The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Hugh Chisholm
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023653715
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Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Gandhi A Very Short Introduction

Gandhi  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Bhikhu Parekh
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780191606670
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Release: 2001-02-22
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest, which he made the basis of his successful struggle against British rule in India. In this Very Short Introduction to Gandhi's life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. He looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, his unique form of liberal communitarianism, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles was limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power, and how his hostility to modern civilization impeded his appreciation of its complexity. Gandhi's life and thought has had an enormous impact both within and outside India, and he continues to be widely revered, as one of the greatest moral and political leaders of the twentieth century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Gandhi

Gandhi
Author: David Arnold
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781317882350
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Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy student and affluent lawyer became one of the most powerful anti-colonial figures Western empires in Asia ever faced and why he aroused such intense affection, loyalty (and at times much bitter hatred) among Indians and Westerners alike. Attaching as much influence to the idea and image of Gandhi as to the man himself, Arnold sees Gandhi not just as a Hindu saint but as a colonial subject, whose attitudes and experiences expressed much that was common to countless others in India and elsewhere who sought to grapple with the overwhelming power and cultural authority of the West. A vivid and highly readable introducation to Gandhi's life and times, Arnold's book opens up fascinating insights into one of the twentieth century's most remarkable men.

Mahatma Gandhi Nonviolent Liberator

Mahatma Gandhi  Nonviolent Liberator
Author: Richard L. Deats,Mary Jegen
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781565482173
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Release: 2005
Editor: New City Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Mohandas Gandhi, one of the world’s best-loved and most important promoters of freedom and justice, fascinates every generation. Thrown off a South African train for sitting in a “whites only” 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 Gandhi’s essential writings. “Albert Einstein observed, ‘Generations to come ... will scarce believe that such a one as [Mohandas K. Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.’ Richard Deats’ account of Gandhi’s life and message could not be more timely. It is accessible, concise, and compelling. Read it.” Scott Kennedy Cofounder, Resource Center for Nonviolence Mayor, City of Santa Cruz, California “Richard Deats’ analysis of Gandhi’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.” Arun Gandhi, Founder and President M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Memphis, Tenn.

Grandfather Gandhi

Grandfather Gandhi
Author: Arun Gandhi,Bethany Hegedus
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781442450820
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace. How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger? One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village. Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud? In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

Gandhi The Years That Changed the World 1914 1948

Gandhi  The Years That Changed the World  1914 1948
Author: Ramachandra Guha
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780307357977
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An epic and revelatory biography of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in modern history. Opening with Gandhi's triumphant return to India in 1915 after decades abroad, and ending with his tragic assassination in 1949, Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World is a remarkable, moving portrait that provides a crucial re-evaluation of India's iconic leader for a new generation. Drawing on a wealth of newly uncovered materials unavailable to previous biographers, acclaimed historian and author Ramachandra Guha brings the past to life with extraordinary grace and clarity. Deploying his gifts as a storyteller and scholar, Guha presents Gandhi as both a fascinating human being--a man of fierce hope, eccentric personal beliefs, and sometimes dark and alarming contradictions--as well as a dynamic political force and global icon. Sharp, insightful, balanced, and impeccably researched, this free-standing sequel to Guha's magisterial biography Gandhi Before India is an indispensable resource for a contemporary understanding of Gandhi's ever-evolving legacy.

The Words of Gandhi

The Words of Gandhi
Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Richard Attenborough
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1557044686
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Release: 2001-10-19
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gandhi's ideas are as meaningful today as they were during his long and inspiring life. His enlightening thoughts and beliefs, especially on violence and the atomic bomb, reveal his eloquent foresight about our contemporary world. The words of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, chosen by the award-winning director Richard Attenborough from Gandhi's letters, speeches, and published writings, explore the prophet's timeless thoughts on daily life, cooperation, nonviolence, faith, and peace. This bestselling volume includes an introduction by Attenborough and an afterword by Time magazine Senior Foreign Correspondent Johanna McGeary that places Gandhi's life and work in the historical context of the twentieth century. This book and the film Gandhi were the result of producer/director Richard Attenborough's long commitment to keeping alive the flame of Gandhi's spiritual achievement and the wisdom of his actions and his words. They are the wisdom and words of peace. Also included are twenty striking historical photographs, specially selected from the archives at the National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, that capture the important personal, political, and spiritual aspects of Gandhi's career.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara,Albert Arrayas
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781786037879
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Language: en

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New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Mohandas Gandhi, the father of India, in this true story of his life. As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents' values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood. Gandhi began to dream of unity for all peoples and religions. Inspired by this idea, he led peaceful protests to free India from British rule and unite the country—ending violence and unfair treatment. His bravery and free-thinking made him one of the most iconic people of peace in the world, known as 'Mahatma' meaning 'great soul'. With innovative illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful people of the world.

Grandfather Gandhi

Grandfather Gandhi
Author: Arun Gandhi,Bethany Hegedus
Pages: 48
ISBN: 144242365X
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace. How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger? One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village. Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud? In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

The Diary of Manu Gandhi

The Diary of Manu Gandhi
Author: Anonim
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780199098071
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Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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Manu Gandhi, M.K. Gandhi’s grand-niece, joined him in 1943 at the age of fifteen. An aide to Gandhi’s ailing wife Kasturba in the Aga Khan Palace prison in Pune, Manu remained with him until his assassination. She was a partner in his final yajna, an experiment in Brahmacharya, and his invocation of Rama at the moment of his death. Spanning two volumes, The Diary of Manu Gandhi is a record of her life and times with M.K. Gandhi between 1943 and 1948. Authenticated by Gandhi himself, the meticulous and intimate entries in the diary throw light on Gandhi’s life as a prisoner and his endeavour to establish the possibility of collective non-violence. They also offer a glimpse into his ideological conflicts, his efforts to find his voice, and his lonely pilgrimage to Noakhali during the riots of 1946. The first volume (1943–44) chronicles the spiritual and educational pursuits of an adolescent woman who takes up writing as a mode of self-examination. The author shares a moving portrait of Kasturba Gandhi’s illness and death and also unravels the deep emotional bond she develops with Gandhi, whom she calls her ‘mother’.

