Gandhi's non-violent struggles against racism, violence, and colonialism in South Africa and India had brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. He feared the enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding of his quest for truth rooted in devotion to God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy, and a life without violence. This is not a straightforward narrative biography, in The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Gandhi offers his life story as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 09/06/2001Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Romain Rolland, né à Clamecy (Nièvre) le 29 janvier 1866 et mort à Vézelay le 30 décembre 1944, est un écrivain français, lauréat du prix Nobel de littérature de 1915.Essai biographique datant de 1930, adapté aux liseuses avec table des matières dynamique.Table des matières :Chapitre I Chapitre II Chapitre III Chapitre IV Chapitre V Postface Bibliographie.Extrait :«L’année 1921 marque l’apogée de l’ascendant de Gandhi. Il dispose d’un immense pouvoir moral ; et, sans qu’il l’ait cherché, on lui met dans les mains un pouvoir politique presque illimité. Le peuple le croit saint ; on fait de lui des peintures en Shri-Krishna. Et, en décembre 1921, le Congrès National de toute l’Inde l’investit de la pleine autorité, lui délègue ses pouvoirs, avec la faculté de choisir son successeur. Il est le maître incontesté de la nation indienne. Il dépend de lui de déchaîner la Révolution politique, ou même, s’il l’eût voulu, d’instaurer une Réforme religieuse. Il ne le fit pas. Il ne le voulut pas. Grandeur morale ? Timidité morale ? L’une et l’autre peut-être. Il est difficile à tout homme (particulièrement à un homme d’une civilisation différente), de pénétrer une conscience, surtout quand elle est aussi profonde et délicate que celle d’un Gandhi. Il est difficile d’apprécier, dans le tourbillon des faits qui, en cette année tumultueuse, remuèrent l’Inde en tous sens, si la main du pilote a toujours été sûre et gouverna le colossal navire, sans dévier ni trembler. Mais je tâcherai de dire ce que j’ai cru déchiffrer dans cette énigme vivante, avec le religieux respect que j’ai pour ce grand homme, et la sincérité que je dois à sa sincérité ».
Publication date: 02/25/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 105 pages
देश की आजादी तथा दु:खी मानवता के उद्धार के लिए गांधीजी जीवन भर संघर्षरत रहे। उनकी यात्रा पोरबंदर से आरंभ होकर राजकोट, इंग्लैंड, डरबन, जोहांसबर्ग, अहमदाबाद और कलकत्ता आदि से गुजरती हुई दिल्ली में समाप्त हुई। वे अंत समय तक देश-निर्माण, सांप्रदायिक सौहार्द, एकता-अखंडता के लिए कार्य करते रहे।अहिंसा गांधीजी का अचूक अस्त्र था, जो एटम बम से भी ज्यादा ताकतवर था। अंग्रेज सरकार उनके सत्याग्रह और अहिंसा से बहुत खौफ खाती थी। उन्होंने खादी को घर-घर पहुँचाया और स्वदेशी को प्रोत्साहन दिया। स्वयं अछूतें के साथ रहकर उनके दु:ख-दर्द को महसूस किया और उन्हें बराबरी का दर्जा दिलाने के लिए संघर्ष किया। उन्हें अनेक बार जेल-यात्रा करनी पड़ी।सत्याग्रह की ताकत ने गांधीजी को महात्मा बनाया और इसके बल पर उन्होंने आजादी के समर में प्रत्येक देशवासी को एक सिपाही के रूप में बदल दिया। सत्यवादिता ने उनमें आत्मिक शक्ति भर दी थी कि उनके एक आह्वान पर लाखों लोग सिर कटाने को तैयार हो जाते थे।गांधीजी के बारे में जितना लिखा-पढ़ा जाए, कम है। कृतज्ञ राष्ट्र ने अपने प्यारे बापू को ‘राष्ट्रपिता’ के सम्मान से विभूषित किया।एक युगपुरुष और महान् व्यक्ति के अंतहीन कार्यों की ब्योरेवार जानकारी देती एक प्रेरणादायी पुस्तक।
Published by: Prabhat Prakashan | Publication date: 02/25/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 255 pages
*Includes pictures*Includes Gandhi's own quotes about his life and career*Includes footnotes and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“In judging myself I shall try to be as harsh as truth, as I want others also to be.” – Gandhi“I am not pleading for India to practice nonviolence because it is weak. I want her to practice nonviolence being conscious of her strength and power.” - GandhiMohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Mahatma Gandhi as he is more popularly known, was called “Mahatma,” or “Great Soul” not only because of his extraordinary achievements as leader of the Indian independence movement, but also because of his beliefs, practices, and principles that demonstrated to the world the depths that one’s soul could have. Widely considered the father of India, the preeminent leader of the Indian struggle against British imperialism, and one of the most influential minds of the 20th century, Gandhi emerged to become one of the greatest advocates of peace and nonviolent resistance that the world has known. By leading a life of austerity and integrity, Gandhi became one of those rare leaders who preached through his own practices, motivating millions of people – rich and poor, men and women, adults and children, Hindus, Muslims, and Christians – to follow his principles of freedom and peace.Gandhi saw with his own eyes the negative impact of British colonialism on the Indian economy, culture, and identity, as did millions of other Indians. What made Gandhi unique was the fact that he also saw the enormously negative impact the diversity of the Indian population had on the struggle for Indian independence; divisions were rife