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Autobiografia MAHATMA GANDHI: La storia dei miei esperimenti con la Verità (Italian Edition)
Verso la metà degli anni venti, durante un periodo di digiuno intensivo nel suo ashram ad Ahmedebad, Gandhi iniziò a scrivere la sua autobiografia o ‘‘la storia della sua anima’’ come egli amava dire, con l’intento di ritrarre le esperienze più intime e profonde che lo rendevano esteriormente quell’innovatore rivoluzionario nelle lotte contro la violenza, il razzismo e il colonialismo.Aveva cinquantotto anni quando intraprese un lungo processo di scrittura, conclusosi nel febbraio 1929, che portò alla stesura del libro, scritto in gujarati e tradotto in inglese da Mahadev Desai, uno dei suoi più stretti collaboratori. La versione del libro fu pubblicata dapprima in due volumi, il primo nel 1927 e il secondo nel 1929. Una versione inglese seguì quasi immediatamente e, una decina di anni dopo, nel 1940, questa fu ripubblicata in un’edizione più economica. Da allora, la storia di Gandhi e dei suoi ‘‘esperimenti con la verità’’ divenne un classico internazionale, pubblicato in varie edizioni e salutato come uno dei cento migliori libri spirituali di ogni epoca.Nel 1925, Mohandas Gandhi era ben noto in tutto il mondo come il leader del movimento anticoloniale indiano che aveva come obiettivo la fine dell’occupazione di quella nazione da parte degli inglesi. La storia raccontata da Gandhi nel libro ripercorre più che l’opera di applicazione politica del programma gandhiano di cambiamento sociale nonviolento (che Gandhi aveva già espresso compiutamente in due libri precedenti), quanto temi interiori e spirituali a lui cari, come la dieta, l’autodisciplina, l’astinenza sessuale, l’educazione dei figli e la cura della propria salute, concentrandosi poi in dettaglio sulle varie incidenze dei suoi primi anni di vita in India, i suoi studi di legge in Inghilterra e il suo lavoro come avvocato in Sud-Africa.
Published by: Blowing Books | Publication date: 01/20/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 309 pages

An Autobiography: Or the Story of My Experiments with Truth (Penguin Modern Classics)
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.
Author: M.K Gandhi
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 09/06/2001
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 466 pages

Mahatma Gandhi: A Life From Beginning to End
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: 10/17/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 49 pages

The Gift: Ten spiritual lessons for the modern world from my Grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi
Be inspired by Ghandi's ten lessons for life.Gandhi was an icon, but what would he teach us if he were alive today? ___________In this Sunday Times bestseller, his grandson Arun reveals the ten vital and extraordinary lessons his grandfather taught him, all of which are more relevant now than ever . . . Arun believes that the violence and turmoil 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.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 which we can all learn from today. From using anger for good, to knowing your own worth, we can all learn something from Ghandi and become better versions of ourselves. Formerly published as The Gift of Anger.
Author: Arun Gandhi
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 03/22/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur Gandhi, Wife of Mahatma Gandhi
About the AuthorsArun Gandhi Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of India's late spiritual leader, Mohandas Karamchand 'Mahatma' Gandhi. Growing up under South Africa's apartheid was difficult, humiliating and often dangerous. Enduring bigoted attacks from European-African youths for not being 'white', and from Native Africans for not being 'black', increased the anger that Arun Gandhi bore as a young man. Hoping that time with his grandfather would help the twelve year old Arun control his rage and deal with prejudice through nonviolent means, his parents took him to India to live with 'The Mahatma' (great soul) in 1946. Arun's stay with his grandfather coincided with the most tumultuous period in India's struggle to free itself from British rule. His grandfather showed Arun firsthand the effects of a national campaign for liberation carried out through both violent and nonviolent means. For eighteen months, while Gandhi imparted lessons to his grandson, the young man was also witnessing world history unfold before his eyes. This combination set Arun on a course for life. Arun's father, Manilal, Gandhi's second son, spent over sixteen years in prison as he was repeatedly jailed for his efforts to change South African apartheid nonviolently. Arun's mother, Sushila, spent fifty-four years at Gandhi's ashram 'Phoenix' outside Durban. After the deaths of Gandhiji and Manilal, Sushila was the ashram's driving force until its destruction in 1985. The community had been in existence for over eighty years. At twenty-three, Arun returned to India and worked as a journalist and reporter for 'The Times of India'. He, his wife, Sunanda, and several colleagues started the successful economic initiative, India's Center for Social Unity, whose mission is to alleviate poverty and caste discrimination. The Center's success has now spread to over 300 villages, improving the lives of more than 500 thousand rural Indians. Having written four books and hundreds of articles, Dr. Gandhi is an accomplished author and journalist. He and Sunanda published the 'Suburban Echo' in Bombay from 1985 - 1987. Arun and Sunanda moved to Oxford, Mississippi in the United States in 1987. At the University of Mississippi, they collected material to compare race issues in the American south, color discrimination in South Africa, and the caste system in India. In October 1991, the Gandhi's founded the 'M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence'. Its mission is to examine, promote, and apply the principles of nonviolent thought and action through research, workshops, seminars and community service. Sunanda Gandhi (1932-2007)Born in 1932 in India's Gujarat province, Sunanda Gandhi wife of Arun Gandhi, co-founded the 'M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence'. As a young nurse, Sunanda cared for Arun after surgery in India; a romance bloomed and their shared domestic life and work in nonviolence began. Her family was advocates of British rule and opposed to Gandhi, so the couple had many obstacles to overcome. For over twenty-five years, she engaged in extensive, productive and compassionate work with orphaned children, prisoners and victims of domestic violence as a marriage counselor for Bapnu Ghar, an organization for destitute and abused women. An author and researcher, Senior Researcher at the MK Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence, laying the groundwork for forthcoming publications. Sunanda and Arun had two children and four grandchildren. Arun and Sunanda began exhaustive and painstaking research into the life of his grandmother, Kastur, in 1960. Arun traveled and interviewed people all over the world, who supplied bits of information about her life.
Published by: Arun Gandhi | Publication date: 01/29/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 311 pages

