महर्षी विठ्ठल रामजी शिंदे समग्र वाङमय

महर्षी शिंदे व महात्मा गांधी यांच्यातील पत्रव्यवहार

(महर्षी विठ्ठल रामजी शिंदे आणि महात्मा गांधी ह्यांनी परस्परांना लिहिलेली पत्रे खाली दिली आहेत. त्यांतील विषय 'अस्पृश्योद्वाराचा कार्यक्रम

व तो पार पाडण्याची पद्धती' हा प्रामुख्याने आहे. शिंदे ह्यांनी त्यासंबंधीच्या आपल्या विचारांचे एक टिपण गांधीजींना पाठविले होते.
ह्या टिपणावरून झालेला हा पत्रव्यवहार आहे.)

My Dear Mahatmaji,

Mr. Patade who saw you in the All Party Conference, tells me that the very brief note I sent to you through him, was described by you as too bad. I was painfully surprised to hear this message from a good and frank soul as yourself. It was not at all a personal note to you. It was an offcial note from a very humble servant of the Depressed as myself to an almost divinely inspired leader of India as you are. The views and fears I expressed in my note were generally of the depressed classes and especially of this Mission and not particularly my own.

Khadi occupies the first place, Hindu-Mahomedan Unity the second and Untouchability, perhaps, the third at the highest in your heart. But in mine, it occupies the very first. Certainly I do not presume to compare myself with you. Very likely I may be wrong and you right in practical politics. I wrote that note in great haste yet in loyalty to my heart and had to send it to you as a leader and not as an individual merely.

  1. You know the gulf between profession and practices of the Congress even under you towards these unfortunate untouchables the so-called Hindus. In the Nagpur Congress Subject Committee I took part but to no purpose; of course, I am not a leader. But since then no leader worth mentioning ever found time to look into the grievances of these pople except yourself, and Mr. Rajagopalachari. In spite of you, the Satyagraha in Southern India which I have been myself personally studying on the spot, is beautifully neglected by our leaders. You could not go to Vykome and Pandit Malawiyaji would not go. While Swami Shraddhanandji who met me at Mangalore is perhaps now made to repent for his activities in this unfashionable field.

Last eight months I spent in Malabar and South Kanara in quite work. I am convinced that not only the orthodox but even the most vocal liberals, not even the no-changers, with all their "construcitve" promises have any serious thought yet to give to this problem. No organized body, alien or Indian, is yet prepared to give to the Depressed Classes any recognition as a political asset at all.

Mr. Patade reports that he approached about a dozen highest, All- India leaders who were last week in Bombay, but they all declined to accept the presidentship of the coming All-India Anti-Untouchability Conference in Belgaum. You remember, you kindly presided over it at Nagpur. But now, after all these years of sympathetic talk almost everybody seems to be too busy for this "third rate” cause.

 At present, I don't want to trouble you with any appeal, except that you should be good enough to let me know at your earliest as to how my note to you was " too bad." Mr. Patade has already explained to you the differences of this Mission with the Parent Society at Bombay.

P.S.
If in writing this, I have done anything wrong, I trust you will forgive me in your goodness. I am very happy to hear that you have recovered your health.
- V. R. Shinde
Your letter has followed me on my travels. I called your previous letter too bad because it contained a threat. I made the remark as I knew you as a worker in the same fields. You are wrong in saying that untouchability occupies the third place in my heart. It occupies an equal place with the rest. You are superior because for you it is the sole concern.
Yours sincerely,
M. K. Gandhi

