In this autobiography, also titled The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas K. Gandhi recounts his life from childhood up until 1921, noting that "my life from this point onward has been so public that there is hardly anything about it that people do not know." HarperCollins chose this work as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century." The pursuit of truth was a guiding principle for Gandhi. He states that it "is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography." He also notes that this "will of course include experiments with non-violence, celibacy and other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth."
Published by The Floating Press on 01/01/2009
Book details: 891 pages.
Dennis Dalton's classic account of Gandhi's political and intellectual development focuses on the leader's two signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement (or salt satyagraha) of 1930 and the Calcutta fast of 1947. Dalton clearly demonstrates how Gandhi's lifelong career in national politics gave him the opportunity to develop and refine his ideals. He then concludes with a comparison of Gandhi's methods and the strategies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, drawing a fascinating juxtaposition that enriches the biography of all three figures and asserts Gandhi's relevance to the study of race and political leadership in America. Dalton situates Gandhi within the "clash of civilizations" debate, identifying the implications of his work on continuing nonviolent protests. He also extensively reviews Gandhian studies and adds a detailed chronology of events in Gandhi's life.
Published by Columbia University Press on 02/21/2012
Book details: 256 pages.
An analysis of Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and civil rights advocate reveals his conflicted ideologies and feelings about his place in history, offering insight into his philosophies, social campaigns, and private disappointments.
Published by Vintage on 02/17/2019
Book details: 425 pages.
This is the extraordinary story of how one man's indomitable spirit inspired a nation to triumph over tyranny. This is the story of Mahatma Gandhi, a man who owned nothing-and gained everything.
Published by Penguin on 11/02/2010
Book details: 224 pages.
This biography features an in-depth account of the life of Mahatma Gandhi and a series of key questions for discussion and debate. Extensive primary evidence is quoted for and against each question and you, the reader, are invited to judge for yourself. It examines Gandhi's life from his birth in 1869 until his assassination as a revered national figure in 1948, exploring his struggles to achieve racial justice in South Africa. Also discussed are the Raj, and Gandhi's attempts to overthrow British rule in India - finally leading to the country's independence in 1947.
Published by Evans Brothers on 02/17/2019
Book details: 64 pages.
Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi’s most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton’s general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in historical context, and provide insight into the conceptual framework of Gandhi’s political theory. Included are bibliography, glossary, and index.
Published by Hackett Publishing on 02/17/1996
Book details: 172 pages.
Contents: Gandhi and The New World Order, Gandhian Approach to World Peace, The Concept of Freedom, Equality and Peace A Gandhian Perspective, Modern Social Legislation, Gandhian Approach to Communal Harmony, The Concept of Child Welfare in Gandhi s View, The Concept of Women s Welfare in Gandhi s View, Relevance of Gandhian Thought, Conclusion.
Published by Discovery Publishing House on 01/01/2010
Book details: 156 pages.
Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma (“great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation’s own civil rights movement. Taken from Gandhi’s writings throughout his life, The Essential Gandhi introduces us to his thoughts on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, non-violence, civil disobedience, and his own life. The pieces collected here, with explanatory head notes by Gandhi biographer Louis Fischer, offer the clearest, most thorough portrait of one of the greatest spiritual leaders the world has known. “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. . . . We may ignore him at our own risk.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a new Preface drawn from the writings of Eknath Easwaran In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.
Published by Vintage on 02/15/2012
Book details: 368 pages.
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 02/17/2019
Book details: 136 pages.
"The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi is an explosive and original analysis of the assassination of the ‘Father of the Nation’. Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one determined zealot, the larger ideology that supported him, the Congress-led Government that failed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant, and endorsed violence instead? Paranjape’s meticulous study culminates in his reading of Gandhi’s last six months in Delhi where, from the very edge of the grave, he wrought what was perhaps his greatest miracle – the saving of Delhi and thus of India itself from the internecine bloodshed of Partition. Paranjape, taking a cue from the Mahatma himself, also shows us a way to expiate our guilt and to heal the wounds of an ancient civilization torn into two. This is a brilliant, far-reaching and profound exploration of the meaning of the Mahatma’s death."
Published by Random House India on 01/30/2015
Book details: 348 pages.