[Reader-list] Gandhi Katha at IIC from 26 to 30 November 2010

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Tue Nov 23 21:18:40 IST 2010

India International Centre 
Cordially invites you to 
Gandhi Katha 
Narayan Desai 
The Gandhi Katha conveys the story of Mahatma Gandhi, providing an 
insight into his inner recesses as well as an analysis of his role in 
history through storytelling with appropriate songs composed by Narayan 
The Gandhi Katha started six years ago as reparative acts of creative 
non-violence after the violence in Gujarat in 2002. 
The Katha Songs rendered by Students of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. 
Friday 26, Saturday 27, Sunday 28, Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 November 
Every Day from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm 
Gandhi-King Memorial Plaza 
India International Centre 
40, Max Mueller Marg 
New Delhi -110 003 
As part of this programme there will be an exhibition of photographs: 
Recall the Face 
Conceptualised and curated by Suryakanthi Tripathi 
Exhibition of Books on Mahatma Gandhi 
On view in the main verandah, IIC 
Jointly organised by 
India International Centre 
Gandhi Peace Foundation and 
Working Group on Alternative Strategies 
Bus Numbers: 047,052,440,521,522,526,580; 
Bus Stops:  Get off at 'Lodhi Road Xing' or 'Max Mueller Marg'. 
Bus Numbers: 326, 344, 970, 994; 
Bus Stops: Get off at 'Mausam Bhawan' or 'Lodhi Garden'. 
Bus Numbers: 026, 048, 056, 408, 719, 734; 
Bus Stop: Get off at ' Lodhi Colony 18 Block'. 
Nearest Metro Stations: 
‘Jorbagh’ on Yellow Line 
‘Khan Market’ on Violet Line 
Wheelchair access is available.  
Narayan Desai: Born in 1924; chose not to have a formal education – 
support came from his father, Mahadev Desai and Gandhiji for this; 
worked with his father (who was Gandhiji’s personal secretary) in 
Gandhiji’s secretariat 1936-46; participated in the freedom movement. 
After India’s Independence, active participant and leader in Vinobha 
Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement from 1952-60 and later with Jayaprakash 
Narayan 1960-76; walked 12,000 kms and received 3000 acres of land for 
distribution; was National Secretary of the Shanti Sena, the All India 
People’s Committee, Chairman of the War Resistors International, and 
Founder Member and Director of World Peace Brigade. 
An accomplished author and editor; has written over 50 books in 
Gujarati, Hindi and English, including the epic four-volume biography 
in Gujarati Maru Jivan Ej Mari Vani* – hailed as one of the finest 
insights into the life of Gandhi; has edited Bhoomiputra, Yaqueen, 
Buniyadi Yaqueen, Tarun Mun  and Sarvodaya Jagat, has won many awards 
that include the Bharatiya Jnanpith Murtidevi Award, the Sahitya 
Akademi Award, the Ranajitram Suvarna Chandrak (highest literary award 
in Gujarati); also received the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for constructive 
work and UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Award for Non-violence and Tolerance; 
is Chancellor of the Gujarat Vidyapeeth (founded by Gandhiji in 1920) 
and President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad; lives in Vedchhi, a small 
tribal village in south Gujarat, where he set up a centre to train 
activists in Gandhiji’s values – here hundreds of young rural activists 
have learnt manual work and self-reliance and have gone on to question 
the  'developmental model' in various parts of the country.   
* Now available in English, translated from the original Gujarati by 
Tridip Suhrud and published by Orient BlackSwan in four volumes: My 
Life is My Message (2009). 
For any further information please contact: 
India International Centre (Premola Ghose/L.S. Tochhawng-24619431) 
Gandhi Peace Foundation (Ramesh 
Working Group on Alternative Strategies (Suhas Borker-9868182845) 
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