Rs 3.6 lakh worth books on Mahatma Gandhi sold in six days

Last Updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:24

Mumbai: About 12,500 copies of books on and
by Mahatma Gandhi, worth Rs 3.6 lakh, were sold within six
days at an exhibition in Mumbai. According to the organizers,
despite violence, terrorism and crime, Gandhi books are still in demand and continue to inspire people.

The exhibition was held to mark the 63rd death
anniversary of the Mahatma.
`An Autobiography` of Mahatma Gandhi, and a set of five
important books, `Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi` were the
top-selling books at the exhibition.

About 3,200 copies of `Gandhi`s Autobiography` and 110
sets of `Selected Works of Mahatma Gandhi` were sold. Most of
those who frequented the stall were youngsters, according to the organisers,
Mumbai Sarvodaya Mandal & Gandhi Book Centre.

To commemorate Gandhiji`s death anniversary, 200 books on
and by Gandhi, and Vinoba Bhave were displayed and sold at 50
per cent discount with financial assistance from `Babulnath
Mandir Charities`.

This year, over 3.5 lakh copies of `Story of My
Experiments with Truth`, an autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi,
in 15 Indian languages have been sold by Navjivan Trust.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:24
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