I Am Gandhi

I Am Gandhi
Author: Brad Meltzer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780735228702
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Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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This installment of the "New York Times"-bestselling biography series tells the story of how Gandhi used the principles of nonviolence and noncooperation to fight discrimination against Indians in South Africa and to end British rule in India. Full color.

After Gandhi

After Gandhi
Author: Anne Sibley O'Brien
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781607341369
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Release: 2009-02-01
Editor: Charlesbridge
Language: en

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Over the last century brave people across the world have taken a stand against violence and oppression. Against all odds their actions have toppled governments, challenged unjust laws, and rebuilt societies. This is the power of nonviolent resistance, the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. From individuals like Muhammad Ali, whose refusal to be drafted helped galvanize American resistance to the Vietnam War, to movements such as Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared, whose courageous vigils for their missing children contributed to the fall of the military government responsible for the kidnappings, After Gandhi profiles some of the major figures of nonviolent resistance from around the world.

The Gandhi Reader

The Gandhi Reader
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Pages: 532
ISBN: UOM:39015066885735
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Release: 1994
Editor: Sourcebook of His Life and Wri
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Gandhi Reader collects the significant writings by and about Mahatma Gandhi, culled form 500 volumes, newspapers, and magazines. Here is Gandhi in his own words and those of his closest associates, including selections from his autobiography; descriptions of Gandhi by Romain Rollard, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore, Louis Fischer; Gandhi's letters to Roosevelt, Hitler, Chiang Kai-shek; and many of his most famous addresses.

Gandhi

Gandhi
Author: Susmita Arp
Pages: 154
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122435832
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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Gandhi ist längst zu einer Ikone geworden. Doch hinter dem Bild dieses Heiligen, so zeigt diese neue Darstellung, verblasst oftmals die Erinnerung an den Menschen Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948): an einen Politiker, der grosse Höhen und Tiefen durchlebte; an einen Reformer, der irren konnte; an einen rastlosen Idealisten, dem die Realität manch herbe Lektion erteilte - an einen Mann von bestechender Originalität, gepaart mit einer aussergewöhnlichen Willenskraft. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Who Was Gandhi

Who Was Gandhi
Author: Dana Meachen Rau,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780698187344
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Release: 2014-11-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation. Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights around the world. Gandhi is recognized internationally as a symbol of hope, peace, and freedom.

Gandhi on Non violence

Gandhi on Non violence
Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Pages: 82
ISBN: 0811200973
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Release: 1965
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gandhi's writings on non-violence are reproduced and placed within historical and intellectual contexts

The Oxford India Gandhi

The Oxford India Gandhi
Author: Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Pages: 910
ISBN: 0199493529
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Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford India Collection
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oxford India Gandhi looks beyond the plaster-cast image of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma. Gandhi's autobiography ends in the late 1920s, several historic years before his assassination in 1948. This book seeks to fill that void left by Gandhi himself. Edited by GopalkrishnaGandhi, the book tells Gandhi's story in his own words - the story of his life as he himself might have narrated it to a grandchild.Through speeches and articles, and also the more informal diary entries, letters, and conversations, the writings unfold chronologically unexplored facets of Gandhi's evolving world view, his responses to persons and events, relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. The result is acollection that manages to look beyond the oft-repeated details - into the little things that almost always went unnoticed. As for example his playful retort "Ask Mrs Gandhi" when asked whether he ever suffered from nerves, or his condemning of spitting in public places as "a national vice", or histelling response "You will be as free as any scavenger" to the zamindar who had asked him what will become of them (meaning the zamindars) when India became independent.Gopalkrishna Gandhi's general and part introductions locate the writings in their proper context, while the detailed notes provide a wealth of additional information for interested readers and explain the relevance of selected entries. The photographs that preface each part vivify a life that rouseda million hearts and spearheaded one of the greatest marches to freedom ever witnessed in human history.The Oxford India Gandhi offers a look into the personal life of one of the subcontinent's most public figures of all time. Part of Oxford University Press's prestigious "Oxford India Collection", the book is as much for those who know Gandhi as for young readers encountering the Mahatma for thefirst time.This special edition commemorates Mahatma Gandhi's sesquicentennial year and includes a new Introduction by Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Gandhi

Gandhi
Author: Rajmohan Gandhi
Pages: 738
ISBN: 9780520255708
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Release: 2008-03-10
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author, the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, describes the life of the Indian leader as well as the history of India during Gandhi's time.

Gandhi

Gandhi
Author: Demi
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9780689841491
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Release: 2001-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the story of the great leader who succeeded in bringing about social and political change in India through nonviolent means.

Gandhi s Ascetic Activism

Gandhi s Ascetic Activism
Author: Veena R. Howard
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9781438445588
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Release: 2013-03-25
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than six decades after his death, Mohandas Gandhi continues to inspire those who seek political and social liberation through nonviolent means. Through a comprehensive study of Gandhi's abstinence in marriage, eccentric views on sexuality, and odd ways of including his female associates in his practices continue to cause ambivalence among scholars and students.