The Essential Writings by Mahatma GandhiThe Essential Writings by Mahatma Gandhi

The Essential Writings

byMahatma GandhiEditorJudith M. Brown

Paperback | May 10, 2008

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'those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means'Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker as well as one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century. A religious and social reformer, he became a notable leader in the Indian nationalist movement, made famous for his advocacy of non-violent civil resistance.His many and varied writings are essentially responses to the specific challenges he faced, and they show his maturing ideas and political will, as well as his spirituality and humanity, over several decades.This new selection demonstrates how his thinking was truly radical, dealing with problems from the roots upwards: in the lives of individuals, of societies, and of political structures. It underlines the supreme importance of non-violence, and Gandhi's unique and unrealized vision of a new Indiaafter the departure of the British.
Judith Brown has written many books on Gandhi and India including Gandhi's Rise to Power. Indian Politics 1915-22 (1972), Gandhi and Civil Disobedience. The Mahatma in Indian Politics 1928-34 (1977), Gandhi. Prisoner of Hope (1989) and Nehru. A Political Life (2003). Her most recent book is Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern ...
Title:The Essential WritingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.18 inPublished:May 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Gandhi, his mission, and the influences on himGandhi reflects on himselfGandhis acknowledges the major influences on himAuthentic human life and the transformation of the individualThe truly human lifeThe search for GodTrue religion and particular religious traditionsSeeking truth through non-violence, self-discipline, and serviceTransforming societiesCreating moral societiesAshrams - centres of personal and social transformationIndia under British rule: making a new nationUnderstanding swarajMaking swaraj - the Constructive ProgrammeMaking swaraj - key issuesNon-violence as political actionThe birth of non-violent actionThe essence of satyagrahaAppropriate behaviour for satyagrahisTactics and dilemmas in satyagraha