Gujral is among the rare in India's public life who spent his time in company of books, which shaped his vision and provided him the strength to stand erect against all odds. He has his own niche in this field. His scrap books enables one to peep through windows of his mind that opens in various direction: poetry, humour, pathos, public health, history and diplomacy. He would not miss any thought-provoking idea. Often I found my own poetic couplets in this valued repository.
K. L. Nandan
is a scrap book. It is a collection of excerpts from
some of my jumbled readings of books and journals that came my way at different occasions. I made a habit of keeping a scrap book long ago during my university days, inspired by an enlightened Principal of our college- J. W. Thomas, who was endowed with a bright mind and unbiased views of education even in the days of British rule.
This is not the only reason for my habit of keeping the scrap book. The socio-diplomatic life in the Soviet Union was conducive to my reading a variety of books about the world and keeping notes for reference."