Gandhiji's fundamental principle of the governance of India was that those responsible for it had always to bear in mind that they had to run the government of a poor country and primarily in the interest of the poor and backward classes of India. How that could be done was propounded by him ever since he returned to India in 1915. When Congressmen went into power in 1937 therefore, he brought to their notice the responsibility that they had undertaken.
This is a collection of his articles and speeches dealing with the various duties that devolved upon Congressmen and others as administrators and rulers.
Gandhiji never gave orders nor did he believe that he had any authority over Congressmen. He always appealed to the best in them and hoped that his appeal would not go in vain.
This collection represents his expectations regarding the governance of India. They come handy at the present juncture when the fundamentals are nearly being lost sight of and politicians and public men appear to act from mixed motives.
It is hoped this collection will bring home to those who are responsible for running the administration of the country their duty and what the Father of the Nation expected of them.