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Editor's Note

Gandhiji's Autobiography* and his Satyagraha in South Africa+, as published in English, run into almost 1000 pages. An abridgement++ of these two into a single volume of 283 pages was published in 1952 by the Navajivan Trust. A request was recently received for a still smaller version for use in our schools. This book has been specially prepared to meet the need.

Matters which are not likely to be of much interest to school children have been omitted, and the language has been simplified where possible. Topics  for  essays  and  discussions  have  been  suggested  at  the  end  of most of the chapters. They have been framed to suit both higher and lower classes. Teachers may select from them the questions which are within the capacity of their pupils to tackle. An interesting period may be  spent  by  the  class  discussing  together  one  or  other  of  the  more difficult topics, and then in another period the pupils may be asked to write an essay on the topic.

Bharatan Kumarappa

July, 1955


* Published by Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad-380 014, price Rs. 20, Popular Edn.

+ Published by Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad-380 014, price Rs. 15

++ i. e. Gandhiji's Autobiography [Abridged], price Rs. 10