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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. 
Author: Mark Shepard
Published by: Simple Productions | Publication date: 04/25/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 46 pages

The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi
Only now and again does there arise above the common level some rare spirit, who, having thought about God more deeply, reflects more clearly the divine purpose and puts into practice more courageously the divine guidance. The light of such shines like a strong beacon on a dark and disordered world. Gandhi belongs to the race of the prophets who have the courage of the heart, the courtesy of the spirit and the laughter of the unafraid. Through his life and teaching, he bears testimony to the values for which this country has stood for ages, faith in spirit, respect for its mysteries, the beauty of holiness, the acceptance of life’s obligations, the validity of character, values which are neither national nor international, but universal. …There is so much misunderstanding today about Gandhi’s views and ways of thinking. This book, where we find collected together the relevant extracts from Gandhi’s own writings on the central principles of his faith and conduct, will help to make Gandhi’s position clearer to the modern mind.[From Foreword, 1945]S. Radhakrishnan
Published by: Navajivan Trust (ePublishing Partner: eShabda by Cygnet Infotech) | Publication date: 04/01/1998
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 300 pages

Gandhi's Life in His Own Words
My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth. And if every page of these chapters does not proclaim to the reader that the only means for the realization of Truth is ahimsa, I shall deem all my labour in writing these chapters to have been in vain. And, even though my efforts in this behalf may prove fruitless, let the readers know that the vehicle, not the great principle, is at fault.- M. K. Gandhi
Published by: Navajivan Trust (ePublishing Partner: eShabda by Cygnet Infotech) | Publication date: 04/01/1998
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 79 pages

Healthy Living According to Gandhi
A discerning selection of thematic essays on health & sustainable wellness by one of the truly great figures of the twentieth century.True health is a balanced state of physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and social well-being attained only by living in obedience to the laws of Nature.Illness is the result not only of our actions but also of our thoughts. More people die out of the fear of disease than the disease itself.Nature has given our body an innate capacity to heal itself. Our role is to help promote this process by removing obstacles to healing so that body can take care of itself.Ignorance is the root of disease. We often get bewildered at the most ordinary diseases, and in our anxiety to get better simply make matters worse. Our ignorance of the most elementary laws of nature and health leads us to adopt wrong remedies..."It is far easier and safer to prevent illness by observing the laws of health than to set about curing it... It is the duty of all thoughtful men to understand aright the laws of health... The object of (this book) is to give an account of these laws. We shall also consider the best methods of cure for some of the most common diseases." — Gandhi
Published by: Orient Publishing | Publication date: 05/16/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages, ISBN 9788122205732

As the familiar saying goes, ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ It is far easier and safer to prevent illness by the observance of the laws of health than to set about curing the illness which has been brought on by our own ignorance and carelessness. Hence it is the duty of all thoughtful men to understand aright the laws of health, and the object of this book is to give an account of these laws. The best methods of cure for some of the most common diseases are also mentioned.The author Mahatma Gandhi assures the readers that there is absolutely no necessity for them to seek the aid of doctors. To those, however, who may not be willing to boycott doctors and medicines altogether, he directs, “As possible, possess your souls in patience, and do not trouble the doctors. In case you are forced at length to call in the aid of a doctor, be sure to get a good man; then, follow his directions strictly, and do not call in another doctor, unless by his own advice. But remember, above all, that the curing of your disease does not rest ultimately in the hands of any doctor.”Mahatma Gandhi led a disciplined life and in this book he has discussed in detail the meaning of health, how to live a healthy life and has also suggested some simple treatments for common ailments.A practical guide to health for all.
Published by: Prabhat Prakashan | Publication date: 05/16/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 62 pages

In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, “What I want to achieve—what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years—is self-realization, to see God face to face. . . . All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end.” While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869–1948), nearly all of them have focused on the political, social, or familial dimensions of his life. Very few, in recounting how Gandhi led his country to political freedom, have viewed his struggle primarily as a search for spiritual liberation.Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi’s spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi’s life through this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi’s inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions, Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in reincarnation, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history’s most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the soul helped liberate millions.
Published by: Yale University Press | Publication date: 07/30/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 264 pages

