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THE LITTLE BOOK THAT CAN BE THE CATALYST FOR BRINGING TRUTH IN POLITICS!

જાન્યુઆરી 22, 2017

The title and the subtitle of the 72-page book, The Visionary and His Monumental Work The World of My Dream: How to Clean the Dirty World of Politics For the Happiness and Peace of All tells the tale!

The author/editor Girish Parikh believes that the title, and especially the subtitle of the book will be intriguing.

The book introduces the visionary Nanubhai Naik and his 800-page Masterwork The World of My Dream.

The book The World of my Dream is the result of decades of dedicated thinking, researching, and writing of Nanubhai.

Nanubhai has spent a fortune for publishing the original Gujarati edition of the book, ‘Mara Sapananu Vishva;’ and getting it translated in English, Hindi, and Marathi; and publishing editions in those languages.

Indeed, Nanubhai has intense passion to realize the vision of Gandhiji and the insights of Jay Prakash Narayan. In fact, Nanubhai has extended the vision of Gandhiji.

Girish Parikh, the author/editor of the book The Visionary and His Monumental Work The World of My Dream: How to Clean the Dirty World of Politics For the Happiness and Peace of All is a staunch devotee of Swami Vivekananda, spiritual elder brother of all, and he is devoted to Gandhiji.

Girish has humbly dedicated the book at the Lotus Feet of Swami Vivekananda, the Spiritual Elder Brother of ALL. Swami Vivekananda said that All politics is trash, the only truth is God. In the Dedication Girish has sought his blessings so that politics become truthful.

Indeed, Gandhiji called truth his God.

Here are some further thoughts, etc. about the book The Visionary and His Monumental Work The World of My Dream: How to Clean the Dirty World of Politics For the Happiness and Peace of All.

The full name of the book is of 25 words. Of course at the heart of the name are the words ‘Visionary’ and ‘The World of My Dream.’

I would use the first word of the name ‘Visionary’ to identify the book.

Yes, I had a vision of the book. I am glad that my Vision is now realized as a printed book, and I expect that it will be an e-book also.

And the printed book is officially released on Thursday, January 19, 2017, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to the Bengali calendar.

I have put my heart and soul in the book. Let me reveal that every word that I have written in the book have touched my heart. Indeed, even the words of Pujya Nanubhai and of other writers in the book have also touched my heart.

I humbly believe that the book is an excellent Introduction to Pujya Nanubhai and his monumental work The World of My Dream.

Yes, the little book CAN!

Contents of the book The Visionary and His Monumental Work The World of My Dream: How to Clean the Dirty World of Politics For the Happiness and Peace of All:

The Passion of the ‘The World of My Dream

–About Nanubhai Naik

–Interview with Nanubhai Naik

–‘I Turned 90 on May 10, 2016’ by Nanubhai Naik

–Media Release: ‘The World of My Dream’

–Some Other Books by Nanubhai Naik on and Related to “The World of My Dreaam’

–Letter and Message Sent to Obama

–‘The World of My Dream’ by Nanubhai Naik

–A Vision of the World Worth Living…

–And now Nanubapa’s Address

The book includes several photographs in full color.

About Girish Parikh

Girish Parikh is award winning author and journalist based in Modesto, California. Bay Area Gujarati Samaj of California honored him for his works in journalism. Tamtamta Tarla (Twinkling Stars), his book of children’s poems in Gujarati, won Government prize in India. His latest book in Gjujarati is Balgitoma Varta (Stories in Children’s Poems) published by Sahitya Sangam, Surat, India.

He has published more than 14 books in both Gujarati and English. His books in English include several books on computer software.

His book The Day of Gloom and Glory! is about Swami Vivekananda. Girish reveals that this book was inspired by Lincoln.

Girish says, “THE FILM OF MY DREAM is VIVEKANANDA of the scale of Richard Attenborough’s film GANDHI”.  In fact, he was inspired by the film GANDHI

Girish has written 200-page screenplay in English for the world class, epic, dramatic, period feature film VIVEKANANDA. He has been looking for a filmmaker to create the film in both English and Hindi.

Please contact Girish Parikh at gparikh05@gmail.com with ‘Visionary’ in the subject line to know about how to purchase the book.

