This book under Patel Memorial Lecture, brought out in Gandhi centenary year, is a tribute to Gandhiji in its own unique way. It evaluates Gandhiji's concepts of religion and culture as the basis of his political and economic ideas. In the world of Gandhian thought, religion and culture are closely related to each other. A cultured man to him was not one who strove primarily for his own artistic or intellectual satisfaction, but one who was also concerned with the welfare of others. Well known Educationist Dr. Saiyidain presents in this book a lucid analysis of these aspects of Gandhiji's life and thought.
From the Book
PATEL MEMORIAL LECTURES are an annual broadcast feature of All India Radio in memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played a great role in India's freedom movement and was free India's first Minister for Information and Broadcasting.
Each year, an eminent person, specialist in a particular branch of knowledge, presents through the lectures the results of his study and experience for the benefit of the general people. The lectures are designed to contribute the existing knowledge on a given subject and promote awareness of contemporary problems.
Over the years, the lectures have become almost a national institution and are looked upon as a highly valued intellectual contribution to Indian life and thought.
The three lectures on the theme Significance of Gandhi as a Man and Thinker, brought together in the present publication fro wider audiences, were delivered by Dr. K.G. Saiyidain on December 29 to 31, 1969.
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