Wednesday, September 25, 2013

144th Gandhi Birth Anniversary Celebration 2013 @ Gandhi Research Foundation

Gandhi Research Foundation
‘Gandhi Teerth’, Jain Hills, Jalgaon 425001, MS, India.


Tuesday the 1st October
Dialogue - Realities and Challenges of Today: What Shall We Do?
11.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Wednesday the 2nd of October
• Vishwa Ahimsa Rally
7.30 a.m. to 9.50 a.m.
• Drawing Competition
10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
• Charkha Jayanti Sammelan
3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
• GRF Lecture Series - III – Gandhi and the Human Crisis
4.00 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.

Thought For The Day ( BHAGVADGITA )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Bhagvadgita

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New Books Published: The Words of Gandhi

The Words of Gandhi

By : Richard Attenborough

Pages : 

Price : 
Rs. 199/-

Published by : 
HarperCollins Publishers, India.

About the Book:
The words of one of the greatest men of the 20th century, chosen by the award-winning director from Gandhi's letters, speeches, and published writings, explore the prophet's timeless thoughts on daily life, cooperation, nonviolence, faith, and peace. 
Included are twenty striking historical photographs, specially selected from the archives at the National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, that capture the important personal, political, and spiritual aspects of Gandhi's career.

Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal - Gandhi Book Centre – Gandhi Research Foundation
299 Tardeo Road, Nana Chowk Mumbai 400 007 MH India
Tel. +91-22-2387 2061 / Email: Web:

Thought For The Day ( IMMORAL )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Immoral

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Bhoodana, Gramadana, Gramaswaraj, and Sarvodaya : Nature, Philosophy and Performance

By L. M. Bhole

...What is Bhoodana? Bhoo means land and "dana" means giving or donation or gift by someone when giving comes from the heart and out of love. In "dana" no one demands and yet the giver gives because he feels like giving. Although the term "dana" is mostly used to mean gift or donation, Shankaracharya has defined "dana" as "danam sanvibhagaha", i.e., "dana" means equitable distribution. Bhoodana thus means gift or donation or giving of land with love to those who are landless by those who possess at least some land. The first bhoodana took place on April 18, 1951 at Pochampalli in Andhra Pradesh (AP) in India when Ramachandra Reddy gave 100 acres of his land to landless people in that village. 

Thought For The Day ( LOVE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Love

Friday, September 6, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - II

Mahatma Gandhi and Children's Literature in Indian English

By Ved Mitra Shukla
In the present century, children's literature has not been a marginalised area in the world of literature. There is a long list of such writers who are constantly writing for children. As far as the beginning of the history of Indian English literature is concerned, writers have knowingly or unknowingly focused on it. Children-centric works can be credited to Rabindranath Tagore, R K Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, etc. However, the genre could not be developed so much in the pre-Independence era, but later on, there followed a number of writers who focused considerably on it. But not many big names except writers like Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, etc. can be cited as far as the development of the genre is concerned. However, the paper will make an attempt to discuss the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on some selected works of Indian English children's literature. No doubt, a number of children's books can be found on Gandhi. Owing to the limited scope of the paper, there will be a focus on the children's books suggested by the Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal / Gandhi Book Centre, Bombay. Works like Pictorial Biography of Mahatma Gandhi by B R Nanda, Inspiring Stories from Gandhiji’s Life by Uma Shankar Joshi, Mahatma Gandhi by Jyoti Solapurkar, Story of Gandhi by Ramanbhai Soni, The Story of Gandhi by Rajkumari Shankar, A Pinch of Salt Rocks by Sarojini Sinha, etc. will be taken for study. Some other works which are without the biographical account of Gandhi will also be taken. All these works will be studied with the purpose of a literary analysis of the writers’ treatment of the technique, tone and content, or length in the respective works. The paper will also try to crutinize the books by age category, keeping in view the divergent interests of children of the age-group 1-18. Over and above, it will concentrate on how children’s literature has gone through considerable changes under the influence of Gandhi over the years. 

Thought For The Day ( MAN )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Man

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Swadeshi, Self-Reliance and Globalization

By Asha Kaushik

Globalisation has impacted nation-states unevenly across time and space, in the process, enhancing opportunities on the one hand and inequalities and hegemonies on the other. Accordingly, nation-states have responded differently to the changed scenario. This paper attempts to explore elements of interplay between the aspiration and imperative of self-reliance and the forces of globalisation, relloking the issue in the light of Gandhian legacy of Swadeshi. Self-reliance has been an undisputed goal in India, since independence. However, in the post-reform scenario, both the Congress and the BJP experiments need to be reviewed.

Thought For The Day ( FAST )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Fast

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hollywood actress walks the Gandhian Path

 Hollywood actress walks the Gandhian Path

A Life of Fulfilment

Gwyneth Paltrow is a familiar name to those watching Hollywood movies.

This Hollywood actress is an Academy Award winner. Her affectionate husband is a rock star. She has been blessed with a girl named “Apple’’. The actor is a celebrity in New York and London.

…In September 2005, Time magazine had published an article on Gwyneth Paltrow under the title, “The simple life”.  In the US, many celebrities are opting out of the rat race, chasing after status, wealth, fame and career. They opt to live a simple life.

Thought For The Day ( TRUTH )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Truth