Coal India may buy Gandhiji's SA house

 “The coal ministry intends to purchase the house and build a memorial on it,” Minister of State for Coal Shriprakash Jaiswal said.

Officials of Coal India Limited will visit South Africa on August 17 in this connection. Situated at No 15 Pine Road Gandhi lived in this house between 1908 and 1909.

Book release in China

Meanwhile, the Chinese translation of ‘A Good Boatman: A Portrait of Gandhi’ – a biography of Mahatma by his grandson Rajmohan Gandhi – was released in Beijing on Tuesday.

The translation is the result of several years of hard work by Chinese littérateur, Deng Junbing.  “By this work, I sought to introduce Mahatma to Chinese people,” said Junbing, after the book was released at the Indian Embassy in Beijing.

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