Narayan Desai has started a comprehensive institution to train people for a total nonviolent revolution Sampoorna Kranti in human affairs. Narayan's reminiscences are to be read in this perspective so that the multi-dimensional personality of Gandhi is not merely to be wondered at, but also to be realised as that of one who could give a new direction to souls seeking Light amidst the encircling gloom of today.
Incidentally, "Bliss was it to be young with Gandhi" brings to my mind in my days Hindulja Jail where Mahadev Desai (Kaka), father of Narayan, was a co-prisoner. I remember Mahadev sending his English translation of Anasakti Yoga (Yoga of Selfless Action) to me !
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has published several books by and on Gandhi, including the 24-volume Pocket Gandhi Series, being selections from the Mahatma's speeches and writings, edited and arranged subjectwise by Shri Anand T. Hingorani, Such as God is Truth ; Law of Love ; The Message of Jesus Christ ; Law of Continence (Brahmacharya) ; The Role Women ; Service Before Self ;etc ; The Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer ; Mahatma Gandhi A New Approach by B. Bissoondoyal of Mauritius ; Saga of Satyagraha by R.R. Diwakar ; Gandhian Alternative to Western Socialism by Dr. V.K.R.V.Rao ; Satya Shodhanam (Sanskrit version of Gandhiji's My Experiments with Truth) by H.N.Shastri ; Bapu A Unique Association, Vol. I to IV by G.D.Birla.
This book, originally brought out in Gujarati in 1969 in the Gandhi Centenary Year, is a welcome addition to the Gandhian Literature published by the Bhavan.
|Bangalore : || |
R. R. DIWAKAR
|June 10, 1988. || |