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Book 'The Diary of Manu Gandhi' released

Book 'The Diary of Manu Gandhi' released

'The Diary of Manu Gandhi' was released by Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi. This book has been produced by the National Archives of India in association with Oxford University Press. The first volume of diary of Manu Gandhi, granddaughter of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, has been translated from Gujarati to English by Dr. Tridip Suhrid.

Gandhiji's routine between 1943 and 1944 is recorded in this diary. Manu Gandhi (Mridula) was the daughter of Mahatma Gandhi's nephew Jayasukhalal Amritlal Gandhi. She was with Gandhiji till January 30, 1948. Manu also lived in the Aga Khan palace with Kasturba.

Highlights of book

  • The National Archives has published this diary on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • In this diary, information about rare moments of Mahatma Gandhi's life will be available and there will be new light on the fight for independence.
  • The first section of this diary covers the period from 1943-44, in which it describes the life of Manu Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi.
  • This book can be beneficial for students studying Gandhian philosophy and history of modern India.

National Archives of India

  • The National Archives of India began with the establishment of the Imperial Records Department in Kolkata in March 1891.
  • When the national capital was changed from Kolkata to New Delhi in 1911, this archives was also shifted to New Delhi.
  • This department was entrusted with keeping the government records gathered since the time of the East India Company in 1891.
  • This archive is currently one of the largest archives in the world.
  • There are six departments in the administration, records, publications, oriental records and academic records and preservation etc. of its activities.
Q.1 Who translated the book 'The Diary of Manu Gandhi' from Gujarati to English?
A. Prahlad Singh Patel
B. Dr. Tridip Suhrid
C. Saeed Jaffery
D. Mridula Gandhi
Ans: Dr. Tridip Suhrid
Q.2 When was 'National Archives of India' established?
A. 1911
B. 1891
C. 1943
D. 1948

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