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Navjivan Trust says no to Gujarati version of Let’s kill Gandhi,for now

Navjivan Trust,founded by Mahatma Gandhi,has refused to publish the Gujarati version of Let’s Kill Gandhi originally written in English by Gandhi’s Mumbai-based great grandson Tushar Gandhi.

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Published: June 14, 2012 5:49:38 am

Navjivan Trust,founded by Mahatma Gandhi,has refused to publish the Gujarati version of Let’s Kill Gandhi originally written in English by Gandhi’s Mumbai-based great grandson Tushar Gandhi.

Tushar on Wednesday tweeted about the trust refusing to publish the book’s Gujarati version,Chalo Gandhini Hatya Kariye. He told The Indian Express over phone that Navsari-based writer Yogendra Parikh had translated his book and sent the manuscript to the trust for publishing.

However,Tushar said,after four months,the trust sent an email to Parikh telling him that the review committee of the trust has decided not to publish the book.

Navjivan Trust Managing Director Vivek Desai told this newspaper that after going through the manuscript,the review committee decided not to publish the book in its present form. “It needs lots of editing as there are various things which are repeating in the book,” he added.

“We are focusing on publishing Mahatma Gandhi’s original works these days,particularly his thoughts. We haven’t completely refused to publish Tushar Gandhi’s book but there is no point in publishing things which have already been printed in different books,” Desai said.

Reacting to this,Tushar said,“It is the government which is publishing Gandhi’s original works,not the trust.”

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