Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was not just a leader who led India in the struggle for independence. He became the Father of the Nation not just because it was his leadership that made the liberation of the country a reality. Rather, it was the innate honesty and simplicity and the value for principles that made Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi truly a Mahatma, a great soul beyond comparison. His thoughts were candid, his words were priestly, and his deeds were guileless. His passion for peace and single-minded will to free the motherland inspired the people to endure all the hardships they had to face on the journey to the dawn of a new nation. And, the country remembers the life of Mahatma Gandhi and honours the struggle of the leader not just by commemorating birth and death anniversaries; the country pays homage to the Father of the Nation by naming colleges, universities, hospitals, roads, bridges, parks, markets, and other institutes and public places after the great, noble soul called Mahatma Gandhi. There will not be any State in the country that does not have a Mahatma Gandhi Road, abbreviated to MG Road. One of the best known centres of higher education in India is the Mahatma Gandhi University, located in the southernmost State of Kerala.

The search for information on Mahatma Gandhi will be the most exhausting venture one can undertake. The resources are infinite; the topics are inexhaustible; the number of writers is enormous; and the languages in which the information is written are countless. You may start from the Gandhian section in a library; there are books written by Gandhi, books on Gandhi, articles written by Gandhi, articles on Gandhi, his famous speeches and letters, biographies and autobiography, memoirs, manuscripts, personal documents, books on Gandhian Thoughts and Philosophy, Gandhian Values and Principles, Gandhian Engineering and Economics, Gandhian Approaches and Concepts, Gandhian Leadership and Development, publications by Gandhian Institutes of Studies and Gandhi groups, and so on. You may finish reading all the books and manuals and watching the collection of videos and records, but there will still be more books to be found in other sections of the library, such as History, Biography, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and any possible categorisation of books; you can find books exclusively discussing Mahatma Gandhi and his life and principles or books in which his approaches and contributions are mentioned; biographies and autobiographies of other national leaders cannot be complete without referring to Mahatma Gandhi. And, there remain the online resources to be explored; it is impossible to measure the depth and breadth of topics, writers, and sources available on the web; every new search will yield thousands of results. The information on Mahatma Gandhi is as bottomless as the greatness of the leader.