Gandhi: an Autobiography (Green Reader): The Story of my Experiments with Truth
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: 10/07/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 466 pages

The brief history of Mahatma Gandhi from born to death: English
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was an Indian political and civil rights leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for independence. This essay takes you through his life history, including his philosophy of Satyagraha, non-cooperation, assassination etc.
Publication date: 01/17/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 19 pages

Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World
'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: 09/27/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1152 pages

Gandhi Before India
The first volume of the definitive biography of Gandhi, one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century, from the great historian Ramachandra GuhaThe life of Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most remarkable and potent in the modern era. In this fascinating new biography Ramachandra Guha allows us to understand the personality and politics of Mohandas Gandhi as never before. Showing that Gandhi's ideas were fundamentally shaped before his return to India in 1915, Gandhi Before India is the extraordinarily vivid portrait of the formative years he spent in England and South Africa, where he developed the techniques that would undermine and ultimately destroy the British Empire.Ramachandra Guha depicts a world of sharp contrasts between the coastal culture of Gujarat, High Victorian London and colonial South Africa, where settlers from India, Britain and elsewhere battled for their share of this rich and newly despoiled land. Drawing on many new sources located in archives across four continents, Guha sensitively explores the many facets of Gandhi's life and struggles. This is the biography of the year.Reviews:'Excellent and exhaustive ... Guha has done heroic work in reconstructing this period of Gandhi's life ... Gandhi emerges here as a fascinatingly complicated and contradictory figure ... if the sequel proves as rich and absorbing as this first book, it will doubtless serve as the fundamental portrait of Gandhi for many years to come' Sunday Business Post'What can a new biographer add? Gandhi Before India by Ramachandra Guha, India's leading historian, offers plenty ... Rather than lingering on Gandhi's own well-studied words, Mr Guha has unearthed a wealth of previously overlooked school reports, diaries, letters and articles by collaborators and opponents of Gandhi. The result is a striking depiction of his transformation into mid-adulthood ... As Mr Guha ably shows, for all that Gandhi influenced events in South Africa, it was he who experienced the greater change' Economist'One of the surprises in Gandhi Before India is just how much fresh material it contains. Guha has a gift for tracking down obscure letters and newspaper reports and patching them together to make history come alive ... The book turns up some gems ... Gandhi Before India demonstrates how complicated cross-cultural relations were in the long 19th century ... it is a work of vivid social history as well as biography' Patrick French, Guardian'Guha is India's best-known historian, who marshals his wide scholarship in contemporary and modern history with a raconteur's lucid felicity' DNA Mumbai'A spirited case for Gandhi's continued relevance, for the challenges his ideas still present to us' Tehelka, New Delhi'Guha is one of India's most intelligent and readable historians; and in addition to his considerable talents, he has had the good fortune to discover a treasure trove of Gandhi's own voluminous press cuttings and also many shelf-loads of letters to him from friends and colleagues' StandpointAbout the author:Ramachandra Guha is one of India's most influential historians and public intellectuals. His books include A Corner of a Foreign Field and India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy. The Independent has called him 'one of the world's great minds'; Time has said he is 'Indian democracy's pre-eminent chronicler'. He has held visiting professorships at Stanford, Yale, and the London School of Economics. He lives in Bangalore.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 10/03/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 641 pages

The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
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.
Author: DK
Published by: DK | Publication date: 04/01/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
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