In I947 Dr. Maria Montessori wrote a letter which she sent to all governments of all countries in the world. Her commitment to peace was clear. To her the road to peace was the nurture of the young in carefully prepared environments.
From November 1939 to February 1940 Dr. Montessori ran the First AMI Montessori Training Course in India. The lectures were transcribed and set into galleys overnight and distributed to the students every day. The lectures were edited into The Creative Development of the Child Vols 1 & 2 in 1999 at Kalakshetra Publications, Chennai.
Dr. Montessori exchanged several letters with the great poet from 1926 onwards. In 1939 Rabindranath Tagore wrote a letter to Dr. Montessori, who visited Shantiniketan the same year.
Dr. Montessori arrived in India in 1939. This account of her sojourn in India aims to put her contribution to education in India in the context of the tumultuous decade, and put it into perspective in terms of the creation of nation.
Dr. Arundale published a message sent by Maria Montessori in The Theosophist. Vol. L.X, Part I, Oct 1938- Mar 1939, On the Watch Tower, The Theosophical Publishing House.
On October 28, 1931 Gandhi spoke at the Montessori Training College, London where Dr. Montessori was also in attendance. The following is the text of Gandhi’s Speech, which was published in the weekly newspaper, Young India , on November 19, 1931.