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Pyarelal

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195672039
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0021
Pyarelal

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This essay discusses Mahatma Gandhi’s relationship with Pyarelal. Pyarelal served as Gandhi’s secretary for twenty-seven years and his duties, besides secretarial work, included chores such as cooking, washing of clothes, tending the sick, and editing journals. It talks about Pyarelal’s relationship with Vallabhbhai Patel. His life can be considered as an uninterrupted hymn of bhakti for serving Gandhi as secretary for twenty-seven years, and for spending the next thirty-four years in unremitting labours on a multi-volume biography.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; Pyarelal; duty as secretary; Vallabhbhai Patel; biography

Chapter.  1846 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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