One of unique aspects of Mahatma Gandhi is that he had not left any subject untouched in his speeches and writings. His thoughts and ideologies, for example, about education, health, rural development, employment, female development, and industrial development have relevance today even. His mind was versatile and of wide range of interest. His Charkha and Khadi had provided livelihood to millions. Charkha enabled seven hundred thousand villages to become self-contained. His Swadeshi doctrine was founded on the basic principle of using indigenous things and thereby provide livelihood and employment to the countrymen. He believed that much of the deep poverty of the masses is due to the ruinous departure from Swadeshi in the economic and political life. He named the poor as Daridra Narayan (God of the Poor). He wanted Swaraj for those toiling and unemployed millions. He wanted a woman to entitle a supreme place in her own sphere of activity as man is in his. His persistence for cleanliness was beyond imagination. He taught the countrymen that Cleanliness is Godliness. These issues have been discussed in the relevant chapters.
Narendra Modi has always been an admirer of Mahatma Gandhi. He often quotes Gandhiji in his speeches. His development model is rooted in Gandhian ideology. He launched the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India, Mission on October 2nd, 2014, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) for financial inclusion of the masses. He launched Make in India campaign to invite foreign companies to manufacture in India on line of Swadeshi doctrine of Mahatma Gandhi. He launched the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) Yojana to support the small entrepreneurs. He launched many schemes and programmes for the women, farmers and cottage industries. He says that every step he takes is for the poor. These issues have been discussed in relevant chapters. These steps are of moving forward to Mahatma Gandhi's path.
This attempt at writing the book titled Mahatma Gandhi to Modi, is to highlight the ideological similarities between Mahatma Gandhi and Narendra Modi for overall development of society, elimination of poverty and Nationalism.
An eminent lawyer based out of Ahmedabad, India, Dr. Rajeshkumar Acharya has been in the practice of Intellectual Property law since 1977. Dr. Acharya holds a Doctorate degree with specialisation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. A member of The Bar Council of Gujarat, India, he is registered to practice before Indian & Canadian Patent & Trade Marks offices.
Apart from the extensive experience in prosecution and litigation of all matters related to IP, he is a well-known author, having published books related to Intellectual Property Rights laws in India, viz. ‘The Patent Law’, ‘The Trade Marks Law’ & ‘The Biological Diversity Law’. He is a keen observer of the current political scenario and climate change. He has always been inspired by the spirited leaders of the country and Mahatma Gandhi to Modi is his first foray in the socio-political genre of book writing.
A retired senior government officer and research lawyer, Girishchandra Tanna's insightful knowledge about the socio-economic development of the country makes him an ideal collaborator for this piece of work. He has written and co-authored several books related to Intellectual Property Law, and his articles have been published in various national and international magazines. In his role as a senior government officer in the past, he had his ear to the ground and gained deep knowledge about various government policies and its effect on the development of the country. His calm and composed demeanor as well as his people-management skills, has helped him tackle many obstacles in his career. As an avid reader, his area of interest includes matters related to business, spirituality and personality development.
I am very pleased to congratulate Dr. Rajeshkumar Acharya and Shri Girishchandra Tanna for jointly authoring a book titled – 'Mahatma Gandhi to Modi'.
In this book, the authors have narrated the convictions and commitments of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji. They have highlighted the accomplishments of Shri Modiji who was deeply inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Swami Vivekanand. The book depicts thoughtful ideas and dynamic leadership of Shri Modiji who has dreamt to transform our nation on the principles of Antyodaya and Seva Parmo Dharma.
I wish the publication of this book all success.
O. P. Kohli
Honourable Governorshri of Gujarat
The ideology of Mahatma Gandhi has been carefully and consistently put into practice by our beloved PM Shri Narendrabhai. It has been rightly depicted in the book. In the era of information, the relevance and values of Gandhian principles still prevail and are the best options for transforming our nation upto the position and states of Vishwa Guru – The Dreams to fulfill the wishes and whims of our great visionary like Vivekanand and Sardar Patel may get realized if the path to Holistic progress is perceived. I hope the book will inspire our young generation to adopt the way towards swadeshi and self-reliance of our nation.
Shri. Vijaybhai Rupani
Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat
Following in the foot steps of Gandhi ji, Prime Minister Modi has planned the mission in similar direction. From Swadesh Raj to a Self sufficient nation, that is what Modi ji's Bharat vision is all about.
From the past to future, the connection between Indian spiritual legacy and its legendary political leadership, is expressed
Having lived in Gujarat all my life, I have observed the exemplary over all growth in the state during Narendra Modi's tenure. As a chief Minister, he created the no 1 state of the country in terms of infrastructure, business friendliness, state sponsored facilities such as top notch health care and a stable law and order. The book explains this with primary data research about rural, industrial and infrastructural growth stages. Now he has a tougher task to accomplish with the country.
This book is a must read for developed nations which are looking for successful examples in developing nations so that they can apply them to refurbish weak or failing states. For instance, Gandhi to Modi, shows how India has grown in leaps and bounds especially in Socioeconomic and cultural fields which are directly linked to sustainable national growth.
The authors have immaculately expressed the vision and action taken by two legends, who have placed the nation on the global map. Read this thought provoking book.
Dr Bela Talwar
Nanoland Publishers, a division of Nanoland Group, has been involved in the publication of a number of books written by esteemed lawyers in the past. It is the right provider of select publishing solutions that reach targeted audiences. Apart from law books, Nanoland Publishers has also published a socio-political book titled - Mahatma Gandhi to Modi, written by Dr. Rajeshkumar Acharya and Girishchandra Tanna.