Books in English


(1975) 126 pages

The private thoughts of great people are usually hidden and mysterious. Letters reveal the character and personality of the writer and are photographs of men’s mind. Here, in letters written to a friend the leaders of our country have shared their joys and sorrows, their hopes and disappointments. These selected letters reveal the art of letter-writing. This book is a compilation of letters written to the author by great personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, V V Giri, Jaiprakash Narain, J B Kripalani, Vijay Lakshmi Pandit, Mrinalini Sarabhai.


(1975) 47 pages

This book is not a biography of Mahatma Gandhi. It contains some letters that he wrote, in his hand to children. Here are stories, incidents and anecdotes also which show how intensely he loved youngsters. He knew it well that India’s future was largely in the hands of children and if they developed well the country would gain in an abundant measure. The book is completely free from politics and tiring biographical details.


(1975) 125 pages

In this book three of India’s numerous notable women, Kasturba Gandhi , Sarojini Naidu and Indira Gandhi have been written about. Each one of them was a distinct personality and each made contributions that earned her the designation ‘distinguished’. These three women have been honoured because they made their contributions through democratic policies and deeds and faith in the power of non-violence. This book seeks to place before the public objective accounts of these three lives, so that the record may more easily serve as an inspiration to the people of India today, confronted as they are with severe social problems.


(1971) 190 pages

This book is a portrayal of of some pioneers and patriots whose lives are likely to inspire the young. The reader would find the intimate glimpses into the lives of those who have achieved renown and are honoured by their countrymen. A total of 32 personalities are depicted here with whom the author had the privilege of knowing or having their friendship and had first hand knowledge about their work and achievement.


(1968) 150 pages

In this book intimate stories and anecdotes by one who observed him closely for thirty years. Published after the death of Nehru, we are able read some anecdotes about the human face of Nehru. The book also has some rare photographs of Nehru in various moods.


(1969) 133 pages

Published by National Book Trust in 1969, this book was brought out in the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi. The aim of the book is to project Gandhi in the right perspective to the modern world, thereby underlining his relevance, not only for our time but also for the future of mankind itself in this nuclear age. If a way is to be found to avoid the catastrophic end of the human race in a new world war or a violent world revolution be it from the extreme left or the extreme right, the Gandhan way may be the ony one that mankind can risk. The Foreword of this book is written by B V Keskar.


(1957) 121 pages

The focus of the book is entirely on Nehru the Man. Nehru the Statesman is kept completely out of the picture. This book reveals little known and half forgotten details and episodes of Nehru’s life.


(1959) 229 pages

This is basically a collection of speeches of Acharya J.B.Kripalani. These speeches were mostly delivered in the Parliament toching various areas of economic affairs, , reorganization of states and international affairs. According to the author, the speeches are “singularly free from conventional oratory, hackneyed suggestions and stereotyped ideas. They are noted for the vitality of expression and the originality of thought.