The book ‘The Diary of Manu Gandhi’ (1943-44), edited and translated by Tridip Suhrud, was launched by Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi. The book has been brought out on occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by National Archives of India in collaboration with Oxford University Press.
- Manu Gandhi (Mridula) was a grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi, daughter of his Nephew Jaisukhlal Amritlal Gandhi, and stayed with Gandhiji till his assassination. The 1st volume of the diary is a record of her life and times with M.K. Gandhi between 1943 and 1944.
- It has been brought out by National Archives of India, an Attached Office under the Ministry of Culture on the occasion of 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in collaboration with Oxford University Press.
- The diary was in Gujarati language & it has been edited and translated by Dr. Tridip Suhrud, a popular scholar engaged in understanding the Gandhian Intellectual tradition.
- The author also shares a moment of Kasturba Gandhi’s illness and death and also unravels the deep emotional bond she develops with Gandhi, whom she calls her ‘mother’.