महर्षी विठ्ठल रामजी शिंदे समग्र वाड्मय

   संपादकीय
   महर्षी विठ्ठल रामजी शिंदे यांचा जीवनपट
   प्रस्तावना
   विभाग पहिला - प्रबंध
 -    सामान्य आलोचन 
 -    पुरातन अस्पृश्यतेचे निरुपदर्शन
 -   बौद्ध कालांतील अस्पृश्यता
-    मनुस्मृतिकालीन अस्पृश्यता   
 -   उत्तरयुगीन अथवा अर्वाचीन अस्पृश्यता
-    ब्रह्मदेशांतील बहिष्कृतवर्ग
-    संख्या आणि लक्षणें
-    नांवांची व्युत्पत्ति व इतिहास
-    धर्म 
-    सामाजिक स्थिती
-    राजकारण
   विभाग दुसरा - लेख व व्याख्याने
 -   Elevation of the Depressed Classes
 -   A Mission for the Depressed
     Classes : A Plea
 -   The Depressed Classes Mission Society
      of India
 -   बहिष्कृत भारत
 -   निराश्रित साहाय्यक मंडळी
 -   भारतीय निराश्रित साहाय्यकारी मंडळीची संस्थापना
 -   डिप्रेस्ड क्लासेस मिशनची चवथी जयंती
 -   एकनाथ व अस्पृश्य जाती
 -   अस्पृश्यवर्गाची उन्नती
 -   डी.सी. मिशनचा १७वा वाढदिवस
 -   अस्पृश्यतानिवारणाचा आधुनिक इतिहास
 -   अस्पृश्यता व हिंदूचा संकोच
 -   पूर्व बंगाल्यातील अस्पृश्यवर्गाच्या उच्च शिक्षणाची प्रगती
 -   अस्पृश्यांचे शेतकी परिषद
 -   अस्पृश्यांचे राजकारण
   विभाग तिसरा - परिशिष्टे
 -   १८९८ सालचा रोजनिशीतील उतारा
 -   अस्पृश्यांचा गैरसमज
 -   स्वाशय निवेदन
 -   हेच आमचे उत्तर
 -   अस्पृश्योद्धाराच्या मार्गातील धोंड
 -   अस्पृश्यता घालविण्याचा बिनतोड उपाय
 -   अस्पृश्यतेचा प्रश्न
 -   सांप्रदायिक अस्पृश्यता
 -   महर्षी शिंदे व महात्मा गांधी यांच्यातील पत्रव्यवहार 
   साउथबरो कमिशनपुढील साक्षी
     o    महर्षी विठ्ठल रामजी शिंदे
     o    ॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर
     o   श्री भास्करराव जाधव
     o    श्री गणेश आकाजी गव
 -   Brahm Samaj The Depressed Classes
     & Untouchability &  V. R. Shinde's work
 -   V. R. Shinde : Thakkar Bapa
   विभाग चौथा - अहवाल
 -   The Mission for the Depressed Classes
     (1906-1912) 
 -   The Depressed classes Mission society
     of  India
 -   The Second annual Report (Depressed
     Classes Mission Society of India
 -   APPENDIX A TO -
 -  The Fourth Annual Report Depressed       
    Classes Mission Society of India

-   List of Donors Subscribers  
 -   APPENDIX A TO -
-   The Fifth Annual Report
 -   List of Subscribers
-   The Sixth Annual Report
-   The Fourth Annual Report-Poona Branch
The Depressed Classes Mission
    society of india
The Depressed Classes Scholarships
 -   भारतीय निराश्रित साहाय्यकारी मंडळींची
     महाराष्ट्र परिषद सन १९९२                
 -   भारतीय निराश्रित साहाय्यकारी मंडळींची
     महाराष्ट्र परिषद पहिला
दिवस        
 -   भारतीय निराश्रित साहाय्यकारी मंडळींची
     महाराष्ट्र परिषद दुसरा दिवस
 -   भारतीय निराश्रित साहाय्यकारी मंडळींची
     महाराष्ट्र परिषद तिसरा दिवस
 -   परिषद फंडाकरिता मदत देणा-यांची नावे
 -   पुण्यातील मेहेतर लोकांच्या अडचणी   
 -   भारतीय निराश्रित साह्यकारी व साह्यकारक मंडळी