‘When I read Kasturba’s long-lost diary, it was as if she was speaking to me from 90 years ago’

Ashraf Engineer

June 29, 2022

A couple of years ago, members of the Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon, found a crumbling, damaged diary at Kasturba Ashram in Indore. It turned out to be a 135-page diary written by Kasturba, between January and September 1933. Like Kasturba, the diary lay forgotten and neglected. Tushar Gandhi, peace activist, author and great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba, took it upon himself to translate the diary. The result was a book: ‘The Lost Diary of Kastur, My Ba’. He speaks to All Indians Matter about how the diary was found and what compelled him to translate it.