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, Kannad and Malayalam.
Author : Shri Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi