and minds not yet warped by the harsher realities of life and the deadening climate of an
age characterized by a technological avalanche and a soulless materialism, have to be
provided with right mental and spiritual food and nourishment from infancy. They should be
enabled to gradually learn, appreciate and absorb our tradition, history and culture.
The late Kulapati Munshiji felt that the first concrete step in this
direction would be to prepare a series of graded Culture Course Text Books for Standards I
to XI, suited to the, caliber and assimilative capacity of different age-groups among our
A munificent donation of Rs. I lake from the Mahalakshmi
Temple Trust, Bombay, through Shri J. M. Barot, its Managing Trustee, enabled the Bhavan
to translate this long-cherished dream of Kulapatiji into a reality.