The Navajivan Trust decided to publish The Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi so that the message of truth and compassion could be conveyed once again to millions of people in India and abroad. As the General Editor of these Volumes, I have tried to make a representative selection of all the writings of the Mahatma which are of permanent value and have a universal appeal. The first Volume covers his Autobiography, which he called The Story of My Experiments with Truth. The second Volume of the series is Satyagraha in South Africa. In the third Volume I have collected most of the ‘basic works’ of Gandhiji, including Ethical Religion, Unto This Last, Hind Swaraj, From Yeravda Mandir, Constructive Programme and Key to Health. The fourth Volume contains a rich selection of letters which are either of historical interest or contain notable ideas on a variety of important subjects. The fifth Volume incorporates all the essential ideas of Mahatma Gandhi on philosophy, religion, culture, economics, politics, sociology and education. I earnestly hope that these Selected Works will be found useful by all those who are keenly interested in the study of Gandhian thought on different aspects of life. - Shriman Narayan, General Editor, The Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, From the Foreword of Vol. 1, August 15, 1968
This book presents Mahatma Gandhi’s life in pictures. The great human was born in a remote place in western India. This humble, ordinary man in flesh travels along a path that takes him to coarse terrain of life. As the journey progresses, an extra-ordinary human being evolves. His pioneering years in South Africa moulds young Mohandas into a highly respected ‘Gandhiji’ as he arrives on the Indian scene years later. A tumultuous career unfolds most dramatically. He soon becomes darling of the oppressed millions, whom they so fondly called ‘Bapu’. He wins freedom of the motherland, through non-violent ways, and that becomes an unprecedented experiment in history. The Mahatma meets martyrdom just months after his dear country celebrated freedom. This book tells in a lucid flow of pictures and words the life-story of India’s revered Father of the Nation. This pictorial presentation of a great life will appeal more to the younger generation, but whoever picks up the book will find it an absorbing reading experience.
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