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রামানন্দকে লিখিত ৭৯ সংখ্যক পত্রে উল্লিখিত ফ্যাসিবাদ সম্পর্কে এণ্ড জকে লেখা পত্র । Vienna. July 20, 1926. My Friend, My mind is passing through a conflict. I have my love and gratitude for the people of Italy. I deeply appreciate their feeling of admiration for me which is so genuine and generous. On the other hand the Italy revealed in Fascism alienates herself from my own ideal picture of that country which I should love to cherish in my heart. I fervently hope that this movement is not in harmony with the true nature of Italy, and that it is only a momentary eruption on her surface life. The painful facts about this movement that are daily coming to my notice since I have left Italy make them almost a matter of personal grievance for me because of the assurance I have had from the people of that land of their regards for my own self. You know that I had my first introduction to Italy when I was invited to Milan last year. It takes long to study the mind of a people but not to feel their heart when that heart opens itself. I was in the town only for a few days and in that short time I realised that the people උ8 ථ