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"I have merely given expression to the thoughts that were dormant within the hearts of the Indian people". - Mahatma Gandhi
Book Release Events, 2 October 2005 - An Update
Lakshmi Ashram, Kausani, Uttaranchal
Lakshmi Ashram is one of the oldest ashrams in Kausani, and has been working with Gandhian ideals for
over five decades now. Seen in the picture to extreme left is the school run by the Ashram for local
Gandhi Museum, Madurai, Tamilnadu
The Gandhi Museum at Madurai contributes its share of exploring and keeping alive
Gandhian ideas and thoughts in the city. Regular classes and courses are conducted for over 1000 children
all year long besides other special events.
'Quintessential Gandhi (English)', published
by Samanvaya and
'Revisiting Mahatma Gandhi (Hindi)',published by SIDH, Uttaranchal
were released at Kausani.
About the Book
Gandhi challenged conventional
wisdom, broke through traditional categories of thought, stretched the
boundaries of imagination in all areas of life, and opened up new philosophical
and practical possibilities. He requires us to think afresh about things
we have long taken for granted.
Foreground - Shri.
Kameshwar Bahuguna, Senior Gandhian; Background - Neema Behen, Head
of Lakshmi Ashram, Shri. Bhuvan Pathak, Convenor, Himalay Swaraj
Extreme right: Shri. Vijay Pratap, National Convenor,
Socialist Front, India; Seen in the background is Shri. Pawan Gupta,
SIDH, one of the editors of Quintessential Gandhi.
This publication is targeted at youth and explores some of the
complexities in Gandhi's well-known ideas. This is done in a lucid,
easy-to-read and attractive manner, using a combination of text (his
own words) as well as relevant photographs from his life. The book is
compiled in the following sections:-
Gandhi' is Sri. Rajendran, District Collector. Sri. (Thenkatchi)
K. Swaminathan, famed and much-loved speaker on AIR is receiving
a copy. Looking on are Sri. Pandian, Secretary, Gandhi Museum (extreme
left) and Sri. Murugesa Moorthy, District Governor, Lions Club (extreme
→Gandhi takes India by Storm
→A Man of Faith
→Ahimsa - Non-Violence
→A Man of Action
→Challenge to Modernity