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The Atheist English Monthly is published ever since 1969. The magazine carries articles on atheism, humanism, spirit of inquiry, scientific temper and reform through secular social work. It has both yearly and life subscription. The Editors are Dr. Vijayam and Mr. Lavanam of Atheist Centre.

Yearly subscription : Rs 120 (USD 10$)
Life subscription : Rs 1000 (USD 100$)

The Nasthika Margam Telugu Monthly is published ever since 1977. The magazine caters to the local understanding of issues giving a global perspective on atheism, rationalism, women issues etc. It has both yearly and life subscription. The Editor is Mrs. J. Mythri.
Yearly subscription : Rs 120 (USD 10$)
Life subscription : Rs 1000 (USD 100$)




GORA’S BOOKS


Title of the Book:
POSITIVE ATHEISM

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
1972

Price:
Rs. 20 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
The book highlights the practical philosophy of atheism and the life work of Gora. It highlights that positive atheism asserts freedom of individual and indicates guidelines for planning for ones life with full initiative and moral responsibility. Positive Atheism is a way of life and its objective is equality, its method is openness, its means is political action, its driving forces is the moral freedom of the individual.

Contents:
Chapter 1: Theism and Atheism
Chapter 2: Atheistic Philosophy
Chapter 3: Atheistic Ethics
Chapter 4: Atheistic Politics
Chapter 5: Atheistic Economics
Chapter 6: Atheistic Technology
Chapter 7: Atheistic Aesthetics
Chapter 8: The Atheistic Way of Life





Title of the Book:
AN ATHEIST WITH GANDHI

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
1951

Price:
Rs. 10 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad, India

About the book:
The book is attempt to bring to the fore the insights of vivacious discussions and the influencing factors between Gora and Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation on Atheism, social change and social justice. The importance of the discussions between Gora who is firm on atheistic principles and Gandhi, who is orthodox and religious and how common goal of bringing freedom to India united them despite their ideological differences has attracted the attention of Gandhian circles which culminated in the publication of this book. The introduction is given by Mr. K.G. Mashruwala.

Contents:
Chapter 1: An Explanation
Chapter 2: Contact through correspondence
Chapter 3: I go to Sevagram
Chapter 4: My first interview with Gandhiji
Chapter 5: My second interview
Chapter 6: I go to Sevagram again
Chapter 7: A long interview
Chapter 8: My daughter’s marriage
Chapter 9: The difference
Chapter 10: Gandhi’s God





Title of the Book:
THE NEED OF ATHEISM

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
1980

Price:
Rs. 20 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
The book highlights the need of atheism as a way of life which is influenced on rational thinking. It shows how a human being who believed in the existence of god etc., are slaves to their minds. Whereas atheism means the experience of free will which is the opposite of slave mind. The book reveals that Atheistic knowledge and atheistic assertions dispel vagueness and solve political, economic and social problems.

Contents:
Atheism mean Moral Freedom
What is Atheism?
Man and God
Verify Superstitions
Atheistic Solution
Aspects of Atheism
Fundamental change needed
Exploitation of Superstition
Militant Humans
Practice of Rationalism
Humanists and Non-Humanists
Crime on Society
Get it done
Who are Intellectuals?
Capitalism of the Common Man
Atheism is a must
Accept Atheism





Title of the Book:
I LEARN

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
1980

Price:
Rs. 20 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
Learning by questioning, Learning by experience, Learning by seeing and Learning by Interacting is what this book has brought to the fore. Small events and discussions can also have a great influence on the minds of people. This book also shows how Gora’s conviction towards Atheism was built brick on brick through his observation, interaction and critical inquiry.

Contents:
Introduction
We Learn from Mistakes
Retort Doesn’t Pay
Superstitions
Patience
Voluntary Action and Government Duty
Unverified Option
Heinous System
Honest Businessman
Pretended Wisdom
Palmistry
Punctuality
Opportunists
Disadvantages of Indecision
Religious Faith
Fresh Thinking
Mute but Magnanimous
Conventional Courtesies
Victims of Systems
Indifference to Injustice
Visit to Scholar
Understand and Help
Taste and Needs
Recommendation
Cant we Work Together?
Morality Vs Legality
Verify
Duty Rewarded
Old Habits die hard
Who is civilized?
Idealism Vs Institutionalism
Wasting Time
Accuracy
Dreams Reflect our Own Thoughts
Heights of Imagination
Who Cares?
Negligence of Duty
Futile Talk
Competitive Economy
Humans, Divided by Prejudice
Utility Vs Beauty
Capitalist Mind of Common Man
Right Requires Action Too
Intolerant
Act First





Title of the Book:
AN ATHEIST AROUND THE WORLD

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
1987

Price:
Rs. 20 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
The book is a travelogue of Gora’s international travel in 1970 and 1974. As an ambassador of Positive Atheism, Gora’s meetings with atheists, rationalists, humanists, secularists, freethinkers and social change organizations and activities in different countries are highlighted in this book. This book also gives a glimpse of his ideas and reflections on various international issues and local concerns.

Contents:

Part 1:
Italy
West Germany
Sweden
Norway
Holland
France
England
Ireland
U.S.A
Fiji
New Zealand
Australia
Indonesia
Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Part 2:
U.S.S.R
New Man in New Civilisation
Holland
Denmark & Sweden
Scotland
England
West Germany
Switzerland
Egypt





Title of the Book:
PARTYLESS DEMOCRACY

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
1961

Price:
Rs. 20 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
The book focuses on Democracy not simply being voting at elections and making of ministers. It essentially means food, employment, peace and respect for all. The ministers should be issue centric rather than party focussed.

