The Collected Works
of Mahatma Gandhi
|1.|| Gandhi, M. K. The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. 1st ed. Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Government of India, 1958. Volume 1 ( 1884-1896). XXX, 404p. Port.
Illus. Maps. Facsims. Sources. Chronology. Index. LC: 58-36286.
The first volume covers the early period of Gandhi's life as a student in England and later as a lawyer in South Africa. The editors have diligently collected, authenticated and verified Gandhi's writings and speeches. Much of the material in this volume consists of copies of his correspondence, his handwritten drafts of letters and memorials, typewritten or printed copies of his petitions and pamphlets, newspaper clippings from South African papers and South Afiican Blue Books containing his letters, petitions and statements. Also included are Gandhi's articles from the Vegetarian Journal in London and his famous London Diary. All material is published in chronological order. Material produced by Gandhi in Hindi and Gujarati has been translated into English. The Collected Works project has been undertaken by the Government of India and has so far grown to ninety volumes. The project was started in 1956 with an Advisory Board of members who were intimately associated with the life and works of Gandhi. The actual work of organizing and editing of material has been entrusted to a Chief Editor assisted by a team of editors, translators and researchers. The "Homage" by President Rajendra Prasad, Foreword by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, a "General Preface" to the series, and a "Preface to this Volume" provide an explanation of the purpose and methodology underlying the preparation of this collection. Each volume in this collection provides the "sources" for the material gathered, a detailed chronology, short biographical or informational details of people and places under "Notes", a handy glossary of non-English terms and a detailed index. Material was collected from many libraries, individuals, and organizations in India, England and South Africa. An excellent collection of primary source material for Gandhi's writings and speeches.
|2.|| Gandhi, M. K. The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. Delhi: Publications
Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 1959. Vol. 2( 1896-1897). xv, 398p. Port. Illus. Facsims. Sources.
Chronology. Notes. Index.|
This volume encompasses a critical period in Gandhi's stay in South Africa, where signs of impending conflict between Gandhi and the South African