Young India was a weekly periodical or newspaper produced in English by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from 1919 until 1932. In this notebook, Gandhi recorded some quotations that influenced many people. These include ideas such as "be the change you wish to see in the world" and "the truth will set you free".
Gandhi wrote several articles for Young India including "The Truth Will Set You Free", "An Appeal to the Women of India", "Non-Violence Against Violence", "Self-Reliance", "Swaraj (Independence)", and "Inquiry Into the Nature of Peace".
He also included notes on news events, books he read, and materials he used during his campaigns. These range from standard newspaper reports to essays, from poems written by others to speeches that Gandhi himself delivered.
Gandhi spent three years working on Young India before launching another newspaper called Gujarati Sahitya Parishad in 1925. He continued to write for this new paper as well until 1932 when he stopped completely to focus on his work with the civil rights movement in India instead.
After Gandhi's death in 1948, his son Rajiv took over the management of the publishing house he had founded. In 1967, it was renamed "Mahatma Gandhi Publications" after its most famous product.
Who and why did the magazine "Young India" begin? Young India was a weekly English newspaper or periodical produced by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from 1919 to 1932. It was published from South Africa where it was founded by George Abbotts and Arnold Joseph Toynbee and later from London, England.
George Abbotts had been working with The Indian Opinion before it became a daily, and then he started his own paper. Under his direction, Young India aimed to promote understanding between Indians and Britons, as well as promoting Indian self-determination. It contained articles on politics, culture, and current events from an Indian perspective that were often republished from other sources including The Indian Opinion.
Arnold Joseph Toynbee was a British journalist who worked for The Indian Opinion from its inception until his death in 1924. He is best known for writing the obituary article "Mahatma Gandhi: The Man Who Changed the World" which first appeared in Young India in January 1923 and has become one of the most famous articles in the history of journalism.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian political leader who led a campaign of nonviolent resistance against British rule in India. He established the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1857 and was elected president of the Congress in 1918.
Authors of The Discovery of India During his detention at Ahmednagar for participating in the Quit India Movement (1942–1966), Jawaharlal Nehru published "The Discovery of India." This book is an account of his prison experience, and he used it as a platform to discuss many issues of the time. He argued that British rule was not beneficial for India, and suggested that independence should be achieved through self-rule rather than through violence.
Nehru was born on April 21, 1889 in Allahabad, United Province, British India. He was the first child of Rakhal Chandra Nehru and Kru Rajni Bai Nehru. His father was an eminent lawyer who became India's first minister of law and education. Young Jawaharlal attended the National College, Delhi, where he was taught by John Dewey. He obtained a bachelor's degree from University of Cambridge in 1911, and then went to London to study economics. When World War I broke out, he volunteered for service in the British army, and was sent to Turkey. After the war ended, he returned to England to complete his studies. In 1919, he came back to India and started work at the Tata Iron & Steel Company in Jamshedpur.
In 1930, he became president of the Indian National Congress, the main political party in independent India.
Because of his unique capacity to narrate stories in the simplest language, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876–1938) became the most famous author in Bengal and perhaps in the whole of India. The books were an excellent source for colonial authorities to comprehend Indian society and social order. They also served as a vehicle for promoting nationalist ideas among the Bengali-speaking people.
Chattopadhyay's novels were so successful that they still influence contemporary Indian literature. His story "Amar Jati" (The Immortal Husband), which was originally published in 1900, has been cited by many writers as an inspiration. This reflects the widespread acceptance of his novels amongst Bengalis.
In 2007, two Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay fans organized a marathon reading of all his novels in Kolkata (Calcutta). The event lasted for six days and nights and attracted more than five thousand participants from across the world. It was broadcast by television channels and helped promote Chattopadhyay's legacy.
Since then, several other festivals have been held in his honor throughout India and Bangladesh. In 2013, a bronze statue of Chattopadhyay was unveiled in Kolkata under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, who is now the chief minister of West Bengal.
Chattopadhyay wrote more than 100 novels and short story collections.