KASTURBA SHOWN THE WAY .. OUT OF THE HOUSE

During the second Phase of stay in South Africa, Kasturba was there with Gandhiji. Tirelessly she served all the guests that came home.

One day a Harijan Christian Clerk was one of the guests. Kasturba, who had not come out of traditions and superstitions to the fullest extent, was not mentally prepared to clean the dishes in which that Harijan Clerk had his meal.

This recalcitrant attitude of hers was not acceptable to Gandhiji. He gave only two choices to kasturba… either to clean the plates smilingly … or .. to leave the house. He went to the extent of dragging the helpless ‘ life companion ‘ out of the house upto the gate.

This incident depicts the commitment that Gandhiji had towards equality of all and why people refer him as “ MAHATMA “.