 

પાગલ … ! જુઠ્ઠી … ! (ચતુર્શબ્દ મુક્તક)

સપ્ટેમ્બર 19, 2016
એક
પાગલ !
એક
જુઠ્ઠી !
નોંધઃ “જુઠ્ઠી”ની જગાએ “લુચ્ચી” મૂકી શકાય !
કોના વિશે આ મુક્તક લખાયું છે એ કહેવાની જરૂર નથી !!
આ મુક્તક VISIONARY AND HIS MONUMENTAL WORK … અંગ્રેજી પુસ્તિકાના ગુજરાતી અનુવાદમાં લેવામાં નહીં આવે.
CRAZY … ! LIAR … ! (Four-Worded Verse)
One
Crazy !
One
Liar !
Note: The word “liar” can be replaced with “cunning”.
No need to tell about whom is this verse !!
This verse will not be included in the booklet VISIONARY AND HIS MONUMENTAL WORK … 

Media Release: THE WORLD OF MY DREAM

ઓગસ્ટ 19, 2016

MONUMENTAL WORK OF THE VISIONARY NANUBHAI NAIK: THE WORLD OF MY DREAM

by Girish Parikh
 
Nanubhai Naik was born in a farming family in a small village Bhandut near Surat in Gujarat State, India.
 
In the piece “I Turned Ninety on May 10, 2016” that he wrote, every word has come from his heart. (And the poem of his grandson Sagar in the piece has touched his heart.) Excerpts from the piece:  
 
“While after the second world war now the world is on the verge of the third world war, from the last ten years I have been remembering Gandhi and writing books about how according to Gandhi’s own thoughts the world of Gandhi’s dream can be realized easily and with non violence.
 
“Among them is the 700-page book The World of My Dream or the world of Gandhi’s dream which can lead the world to  global humanism through global freedom. (It was originally published in Gujarati, Gandhi’s language, with the title Mara Sapananu Vishva.)
 
“Looking at my life I am a cattle-grazing son of a farmer living in a remote village on a sea coast. But at the age of seven or eight I learned to recite “Long live Mahatma Gandhi” — those words keep echoing in my mind even now!”
 

Gandhji had a vision to change the election-based political system for the happiness and peace of all humanity and he wanted to live for 125 years to realize his vision. Unfortunately he was murdered when he was 78. Jaya Prakash Narayan who was devoted to Gandhi thought deeply and outlined ideas about partyless governance but he was getting old. 

 
Nanubhai Naik, who has been a staunch devotee of Gandhiji and admirer of Jai Prakash from his young age, after study and work of several decades developed the complete draft of the system which is documented in his 700-page monumental work originally written and published in Gujarati, the language of Gandhiji. The masterwork is now available in English, Hindi, and Marathi also.  
 
It was Swami Vivekananda who said that politics is trash, the only truth is God. Indeed, Nanubhai’s work can help bring truth in politics.
 
Although some details will change, the premise of the  work of Nanubhai primarily based on the vision of Gandhiji and insights of Jaya Prakash is indeed promising and powerful. And the passion of Nanubhai is so strong. 
 
THE WORLD OF MY DREAM is encyclopedic work comprising 49 chapters. 
 
The subjects covered include Thoughts of world’s thinkers on democracy; the way to reach global humanism through global freedom according to Gandhi’s desire; history of the so called democracy; the  people’s real government; The culture of making everyone happy can make the whole world happy; the world is waiting for innovation; change thinking, change country — change country, change world; how can the failed democracy of the world be made successful; the centers of Social Order and their administration; the future of languages; agriculture; environment; education; health; justice system; laws; improvement of the criminals; violence on women, rape, gang rape; budget without taxes; black money; military; the role of media, the fourth estate, in democracy; corruption and how to curb it; who is the real celebrity; terrorism; solution of the Kashmir problem according to Gandhi’s thinking;, the deteriorating condition of the world; and organization of the World Peoples Organization. 
 
 
For more information:
Sahitya Sangam, Opp. Pancholi Wadi, Bavasidi, Gopipura, Surat – 395001, Gujarat State, INDIA.
(Girish Parikh is award-winning author and Journalist based in Modesto, California. He has published several books including THE DAY OF GLOOM AND GLORY! about Swami Vivekananda. His latest book is Visionary and his Monumental Work THE WORLD OF MY DREAM: How to Clean the Dirty World of Politics for the Happiness and Peace of All.
 NOTE: Permission is granted to publish, post, and send this Media Release.

