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An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Gandhiji's autobiography, "The Story of My Experiments with Truth" is one of the most read titles of the world. The autobiography has been translated in more than 15 languages in India and is available in more than 50 different languages world wide. Navajivan Trust had published the title under Gandhiji's supervision first in 1927 and has sold more than 19,00,000 copies so far. The book has inspired more and more people to study Gandhiji's thoughts and deeds.
Author: M.K. Gandhi
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 413 pages

The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
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 EaswaranIn 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.
Published by: Vintage | Publication date: 02/15/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 370 pages

The Way to God: Selected Writings from Mahatma Gandhi
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.
Published by: North Atlantic Books | Publication date: 07/26/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 106 pages

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 03/11/2008
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 684 pages

Gandhi: Selected Political Writings (Hackett Classics)
Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi's most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton's general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in historical context, and provide insight into the conceptual framework of Gandhi's political theory. Included are bibliography, glossary, and index.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. | Publication date: 09/15/1996
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 180 pages

The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi
Discover ten vital and extraordinary life lessons from one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the twentieth century—Mahatma Gandhi—in this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before.“We should not be ashamed of anger. It’s a very good and a very powerful thing that motivates us. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it.” —Mahatma Gandhi Arun Gandhi was just twelve years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather’s famous ashram. To Arun, the man who fought for India’s independence and was the country’s beloved preeminent philosopher and leader was simply a family member. He lived there for two years under his grandfather’s wing until Gandhi’s assassination. While each chapter contains a singular, timeless lesson, The Gift of Anger also takes you along with Arun on a moving journey of self-discovery as he learns to overcome his own struggle to express his emotions and harness the power of anger to bring about good. He learns to see the world through new eyes under the tutelage of his beloved grandfather and provides a rare, three-dimensional portrait of this icon for the ages. The ten vital life lessons strike a universal chord about self-discovery, identity, dealing with anger, depression, loneliness, friendship, and family—perfect for anyone searching for a way to effecting healing change in a fractured world.
Author: Arun Gandhi
Published by: Gallery/Jeter Publishing | Publication date: 04/25/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 305 pages

Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi
More than half a century after his death, Mahatma Gandhi continues to inspire millions throughout the world. Yet modern India, most strikingly in its decision to join the nuclear arms race, seems to have abandoned much of his nonviolent vision. Inspired by recent events in India, Stanley Wolpert offers this subtle and profound biography of India's "Great Soul."Wolpert compellingly chronicles the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his early days as a child of privilege to his humble rise to power and his assassination at the hands of a man of his own faith. This trajectory, like that of Christ, was the result of Gandhi's passion: his conscious courting of suffering as the means to reach divine truth. From his early campaigns to stop discrimination in South Africa to his leadership of a people's revolution to end the British imperial domination of India, Gandhi emerges as a man of inner conflicts obscured by his political genius and moral vision. Influenced early on by nonviolent teachings in Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity, and Buddhism, he came to insist on the primacy of love for one's adversary in any conflict as the invincible power for change. His unyielding opposition to intolerance and oppression would inspire India like no leader since the Buddha--creating a legacy that would encourage Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and other global leaders to demand a better world through peaceful civil disobedience.By boldly considering Gandhi the man, rather than the living god depicted by his disciples, Wolpert provides an unprecedented representation of Gandhi's personality and the profound complexities that compelled his actions and brought freedom to India.
Published by: Oxford University Press | Publication date: 11/28/2002
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages

Gandhi, the Novel: Six Days with Mohandas Gandhi: A Novel of the Last Days of Mahatma Gandhi
NOW ALSO IN PAPERBACK!FROM THE PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF MY QUEST FOR PEACE ● WINNER OF THE BAMAHANE PRIZE ● A riveting debut novel offering a wealth of unforgettable lessons from one of the greatest teachers who ever livedIt is 1948. India, British troops having just left its shores, is in turmoil. So is newly founded Israel. Death tolls are rising. The world is holding its breath. A young writer from the Holy Land travels to meet Mahatma Gandhi, asking for the 78-year-old sage's advice. Little does he know these were to be Gandhi's last days. Gandhi finds solace in speaking to the young stranger. His advice to the young man to seek forgiveness rather than holding a grudge, to choose love over fear, and to search for peace inside first, echo ever so loudly as Gandhi is shot by an assassin. The young man goes back to the Holy Land, and builds a village named "Oasis of Peace" for Jews, Muslims and Christians to live in together. BASED ON A TRUE STORY, with an appendix including authentic documents.Advance praise for SIX DAYS WITH GANDHI:"This novel shows Gandhi at his best: a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence, and, colonialism. But above all, the novel successfully portrays Gandhi as a human being, and there lies its greatness." −Jo Levi, The Reviewer"Fascinating... Comes closer to giving some sense of how Gandhi saw his life rather than how we, humanity, had seen him." −John Vitals"A highly original and stirring novel on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments. A riveting read." −Brendon Kahn, The Last Opinion * * * *BOOK EXCERPT © All rights reserved, Goldsmith Press. Reprinted by permission:DAY 1−JANUARY 24TH, 1948Finally I could see them down the hall, 78-year-old Gandhi, leaning on his niece, walking toward the room where I had set up the camera in advance. His niece helped him into the room. I was extremely nervous. He sat down on the white mattress in front of me and exclaimed, "Let us do it!"I tried smiling.His niece walked out of the room.Gandhi looked at me, "Should I look at you or directly at the camera?""At me," I said, "please do not look at the camera.""Oh," he said, "very well." He smiled at me. "But before we begin, do tell me a little about yourself, young man."I looked at him and gulped. "I..." I mumbled, "I didn't expect to be talking about myself... I have read your autobiography, Sir −"Gandhi shook his head, "No 'Sir' here my young friend! Please call me Mohandas."I nodded.He continued, "So, you've read My Experiments with Truth?" He leaned over, examining me with his eyes. "All of it?"I smiled. His autobiography was 500 pages long. "Yes," I said."Well," he grinned, "then it means that we almost know one another!" He looked at the heavy Cine-Kodak movie camera. "Now, what is your intention with this film?"I hesitated. What was my intention? I was afraid to disappoint him with my answer. I bit my tongue, but knew I had better speak, fast.* * * *END OF EXCERPT (To read further click on the book cover, where you can read more using the Look Inside Feature!)
Published by: Goldsmith Press | Publication date: 01/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 374 pages

