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The Papers and Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Vol-VI by Abraham Lincoln

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In conformity with this law, Captain David G. Farragut was nominated to the Senate for continuance as the flag-officer in Command of the squadron which was recently rendered such a vital service to the Union by his successful operations on the Lower Mississippi and the New Orleans of Capture .

Believing that no occasion could arise which would be more fully corresponded with the intention of the law or the pregnant with happy influence as an example, I cordially recommended that Captain DG Farragut received a vote of thanks for his services and gallantry displayed in the capture since 21st December, 1861, of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the city of New Orleans, and the destruction of various rebel gunboats, rams, etc ….. from this book

Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

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The value of the story is rather documentary than literary. It contains several graphic scenes descriptive of the great Irish famine. Trollope observed carefully, and on the whole impartially, though his powers of discrimination were not quite fine enough to make him an ideal annalist.

Marching Men by Sherwood Anderson

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Marching Men book;best book of Sherwood Anderson; FICTION / General book;Classics Book

The Elements of Style by William Strunk

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The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions, originally composed by William Strunk Jr. in 1918. It comprises elementary rules of usage, elementary principles of composition, a few matters of form, a list of words and expressions commonly misused, and a list of words often misspelled.

A Fable for Critics by James Russell Lowell

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A Fable for Critics is a book-length poem by American writer James Russell Lowell, first published anonymously in 1848. The poem made fun of well-known poets and critics of the time and brought notoriety to its author.

A Pinch of Salt Rocks An Empire -(Salt March-Dandi March) by Sarojini Sinha

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Twenty-four years earlier, in South Africa, where he was then living, his satyagraha had forced the government to repeal the law forcing Indians in the Transvaal to register themselves and carry certificates bearing their finger prints to prove that they had the right to live in that country.
In India, he was applying the same tactics of defying the authority of the alien British Government in a peaceful, non-violent way and refusing to co-operate with it.
The British had come to India 330 years earlier, landing at the port of Surat, hardly 50 Kilometers from Dandi, where Gandhiji and his followers stood on April 5, 1930, ready to begin the struggle against them.

Collected Articles by Ida Craddock

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Ida C. Craddock (1857 – 1902) was a 19th-century American advocate of free speech and women’s rights. She wrote many serious instructional tracts on human sexuality and appropriate, respectful sexual relations between husband and wife.

This Was Bapu – Compiled by R. K. Prabhu

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This description is apocryphal and one of pure imagination. Gandhiji did not ask the scavengers to give up their work, nor was there a single day when the latrines were not cleaned. We, some of the teachers and students, in our impatience did demolish a permanent latrine because Gandhiji happened to remark that the structure was old- fashioned, insanitary and hopeless. He had neither the time nor the occasion to carry pots of the night-soil on his head. I do not mean to say that he would not have done it. He had done it on many occasions in jails in South Africa. He did it along with us, inmates of the ashram, for long periods, but we never carried the pots on our heads. We had better methods.
In the anecdote 25, the following sentence is attributed to Gandhiji: “Whether it is my Gurudev or anybody, my eating goes on.” I think it unlikely that Gandhiji could have referred to Tagore as “my Gurudev”. In Shantiniketan we all referred to the Poet as “Gurudev”. Gandhiji loyally followed the practice and always referred to the Poet as “the Gurudev”, just as the latter referred to him as “the Mahatma”. “My Gurudev”, just does not represent the natural attitude of Mahatma Gandhi. There is an element of irreverent familiarity and possessiveness in the word “my” which was foreign to it.

Bahuroopee Gandhi by M. K. GANDHI

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This book is for children. But I am sure that many grown-ups will read it with pleasure and profit.
Already Gandhiji has become a legend. Those who have not seen him, especially the children of today, must think of him as a very unusual person, a superman who performed great deeds. It is desirable, therefore, for the common aspects of his life to be placed before them, as is done by this book.

Mohan-Mala (A Gandhian Rosary) by M. K. GANDHI

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In this work I have essayed to present to the reader the essence of Mahatma Gandhiji’s philosophy of life in the form of a Rosary of 366 “Pearls of Thought” one “Pearl” for each day of the year, including the leap year all gleaned from his writings and speeches. The “Pearls” have been so arranged as to make the transition from one thought to the next as smooth as possible, thus enabling the reader to make use of the Rosary either for daily contemplation of the given thought or for continuous reading at a stretch.

