Publisher's Note

The Gujarat Vidyapeeth has been organising an exam on Gandhi every year on the day of Gandhi Jayanti. The book 'Gandhi Bapu' by Kudasia Jaidi is being used as a text book in these exams right from the beginning for the students of Std. 5 to 7.

In addition, it is decided to add as a text book the other book, 'Gandhiji' (originally in Gujarati) by Late. Shri. Jugatram Dave which describes the incidents of Gandhiji's life.

The first edition of this book was published in 1929. About four lac copies of the same have been sold till now. The English version of this book is a special edition available at a subsidized price, used for this exam.

Five poems, expressing the life and work of Gandhiji are given at the end of this book with the thought that it may be useful to create better understanding of Gandhiji's personality. The students attending the exam could memorise them by heart.