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By Rajni Bakshi

Bapu Kuti, at Sewagram Ashram, Wardha, is the dust hut which was once Mahatma Gandhi's final domestic. part a century after Bapu was once killed, the Kuti is alive with gatherings of people that percentage his goals. they don't name themselves 'Gandhians'. but, as they look for the strategies to the various difficulties of contemporary India, those activists locate themselves coming to an identical conclusions as had Gandhi. during this assortment, Rajni Bakshi explores the area and lives of twelve such those who have became their backs on profitable professions to embark on a look for useful and humane methods of political and social transformation, rooted within the religion that new India with prosperity for all will be outfitted at the strengths of cooperation and group.

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Gold, silver? )’. ‘Mota bangla? Mein nahi maanga! (A big house? )’. ‘Bangle mein gaadi? Mein nahi maanga (A car in the house? )’. ‘Gaadi main kutta? Mein nahi maanga (A dog in the car? )’. ’ Promptly came the answer: ‘Panchayat ka lekha jokha! Mein maanga (Records of the panchayat—that’s what I want)’. ‘Muster-roll ki copy! Mein maanga (Copies of the muster rolls—that’s what I want)’. ‘Bill, voucher! Mein maanga’. ‘Photocopy! Mein Maanga’. And so it went. . Within four or five days of this, people began to stop by to pick up literature and ask questions.

When bills and vouchers for the unfinished patwarghar in the village were read out there was uproarious laughter. The papers showed payments for roofing material, doors and windows, while the structure stood close by devoid of a roof and with gaping holes where doors and windows were shown on paper. As the laughter died down, anger took over. Soon after the public hearing, the acting EDO, an IAS officer under training, filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the junior engineer and the gram sevak.

They wanted to know more about the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, whose name was emblazoned on bright banners all over the dharna site. Why was this Sangathan demanding photocopies of government records? The answers came in many voices as each man or woman who sat in the dharna eagerly explained the purpose of their effort. ‘You are demanding of a system of office, where rot has set in, that it place its soul before the people. ’ The speaker was one of the numerous citizens of Beawer who regularly visited the dharna, listened and added their voice from the podium of the dharna.

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