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     Classification of Books
    
    The books in the Library have been  divided into two sections, viz. 'Gandhiana'
     and
 
'General'. The 'Gandhiana' section includes all books and journals by Gandhiji,
     and  on  Gandhiji, his philosophy  and  ideology, and  those on the  Freedom
     Movement in India from 1757 to 1947.

     The 'General' section includes books and journals on subjects other  than  those
     covered under the 
'Gandhiana'. Under the 'General Category', the Library has
    a wide collection  of  books on Religion, Philosophy, History,  Political Science,
     Economics, Sociology, and so on.library section

     Separate sections are being maintained in
     the Library on  Environment and  Ecology,
     Alternate Systems of Medicine, Peace
     Research, i.e. subjects which have gained
     attention in recent times but are  closely
     related to Gandhian philosophy.

     For classification, the books under the
     
'Gandhiana'  section are distinguished
     from  those under the
'General' section
     by the symbol (-) prefixed to the Call  Number.

    The books are kept grouped according to the subjects. The grouping has  been done
    deriving Main Classes  from  Dr. S. R. Ranganathan's scheme of 'Colon Classification'.
    The scheme of  classification has further  been  enlarged  by assigning new  numbers
    to the subjects specific to  Gandhian and allied  literature, such as the Gandhian 
    ideology of Truth, Non-Violence, Satyagraha, Swaraj, Gram Swaraj, Sarvodaya, Bread
    Labour, Trusteeship, Constructive Programme, etc. As  the Library has a  large
    collection  of books  in the subject-fields of Autobiography, Biography, Reminiscences,
    Tributes and Appreciations  of  Mahatma Gandhi, such  groups have been assigned  
    separate Class Numbers. Biographies of leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra
    Prasad, Vallabhbhai  Patel, B. R. Ambedkar, Jinnah and others, are  kept along with
    their own writings or 'works' so that a visitor may find material for  the study of the
    whole personality at one place.

    In 'General' section also, biographies of  important  persons are kept along with
     their
  writings or 'works' so as to facilitate study on them.

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