articles under the caption "Gandhism to Socialism", which were edited and corrected by Gandhiji himself. Therein I explained the theory of trusteeship as follows:
He would like to dispossess every person of all kinds of belongings. If he tolerates the institution of private property, it is not because he loves it, or holds it to be necessary for the progress of humanity, but
because he has yet to discover a truthful and non-violent method of abolishing that institution. I think that all Socialists believe that possessions are absolutely essential to make mankind happy. Gandhiji does not accept that position in theory. But as a practical proposition, he feels, that mankind is not going to give up possessions, within a time which can be estimated. The only thing, therefore, to be considered is in what capacity p ersons having actual control over and possession of property should be deemed to have it or in what spirit they should be suffered to possess it. Gandhiji says that… "
By: K. G. Mashruwala