Unitarian Christianity by William Ellery Channing

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“There are two natural divisions under which my thoughts will be arranged. I shall endeavour to unfold, 1st, The principles which we adopt in interpreting the Scriptures. And 2dly, Some of the doctrines, which the Scriptures, so interpreted, seem to us clearly to express.” —FROM THE BOOK

The Natural History of Religion by David Hume

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Hume argues that a crude polytheism was the earliest religion of mankind and locates the origins of religion in emotion, particularly hope, fear, and the desire to control the future.

Love’s Coming of Age by Edward Carpenter

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Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialist poet, philosopher, anthologist, and early LGBT activist. A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Rabindranath Tagore, and a friend of Walt Whitman.

How I Found the Lost Atlantis by Paul Schliemann

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Dr. Paul Schliemann, the distinguished grandson of the late Dr. Heinrich Schliemann, finder of ancient Troy and one of the world’s greatest archaeologists, presents here one of the most remarkable and fascinating narratives of discovery every published.

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

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The scene, if I may ask you to follow me, was now changed. The leaves were still falling, but in London now, not Oxbridge; and I must ask you to imagine a room, like many thousands, with a window looking across people’s hats and vans and motor–cars to other windows, and on the table inside the room a blank sheet of paper on which was written in large letters WOMEN AND FICTION, but no more. The inevitable sequel to lunching and dining at Oxbridge seemed, unfortunately, to be a visit to the British Museum.

Write It Right by Ambrose Bierce

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“Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults” by Ambrose Bierce. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre.

Table Talk by William Hazlitt

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Table-Talk is a collection of essays by the English cultural critic and social commentator William Hazlitt. It was originally published as two volumes, the first of which appeared in April 1821. The essays deal with topics such as art, literature and philosophy.

As We Are and As We May Be by Walter Besant

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain; Mark Bostridge

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For nearly a decade I have wanted; with a growing sense of urgency; to write something which would show what the whole War and post-war period — roughly; from the years leading up to 1914 until about 1935 — has meant to the men and women of my generation; the generation of those boys and girls who grew up just before the war broke out. I wanted to give too; if I could; an impression of the changes which that period brought about in the minds and lives of very different groups of individuals belonging to the large section of middle-class society from which my own family comes.

The Visioning by Susan Glaspell

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The Visioning, Susan Glaspell’s second novel, tells about Katie Jones, a young woman who lives in the comfortable world she knows with a charming circle of friends.

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592. The play begins with a framing device, often referred to as the induction, in which a mischievous nobleman tricks a drunken tinker named Christopher Sly into believing he is actually a nobleman himself.

The Swiss Family Robinson by J.D. Wyss

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The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel by Johann David Wyss, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family of immigrants whose ship en route to Port Jackson, Australia, goes off course and is shipwrecked in the East Indies.

The Photographer’s Evidence; Or, Clever but Crooked by Nicholas Carter

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“Mr. Carter, can I trust you?”
It was in the great detective’s own house that this question was asked.
“Well,” was Nick’s quiet answer, “if you had any doubt on that matter, why did you come to me?”
His caller looked nervously at the floor.
“There’s no use in talking to me,” Nick went on, “unless you do trust me. A detective can do nothing for a client who does not give him his confidence absolutely.”
“Of course,” the other assented; “I did not mean to offend you.”
“You haven’t offended me.”
“I am so disturbed by it, you see. So much depends on secrecy. It is so terribly important that I found it difficult to make up my mind to consult anybody on the matter; and yet I know by your reputation that you are a perfectly trustworthy man. There is nobody in the States more so.”
While the man was speaking Nick was studying him.
In fact, the detective had been doing that from the moment the man entered.
He was apparently about fifty years old; a well-dressed, prosperous-looking man, who might be a merchant, or a lawyer, or a banker.

A Week in Wall Street by Frederick Jackson

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The following pages were written during leisure hours of the last six or eight weeks, of which “the times” have thrown rather too many upon the writer’s hands; and the statement of this fact, I conceive to be a tacit admission, that such hours might have been better employed.
They were originally composed for the writer’s own amusement; to beguile the tediousness of otherwise idle time. And not the least motive for this indulgence was a desire to abstract the mind from too near a contemplation of the dark side of that picture, which I have described as a panic. They were not written in the first place, with any view to publication, but as each chapter was successively read in the presence of friends, and principally for amusement, those friends at length advised their publication; and with their advice they have been submitted to the press, in the original manuscript, almost without correction.