between Hindus, Muslims, and dozens of other faiths, and the population was divided into hundreds of different ethnic groups, each with its own traditions and culture, and each unwilling to unite with other groups for the common cause of a free India. The caste system in India, as a long-standing social stratification system that placed severe and often permanent social restrictions on individuals according to which social classes they were born into, also played a large role in dividing Indian society. Gandhi recognized that these divisions were what weakened India’s chances to effectively oppose British imperialism and establish independence. As nationalism and independence movements began forming and spreading in the mid and late 1800s, Gandhi was able to unite these various ethnic groups, religious groups, and social groups and lead a unified Indian independence movement. The impact that Gandhi made was lasting, and his legacy can still be seen today. Gandhi was not a theorist or scholar in the traditional sense, and never professed to be one; he prided himself on instead being a reformer and a true activist, for he famously stated that “I am not built for academic writings…Action is my domain.” And yet, the action that Gandhi spoke of was not the violent and terror-invoking action that many other resistance movements took elsewhere in the world; Gandhi was guided by strict values, principles, and ideas of peace and nonviolence that remained remarkably enduring throughout his life.Mahatma Gandhi: The Life and Legacy of the Father of India chronicles the life and career of the man who shaped civil disobedience in the 20th century and led his country to independence. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Gandhi like never before, in no time at all.
Published by: Charles River Editors | Publication date: 10/06/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World (Plus Why It's 'Gandhi,' Not 'Ghandi')
********#1 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER IN WAR & PEACE (JUNE 2013)*****************#1 KINDLE (INDIA) BESTSELLER IN POLITICS (NOV. 2015)**************#1 KINDLE (INDIA) BESTSELLER IN SOCIAL SCIENCES (NOV. 2015)***** "All my actions have their source in my inalienable love of humankind." -- Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi is one of the least understood figures of all time -- even among his admirers. In this Annual Gandhi Lecture for the International Association of Gandhian Studies, Mark Shepard tackles some persistently wrong-headed views of Gandhi, offering us a more accurate picture of the man and his nonviolence. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Mark Shepard is the author of "Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths," "The Community of the Ark," and "Gandhi Today," called by the American Library Association's Booklist "a masterpiece of committed reporting." His writings on social alternatives have appeared in over 30 publications in the United States, Canada, England, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, and India. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "A model of Gandhian journalism. . . . [Shepard] has put his finger on seemingly all of the popular (and some less common) misconceptions of both Gandhi and his philosophy, including some particularly important ones. . . . This book takes little space to cover its topic concisely and well. It would be [some] of the most valuable pages many people could read about Gandhi." -- Global Conscience, July-Sept. 1990 ///////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE I suspect that most of the myths and misconceptions surrounding Gandhi have to do with nonviolence. For instance, it's surprising how many people still have the idea that nonviolent action is passive. It's important for us to be clear about this: There is nothing passive about Gandhian nonviolent action. I'm afraid Gandhi himself helped create this confusion by referring to his method at first as "passive resistance," because it was in some ways like techniques bearing that label. But he soon changed his mind and rejected the term. Gandhi's nonviolent action was not an evasive strategy nor a defensive one. Gandhi was always on the offensive. He believed in confronting his opponents aggressively, in such a way that they could not avoid dealing with him. But wasn't Gandhi's nonviolent action designed to avoid violence? Yes and no. Gandhi steadfastly avoided violence toward his opponents. He did not avoid violence toward himself or his followers. Gandhi said that the nonviolent activist, like any soldier, had to be ready to die for the cause. And in fact, during India's struggle for independence, hundreds of Indians were killed by the British. The difference was that the nonviolent activist, while willing to die, was never willing to kill. Gandhi pointed out three possible responses to oppression and injustice. One he described as the coward's way: to accept the wrong or run away from it. The second option was to stand and fight by force of arms. Gandhi said this was better than acceptance or running away. But the third way, he said, was best of all and required the most courage: to stand and fight solely by nonviolent means.
