Gandhi Katha


Written by :Umashankar Joshi
Translated by : Divya Joshi

Table of Contents

  1. The Miracle of Ramnama
  2. Equal Care For Everybody
  3. Motherly Love
  4. Oneness With Countrymen
  5. Universe As Family
  6. Playful Bapu
  7. The Power of Practice
  8. Mohan Would Not Steal
  9. A Lesson for School Children
  10. The Sportsmanship
  11. A Lesson Learnt From Mistake
  12. Its For All!
  13. Small Thing - Big Lesson
  14. Saintly Mother
  15. Unusual Examiner
  16. The First Satyagrahi
  17. Nothing is Unimportant
  18. A Confession
  19. The Magic of Love
  20. Always With The Poor
  21. Practical Approach
  22. Winning in A Loss
  23. The Art of Sleeping
  24. Punctual Bapu
  25. The First Lesson is Cleanliness
  26. Smart Kittens
  27. Ahimsa or Cleanliness ?
  28. Story Time in Jail
  29. Bapu - The Host
  30. The Making of Mahatma
  31. Ba - The First Satyagrahi
  32. Heartfelt Sympathy
  33. Introspective Bapu
  34. Unflinching Faith
  35. Firm on Commitment
  36. An Ordeal for Carelessness
  37. Self-Suffering
  38. Self Imposed Discipline
  39. How I Became Mahatma
  40. Adans Affection
  41. A Lesson of Cleanliness
  42. The Economy at Work
  43. The Real Friend
  44. True Ahimsa
  45. A Lesson for Detachment
  46. Invaluable Donation
  47. Anasakti Yoga
  48. Thinking For Others
  49. Great Flexibility
  50. Deep Compassion
  51. Bapu - The Strategist
  52. A Novel Leader
  53. He is Mine !
  54. Always On Time !
  55. The Wit of Bapu
  56. No Security Except God
  57. No Expensive Fruits For Me !
  58. The Great Statesman
  59. Gift For An Opponent
  60. Be Immortal!

About This Book

Written by :Umashankar Joshi
Translated by : Divya Joshi
First Edition : 3,000 copies, August 2010
Total : 54,000 copies
I.S.B.N :81-7229-095-0
Published by :Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal - Gandhi Book Centre
299 Nana Chowk,
Tardeo Road,
Mumbai 400 007,
MS, India
Navajivan Mudranalaya,
Ahmedabad - 380 014,
Printed by :Jitendra T. Desai
Navajivan Mudranalaya,
Ahemadabad-380014 (INDIA)
© Swati Umashankar Joshi


Chapter-21: Practical Approach

After returning from England, young Mohandas had to struggle to find a source of livelihood, because he could not succeed in his law practice. He was good at drafting applications. He even increased his efforts. He could get such work in abundance, but without any money, and it could not provide a living. He could not stand up and make arguments in the court, which he found to be difficult. So, he was compelled to find some other job.
He believed that he was good at English and so he could be a teacher in some school. He was ready to take up a job as an English teacher for the matric class, so that it could at least provide him some income.
One day, he saw an advertisement in the newspaper seeking an English teacher for an hour daily in some high school. The salary was Rs. 75. Mohandas applied for this post. He was called for a personal meeting. Young barrister was very enthusiastic to be a teacher. But when the principal knew that he was not a B.A., he felt sorry and told him to go. The young man tried to convince the principal.
Mohandas: “But, I have passed matriculation examination of London. Latin was my second language.”
Principal: “That is true. But we want a graduate.”
Thus he was proved ineligible for this post. Despite his being a Barrister he was ready to accept any honest job like a teacher. It was his humility, simplicity and practicality, behind which the seeds of his being a teacher of the whole humanity were laid.