The Day of Small Things by Anne Manning

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“I think I have been laid up nearly two years on this sofa, Phillis?” said I.
“Two years, come the 6th of October,” said Phillis.
“And, during that time, what mercies I have received! what alleviations, what blessings!”
“What sea-kale and early spare-o’-grass! what baskets of grapes and pottles of strawberries!” said Phillis.
“What songs in the night, what in-pourings of strength!” said I.
“So many pheasants, too, and partridges!” said Phillis. “Teal, woodcocks, and wild ducks!”
“David might well say, the Lord maketh our bed in our sickness, Phillis,” said I.
“Such a pretty bed as it is, too!” said Phillis. “So white, sweet, and clean! Russia sheets and Marseilles quilt, bleached on a heath common, close by a sweetbriar hedge!”
“Not only that—” said I.
“Not only that,” said Phillis, “but such pretty daisy-fringe to the curtains, and a clean tarletan blind to the window.”
“Such a lovely view from the window!” said I.

Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain

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Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer Abroad. Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time.

Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott

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Under the Lilacs is a children’s novel by Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1878.

The Straw by Eugene O’Neill

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The Straw is a three act play written by American playwright Eugene O’Neill in 1922. The play follows lead characters Eileen Carmody and Stephen Murray during their time at Hill Farm Sanatorium.

Timaeus by Plato

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Timaeus is one of Plato’s dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the title character Timaeus of Locri, written c. 360 BC.

The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams

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Just why my father moved, at the close of the civil war, from Georgia to Texas, is to this good hour a mystery to me. While we did not exactly belong to the poor whites, we classed with them in poverty, being renters; but I am inclined to think my parents were intellectually superior to that common type of the South. Both were foreign born, my mother being Scotch and my father a north of Ireland man,—as I remember him, now, impulsive, hasty in action, and slow to confess a fault. It was his impulsiveness that led him to volunteer and serve four years in the Confederate army,—trying years to my mother, with a brood of seven children to feed, garb, and house. The war brought me my initiation as a cowboy, of which I have now, after the long lapse of years, the greater portion of which were spent with cattle, a distinct recollection. Sherman’s army, in its march to the sea, passed through our county, devastating that section for miles in its passing.

The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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There are many dreary and dingy rows of ugly houses in certain parts of London, but there certainly could not be any row more ugly or dingier than Philibert Place. There were stories that it had once been more attractive, but that had been so long ago that no one remembered the time. It stood back in its gloomy, narrow strips of uncared-for, smoky gardens, whose broken iron railings were supposed to protect it from the surging traffic of a road which was always roaring with the rattle of busses, cabs, drays, and vans, and the passing of people who were shabbily dressed and looked as if they were either going to hard work or coming from it, or hurrying to see if they could find some of it to do to keep themselves from going hungry. The brick fronts of the houses were blackened with smoke, their windows were nearly all dirty and hung with dingy curtains, or had no curtains at all; the strips of ground, which had once been intended to grow flowers in, had been trodden down into bare earth in which even weeds had forgotten to grow. One of them was used as a stone-cutter’s yard, and cheap monuments, crosses, and slates were set out for sale, bearing inscriptions beginning with “Sacred to the Memory of.” Another had piles of old lumber in it, another exhibited second-hand furniture, chairs with unsteady legs, sofas with horsehair stuffing bulging out of holes in their covering, mirrors with blotches or cracks in them. The insides of the houses were as gloomy as the outside. They were all exactly alike. In each a dark entrance passage led to narrow stairs going up to bedrooms, and to narrow steps going down to a basement kitchen. The back bedroom looked out on small, sooty, flagged yards, where thin cats quarreled, or sat on the coping of the brick walls hoping that sometime they might feel the sun; the front rooms looked over the noisy road, and through their windows came the roar and rattle of it. It was shabby and cheerless on the brightest days, and on foggy or rainy ones it was the most forlorn place in London.

