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Gandhi death anniversary: Books on Mahatma for sale at half price 

Mumbai, January 23

In a bid to commemorate the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a city-based trust will sell various books on the Father of the Nation as well as social reformer Acharya Vinoba Bhave at discounted rate next week.

The books will be displayed at Hutatma Chowk and Gandhi Book Centre in Tardeo in south Mumbai from January 28 to February 2 by the Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal (MSM).

“To commemorate the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (which falls on January 30), 200 books on and by Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave in English, Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati languages will be displayed and sold at 50 per cent discount,” said Sarvodaya Mandal Trust (SMT) managing trustee Tulsidas Somaiya.

Set up in 1952 during the Bhoodan Andolan or land gift movement of Vinoba Bhave, the trust has been engaged in programmes to spread Gandhian thoughts and values by holding seminars, workshops, meetings, youth camps, etc.

Top-selling title autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi would be available at Rs 25 only, Somaiya said. 

He said a set of five important books, ‘Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi’ comprising 1,872 pages (Treasury of Thoughts on 81 Subjects) would be available at Rs 300 and Vinoba Bhave’s ‘Talks on the Gita’ at Rs 50.

Last year, books worth Rs 4.3 lakh on Gandhi were sold within six days.

About 200 books on the Gita, prayer, politics, religion, economics, education, constructive work, peace, non-violence, conflict resolution and social change will also be available in various regional languages for the book lovers at the designated locations.

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