October 15, 1938 – February 28, 1939
The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi is a monumental document of Gandhiji’s words as he spoke and wrote, day after day, year after year, beginning with the year 1884 till his assassination on January 30, 1948. In this series his writings, scattered all over the world, have been collected and constructed with stringent academic discipline and with an ethical sense of loyalty.
The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG-original-KS-edition, called so after Prof. K. Swaminathan, the chief architect of the original series) had taken about 38 years in the making (1956-1994). They are a series of one hundred volumes, intricately connected across the series, as an integrated whole. The CWMG-original-KS-edition volumes were published by the Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India in the years 1956 to 1994.The Electronic Master Copy as reproduced from the CWMG-original-KS-edition (Volumes I to C – 1 to 100) (1956-1994) is in the form of refined electronic images, matched with the original-KS-edition, word by word, verified with the original source-documents where necessary. This will now form the basis for all future printing.
The Electronic Master Copy of the CWMG-original-KS-edition retains the original architecture – volume structure, font structure, line structure, page structure – including its visual look – fully and loyally. The Master Copy of the CWMG-original-KS-edition retains the original editorial edifice and content entirely and loyally.To accomplish this end, a lot of research, customization, and innovation went into the process. Execution of the task involved an intensely focused, organic, and stringently supervised effort over a period of five years. The research and trials had started in the years 2006-07; the real work had started in the years 2009-10.The task of preparing the Electronic Master Copy of the CWMG-original-KS-edition has been accomplished by the Gujarat Vidyapith (university founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 as part of non-co-operation movement and for holistic education to help win swaraj), Ahmedabad, India. The Gandhi Heritage Portal at the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust, Ahmedabad will host the electronic Master Copy. The Gujarat Vidyapith has performed this task on behalf of the Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, New Delhi, with the permission of the Navajivan Trust, Ahmedabad. The work was presented to the Government of India by the Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, March 2015.
This record from Volume I to C is one whole piece and is to be treated as such; its integrity is not to be violated; and it is not for commercial purpose.
THE PUBLICATIONS DIVISION, MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, NEW DELHI.