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The book was brought on the way by Honorable Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at his residence on 2 October 2016. About the book he said: „Excellent collection – excellent publication“! He wrote in the first copy of the book in Gujarati: „By means of photographs you are bringing the life of Mahatma Gandhi to the masses for which you deserve congratulations!“
The public launch took place in the presence of Honorable Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Tourism and Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi, on 5 October 2016. Read more (Media reports)
Mahatma Gandhi - the Father of the Indian Nation, and the Apostle of Nonviolence. He worked for India's independence from the British rule. And gave us the awesome power of nonviolence. A social reformer, he taught the world the eternal values of love and truth. His fight for human rights, protection of environment and religious tolerance was mankind's finest hour. This book introduces to the reader the life and work of the historic figure of Mahatma Gandhi through rare images and archival material. In an interdisciplinary project Gandhi scholars, historians, photo experts and graphic designers joined hands in order to turn black and white photographs into colour images, thus making them true documents of history. The missing colours were added according to the historic settings. By this the pictures have been brought closer to the colourful images the photographs document.
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Topics covered in the book:
Truth and God, Ahimsa, Religion and Ethics, Brahmacharya, Vegetarianism and Nature Cure, Non-cooperation and Fasting, Civil disobedience and Prison, Swadeshi, Bread Labour, Sarvodaya, Woman, Satyagraha, Swaraj, Ramraj and Independence, Harijans and Untouchability, Education, Military and Pacifism, Industrialism, Civilisation, State and Violence, Democracy and Socialism, Varnashrama Dharma and Caste System, Hinduism, The World of Tomorrow, Mahatma and Gandhism.