SOME OTHER BOOKS ON AND RELATED TO ‘THE WORLD OF MY DREAM’ BY NANUBHAI NAIK

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Gandhi: My Guide in the Perspective of Human Upliftment: Gandhiji had called the Parliament a barren prostitute! He wanted to find out a governing system which would reach beyond India to other republics all over the world. The author has given detailed description of such Partyless Governance in this book. (Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English).
Bapu! Then You Were Remembered: Gandhiji had given the definition of individual freedom in ‘Hind Swaraj’. The author has his observation whether the least privileged and the dalits of the country have got even 2% relief even after 69 years of independence. Having assessed all such things, the author has written a heart rending picture of when and how he remembered Gandhiji, based on all the true incidents that happened in Surat, a city in Gujarat State, India. (Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English). 
Independent India: The author believes that we have confined Gandhiji within the episodes like ‘Hind Swaraj’ and ‘My Experiments of Truth’ only. This book written by the author keeping Gandhiji and Harilal at centre as regards to what kind of ‘U’ turn Gandhiji would have taken after reassessing the present changed scenario of time and circumstances to achieve his basic aim of ‘Hind Swaraj’, had he been alive today. (Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English). 
 
Yes, We Can! But Why We Cannot? And How We Can!: While taking up the position of the President of America, Barack Obama had remembered Martin Luther King by referring ‘Yes, We Can’ and ‘I have a dream’. He also remembered Gandhiji with his big photo in his hand. This is the book discussing in detail why the Obama’s slogan will not be successful! What are the reasons for that? And what is needed to be done by him to make it successful? (Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English).

Short speech of the author on The World of My Dream: THE WORLD OF MY DREAM is a complete draft of 700 pages to change the whole democratic system prevailing in the world. This book contains only some outlines which can inspire to read the whole book. (English. Gandhiji’s World of My Dream (Abridged) in English is also available). Question: Is this book available in Gujarati, Hindi & Marathi?

Mahatma Gandhi in His Autobiography: This book, based on the talk of the author, presents insightful observations about Gandhiji’s Autobiography which has become a world wide classic. But the Autobiography covered Gandhiji’s eventful life until 1924. He then lived until January 30, 1948. The author has given glimpses of Gandhiji’s life beyond the Autobigraphy. This book is also destined to be a classic among other books of the author. (Gujarati, Hindi, English). Question: Is this book available in Marathi?

Who Spoiled the Condition of Global Democracy?: Tired of the oppression of the kings, human beings developed the system of governance called Democracy. But they did not know that a huge number of more kings will be generated as if from the magic lamp of Aladin and they will do even  more damage to the world! This book is about the kings of the Democracies of India and the rest of the world. (Gujarati, Hindi, English). Question: Is this book available in Marathi?

What Is a Good Government?: Logically sound document to make democracy successful by completely changing the pattern of democratic system. (English). Question: Is this book available in Gujarati, Hindi, and Marathi? 

Who are Real Celebrities?: (Chapter 44 of THE WORLD OF MY DREAM). I wouldn’t spoil the suspense by revealing to you who are the real celebrities? You will have to read the book to find out. (Hint: There can be celebrities (or those who are capable of becoming celebrities among the people you know!) The book includes several excellent illustrations in multi-color, among them the photograph of Sanskar Bhavan of Sahitya Sangam, Surat is very inspiring. (Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English).

Budget Without Taxation: Taxes are the largest medium of corruption. The government is not supposed to mention taxes while presenting the budget. The government is only supposed to offer the details of the planned work and the expenses incurred in the execution of it. The book written by the author provids a road-map of such system, wherein, the government gets automatically the expense of the budget. (Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, English).     

ABOUT GIRISH PARIKH

ઓગસ્ટ 10, 2016
Girish Parikh is award winning author and journalist based in Modesto, California. Bay Area Gujarati Samaj of California honored him for his works in journalism. Tamtamta Tarla (Twinkling Stars), his book of children’s poems in Gujarati, won Government prize in India. His latest book in Gjujarati is Balgitoma Varta (Stories in Children’s Poems) published by Sahitya Sangam, Surat, India.
He has published 14 books in both Gujarati and English. His books in English include several books on computer software.
His book The Day Of Gloom and Glory! is about Swami Vivekananda. Girish reveals that this book was inspired by Lincoln.

