The story of Mohandas Gandhi, one of the worldÂ’s best-loved and most important promoters of freedom and justice, fascinates every generation. Thrown off a South African train for sitting in a Â“whites onlyÂ” compartment, Gandhi resolved to oppose injustice wherever he encountered it. His life of resistance led him to a remarkable philosophy of nonviolence that culminated in the freedom struggle in India. Part 2 of the book features a selection of quotations from GandhiÂ’s essential writings. Â“Albert Einstein observed, Â‘Generations to come ... will scarce believe that such a one as [Mohandas K. Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.Â’ Richard DeatsÂ’ account of GandhiÂ’s life and message could not be more timely. It is accessible, concise, and compelling. Read it.Â” Scott Kennedy Cofounder, Resource Center for Nonviolence Mayor, City of Santa Cruz, California Â“Richard DeatsÂ’ analysis of GandhiÂ’s search for God and the value of nonviolence is very readable and insightful. Gandhi always believed one cannot find God without first understanding and living a nonviolent lifestyle. This book shows us the way to higher thinking and higher living.Â” Arun Gandhi, Founder and President M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Memphis, Tenn.
Published by New City Press on 02/26/2017
Book details: 136 pages.
This book moves from the birth of Gandhi's method of nonviolent resistance in South Africa to an in-depth analysis of two of his signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement of 1930 and his historic Calcutta fast of 1947. Dalton concluded with a comparison of Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
Published by Columbia University Press on 02/26/2017
Book details: 311 pages.
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.
Published by Reaktion Books on 11/15/2011
Book details: 191 pages.
Published by Allied Publishers on 01/01/1991
Book details: 400 pages.
This book offer a fascinating peep into the mind and ideas of Gandhi and his dream for a vibrant and prosperous India.
Published by Rajpal & Sons on 02/26/2017
Book details: 344 pages.
During his campaign against racism in South Africa, and his involvement in the Congress-led nationalist struggle against British colonial rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi developed a new form of political struggle based on the idea of satyagraha, or non-violent protest. He ushered in a new era of nationalism in India by articulating the nationalist protest in the language of non-violence, or ahisma, that galvanized the masses into action. Focusing on the principles of satyagraha and non-violence, and their evolution in the context of anti-imperial movements organized by Gandhi, this fascinating book looks at how these precepts underwent changes reflecting the ideological beliefs of the participants. Assessing Gandhi and his ideology, the text centres on the ways in which Gandhi took into account the views of other leading personalities of the era whilst articulating his theory of action. Concentrating on Gandhiâe(tm)s writings in Harijan, the weekly newspaper he founded, this volume provides a unique contextualized study of an iconic manâe(tm)s social and political ideas.
Published by Taylor & Francis on 02/26/2017
Book details: 234 pages.
Selectively drawing on the literature from the 1920s to 1990s, this volume covers Gandhi's life, political campaigns, philosophy, and significance.
Published by Greenwood Publishing Group on 02/26/1995
Book details: 169 pages.
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 on 06/15/2010
Book details: 248 pages.
Published by University of Nevada Press on 02/26/1984
Book details: 104 pages.
This book is a tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The entire collection is a veritable depository of the greatness of a man who has influenced the modern world. This book will impress upon you the fundamental unity between Gandhiji s theory and practice which is his challenge and message to the contemporary world. Some of Gandhiji s most distinct and famous speeches are brought together in an appendix in this volume.
Published by Jaico Publishing House on 01/27/2015
Book details: 582 pages.