The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi
by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The complete collection comprises 100 volumes, more than 50,000 pages of text. Numbers 91-97 were published as Supplementary Volumes while Volumes 98-100 were indexes. A first edition was published between in 1960 and 1994 by Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. A second edition was published from 1998. This second edition sparked a deep controversy.

The divisions between volumes were changed to coincide with months.

At least the 20 first volumes are in the public domain in the USA. See the files on Commons: The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi

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This work is in the public domain in India because it originates from India and its term of copyright has expired. According to The Indian Copyright Act, 1957, all documents enter the public domain after sixty years counted from the beginning of the following calendar year (ie. as of 2021, prior to 1 January 1961) after the death of the author.


This work is also in the public domain in the U.S.A. because it was in the public domain in India in 1996, and no copyright was registered in the U.S.A. (This is the combined effect of India's joining the Berne Convention in 1928, and of 17 USC 104A with its critical date of January 1, 1996.)