Narayan Desai’s Gandhi Katha will end this January
NB: I attended the Katha this (Saturday) evening. It was excellent. Narayanbhai is the among the very few remaining persons from the close circle around Gandhi who can speak so intimately about those times. Today he spoke about politics in the 1930's, the RTC in London, Gandhi's relations with B.R.Ambedkar & Subhas Bose, also the time in jail when Mahadev Desai passed away. He explained the philosophy of satyagraha too, in simple language. Tomorrow (Monday the 8th) is the last session. It will cover Gandhi's last years & his assassination - which he introduced this evening by speaking about kattar-ta, or fanaticism. Narayanbhai's Gandhi Katha is a historic event. Attend it if you can - Dilip
The much-acclaimed Gandhi Katha or Story of Gandhi, a five-day discourse on Mahatma Gandhi started by veteran Gandhian Narayan Desai in 2004, will end in January when he completes his 108th katha, a number considered holy by Hindus and Buddhists.