In the present world, full of modern technologies like i-phones, tabs and e-books, it is difficult to believe that many people still interested in buying Gandhi books. But a week-long exhibition-cum-sale of Gandhi Books proves that Gandhiji's teachings are relevant than ever.
About 7,400 Gandhi-Vinoba-Sarvodaya books (in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati) worth about Rs. 3.7 lakhs were sold within seven days at the books exhibition. It was organized by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and Gandhi Book Centre with the financial assistance from ‘Babulnath Mandir Charities’ and ‘Mahalaxmi Mandir Charities’ at Hutatma Chowk and Gandhi Book Centre at Nana Chowk from 27th January to 3rd February to commemorate 67th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Among top-selling books, about 900 copies of 'Gandhi's Autobiography' and 165 Sets of 'Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi' were sold at the exhibition. Other Gandhi books on economics, politics, education, law, religion, health etc. were also popular. Most of the visitors were youngsters. Many visitors requested to organize this kind of exhibitions at various place through-out the year.
Newly published book, ‘Gandhi at First Sight’ was also popular at the books exhibition. Written by Thomas Weber, this book is a collection of heartfelt moments of people from Sarojini Naidu to Katherine Mayo and from Romain Rolland to Charlie Chaplin, of an experience that was profound and sometimes even life changing.
Feedback of website visitors makes us to believe after reading Gandhi books; many people have decided to follow the path of Truth and Non-Violence and are striving to sustain morality by practicing philosophy of Gandhi which is the need of the hour. More than 2 lakh copies of best-seller book, 'An Autobiography' of Mahatma Gandhi in sixteen Indian languages are being sold by Navjivan Trust in the last one year.
We are happy to note that 22,472 unique visitors from all over the world visited our Gandhi websites www.mkgandhi.orgon the occasion of Gandhi Death Anniversary on 30th January, 2015 to collect the information about Mahatma Gandhi, peace, non-violence and related subjects.