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The Book ‘The Diary of Manu Gandhi’ Launched

Published on August 23, 2019
Current context: Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism launched the book ‘The Diary of Manu Gandhi’ (1943-44) at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
The Book ‘The Diary of Manu Gandhi’ Launched
  • National Archives of India has brought out the book in collaboration with Oxford University Press on the occasion of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The Diary of Manu Gandhi was originally written in Gujarati and has been edited and translated by Dr Tridip Suhrud.
  • Manu Gandhi (Mridula) was a grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi, daughter of his Nephew Jaisukhlal Amritlal Gandhi, and stayed with Gandhiji till his assassination.
  • The book throws light on Mahatma Gandhi’s life as a prisoner and his endeavour to establish the possibility of collective non-violence.
  • The National Archives of India is an Attached Office under the Ministry of Culture which was established as the Imperial Record Department on 11th March 1891 at Kolkata (Calcutta).
  • Following the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911, the present building of the National Archives of India was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and constructed in 1926. By 1937, the task of transfer of all records from Calcutta to New Delhi was completed.


Q.1 Recently the book “The diary of Manu Gandhi” has been brought out to the public by?
a. Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata
b. National Archives of India
c. National Museum Institute
d. Indian Council for Cultural Relations
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