Daughter's Birthday Party
Once he went to Germany with his wife
and his daughter Vijayalakshmi. 'Nanny' was his affectionate name for his
daughter. She was then five years old. They were put up in a hotel in Bedems,
a small town. He wanted to celebrate his daughter's birthday grandly. He
hosted a tea party in the hotel for ali the children of the town. The children
called Nanny an Indian Princess and shook hands with her and played and
danced with her. The whole town was there to see the gala celebrations.
The hotel premises were crowded. The hotelkeeper and the guests showered
flowers on Nanny. She walked about with the dignity of a princess. It was
all very exciting. Motilal was beside himself with joy.
Swaroop Rani, the wife of Motilal did
not like western ways much. She observed Hindu customs. She never failed
to celebrate a Hindu festival. Motilal also used to take part in these