Mahadev Desai

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Mahadev Desai was the personal secretary of Mohandas K. Gandhi for 25 years, from 1917 to Desai's death in 1942.

Mahadev Desai was born on January 1st, 1892 at Saras, a village in Olpad Taluka of Surat district, where his father Haribhai Desai was a school teacher. The family originally hailed from Dihen in the same district. He lost his mother Jamnaben when he was only seven years old.

Mahadev Desai was arrested during the Quit India movement and sent to the Aga Khan Palace for imprisonment, where he died on August 15th, 1942.

He wrote several books on the non-violent struggles led by Gandhi in India, and a diary called Day to Day with Gandhi in 9 volumes.

His son Narayan Desai is also a non-violent activist.

Bibliography

  • A Righteous Struggle
  • With Gandhi in Ceylon, 1928.
  • The Story of Bardoli, 1929
  • Swadeshi-True and False, 1929.
  • Unworthy of Wardha, 1929.
  • Eclipse of Faith, 1929.
  • The Nation?s Voice, 1932.
  • The Epic of Travanancore, 1937.
  • Gandhi Seva Sangh, 1940.
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, 1940.
  • Kheti ni Jamin, Gujarati, 1942.
  • The Geeta according to Gandhi, 1942.
  • Day to Day with Gandhi, post-mortem.

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