Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Vice President of India from August 2007
July 21, 2007
Dear Mathur saheb,
Thank you so much for sending me a copy of Dadi Nani: Memories of Our Grandmothers.
This is a delightfully unusual compilation. I wish a much bigger compendium, involving many more such recollections, could be produced.
There was a stage when people would scoff at 'grandmother's tales'. With a lot of hinsight we now know that these tales were not fiction, were based on facts, and had merely been enriched in telling. They thus, constitute the raw material of history.
I am confident that people of all ages would benefit by reading the book.
With best wishes,
M. H. Ansari