We are very grateful to Mr. Howard Fast for allowing us to print an Indian edition of this book. The American editions cost Rs. 15 (board bound) and Rs. 5 (paper bound), and are beyond the reach of the vast majority of Indian reading public. We have priced the Indian edition as low as we could, so as to make it possible for the widest sections of our people to read this remarkable book which "is of great significance for the millions of Indian people"*
The Indian edition follows word by word the text of the American edition, except that the American spellings have been changed into English. From the Appendices, however, we have dropped a few pages which we thought were not of close interest to the Indian readers. Also, with the object of lowering the price of the Indian edition, we have not reproduced the art-plates which were there in the original, but have sought to convey some idea of the same through sketches done by a prominent artist of Bombay.
* The American (Civil Rights Congress) editions were priced at $3.00 (hardbound) and $1.00 (softbound). The Bombay dust jacket is marked "Foreign Edition, 5 Shillings."