He has been working for BC for about 5 years, but doesn't know anyone else who is really doing any work, "besides occasional expressions of opinion." Mentions he knows Phadke slightly, but "he does not seem to be quite straight as he insisted on publishing in Marathi a book with the same title as mine in spite of my protests." Basically accuses Phadke of rushing out a crappy copy of his book to make money. Is willing to cooperate with him if approached but it doesn't sound as if Karve will make the first move. Says that he was at the first meeting of the Bombay Birth Control League that Phadke started, but his "rather strange ideas about the whole thing (he thought for instance that members should bind themselves to use contraceptive), it kept me away from the institution which has done absolutely nothing during the last two years. WHen Phadke moved to Nagpur and left Bombay, Karve tried to take on the group, but the man financing it rebuffed him.
Karve says that his work has been more than writing and speaking, he is also "stocking and selling the articles recommended by the best authorities, and giving instruction in their use. I know there are several people who strongly object to laymen doing this, but when doctors refuse to have anything to do--with the movement, laymen have to do what they can. It is extremely difficult to get respectable journals to accept advertisement of such goods, though some have begun to accept them now, and the demand being extremely small, it is impossible to do it on a business basis at all for the present. " He loses about $100 a year on this, doesn't sell the articles at cost, but for a "moderate profit." He is thinking of buying a printing press to start his own journal. He was just told by Wilson College that he has to give up BC or his job, so he is looking for a job. Says if he could get $75 a month (hint, hint!) he could continue his BC work, but if not he might have to leave Bombay or even India to find work.