Contents:

Part 1:
Religion and Politics
The Rise of Democracy
Parliamentary Democracy
The Role of Political Parties
Democracy and Dictatorship
Form of Partyless Democracy
Satyagraha

Part 2:
Is this my Government?
God, Government and People
Re-educate the Voters
Vote, Contest and Control
Need of Non-party Politics
Who are Responsible
Democratic Democracy
Opposition Parties commit suicide
Candidates at Election
Partyless – Now and Later





Title of the Book:
WE BECOME ATHEISTS

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
1975

Price:
Rs. 20 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
The book is not only a life story of Gora, but it is the result of Gora’s practice of his principles, struggles, experiences and achievements in the field of social change. It highlights how his family has played an important role in promoting atheism as a positive way of life. The book reveals as to how an atheist could overcome the challenges faced in the religious and caste torn discriminative society.

Contents:
Chapter 1: The Change
Chapter 2: Thirst for Knowledge
Chapter 3: Clash with Parents
Chapter 4: The First Dismissal
Chapter 5: An Early Experiment
Chapter 6: The Second Dismissal
Chapter 7: To a Village
Chapter 8: Atheist Awakening
Chapter 9: My Children
Chapter 10: With Gandhi
Chapter 11: Political Action
Chapter 12: Between Gandhi and Marx
Chapter 13: Economic Equality
Chapter 14: Direct Action
Chapter 15: Seeking Election
Chapter 16: Are they outrageous?
Chapter 17: Spread of Atheism
Chapter 18: Atheist Centres
Chapter 19: Future of Atheism





Title of the Book:
ATHEISM: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Author:
GORA

Year of Publication:
2nd Edition 1992

Price:
Rs. 20 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
This book gives insights into how Gora was challenged as an Atheist. It is a collection of some of the questions which Gora was asked and answers given by him. It also highlights that Atheism does not stop with the mere criticism of religion or with the exposure of some superstitions. Atheism aims at all round development of the personality of the individual.

Contents:
Chapter 1: Is ‘god within us’?
Chapter 2: God and Soul
Chapter 3: Miracles
Chapter 4: Humanism and Atheism
Chapter 5: Secularism
Chapter 6: Fatherhood of god
Chapter 7: Atheism and Morality
Chapter 8: Cheating the people
Chapter 9: Scientists – Superstitious beliefs
Chapter 10: Hypnotism
Chapter 11: “Creation” Atheist point of view
Chapter 12: Atheistic Disciplines
Chapter 13: Change of Externals
Chapter 14: Purpose of life
Chapter 15: God is man’s weakness
Chapter 16: Label of Atheism
Chapter 17: God and Morality
Chapter 18: Why atheist propaganda?
Chapter 19: Is death inevitable?
Chapter 20: Capitalism
Chapter 21: Bourgeois Government
Chapter 22: Has democracy failed?
Chapter 23: Atheism and Politics
Chapter 24: Austerity
Chapter 25: Means and Ends
Chapter 26: Meaning of Truth
Chapter 27: Fatherhood and Brotherhood
Chapter 28: Is freewill not dangerous?
Chapter 29: The mention of caste and religion
Chapter 30: Is there after life?
Chapter 31: New meaning to Atheism
Chapter 32: The caste system
Chapter 33: Flowers and Vegetables
Chapter 34: Good individuals
Chapter 35: Gandhi and Atheism
Chapter 36: Atheist interpretation of history





Title of the Book:
GORA – A SOCIAL REVOLUTIONARY

Author:
Dr. SUNANDA SHET

Year of Publication:
2002

Price:
Rs. 25.00 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
This book provides a glimpse of an admirably controversial personality of Gora, his life, philosophy and work. It is an abridged version of a book by the same author entitled “Gora – His Life and Work”, a well researched study of a Gandhian Atheist, throwing light on the contradictory and at the same time consistent nature of his ideology and associations. The author has based this work on the available original source material on Gora. This book will certainly be found interesting to the scholars, students of history and the general reader.

Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction, Early Life, Marriage
Chapter 2: Experience as a Teacher, Open March to Atheism, To the village Mudunur
Chapter 3: Beckoning call of politics, Fight for economic equality and Austerity, Sudden Demise
Chapter 4: Some facets of Gora’s personality, Social Revolutionary, Jail Life, Criminal Rehabilitation, Oratory and Humour, Simplicity and Punctuality
Chapter5: Gora and Positive Atheism, Unconventional views and programmes, Fight against Superstition
Chapter 6: Gora- A Gandhian, Gora – An Educationalist, Gora – An Internationalist
Chapter 7: The woman behind the Man – Saraswathi Gora





Title of the Book:
POSITIVE ATHEISM OF GORA

Author:
D.D. BANDISTE

Year of Publication:
2002

Price:
Rs. 25 (USD 5)

Publisher:
Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India

About the book:
The book captures the philosophy of Gora and atheism as a way of life. It focuses on the contribution of Gora towards rational enquiry and critical thinking. Its bring to the fore that Atheism wants to create an egalitarian society of free, rational and moral human beings focusing on social justice and equality.

Contents:
Chapter 1: Gora: The Person and His Work
Chapter 2: Main Features of Positive Atheism
Chapter 3: Empiricism
Chapter 4: Critique of Psuedo-Spiritualism
Chapter 5: Social Reconstruction
Chapter 6: Atheist Politics
Chapter 7: Atheist Economics
Chapter 8: Atheist Morality
Chapter 9: Atheist Centre in Post-Gora Period
Chapter 10: Conclusion