DEAR SIR, It is with mixed feelings that I approach you with this the seventh issue of the “Anathbandhu' and considering the meagre response that has met my appeal for your generous help to enable me to realize the object that has led me in the seventieth year of my age to launch this venture, it would not be, I venture to think, out of place to recapitulate here briefly the aims and objects of this journal. The more experience I have been gathering the more firmly convinced I am becoming that the salvation of our country and our people lies in our reverting to our old modes of living and thinking as far as modern circumstances would permit. Ours was essentially a case of plain living and high thinking and the more we keep that ideal in view in preparing the programme of our life-both national and individual-the better it would be for our future. There are on all sides ample signs of a national re-awakening and if at this critical moment the new born energy of the people is not guided into the proper channel but is allowed to be moulded and materialised on the lines of the western countries, it would be sad indeed for India. Let us now, it is not yet too late, remodel our ideals and reconstitute our institutions-social, religious, political and industrial-with their foundations deep in the glorious past of our own country but adapted to modern circumstances as far as possible and practicable. With this object in view I have ventured to start "Anathbandhu' whose Sole mission is to try to point out and explain to my countrymen how best we can advance, retaining those virtues and qualities which at one time enabled our Country to take the first place in the comity of nations. The subscription (Rs. Io a year) will appear too high, but is really not so when it is remembered that the proceeds will be entirely devoted to the practical illustration of the doctrines preached by the magazine. To explain more fully, it is my intention to found a model village on the lines of ancient India, adapted to the txigencies of modern times, a village self-contained and self-supporting, the unit of the Indian Nation, as it should be. In a month or two I hope to place in your hands a full prospectus of my scheme. In the meantime, I may assure you that some of the highest and noblest in the land have promised me their support I hope and trust that my present appeal to you will not be in vain, at least it will enable you to give a favourable consideration to the scheme which I am ow working out. Yours faithfully, K. P. Mookerjee.
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