Court permits Mumbai resident to publish Marathi translation of ‘The Spirit’s Pilgrimage’ authored by Gandhi’s disciple Mirabehn : Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court passed a order on 21 March, 2023.This was seen in the case of. Anil G Karkhanis v. Kirloskar Press 1 of 2022 and the case was presided over by Hon’ble Justice Manish Pitale.


In this case the petitioner has invoked Section 32 of the Copyright Act, 1957 and Rule 32 of the Copyright Rules, 2013 for grant of licence to produce and publish a translation of a literary work titled “The Spirit’s Pilgrimage” in Marathi language.


The petitioner is permitted to amend prayer clause (a) to replace the words ‘Rule 38’ with ‘Rule 32’. The amendment be carried out forthwith. Reverification is dispensed with. “In the present case, as noted hereinabove, since none has come forward to raise objections in response to the notices published as regards licence for translation sought by the petitioner and more than 120 days have elapsed from the dates of publication of such notices, this Court is convinced that the petition can be allowed by directing the petitioner to abide by the undertakings given in the above quoted paragraphs 4E and F of the petition. It is specifically recorded that the petitioner undertakes to deposit the Royalty in this Court, if and when any person raises a claim in that regard,” the Court stated.


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