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, 466 pages
‘The ultimate source of happiness is within us.’ Dalai Lama ‘We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested.’ Desmond TutuArchbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama have been friends for many, many years. Between them, they have endured exile, violence and oppression. And in the face of these hardships, they have continued to radiate compassion, humour and above all, joy.To celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala. The two men spent a week discussing a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of suffering?This book is a gift from two of the most important spiritual figures of our time. Full of love, warmth and hope, The Book of Joy offers us the chance to experience their journey from first embrace to final goodbye.
Published by: Cornerstone Digital | Publication date: 09/22/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 319 pages
Gandhi was an icon, but what would he teach us if he were alive today? ___________Arun Gandhi reveals his Grandfather's ten vital and extraordinary lessons, more relevant than ever, in his SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING, The Gift (formerly published as The Gift of Anger) . . . The moving, often irreverent, story of Arun's years growing up at the iconic Sevagram ashram provides the setting for the treasured moments spent his grandfather, which are an engaging and often surprising read. These memories give a rare insight into Gandhi the man behind the icon, and reveal the motivations behind his ten inspirational lessons. Arun believes that the violence in the world today makes Gandhi's teachings more vital than ever, and The Gift places these lessons in a modern context, shedding new light on how Gandhi's principles can - and must - be applied to today's concerns.'Anger is good. It is an energy that compels us to define what is right and wrong' - Mahatma Gandhi, to his grandson, Arun
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 03/22/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
More than seventy years ago, one great nation, Great Britain, granted independence to another, India. The transfer of power, while civil, was not entirely peaceful. Hindus and Muslims turned against each other in spasms of sectarian violence. Refugees trekked across the subcontinent - Hindus toward India, and Muslims toward the new nation of Pakistan.Amid the tumult, one voice crying out for peace commanded attention. It belonged to a spindly, seventy-eight-year-old man who dressed in a loin cloth and carried a handmade spinning wheel.Mohandas Gandhi, known as the Mahatma, or Great Soul, had the ability to sway the masses through the force of prayer, fasting, and Satyagraha, or non-violent resistance. But just four months later, this apostle of peaceful protest and religious amity was gunned down by a Hindu nationalist. He left behind a stirring and complex legacy.While the word "original" can be too glibly applied to the great leaders of history, it only begins to describe Mohandas Gandhi. And this book, nearly seven decades after his death, takes a nuanced and textured look at his singular life, including his important, and often fraught, relationships with his wife and four sons.Gandhi was a London-trained barrister who took on the British Empire in two of it colonial outposts - South Africa and India. He was a warrior who invented a new form of warfare, one that used actions (or inactions) instead of guns. He was a canny politician who never held political office. He invoked God frequently, which his followers considered saintly and his detractors found merely sanctimonious. He was a vegetarian, a teetotaler, and a celibate, who, late in life "tested" his chastity by sleeping next to young, unclothed women. As this book shows, this extraordinary man, for all his great feats, was also extraordinarily human - and that humanness makes his story all the more compelling.
Published by: New Word City, Inc. | Publication date: 12/28/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 340 pages
'A vivid, absorbing read' Sunday Times'Magisterial' Literary ReviewThe magnificent new biography of Gandhi by India's leading historianA New York Times Notable Book of 2018Gandhi lived one of the great 20th-century lives. He inspired and enraged, challenged and galvanized many millions of men and women around the world. He lived almost entirely in the shadow of the British Raj, which for much of his life seemed a permanent fact, but which he did more than anyone else to destroy, using revolutionary tactics. In a world defined by violence on a scale never imagined before and by ferocious Fascist and Communist dictatorship, he was armed with nothing more than his arguments and example.This magnificent book tells the story of Gandhi's life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948. It is a book with a Tolstoyan sweep, both allowing us to see Gandhi as he was understood by his contemporaries and the vast, varied Indian societies and landscapes which he travelled through and changed beyond measure. Drawing on many new sources and animated by its author's wonderful sense of drama and politics, Gandhi is a major reappraisal of the crucial years in this titanic figure's story.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 09/27/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1152 pages
It has become a cliche to say that one person can make a difference, but the life of Mahatma Gandhi confronts us with the enduring truth of that statement.It is impossible to say exactly what moved people to revere and follow him and be imprisoned and beaten on his behalf in the thousands. No doubt, his ever gentle demeanor had a hand in that. His perpetual grace and joy, even in the face of terrible hardship, surely won some hearts and minds. His genuine ability to treat all men - Hindu, Muslim, Parsee, Sikh, Harijan, Christian, and Zulu - as brothers must have won even more.
Published by: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC | Publication date: 01/21/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 135 pages
An innovative and accessible guide to the world's religionsThe Religions Book clearly explains the key concepts behind the earliest religious beliefs right up to the world's newest faiths, getting to the heart of what it means to believe. Principles of the five main world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - as well as ancient and primal belief systems are explored in this informative tome. All the big ideas are simply explained with jargon-free descriptions, step-by-step diagrams, and witty illustrations that encapsulate every aspect of religious thinking. Examine major historical developments and ideas with a universal timeline, providing a global perspective on the origins and major events that have contributed to the growth and spread of religion and spirituality. Along with the teaching highlights of pre-eminent figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Saint Paul, and Al-Ghazali, you'll also find a handy reference section featuring a glossary of religious terms and a roadmap to all the branches of the major faiths and the points of doctrine or tradition on which they differ. Modern alternative religions and spiritual beliefs from around the world are also explored, putting into context the political and social climates from which they emerged. The Religions Book provides compelling, accessible information perfect for students of religious study or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present day faiths and religious philosophies.
Published by: DK | Publication date: 04/01/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 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 Equator Line 25: The Burden of His Truth assesses the validity of Mahatma Gandhi and his thoughts for today's troubled times. A collection of thought-provoking essays by well-known writers, academics and activists throws light on Gandhi's relevance for the 21st century. Among the contributors are Jad Adams, Daya Dissanayake, Selina Hossain, Sunderlal Bahuguna and Shershah Syed. The volume helps you understand your world better.
Published by: The Equator Line Pvt. Ltd. | Publication date: 12/03/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 76 pages
From calls to arms to demands for peace, and from cries of freedom to words of inspiration, this stirring anthology captures the voices of prophets and politicians, rebels and tyrants, soldiers and statesman, placing them in historical context. With over a million copies already sold, this revised and updated edition includes speeches that have shaped the modern world: from Aung San Suu Kyi on freedom to Al Gore on the environment and from Malala Yousafzai on the education of women to Pope Francis on peace. A biography of each speechmaker reveals how they came to stand at the crossroads of history, and each speech is accompanied by an introduction explaining its historical context and how it influenced the momentous events of the day - as well as those that followed. New speeches include Malala Yousafzai's speech to the UN Youth Assembly on access to education (2013), Vladimir Putin's address regarding the annexation of Crimea (2014), Xi Jinping's Communist Party General Secretary's speech in Beijing (2012), Pope Francis's First Easter 'Urbi et Orbi' Message (2013) and Al Gore's address to the UN Bali Climate Change Conference (2007). Moving and thought-provoking, this new edition will continue to inspire and enlighten readers, offering them a fascinating perspective on historical milestones through the power of the spoken word. Contents include: Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Vaclav Havel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Indira Gandhi and Winston Churchill to name a few.
Published by: Quercus | Publication date: 11/06/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages