|The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-that
Institute of Indian Culture in Bombay-needed a Book University, a series of books which,
if read, would serve the purpose of providing higher education. Particular emphasis,
however, was to be put on such literature as revealed the deeper impulsions of India. As a
first step, it was decided to bring out in English 100 books, 50 of which were to be taken
in hand almost at once. Each book was to contain from 200 to 250 pages.
It is our intention to publish the books we
select, not only in English, but also in the following Indian languages:
Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil,
Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.This scheme, involving the publication
of 900 volumes, requires ample funds and an all-India organization. The Bhavan is exerting
its utmost to supply them.
The objectives for which the Bhavan stands
are the, reintegration of the Indian culture in the light of modem knowledge and to suit
our present-day needs and the resuscitation of its fundamental values in their pristine
Let me make our goal more explicit: