There is pathetically little on the web about PC Joshi, the General Secretary of the CPI in the thirties and forties. While searching for his letters to the Mahatma, I found this quote which is worth remembering on the latter’s birthday on 2nd October.
…the secret of Gandhi’s greatness lay not in the absence of human failings and foibles, but in his inner restlessness, ceaseless striving and intense involvement in the problems of mankind. He was not a slave to ideas and concepts, [which] were for him also aids in grappling with human problems, and were to be reconsidered if they did not work”
- P.C. Joshi, in Gandhi and Nehru (quoted here)
Photo Credit: Comrade Sunil Janah, the ace photographer of the CPI during Joshi’s days