Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museum Store

Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museum Store

The newly-inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museum Store, courtesy Visual Quest India,
is a portal into the life of the Mahatma
Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museum Store
Birad Rajaram Yajnik loves history despite his commerce, printing and technology background. “I didn’t know much about Gandhi until my professional life required it of me,” he explains, as he sits in his office at Visual Quest India surrounded by various trinkets from history.
Visual Quest India is a movement to reintroduce history through the ever-immersive means of tech, and Birad has led one part of the movement through his production of coffee table books, including MKG – Imaging Peace Truth and Ahimsa, a limited edition book on Gandhi’s life which includes letters and rare photographs acquired from various corners of the earth. Exactly 1869 copies of the book have been printed to coincide with the year of Gandhi’s birth.

So when time came around to bring another project to life, Birad conjured up the idea of using a bus; a mobile experience that will add a fast-paced and more engaging means to consume history. The planning took six weeks followed by arduous work to create the mobile store which was then inaugurated on December 20 at Bapu Ghat in Langar Houz, one of the few locations Gandhi’s ashes were sent to.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Newsletter : Letters to Gandhi ( Book Review )


Who were the people who wrote letters to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi? A new volume seeks to profile his early correspondents

We know that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a prolific correspondent who wrote letters on everything from the mundane to how to win independence. What of his correspondents? Who were the people who wrote to him? What did they write about? The Collected Works give us all that Gandhi wrote, but not what his correspondents wrote to him. That gap is now being rectified.
We now have the first volume of an ambitious project to publish all such letters that have been maintained at the Sabarmati Ashram. There are apparently 8,500 of them in Sabarmati. The aim is to publish a multi-volume, multi-language annotated collection of these letters.
The first volume covering the years 1889-1900 has been put together with great care by the editors, and gives a glimpse of a journey in the making.

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