Girish says, “THE FILM OF MY DREAM is VIVEKANANDA of the scale of Richard Attenborough’s film GANDHI”.  In fact, he was inspired by the film GANDHI

Girish has written 200-page screenplay in English for the world class, epic, dramatic, period feature film VIVEKANANDA. He has been looking for a filmmaker to create the film in both English and Hindi.
NOTE: How to pronounce the name:
Pronounce “Gi” like “gi” in “give,” and “rish” should rhyme like “wish.”
Speak “Pa” like “pe” in “pearl,” and “ri” like “ri” in “ritual.” Practice speaking “kh” like “kh” in “Ekhart” or “sikh.” Please keep speaking the last name several times and surely you will get it right.
Now practice the whole name.

LETTER AND MESSAGE SENT TO OBAMA

ઓગસ્ટ 5, 2016

Letter:

Dear President Obama:

Happy birthday today, Thursday, August 4, 2016.

Namaste.

Have you read the book YES WE CAN! BUT WHY WE CAN NOT? AND HOW WE CAN! by Nanubhai Naik? The 300-page book is addressed to you! It is exciting to read. Please write to me at gparikh05@gmail.com and I would send info about how to buy it. You CAN certainly buy several copies.

Another book that you will love reading is about 9/11. It is THE DAY OF GLOOM AND GLORY! by yours truly. This book includes an open letter to the President of America. Please order it from Amazon.com.

Regards,

Girish Parikh
Author & Journalist
Modesto California

P.S. In Gujarati, the language of Gandhi, “ba” means mother, and “ma” also means mother. You can certainly be like a mother to the whole world! The books I mentioned above will certainly inspire you if you want to sincerely follow Gandhi and Vivekananda.

Message:

Namaste.
At present I’m reading the book that is addressed to you, President Obama. The book is 300-page YES WE CAN! BUT WHY WE CAN NOT? AND HOW WE CAN! by Nanubhai Naik. Did you read this book dear Obama? If not, please write to me and I will be glad to send you info about how to buy this exciting book. It may change your life!
Regards,
Girish Parikh
Author & Journalist
Modesto California

