Hare, A. Paul

Story of a Gandhian Educator: Interviews with Narayan Desai
1997 0-7734-8543-0
The first part of this volume consists of transcripts of an interview held in 1978. A second interview in 1995 brings the story up to date. The second part of the volume, excerpts of his intimate memories of Gandhi, gives glimpses of his unusual childhood and adolescence in Gandhi's ashrams. In the third and fourth parts are collected materials from his writings that reveal Narayan's thoughts, reveal him as a nonviolent trainer, and provide two breathtaking accounts of his adventures: an encounter with a rogue elephant, and an air-crash. A glossary of Indian terms, prepared by Narayan himself, the list of books written by him, and the index will be of interest to scholars.