I am deeply grateful to all those who have helped me to revise the manuscript of this book by making valuable suggestions and correcting errors. I must make particular mention of Shri Shailesh Bandopadhyaya, Secretary of the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Dr. Siby Joseph of the Gandhi Vichar Parishad, Wardha, Ms. Maya Joshi, Ms. Anshu Priya and my son Harshawardhan Varma. I am also grateful to Shri S. K. Dubey, Shri Venu and Shri Sivan for the pains they took in typing and preparing the manuscript for the press.
I do not know how to thank
Dr. Sushila Nayar for graciously finding time to go through the manuscripts of
the three books in these series, making invaluable suggestions, and writing a
foreword to them. I was amazed at the care and meticulousness with which she
went through the manuscripts even in the midst of the many demands on her time.