I TURNED NINETY ON MAY 10, 2016

ઓગસ્ટ 3, 2016
I do not believe in celebrating birthday. On most of my birthdays we have got together with the residents of the city and discussed the questions about health, social problems, etc. Only two or three of my birthdays were celebrated together with family members, relatives and friends and a cake was cut.
Today I want to celebrate my ninetieth birthday by talking with special friends and with those with whom I am familiar and with thousands of noble persons of the world. I do not want to cut a cake. I want to talk about human beings.
While after the second world war now the world is on the verge of the third world war, from the last ten years I have been remembering Gandhi and writing books about how according to Gandhi’s own thoughts the world of Gandhi’s dream can be realized easily and with non violence.
Among them is the 700-page book The World of My Dream or the world of Gandhi’s dream which can lead the world to  global humanism through global freedom. (It was originally published in Gujarati, Gandhi’s language, with the title Mara Sapananu Vishva.)
Through my books about global humanism through global freedom and related works I have come in contact with many people in the last six years by email. I don’t know them and they don’t know me personally. But the way in which Gandhi keeps coming alive in my emails, these noble persons are touched and they congratulate me, encourage me and assure me that I will  definitely achieve success.
Among these persons are well-known scholars, admirers of Gandhi, thinkers, etc. I am deeply grateful to them.
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Looking at my life I am a cattle-grazing son of a farmer living in a remote village on a sea coast. But at the age of seven or eight I learned to recite “Long live Mahatma Gandhi” — those words keep echoing in my mind even now!
My education is seven standards in Gujarati and seven standards in English in five years. Several distinguished authors of Gujarati who are my friends often encourage me to write my autobiography revealing, among other things, the history of how this utterly simple village boy became capable to talk about such a great man as Gandhi. If I get time I would write my  autography but at present my only dream is to reincarnate Gandhi based on the way I have understood him that I have described in the books that I have written in the last ten years.
Let me present the prayer from the Rigveda, one of the four Vedas of the Sindhu culture considered to be the best in the world. In fact I have placed this prayer on the first page in the beginning of my book The World of My Dream.
Let minds of us all be alike
We all should have the feeling of Together may we be nourished, Together may we work with great energy. (one’s grief is another’s grief, one’s happiness is another’s happiness.)  Om, let there be peace in heavens: Peace in the sky: Peace on earth: Peace in waters: Peace in plants: Peace in trees: Peace among world’s Gods: Peace to Brahma: Peace everywhere: Peace and only peace: And let that Peace be in me: Om Peace Peace Peace: Let all be happy, all be healthy, minds of all be pure, let no one ever suffer misery. Let minds of us all be alike. These are the ideas of the prayer and also ideas of Gandhi.
As I said I have celebrated two or three of my birthdays by cutting a cake with family members, friends and relatives. Among them on my 83rd birthday, this is what I said in conclusion which is about my personal incident:
Chintan, my grandson, who is educated in English medium, once rebuked me, “Bapa, you don’t know English well and still you keep criticizing our English!” Then I wrote the following poem in English and put it in his hands the next day!
MY LOVE
I love my family,
I love my neighbors,
I love my country,
I love the whole world.
I do not know
What they do
Or what they have done.
I only know
They are all like me
And a part of me.
I love all babes and boys,
I love all young and old,
I love all men and women.
When their hearts are hurt
My heart is also hurt.
When they feel very happy
I also feel very happy.
Because
I am not other than them.
Because
They all reside in me.
My words are my thoughts
And my thoughts are  my poems.
I am struggling and struggling
To live with my words and thoughts
And with my poems too.
(While rendering the above poem of Nanubhai Naik in Gujarati, I was reminded of Rabindranath Tagore. –Girish Parikh.)
And here is the poem originally written in English by Sagar, the son of Kiritbhai, that he sent on my birthday from America where he had gone for education. It illustrates how I have entered into the mind of my third generation:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAPA
There is a quality about you  
That touches me deep in my heart.
This quality is so special
It sets you quite apart.
Your special and loving way
So much you give to others.
You have so many good qualities in You I see
I don’t see in other Grand Fathers.
I truly am so thankful BAPA
For what in You I see.
I hope some day my children
See the same things in me.
And in conclusion, here is the last paragraph of the gratitude that I expressed from my heart on my 83rd birthday:
Our home is the home of feeling. Our street is our home of feeling. Our entire city is our home of feeling. In our home or in our city no body is small, we do not look at any one’s faults. With our family, with our street and with entire city we are connected with feeling. Money gives happiness and money gives misery also. Money should neither be thrown away nor one should hold on to it. The happiness of money is connected with family as well as with the society. We have understood this fact and we do our best to live accordingly. My heart is filled with indescribable joy to see that you have come in such a large number on my 83rd birthday. I would try to deserve your respect.
I will be forever grateful to the several unknown friends, thinkers, admirers of Gandhi, proponents of humanism, historians who are searching for the solution of the present democracy without people, etc. and I want to thank first Surat’s Satyashodhak Sabha (Organization in search of truth), Charchapatri Sangha (Organization of opinion letter-writers),or organizations like Garima of women.
In 1916 Gandhi declared first time and wowed in Surat that he will end the British rule in India. To carry on Gandhi’s bold works to establish true Swaraj, after 100 years the friends from Surat, the city of Narmad, the legendary poet, got together in the historic Dandi, and the Gujarati edition of my book The World of My Dream was dedicated to Gandhi by Umabahen Desai (daughter of late Narayana Desai, the son of late Mahadeva Desai, the secretary of Gandhi) and Nilambahen Parikh (the fourth-generation member of Gandhi family.)  I do not have enough words to thank for their affection for me.
With such inspiring cooperation of all of you I have a strong conviction that the dream of global humanism cherished by Gandhi will be certainly realized.
–Nanubhai Naik
(Autograph in English)

INTERVIEW WITH THE VSIONARY: NANUBHAI NAIK: 10 of 10

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Girish: How to contact you?
 
Nanubhai: Email: nanubhainaik27@gmail.com
Phone: 9825144427 (cell) (Calls in Gujarati and Hindi will be answered by Rekhabahen Shah as Nanubhai, who has turned 90,does not hear well.
Calls in English will be answered by Maulikabahen. She takes care of Nanubhai’s website, WhatsApp, email. Her email: Maulika@gmail.com. Phone: 9925663003 (cell) (She is mostly available from 4 pm to 7 pm Indian Standard Time.)
Postal address: Sahitya Sangam, Opp. Pancholi Wadi, Bavasidi, Gopipura, Surat – 395001, Gujarat State, INDIA.
NOTE: Please give info anout your Blog or Website.
Girish: Nanubhai, my heartfelt thanks to you for giving this inspiring and informaive Interview.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VSIONARY: NANUBHAI NAIK: 9

જુલાઇ 30, 2016

Girish: Please describe THE WORLD OF MY DREAM in one sentence.

