from 1915 onwards, the most important Sindhi leader in Gandhiji's life was Acharya Jivatram Bhagavandas Kripalani (born 1888 in Hyderabad, educated in Karachi). I ask again if he was related to any of the Kripalani clan operating the BKWSU?
In writings of his, this other Kripalani was sent a copy of Gandhi's ashram rules but Kripalani found the rules "very strange" particularly the rule that "husband and wife should live as brother and sister". The other Kripalani threw them away as "impractical".
- a) was this typical or classical spiritual advice or was it something new to Gandhi?
b) Given Gandhi's influence of the time, can we draw an assumptions that the idea that "husband and wife should live as brother and sister" came from him and were later applied to the Lekhraj Kirpalani ashram ideal?
Gandhi visited Sindh seven times, in 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1929, 1931, and 1934 and it was a "Sindhi friend'' who had helped Gandhi when he arrived in London for his law studies. The other Kripalani became thought of as the "spiritual leader of the socialists" and one of the last Gandhians.