Gandhi continues to be a subject of enduring interest across the world. A large and diverse range of writings - comparative, expository, dialogical, and biographical - has appeared on Gandhi. This volume puts together different interpretations of the Mahatma's views on myriad issues. Itpresents contesting positions of renowned scholars on issues critical for understanding Gandhi as a thinker and an historical phenomenon. It examines the impact of traditional ideas and western influences over contemporary environmental movements; Gandhi's idea of truth; his views on women andwhether they broke from the thinking of the nineteenth century reformers; and his complex intellectual relationship with the other great champion of India's oppressed classes, Babasaheb Ambedkar. The essays focus attention on issues of continuing relevance - tradition, modernity, nation, women, andcaste - thereby giving the volume of a contemporary flavour.