ISBN 9789380828329,Mahatma Gandhi's Letter on Brahamacharya

Mahatma Gandhi's Letter on Brahamacharya



Times Group Books - New Delhi

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789380828329

ISBN-10 9380828322


Number of Pages 398 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: general

Mohandas Kararnchand Gandhi was a celebrated letter writer. The most exc tiny portions of his writings (and responses to him) concern his women associates. Mahatma Gandhi's Letters on Brahmacharya. Sexuality and Love dea Is with his cardinal principles of brahmacharya at par with satyagraha. A definitive work on human relations celibacy. sexuality and love. it reads like a confessional on the scale of SI Augustin and Rousseau. The book deals with controversal experiments in brahrnacharya. There were more than a dozen women who came tube closely associated with Gandhiji at one time or the other that included Millie Polak. Nilla Cram Cook. Mirabehn. Sushila Nayyar and Menu Gandhi. It is tus biography as well as the life-story of each one of them associated with him. Not tube mixed are the chapters relating to Sarla Devi. whom he claimed to be his "spiritual wife" and the failed romance of Mirabehn and Prithvi Singh Azad There is also to be found in the Appendix the exciting story of his association with "soul-mate' Hermann Kalenbach. breaking entirely new grounds. Finally, Gandhiji comes out as a contemporary as well as the timeless mahapurush. About the Author Born in 1925 at Dera Ghazi Khan (Pakistan). Girja Kumar is a veteran research scholar. The man behind the Sapru House library, he held many Important positions including chairman of the Delhi Library Board (1985-86) and president of the Indian Library Association (1983-85). He retired as chief librarian of the Jawaharlal Nehru University library in 1985. His world has been a world of books. While his book Brahmacharya. Gandhi and His Women Associates remained AP and Yahoo bestseller for several months, his books Censorship and Education. Arrogance of Intellectual Power, and The Book on Trial. Fundamentalism and Censorship in India were also received well. He was also associated with several national publications and wrote regularly for The Indian Express (1975-79) and The Week (1984-87) as a book critic.