Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1948) was a pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement, who has grown to become the world's icon of peaceful resistance and nonviolent revolution, resistance to tyranny through mass civil protest. His philosophy and leadership helped India gain independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom all across the world. The Story of My Experiments with Truth is the autobiography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, covering his life from early childhood through to 1920. It was initiated at the insistence of Swami Anand and other close co-workers of Gandhi to explain the background of his public campaigns for justice. In 1999, the book was designated as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century" by HarperCollins publishers.
Publication date: 09/29/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
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: 02/15/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Do you want to know who Mahatma Gandhi was and what he did, who were this brothers and sisters, and mother and father? Do you what to know what he was as a child, and what his weapons were and how be fought against injustice and freedom? Do you want to know why he was called the "Mahatma" and "Bapu"? This book is an introduction on the life, works and biography of the great soul, Mahatma Gandhi. The book, "Mahatma Gandhi For Kids And Beginners" is written for children and adults alike who are curious to learn about the life and works of Gandhiji.The man we know as Mahatma Gandhi, the proponent of peace is amongst one of the most fascinating persons of history of which modern children know little about. We live in an age where violence is the order of the day; it's about time that we taught ourselves and our children ahimsa, satyagraha, concept of truth and ways of peace - the very path Mahatma Gandhi took despite enduring injustices. We can achieve this by getting to know the biography and the works of Mahatma Gandhi and remembering his legacy.Here's what is covered in the book:
- Who was Mahatma Gandhi?
- Why was he called the Mahatma?
- Why was he called Bapu?
- What is Ahimsa?
- Where was he from?
- Who were his parents, brothers and sisters?
- What was he like as a child?
- Is it true he stole from his brother?
- Was he a brilliant student?
- Who was his wife?
- Did he have any children?
- Did Gandhi disown his elder son?
- How many grand children did Gandhi have?
- What did he study at university?
- What did he do in London?
- Why was Gandhi not successful as a lawyer in India?
- Why did he go to South Africa?
- Why was he kicked out of the first class train compartment?
- What did he do in South Africa?
- What was he fighting for?
- When did he come back to India?
- Why did Gandhi make his own clothes?
- How did he oppose British rule?
- What was the Non-cooperation movement?
- What is the Salt March?
- What did he do for the untouchables of India?
- What was the Quit India Movement?
- When did India become independent?
- Who was Jinnah and was he Gandhi's friend?
- Why was he fasting all the time?
- What is satyagraha?
- How many times did he go to jail?
- When did he die and how?
- How do I pay respect to the Mahatma?
- Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi
- References, credits and further reading
- Message from the author
Publication date: 02/09/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 76 pages
The first edition of Gandhiji's autobiography was published in two volumes, Vol. I in 1927 and Vol. II in 1929. The original in Gujarati, which was priced at Rs. 1/-, has run through five editions, nearly 50,000 copies having been sold. The price of the English translation (only issued in library edition) was prohibitive for the Indian reader, and a cheap edition has long been needed. It is now being issued in one volume. The translation, as it appeared serially in Young India, had, it may be noted, the benefit of Gandhiji's revision. It has now undergone careful revision, and from the point of view of language, it has had the benefit of careful revision by a revered friend, who, among many other things, has the reputation of being an eminent English scholar. Before undertaking the task, he made it a condition that his name should on no account be given out. I accept the condition. It is needless to say it heightens my sense of gratitude to him. Chapters 29-43 of Part V were translated by my friend and colleague Pyarelal.
Published by: Green Reader Publication | Publication date: 10/07/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 459 pages
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation. Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights around the world. Gandhi is recognized internationally as a symbol of hope, peace, and freedom.
Published by: Grosset & Dunlap | Publication date: 11/13/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages
ગાંધીજીની આત્મકથા ‘સત્ય ના પ્રયોગો' એ વિશ્વમાં સૌથી વધુ વેચાયેલ અને વંચાયેલ આત્મકથાઓમાંની એક છે. નવજીવન ટ્રસ્ટ દ્વારા પ્રકાશિત આ પુસ્તકની અત્યાર સુધીમાં છ લાખ થી વધુ નકલો વેચાઇ ચુકી છે. તદુપરાંત અંગ્રેજી અને હિન્દી સહિત તેર ભારતીય ભાષાઓમાં પ્રકાશિત આ પુસ્તક ગાંધી-વિચાર સમજવામાં પાયાના પત્થર જેવું કામ કરે છે. નવજીવન ટ્રસ્ટ દ્વારા તેની ઇ-બુક ડિસ્કાઉંટ સાથે ઇ-શબ્દ પર...
Publication date: 11/13/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages
This is the moving story of a nonviolent hero, illustrated with more than 70 photographs, and told by a highly respected author who grew up in Gandhi’s India.Gandhi’s life continues to inspire and baffle readers today. How did an unsuccessful young lawyer become the Mahatma, the “great soul” who led 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence from the British Empire? What is nonviolence, and how does it work?Easwaran answers these questions and gives a vivid account of the turning points and choices in Gandhi’s life that made him an icon of nonviolence. Easwaran witnessed at firsthand how Gandhi inspired ordinary people to turn fear into fearlessness, and anger into love. He visited Gandhi in his ashram to find out more about this human alchemy, and during the prayer meeting watched the Mahatma absorbed in meditation on the Bhagavad Gita, the scripture that was the wellspring of his spiritual power.Quotations highlight Gandhi’s teachings in his own words, and sidebar notes and a chronology, new to this updated edition, provide historical context.This book conveys the spirit and soul of Gandhi – the only way he can be truly understood.
Published by: Nilgiri Press | Publication date: 04/11/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages
શિક્ષણ દ્વારા પ્રજાનું ચારિત્ર્યઘડતર કર્યા સિવાયની દેશની બધી પ્રગતિ એકડા વગરના મીડા બરાબર સાબિત થવાની છે એની ખાતરી એમને થઈ ચૂકી હતી. તેથી જ આઝાદીના આગમના પૂર્વે કોઈએ એમને પૂછેલું કે સ્વતંત્રતા બાદ શિક્ષણનો તમારો આદર્શ શો હશે? ત્યારે એકક્ષણનાય વિલંબ વિના એમણે કહેલું: ચારિત્રઘડતર. આઝાદી પછી આપણે ત્યાં રાષ્ટ્રીય વિકાસની અનેક યોજનાઓ ઘડાઈ અને અમલમાં મુકાઈ. એ દ્વારા દેશે ઘણો ભૌતિક વિકાસ સાધ્યો છે એ હકીકત છે. પરંતુ લોકોના સર્વાંગીણ ચારિત્ર્યઘડતર માટે જે થવું ઘટે
Publication date: 04/11/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages
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: 03/11/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 684 pages
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 teaching: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton's general Introduction and headnotes highlinght the life of Gandhi, set the historical context, and provide insight into the conceptual framework of Gandhi's political theory. Included are a bibliography, glossary, and index.
Published by: Hackett Publishing Co. | Publication date: 12/21/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 180 pages