login
  • SUBSCRIBER
  • User Name
  • Password
  • Remember Me
ad
19 Apr 2018, 17:19 HRS IST
|
SC says courts are not the place to settle business or political rivalry which has to be fought in markets or electionsThe PILs were without any truth and attempt was made to malign the judiciary: SCSC says it thought of initiating contempt proceedings against petitioners but decided not to go ahead with itSC says during arguments, counsel for petitioners forgot to maintain institutional civility towards judges and made wild allegationsSC criticises attempts by senior advocates and activist lawyers to make insinuations against judges including that of the apex courtSC says frivolous and motivated litigation has been filed to settle political rivalryIt becomes clear that with these petitions real attempt and frontal attack was made on independence of judiciary: SCDocuments placed on record and their scrutiny establishes that Loya's death was due to natural cause: SCThere is no reason to doubt statements of four judges on circumstances leading to the death of Loya: SCSC says attempts were made to scandalise judiciary by levelling serious allegations against judicial officers and judges of Bombay HCSC dismisses pleas to probe alleged mysterious death of CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case
  • PTI
add
add
  • Colour photo-biography on Gandhiji hits market

  • Advertisement
  •  Share
  • Print Print
  •  E-mail
  • Comments Comment
  • [ - ] Text [ + ]
10:36 HRS IST

Mumbai, Nov 6 (PTI) The first-ever colour photo-biography on Mahatma Gandhi, chronicling his life and time and containing rare photos, has come out in the market, generating a great deal of interest among scholars and historians writing about the Father of the Nation.

Compiled and published by GandhiServe India, the local chapter of Germany-based GandhiServe Foundation, this king- size biography, "Mahatma Gandhi's Life in Colour", contains 1,281 photographs across 692 pages and weighs around 6.5kg.

The biography, priced at Rs 7,500, is available at selected distributors, including some in Mumbai.

The photo-biography was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the ocassion of Gandhi Jayanti this year.

"It is an interdisciplinary project in which black and white photographs were turned into the colour images. Missing colours were added according to historical settings, making it a valuable document," said Tulsidas Somaiya, Managing Trustee of the Gandhi Book Centre, run by Bombay Sarvoday Mandal.

Gandhi Book Centre, the main distributor of the book, and the trust had been engaged in organising programmes to spread message of Gandhiji by holding seminars, workshops, meetings and youth camps.

Somaiya said, "Gandhi followers, not only from India but other countries like the USA and the UK, have shown great interest in the photo-biography which covers topics like truth and God, non-violence, religion and ethics, brahmcharya, non- cooperation, fasting, civic disobedience, prison life, swaraj, Ramrajya, independence, Harijans, untouchability and pacifism, among others."

Terming the book a result of extensive research and technical advancement, GandhiServe India Director Jayan Mitra told PTI, "Gandhi scholars, historians, photo experts and graphic designers joined hands to turn black and white photos into colourful images. After scanning, all photographs were cleaned digitally and coloured by skilled Indian hands."

"While doing this, our intention was not to manipulate or adulterate pictures but to bring them closer to colourful images," Mitra said, adding the biography can be bought online or from Amazon, an e-marketplace.

  • Post your comments