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Mohan to Mahatma The Role of Jails

Author Name: Dr. Deepak Kumar | Format: Paperback | Genre : History & Politics | Other Details

Mahatma Gandhi was jailed more than ten times and altogether he spent six and half years behind bars in the prisons of India and South Africa. Once he said, “We would all profit from the kind of simplicity and solitude we find in jail.” Expressing his views about criminals and jails he wrote, “All criminals should be treated as patients and the jails should be hospitals admitting this class of patients for treatment and cure.” 

After reading “Mohan to Mahatma : The Role of Jails”  one will come to know :

§  The condition prevailing in prisons of India and South Africa during the British rule. 

§  The way Bapu spent his life in jails and the message he passed on to outside world from behind the bars.

§  The efforts put in by the great soul to overcome the hardship and humiliations of the jails. 

§  Bapu’s thought of the crime, criminals and jails and how jails helped him in his great transformation from a simple man into Mahatma.

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Dr. Deepak Kumar

Dr. Deepak Kumar, a veterinary science postgraduate, is presently serving as Jail Superintendent in Home Department (Prison), Bihar. He has started numerous innovative correctional works in prisons for welfare and rehabilitation of prisoners. He is highly influenced by the ideology and principles of Mahatma Gandhi and his vision on prison welfare and correctional policy. 

Deepak now starts his endeavour as an author with his present book, Mohan to Mahatma: The Role of Jails and one other book. 

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