Nanubhai: THE WORLD OF MY DREAM will make the whole world heaven of happiness.
Girish: In the modern democracy there are so many bad things. Are there any good things in it?
 
Nanubhai: Bad things in the modern democracy are unlimited! But one can speak out about the good and bad works done by those in power. Indeed, those in power ignore them. But people can oppose those in power by speaking out. This freedom of speech is used by few persons. But one day there will be hundreds of thousands, then millions, and then billions who will speak out.
Girish: Gandhi was an admirer of Swami Vivekananda, and was devoted to his Guru Sri RamaKrishna Paramahamsa. On the spine of THE WORLD OF MY DREAM you have imprinted the picture of Swami Vivekananda in color. You do not believe in God. Then how can Swami Vivekananda inspire you to realize your dream?
 
Nanubhai: Swami Vivekananda was an incarnation of compassion. He inspired the youth of India to change the world. His goal was also to make every human being happy. And Gandhi had the same goal, and it is also mine. Indeed, I was inspired by Swami Vivekananda and Gandhi.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VSIONARY: NANUBHAI NAIK: 8

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Girish: What is your plan to promote and distribute world wide the work THE WORLD OF MY DREAM in all editions in the major languages of the world?

Nanubhai: I am an author and a publisher and at present am publishing the book in Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, and English. (Please note that the book was originally written and published in Gujarati, the language of Gandhi.) Now we will place it on website, Facebook, WhatsApp, and will make an ebook. We will also communicate with the big publishers in other languages. Even if the book is not published in other languages, I am convinced that certainly my message will somehow reach through the four languages to the people of the world..

 

Girish: This project is dear to your heart and you have the passion for it. You have been working on it from so many years. Will you tell about one or two pleasant incidents?

My heart is touched by so many messages that I receive from different places on my birthday wishing success. I treasure those messages. I cannot describe my gratitude in words.

Girish: Did you ever get discouraged while working on this project? If you were discouraged how did you keep on working?

Nanubhai: Many incidents before India became independent and what happened after that upset me, and so I wrote several books on politics. I have discussed the conditions in the country and in the rest of the world. Being a publisher myself I have no difficulty in publishing my books. This work has been very expensive, and the family members of my three generations, if they wish, can comment on it.

Today while my fourth generation has started attending kindergarten, our big family lives in one home and dines together. And all my family members respect me. My elder son Janakbhai discusses my books in detail in his two magazines. My younger son Kiritbhai also appreciates my works. He read every line of the original Gujarati edition of THE WORLD OF MY DREAMS and predicted, “Bapa (Dad), your book will certainly change the world in the future.”

Janakbhai’s son Chetan manages my publishing company ‘Sahitya Sangam’ at present. He has placed my large portrait behind his chair — he bows down before the portrait and then sits in his chair.

From the last 10 years I have been paying to one translator in English; two translators in Marathi; and for composing, proof reading, etc. five female workers who are like my sisters. During the ten years the workers who typeset my writings corrected proofs seven times. They some times get irritated but ask with a smile, Bapa, how many times we will have to read the proofs now? They have done the boring work of correcting the proofs of the same writings with pleasure. And Kaushikbhai, the artist, who has designed the covers of all my books have also worked equally hard. And the printing of all books have cost hundreds of thousand of rupees.

Chintan purchases best paper, and makes sure that the books are printed in a reputable press, and the binding and other aspects of the production of the books are of high quality.

Kiritbhai’s son Sagar sent the following poem from America on my birthday:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAPA

There is a quality about you  

That touches me deep in my heart.

This quality is so special

It sets you quite apart.

Your special and loving way

So much you give to others.

You have so many good qualities in you I see

I don’t see in other Grand Fathers.

I truly am so thankful BAPA

For what in you I see.

I hope someday my children

See the same things in me.

Among the members of our family in our home are two elder daughters-in-law and two younger ones. Ours is a joint family and we don’t have any difficulty. We are enjoying the benefits of  a joint family, so even if we face external difficulty, we work together and easily overcome it.