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India: The Excercise to Doctor and ’Revise’ Gandhi’s Collected Works

13 November 2013

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Here is the report of the first NDA government’s (1998) brazen attempt to ’revise’ Gandhi’s Collected Works. Hundreds of whimsical deletions and changes were noticed by well-known scholars and Gandhians in India and around the world, who viewed them as an insult to scholarship, and demanded an end to such attempts to play with historical documents. Tridip Suhrud, now director of Sabarmati Ashram, wrote a detailed analysis of this shameless behaviour in EPW in November 2004. It was only after the defeat of the NDA government that the fraudulently ’revised’ edition of the CWMG was withdrawn, in 2005 - Comment by Dilip Simeon

The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol - XXXIX No. 46-47, November 13, 2004

’Re-editing’ Gandhi’s Collected Works
by Tridip Suhrud

Commentary

The exercise to ’re-edit’ the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi is non-transparent and flawed, and displays an inefficiency and callousness that makes the revised publication incapable of being a standard reference. The new edition should be scrapped, and the original collected works reinstated as the only and most authentic version of the writings and utterances of Gandhi.

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