The Danish Peace Academy
GANDHI AND NORDIC COUNTRIESCollected by E. S. Reddy - EReddy@aol.com and Holger Terp
Letter, October 4, 1932
Yeravda Central Prison,
October 4, 1932
My dear child,
After the fast is like a new birth to me. I am rapidly gathering strength. The lost weight has almost come back. The lost strength will take a little time. The days of agony were also days of inner joy. It was a little penance for the great sin of untouchability committed by millions against their fellow beings. But you know all about it by now.
You must try to get rid of your rheumatism by steam baths and a diet free of much starch and proteins and full of fresh fruit.
I wish you could persuade Nan and Tangai to go to a public school and live down the prejudice, i.e., if the teachers welcome the idea of their going there.
No more today.
Love from us and kisses to the children.
Source: My Dear Child, page 94; Collected Works, Volume 51, page 187