The Essential Gandhi Book
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The Essential Gandhi


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307816207

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The Essential Gandhi Excerpt :

Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma (“great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation’s own civil rights movement. Taken from Gandhi’s writings throughout his life, The Essential Gandhi introduces us to his thoughts on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, non-violence, civil disobedience, and his own life. The pieces collected here, with explanatory head notes by Gandhi biographer Louis Fischer, offer the clearest, most thorough portrait of one of the greatest spiritual leaders the world has known. “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. . . . We may ignore him at our own risk.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a new Preface drawn from the writings of Eknath Easwaran In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.

The Essential Writings Book
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The Essential Writings


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 019280720X

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Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker, one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century, and a famous advocate of non-violent civil resistance. His many and varied writings largely respond to the specific challenges he faced throughout his life, and they show his evolving ideas, as well as his deepening spirituality and humanity, over several decades. Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience. The pieces are arranged to underscore Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations. The Introduction by Judith Brown--a leading authority on Gandhi--provides a succinct account of his life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement, examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and shows how he built a coherent body of thought. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Non Violent Resistance Book
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Non Violent Resistance


  • Author : M. K. Gandhi
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486121901

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DIVFine explanation of civil disobedience shows how great pacifist used non-violent philosophy to lead India to independence. Self-discipline, fasting, social boycotts, strikes, other techniques. /div

Mohandas Gandhi Book
Score: 5
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Mohandas Gandhi


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : New Age Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: India
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 817822223X

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Mohandas Gandhi Excerpt :

Presents Essential Writings Of Mahatma Gandhi Under 8 Different Sections-Autobiographical Writings-The Search For God-Pursuit Of Truths Stead Fast Resistance And Epilogue.

Gandhi s Experiments with Truth Book
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Gandhi s Experiments with Truth


  • Author : Richard L. Johnson
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 0739111434

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Gandhi s Experiments with Truth Excerpt :

This comprehensive Gandhi reader provides an essential new reference for scholars and students of his life and thought. It is the only text available that presents Gandhi's own writings, including excerpts from three of his books-An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Satyagraha in South Africa, Hind Swaraj (Indian Home Rule)-a major pamphlet, Constructive Programme: Its Meaning and Place, and many journal articles and letters along with a biographical sketch of his life in historical context and recent essays by highly regarded scholars. The writers of these essays-hailing from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and India, with academic credentials in several different disciplines-examine his nonviolent campaigns, his development of programs to unify India, and his impact on the world in the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. Gandhi's Experiments with Truth provides an unparalleled range of scholarly material and perspectives on this enduring philosopher, peace activist, and spiritual guide.

The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi Book

The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : Oxford India Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN 10 : 0195632087

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The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi Excerpt :

This selection of Gandhi's writings, taken from his letters, articles and books, represents the complete cross-section of his thought, from his early years as a young barrister in London, to his final days as sage and counsel to newly independent India. The selection not only reveals the growth of his ideas but also their essential internal integrity and consistency. Similarly, it illustrates the full facets of his personality, showing Gandhi to be both an ascetic mystic contemplative, as well as a man of action, and revealing aspects of his thought and character that may have previously been obscured.

The Words of Gandhi Book

The Words of Gandhi


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2009-08-18
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1557048991

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Gandhi's ideas are as meaningful today as they were during his long and inspiring life. His enlightening thoughts and beliefs, especially on violence and the atomic bomb, reveal his eloquent foresight about our contemporary world. The words of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, chosen by the award-winning director Richard Attenborough from Gandhi's letters, speeches, and published writings, explore the prophet's timeless thoughts on daily life, cooperation, nonviolence, faith, and peace. This bestselling volume includes an introduction by Attenborough and an afterword by Time magazine Senior Foreign Correspondent Johanna McGeary that places Gandhi's life and work in the historical context of the twentieth century. This book and the film Gandhi were the result of producer/director Richard Attenborough's long commitment to keeping alive the flame of Gandhi's spiritual achievement and the wisdom of his actions and his words. They are the wisdom and words of peace. Also included are twenty striking historical photographs, specially selected from the archives at the National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, that capture the important personal, political, and spiritual aspects of Gandhi's career.

The Way to God Book

The Way to God


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583944417

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The Way to God Excerpt :

Mahatma Gandhi became famous as the leader of the Indian independence movement, but he called himself “a man of God disguised as a politician.” The Way to God demonstrates his enduring significance as a spiritual leader whose ideas offer insight and solace to seekers of every practice and persuasion. Collecting many of his most significant writings, the book explores the deep religious roots of Gandhi’s worldly accomplishments and reveals—in his own words—his intellectual, moral, and spiritual approaches to the divine. First published in India in 1971, the book is based on Gandhi’s lifetime experiments with truth and reveals the heart of his teachings. Gandhi’s aphoristic power, his ability to sum up complex ideas in a few authoritative strokes, shines through these pages. Individual chapters cover such topics as moral discipline, spiritual practice, spiritual experience, and much more. Gandhi’s guiding principles of selflessness, humility, service, active yet nonviolent resistance, and vegetarianism make his writings as timely today as when these writings first appeared. A foreword by Gandhi’s grandson Arun and an introduction by Michael Nagler add useful context. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Essential Gandhi Book

The Essential Gandhi


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106008751965

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Gandhi's thoughts on such topics as civil disobedience, non-violence, liberty, socialism and communism, and how to enjoy jail.

