A Son of Mother India Answers

A Son of Mother India Answers

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Author: Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 73
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676502


This book is a rejoinder to Miss Mayo, an American tourist who visited India in the winter of 1925-26 and wrote a book called 'Mother India', severely criticizing India.

When Miss Mayo, an American tourist who visited India in the winter of 1925-26, wrote a book call ‘Mother India’, severely criticizing India, little did she realize what an uproar it would cause in both England and India. Hindus, Mohammedans, Zoroastrians, all got together to write protest letters to many publications expressing their ire at her work.

‘A Son of Mother India Answer’ is a reply to Miss Mayo’s book from a proud India, Dhan Gopal Mukerji. He was not only a native but was well known throughout the US as an author and lecturer. Those who have read ‘Mother India’ will find Dhan Gopal Mukerji’s book highly pungent; those who have will find it a rich storehouse of little known facts about India and Indian life. The book also contains original articles and letters including those by Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore, protesting against the unrealistic portrayal of Indians in ‘Mother India’

Dhan Gopal Mukerji is famous for his superb epics about jungle life. He was the winner of the john Newberry Medal for the year 1928. His famous book ‘Face of Silence’ was the first publication in English to carry Sri Ramakrishna’s message to the general public in America and France. He is also the author of ‘Kari: The Elephant, Chief of the Herd, Gay-Neck and Ghond: The Hunter.’