Moral Leadership for a Divided Age: Fourteen People Who Dared to Change Our World
Great moral leaders inspire, challenge, and unite us--even in a time of deep divisions. Moral Leadership for a Divided Age explores the lives of fourteen great moral leaders and the wisdom they offer us today. Through skillful storytelling and honest appraisals of their legacies, we encounter exemplary human beings who are flawed in some ways, gifted in others, but unforgettable all the same.The authors tell the stories of remarkable leaders, including Ida B. Wells-Barnett, William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, Mohandas Gandhi, Malala Yousafzai, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oscar Romero, Pope John Paul II, Elie Wiesel, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Short biographies of each leader combine with a tour of their historical context, unique faith, and lasting legacy to paint a vivid picture of moral leadership in action. Exploring these lives makes us better leaders and people and inspires us to dare to change our world.
Published by: Brazos Press | Publication date: 10/16/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages

MAHATMA GANDHI: The Father of the Nation
On his passport he was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The poet Rabindranath Tagore gave him the title ‘Mahatma’- the great soul- but he was rather uncomfortable with that. Nelson Mandela calls him a ‘sacred warrior’; others describe him as the ‘the saint of the spinning wheel’ and we now declare him as our ‘Father of the Nation’.A courageous freedom fighter; a shrewd politician; a passionate social reformer and a staunch nationalist; Mahatma Gandhi was all this and much more. He was the most unusual leader this country has seen; and one of the most influential personalities whose name is synonymous with India’s independence. He was the one who touched the lives of millions; whose ideals of satyagraha and ahimsa inspired great leaders of the world; and who could make the entire country come to a halt by going on a fast.Through a vivid narrative; author Subhadra Sen Gupta recreates the life and legacy of this phenomenal leader to portray the man beneath the simple handspun clothes; who ate saltless vegetables and bitter neem chutney; who greeted kings and paupers alike; who walked 240 miles at the age of sixty to break the Salt Law; and whose entire life was dedicated to truth and to peace. Even today as we read inspirational accounts of Gandhiji’s life and talk of gandhigiri; we know that his ideals are alive and relevant to today’s generation.
Published by: Puffin | Publication date: 04/30/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 158 pages

Some Little Motivational Words: Start the day with a smile : )
Some Little Motivational Words. A fun book with motivational and inspirational words joyfully presented. Great to pick up every morning, little wise words to start the day with a smile.Contains a collection of 100 illustrative pages and a few selected quotations by:- Albert Einstein- Mark Twain- Mahatma Gandhi- Theodore Roosevelt- Thomas Edison- Walt Whitman- Titus Maccius Plautus- George Eliot - Hans Christian Andersen- William Hazlitt&- Confucius_____________________________________________________Thank you for your purchase. We spent a long time building this book. We hope you enjoy it :)Some Little Motivational Words - Start the day with a Smile. (Quote Book)New 2nd EDITION by The SECRET Libraries
Published by: The SECRET Libraries | Publication date: 12/29/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 158 pages

101 Selected Sayings of Mahatma Gandhi
In 101 SELECTED SAYINGS OF MAHATMA GANDHI you will learn:1.The similarity between freedom and slavery.2.What makes the world blind.3.Who is to be considered religious.4.What is the greatness of humanity.5.Why you should monitor your thoughts and words.6.What an eye for an eye does.7.About the seven deadly sins.8.What the future depends on.9.If you have faith and ways to strengthen it.10.The best way to preach.11.The best way to find yourself.12.Why we should study other religions.13.How the world can achieve peace.14.And much more.Find out what Mahatma Gandhi has to say about these and other issues by reading this book.
Author: Irfan Alli
Published by: | Publication date: 02/02/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 111 pages
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