The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

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The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India,

The Romance of a Christmas Card by Kate Douglas Wiggin

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Notre-Dame-d’Amour by Jean François Victor Aicard

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C’est, d’abord, dans la chapelle abandonnée, la pauvre statuette de Notre-Dame-d’Amour.
C’est, ensuite, la vieille mère du gardian Pastorel…. Ne trouvez-vous pas qu’elle ressemble un peu à la vôtre, à ma grand’mère? Et n’est-ce pas que, pour cela, vous aimerez mon livre?

TABLE DES MATIÈRES
DEDICACE
I NOTRE-DAME-D’AMOUR.
II LA TARDARASSE GUETTE LA CAILLE.
III LE REMORDS DE MARTÉGAS.
IV A QUI LE CHEVAL?
V LE SULTAN ET SON SÉRAIL.
VI LE CONSEIL DES BÊTES.
VII LA COCARDE DE ZANETTE.
VIII ROSSELINE.
IX CE QUE ZANETTE IGNORE.
X ZANETTE ET ROSSELINE.
XI DOMPTEUR.
XII LA POURSUITE.
XIII L’ÉCURIE DE MAITRE AUGIAS.
XIV NOTRE-DAME-D’AMOUR, EXAUCEZ-MOI!
XV LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE.
XVI LE CHEVALIER.
XVII NOBLESSE.
XVIII LE SÉDEN.
XIX A QUI LE CHEVAL?
XX DEUX BONNES AMES.
XXI LE PLAT DE LENTILLES.
XXII TOUJOURS.
XXIII L’AMOUR SOUFFLE OU IL VEUT.
XXIV PARJURE.
XXV L’ABRIVADE.
XXVI AUX ARÈNES.
XXVII LE GRAND JOUR.
XXVIII UNE VENDETTA.
XXIX NOTRE-DAME-D’AMOUR.

A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain

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A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris, through central and southern Europe.

Lysis by Plato

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No answer is given in the Lysis to the question, ‘What is Friendship?’ any more than in the Charmides to the question, ‘What is Temperance?’ There are several resemblances in the two Dialogues: the same youthfulness and sense of beauty pervades both of them; they are alike rich in the description of Greek life. The question is again raised of the relation of knowledge to virtue and good, which also recurs in the Laches; and Socrates appears again as the elder friend of the two boys, Lysis and Menexenus. In the Charmides, as also in the Laches, he is described as middle-aged; in the Lysis he is advanced in years.

Pierrot, Dog of Belgium by Walter A. Dyer

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The charming story of Pierrot, a Belgian cart-dog who was one of the hundreds of dogs recruited to haul small supply carts and machine-guns for the Belgian Army’s `Carabiniers’ on the Belgian Front in the First World War .

Peter by E.F. Benson

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DescriptionEdward Frederic Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer.

Kora in Hell by William Carlos Williams

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Her voice was like rose-fragrance waltzing in the wind.
She seemed a shadow, stained with shadow colors,
Swimming through waves of sunlight.…
The sole precedent I can find for the broken style of my prologue is Longinus on the Sublime and that one far-fetched.
When my mother was in Rome on that rare journey forever to be remembered, she lived in a small pension near the Pincio gardens. The place had been chosen by my brother as one notably easy of access, being in a quarter free from confusion of traffic, on a street close to the park and furthermore the tram to the American Academy passed at the corner. Yet never did my mother go out but she was in fear of being lost. By turning to the left when she should have turned right, actually she did once manage to go so far astray that it was nearly an hour before she extricated herself from the strangeness of every new vista and found a landmark.

Leonardo Da Vinci by Maurice W. Brockwell

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Leonardo Da Vinci, the many-sided genius of the Italian Renaissance, was born, as his name implies, at the little town of Vinci, which is about six miles from Empoli and twenty miles west of Florence.

The Story of Gandhi by Rajkumari Shankar

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Mohandas was the youngest of the six children of Kaba Gandhi. He was the favourite child of the family and was called ‘Moniya’ by his fond parents and their friends. Moniya adored his mother. He loved his father too, but he was a little afraid of him.
As a child, Moniya seldom liked to stay at home. He would go home for his meals and then run away again to play outside. If one of his brothers teased him or playfully pulled his ears he would run home to complain to his mother. ‘Why didn’t you hit him? She would ask.