The Oxford India Gandhi Book

The Oxford India Gandhi


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 940
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077610205

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The Oxford India Gandhi Excerpt :

Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian nationalist and statesman.

Gandhi  The Years That Changed the World  1914 1948 Book

Gandhi The Years That Changed the World 1914 1948


  • Author : Ramachandra Guha
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307357977

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Gandhi The Years That Changed the World 1914 1948 Excerpt :

An epic and revelatory biography of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in modern history. Opening with Gandhi's triumphant return to India in 1915 after decades abroad, and ending with his tragic assassination in 1949, Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World is a remarkable, moving portrait that provides a crucial re-evaluation of India's iconic leader for a new generation. Drawing on a wealth of newly uncovered materials unavailable to previous biographers, acclaimed historian and author Ramachandra Guha brings the past to life with extraordinary grace and clarity. Deploying his gifts as a storyteller and scholar, Guha presents Gandhi as both a fascinating human being--a man of fierce hope, eccentric personal beliefs, and sometimes dark and alarming contradictions--as well as a dynamic political force and global icon. Sharp, insightful, balanced, and impeccably researched, this free-standing sequel to Guha's magisterial biography Gandhi Before India is an indispensable resource for a contemporary understanding of Gandhi's ever-evolving legacy.

Gandhi Book

Gandhi


  • Author : Louis Fischer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101665909

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Gandhi Excerpt :

This is the extraordinary story of how one man's indomitable spirit inspired a nation to triumph over tyranny. This is the story of Mahatma Gandhi, a man who owned nothing-and gained everything.

Great Soul Book
Score: 4
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Great Soul


  • Author : Joseph Lelyveld
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307389954

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Great Soul Excerpt :

An analysis of Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and civil rights advocate reveals his conflicted ideologies and feelings about his place in history, offering insight into his philosophies, social campaigns, and private disappointments.

A Week With Gandhi Book

A Week With Gandhi


  • Author : Louis Fischer
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786254924

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“Louis Fischer, famous international reporter, was permitted a week in the guest house near Gandhi’s headquarters, and daily interviews with the great Indian leader. He kept virtually a stenographic report of his conversations, livened with personal comments, swift pen pictures of Gandhi and his followers, as he encountered them that week last June. One follows the workings of Gandhi’s mind, which -- as Fischer says -- is the reason for misapprehension only too often, for Gandhi thinks and speaks simultaneously, and sometimes subsequent statements seem to contradict previous ones, while actually he has simply shared his process of reasoning to a point with his hearers. The most striking evidence of this during Fischer’s stay was his expansion of his basic position to indicate that he had, reluctantly, reached a point of accepting the inevitability of India continuing to be a military base for United Nations. He supplemented other much quoted statements, too; for instance, that dealing with him negotiations with Japan, once India was free -- which he said he would like to think possible but realised would not be possible. He and Nehru agree in feeling that religious differences will be merged, once freedom is granted, that Pakistan is only a bargaining card with England, and so on. Exciting reading, as yet another facet of this tragic, complex problem. Fits into pattern with Mitchell and Raman.”-Kirkus Reviews

Mahatma Gandhi Book

Mahatma Gandhi


  • Author : Douglas Allen
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9781861899705

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Mahatma Gandhi Excerpt :

The idea of nonviolent resistance is still as essential and almost as radical today as it was when Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) first pioneered in India the protest of political tyranny—in his case against British colonialism—through massive displays of civil disobedience. Gandhi’s ideas of peaceful protest went on to inspire the marches and sit-ins of the American Civil Rights movement and continue to be the foundations for political and social demonstrations around the world. This biography by leading scholar Douglas Allen presents a new and challenging approach to understanding Gandhi’s life—the time in which he lived, how he shaped history, and how his philosophy and practices can be reformulated in ways that are significant and effective today. Allen analyzes his continuing relevance by addressing key issues of truth and ethics, violence and nonviolence, equality and freedom, as well as ideas of exploitation, oppression, religious conflict, and environmental crises. Allen provides a much needed new perspective on Gandhi that allows us to rethink our basic values and priorities. By helping us understand Gandhi’s life and message, he creates a new paradigm for evaluating truth, nonviolence, peace, and morality; and he offers new criteria for assessing our modern approach to standards of living, development, progress, and meaningful human existence.