On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the first series of 11 volumes comprising the collected works of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. This significant event took place on the occasion of the 162nd birth anniversary of Pandit Malaviya, the visionary founder of Banaras Hindu University.
Unveiling a Literary Treasure: The 11-Volume Collection
The released collection is a bilingual masterpiece, featuring content in both English and Hindi. Spanning approximately 4,000 pages, these volumes meticulously gather the writings and speeches of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya from various corners of the country.
Content Overview: A Comprehensive Compilation
The 11 volumes encompass a rich array of materials, including:
Unpublished Letters, Articles, and Speeches: A collection of Malaviya’s private letters, insightful articles, and powerful speeches, providing a glimpse into his thoughts and perspectives.
Editorial Contributions to ‘Abhyudaya’: The editorial content of the Hindi weekly ‘Abhyudaya,’ initiated by Malaviya in 1907, is featured, reflecting his commitment to journalistic excellence.
Legislative Council Speeches (1903-1910): The compilation includes Malaviya’s speeches delivered in the Legislative Council of the United Provinces of Agra and Awadh, showcasing his involvement in governance and public affairs.
Royal Commission Statements: Malaviya’s statements before the Royal Commission are documented, shedding light on his interactions with governmental bodies.
Imperial Legislative Council Speeches (1910-1920): This section captures Malaviya’s speeches during the presentation of bills in the Imperial Legislative Council, revealing his legislative contributions.
Pre and Post-BHU Establishment Materials: Letters, articles, and speeches written before and after the establishment of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) provide insights into Malaviya’s evolving vision.
Personal Diary (1923-1925): A glimpse into Malaviya’s personal life is offered through his diary entries from the years 1923 to 1925.
The Mahamana Malaviya Mission: Guardians of Ideals
The exhaustive task of researching and compiling Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya’s works was undertaken by the Mahamana Malaviya Mission. This institution, devoted to propagating Malaviya’s ideals, was led by an eminent journalist, Shri Ram Bahadur Rai. The team worked diligently on Malaviya’s original literature, preserving the authenticity of language and text.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s Role: Publication of Literary Gem
The esteemed task of publishing these invaluable works was carried out by the Publications Division under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. This effort ensures that the collected works of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya reach a wider audience, contributing to the preservation and dissemination of his profound contributions to Indian thought and society.