In a bid to commemorate the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a city-based trust has been selling various books on the Father of the Nation as well as social reformer Acharya Vinoba Bhave at discounted rate in Mumbai. The books are on display at Hutatma Chowk and Gandhi Book Centre in Tardeo in south Mumbai from January 28 to February 2 by the Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal (MSM).
"To commemorate the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (which falls on January 30), 200 books on and by Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave in English, Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati languages will be displayed and sold at50 per cent discount," said Sarvodaya Mandal Trust (SMT) managing trustee Tulsidas Somaiya.
Set up in 1952 during the Bhoodan Andolan or land gift movement of Vinoba Bhave, the trust has been engaged in programmes to spread Gandhian thoughts and values by holding seminars, workshops, meetings, youth camps etc.
Top-selling title autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi are available at Rs 25 only, Somaiya said. He said a set of five important books, ‘Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi’ comprising 1872 pages (Treasury of Thoughts on 81 Subjects) can be purchased for Rs 300 and Vinoba Bhave’s ‘Talks on the Gita’ for Rs 50.
Last year, books worth Rs 4,30,000 on Gandhi were sold within six days.
About 200 books on the Gita, prayer, politics, religion, economics, education, constructive work, peace, non-violence, conflict resolution and social change are also available in various regional languages for the book lovers at the designated locations.