Dear Tolstoy, Yours Gandhi: A Novel Based on the True Historic Correspondence and Mentorship Between Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi
NOW ALSO IN PAPERBACK! FROM THE PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF MY QUEST FOR PEACE ●WINNER OF THE BAMAHANE PRIZE ● A riveting debut novel based on the original correspondence between Mahatma Gandhi and his mentor Leo Tolstoy ● A treat for lovers of historical fiction ● BASED ON A TRUE STORY Dear Tolstoy Yours Gandhi tells the story of the unlikely friendship between a 40-year-old Indian lawyer and an 80-year-old Russian author−a friendship that led to the end of British rule in India, and set the stage for the American Civil Rights Movement, as well as the end of South African Apartheid. Kis-Lev skillfully weaves this tale of a shy lawyer, M. K. Gandhi, who dared to write to his long-time inspiration, Leo Tolstoy. Why Tolstoy chose to respond to the unknown lawyer, and how their friendship developed, is unveiled in this riveting historical novel. Seven years in the writing, Dear Tolstoy Yours Gandhi draws upon hundreds of letters, diary entries and original sources, to create a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer "whose understanding of human psychology never fails to thrill." (THE REVIEWER) Advance praise for DEAR TOLSTOY YOURS GANDHI:"A triumphant, controversial, and fascinating plunge into a mentor-mentee relationship . . . Irresistible." − THE REVIEWER"Gorgeous . . . Moves with the pace of a thriller." − THIS WEEK"This novel is a courageous tribute to Gandhi and his universal teachings. It has a stubborn honesty that feeds the soul." − Dan Klein, The Last Opinion"Painstakingly researched, beautifully hewn, compulsively readable . . . Not to be missed." − DER TAG* * * * BOOK EXCERPT © All rights reserved, Goldsmith Press. Reprinted by permission: During the hour that followed, Tatiana went through all of the important letters addressed to her father. Finally, there was one left. "This," she took the letter and looked at her father, "is from one Hindu −" Tolstoy's eyes lit up. "A Hindu?" "Yes," Tatiana looked at the letter, "one called Gandhi." "I never heard of him!" "Well, he asks for permission to reprint what you have written about the problem of India and British Rule. Can I send him an approval?" Tolstoy mumbled, "Who is he? How many copies does he want printed?" Tatiana sighed, "He is just a Hindu lawyer from" − she glanced at the letter − "South Africa. He wants to produce twenty thousand copies. Papa, can I send him approval −" "Twenty thousand copies?!" Tolstoy's eyes widened. "That is excellent! What else does he write?" Tatiana took a deep breath. "Papa, I'm tired." "I am tired too, Tatiana, but this is important! What else does he write?!" Tatiana bit her lip and began reading: "Dear Sir, I take the liberty of inviting your attention to what has been going on in South Africa for nearly three years. I am a firm believer in the doctrine of nonresistance to evil." Tolstoy leaned forward, "'Nonresistance to evil'? Is this how he writes it?" Tatiana nodded. A small smile appeared on her father's face. "Who is this Gandhi?" * * * * END OF EXCERPT (To read further click on the book cover, where you can read more using the Look Inside Feature!)
Publication date: 10/28/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 526 pages

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi
The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful poetic language meant to be chanted. Equally treasured as a guide to action, a devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational reading, it remains one of the world’s most influential, widely read spiritual books.The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi is based on talks given by Gandhi between February and November 1926 at the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. During this time—a period when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activity—he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati. As a result, he met with his followers almost daily, after morning prayer sessions, to discuss the Gita’s contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published by: North Atlantic Books | Publication date: 05/15/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 249 pages
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