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Hinduism and Sea-Voyages.(Correspondence)

Sir, We are under the deepest debt of gratitude to Mr. Kasturi Ranga Aiyangar for the clear terms in which in his Conjeeveram speech he determined the principles of solution of conflicts between Orthodox Hinduism and Nationalism. “I have no hesitation in saying that if there be any conflict between the principles of Nationalism and Hinduism, which I believe there is not, I will pursue the path marked out by the former.’’ It is hoped that no narrow construction will be placed on this statement saving only sea-voyages involved in political deputations from the prohibitions of orthodoxy by the weight of his authority. I trust that not only political deputations to England, but every action aimed at “the elevation and the good of the masses of our countrymen and the attainment of national unity and progress” will be included in the category of things not to be obstructed, but to be encouraged by those who heard or read this splendid exhortation.

C. Rajagopalachari.

Salem, February 18.

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