together."
» Ba, the mother of all
» Ba believed in self-help
» Ba ever intent on serving others
» Ba was always devoted to work
» Ba's teaching others by example
» Ba's alertness
» Ba - Every one's mother
» Ba's punctiliousness
» Ba's Sympathetic Nature
» "No good and wise persons in Sevagram except..."
» Ba, an image of non-violent courage
» Self-respecting Ba
» Ba : "Everyday Bapu is up to some mischief !"
» Ba : "Bapu deserves it !"
» Ba's use of English
» Ba leans how to write English at the age of sixty !
» Ba's child-like simplicity
» Ba, innocent as a child !
» Ba, ever curious as a child
» Bapu's mother !
» How Bapu looked upon Ba
» The piteous cry of a mother's heart
» Touching meeting of Ba and Harilalbhai
» Ba's mother-heart
» Ba in the footsteps of Bapu
» Bapu's wish was Ba's wish
» Bapu's insistence on strict observance of rules
» Ba alone could stand Bapu
» Ba : "Bapu's obstinate nature? Well, I know it too well."
» Ba's life-companion
» "Did you see the result?"
» Bapu : "Well, Ba was unique."
» Ba : "I shall go after Bapu has finished taking his food."
» Ba's affectionate care of Bapu till the last
» Bapu : "Ba is always sitting here."
» Bapu : "I know Ba better."
» A holy sight
» A sacred memory
» "If Ba would not eat it, I will."
» Ba's Mahadev
» 74-year-old student Ba !
» How could Ba ever bear it !
» The way of the world
» Ba's faith in Bapu
» Bapu's faith in Ba
» Bapu : "Ba, I do not look upon you as a doll of clay."
» Ba : "I want to die in your lap, Bapu."
» Ba : "If I am separated after all these years."
» Ba's premonition
» A little argument
» Ba's observance of fasts and festivals
» Bapu : "I cannot keep Ba away from me."
» Ba's pious wish
» Ba's concern about Bapu's fast
» Savitri-like Ba
» Bapu's service of Ba
» God's name, the only Panacea
» Ba : "Rather rejoice at my going away."
» "When Ba calls me"
» Who was more fortunate?
» Ba- A poor man's wife
» Companion for sixty-two years
» Ba - warp and woof of Bapu's life
» A householder's ordeal
» Such was Ba's nature
» Ba's presence
» A precious relic
» Appendix I : Ba and Bapu
» Appendix II : Irreparable loss and separation