Published by: Simple Productions | Publication date: 04/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 46 pages
Mahatma Gandhi* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Gandhi. The name conjures the image of a man, unimpressive in appearance, simple in his lifestyle, who spent his life pursuing independence for India. Months after the country achieved that independence from Great Britain, Gandhi’s life ended when an assassin killed him. But Gandhi’s legacy lives on. Gandhi’s rise to political and spiritual leadership is the incredible saga of a man who, in his youth, showed no signs of greatness but who became one of the most influential men of all time. The civil rights movement that was led by Martin Luther King, Jr. owes its inspiration to Gandhi; the patient suffering of Nelson Mandela in his fight against apartheid grew out of the civil disobedience of Gandhi. Inside you will read about...✓ Growing up in India✓ Studying Law in London✓ Political Activism in South Africa✓ Becoming the Mahatma✓ The Battle for Independence in India✓ The Martyr of IndiaAnd much more!The twentieth century saw the rise of despots and dictators, charlatans and cowards; it witnessed the evolution of weapons so deadly that whole countries could be destroyed; it incubated the rise of political philosophies and religious extremism that sought to eradicate democracy and mock compassion. But amidst all of the violence and hatred, Gandhi remained steadfast to his beliefs, and his beliefs have changed the world.
Publication date: 10/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Overflowing with inspiration for both the heart and the soul. The joyful reflections this beautiful book contains transcend religion and draw from the teachings of renowned mystics from antiquity to the present.Whether you seek knowledge of the great mysteries or answers to the everyday questions of life, delve into Mystic Wisdom. Contemplate the wisdom it offers. Then look within your own being. The answers you seek will be there.Avicenna, Marcus Aurelius, Black Elk, Christian Bernard, William Blake, Catherine of Siena, Meister Eckhart, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hafiz, John of the Cross, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Carl Jung, G.E. Lessing, H.Spencer Lewis, Ralph M. Lewis, Plotinus, Cecil A. Poole, Pythagoras, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Tukaram, Rumi, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Thales of Miletus, Validivar
Published by: Rosicrucian Order, AMORC | Publication date: 05/18/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 119 pages
Ridiculed for his idealism and love for truth, and scoffed at for his simplicity and humility, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi proved himself to be no ordinary mortal when by literally 'turning the other cheek' he brought the mighty British empire to its knees. This special edition traces the Mahatma's life as he grew from a passive, quiet and thoughtful boy into a man who seemed to possess unending reserves of strength and determination in the face of tremendous odds. A man who stirred the hearts of millions and inspired them to believe in freedom.
Published by: Amar Chitra Katha Pvt Ltd | Publication date: 05/18/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 32 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
Vegetarianism should have that moral basis — that a man is not born a carnivorous animal, but born to live on the fruits and herbs that the earth grows.
Published by: Navajivan Trust (ePublishing Partner: eShabda by Cygnet Infotech) | Publication date: 02/09/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 33 pages