GANDHIJI by JUGATRAM DAVE

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Once Gandhiji had stayed at Gokhale’s house in Calcutta (Kolkata). While returning Gokhaleji went to see him off. Gandhiji requested him not to go through all that trouble but he did not listen to him. He said, “If you were traveling in the upper class just like others I wouldn’t have come. But since you are going in the third class, I must see you off.”
People like Gokhale who appreciated Gandhiji so much, were very rare in those days. Generally, people would laugh at it.
Gandhiji got an opportunity to know his poor countrymen while going through the suffering of the third class. Due to this only he could know their nature, their habits and so many other things about them. No other leader in the country knew the countrymen so well as Gandhiji did. That is how he became the saviour of the country and the people followed him with faith. The people were devoted to him.

Gandhi and Communal Problem by M. K. GANDHI

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My experience of all India tells me that the Hindus and Muslim know how to live at peace among themselves. I decline to believe that people have said goodbye to their senses so as to make it impossible to live at peace with each other, as they had done for generations.

What Jesus Means To Me  by M. K. GANDHI

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It was more than I could believe that Jesus was the only incarnate son of God, and that only he who believed in Him would have everlasting life. If God could have sons, all of us were His sons. If Jesus was like God, or God Himself, then all men were like God and could be God Himself. My reason was not ready to believe literally that Jesus by his death and by his blood redeemed the sins of the world.

Village Swaraj  by M. K. GANDHI

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According to Gandhiji, ideal society is a Stateless democracy, the state of enlightened anarchy where social life has become so perfect that it is self-regulated. “In the ideal state, there is no political power because there is no State.” Gandhiji believed that perfect realization of an ideal is impossible. However “the ideal is like Euclid’s line that is one without breadth but no one has so far been able to draw it and never will.
Village Swaraj as conceived by Gandhiji is thus a genuine and virile democracy which offers a potent cure for many of the political ills that mark the present political systems. Such a pattern of decentralized genuine democracy will have a message for the whole of humanity.

Trusteeship  by M. K. GANDHI

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It is perfectly possible for an individual to adopt this way of life without having to wait for others to do so. And if an individual can observe a certain rule of conduct, it follows that a group of individuals can do likewise. It is necessary for me to emphasize the fact that no one need wait for anyone else in order to adopt a right course. Men generally hesitate to make a beginning if they feel that the objective cannot be had in its entirety. Such an attitude of mind is in reality a bar to progress.
—FROM THE BOOK

TOWARDS NEW EDUCATION by M. K. GANDHI

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I would like to say to the diligent reader of my writings and to others who are interested in them that I am not at all concerned with appearing to be consistent. In my search after Truth I have discarded many ideas and learnt many new things. Old as I am in age, I have no feeling that I have ceased to grow inwardly or that my growth will stop at the dissolution of the flesh. What I am concerned with is my readiness to obey the call of Truth, my God, from moment to moment, and, therefore, when anybody finds any inconsistency between any two writings of mine, if he has still faith in my sanity, he would do well to choose the later of the two on the same subject.

VILLAGE INDUSTRIES by M. K. GANDHI

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“The idea behind the village industries scheme is that we should look to the villages for the supply of our daily needs and that, when we find that some needs are not so supplied, we should see whether with a little trouble and organization, they cannot be profitably supplied by the villagers. In estimating the profit, we should think of the villager, not of ourselves. It may be that, in the initial stages, we might have to pay a little more than the ordinary price and get an inferior article in the bargain. Things will improve, if we will interest ourselves in the supplier of our needs and insist on his doing better and take the trouble of helping to do better.” —from the Book

TRUTH IS GOD by M. K. GANDHI

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God and therefore religion are fundamental necessities for normal healthy life to the individual as well as to nations. Here in this book the reader will find Gandhiji speaking from his heart on various occasions in the course of thirty years of the maturest period of his life. What a modern man who did very great things thought on the subject of God and religion cannot fail to be instructive to educated men and women in these difficult days.

THE VOICE OF TRUTH by M. K. GANDHI

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In this volume, we have tried to select Gandhiji’s choicest writings and speeches on a variety of topics. The first part of the Volume contains some of the important speeches delivered by Mahatma Gandhi on historic occasions. The second part includes selections of his thoughts on philosophy, religion, culture, art, literature, science, economics, politics, sociology and education. An attempt has been made to present Gandhiji’s views on different subjects under suitable chapters for the convenience of the reader. To maintain uniformity, indirect narration has been changed to direct speech at a few places. But for slight editing, the original texts have been faithfully adhered to.