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Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor - Thomas K. Weber

Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor

Hardcover Published: 10th January 2005
ISBN: 9780521842303
Number Of Pages: 294

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Thomas Weber's book comprises a series of biographical reflections about people who influenced Gandhi, and those who were, in turn, influenced by him. While the previous literature has tended to focus on Gandhi's political legacy, Weber's book explores the spiritual, social and philosophical resonances of these relationships, and it is with these aspects of the Mahatma's life in mind, that the author selects his central protagonists. These include friends such as Henry Polak and Hermann Kallenbach, who are not as well known as those usually cited, but who left a deep impression nevertheless, and motivated some of Gandhi's major life changes. Conversely, the work of luminaries such as E.F. Schumacher and Gene Sharp reveal the Mahatma's influence in arenas which are not traditionally associated with his thinking. Weber's book offers new and intriguing insights into the life and thought of one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century.

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'This is a book about a real, fallible man, rather than the retelling of a legend.' Resurgence 'Weber has written a stimulating and informative work ...'. The Gandhi Way

Gandhi influenced
Henry Polak and the setting up of Phoenix settlement
Hermann Kallenbach and the move to Tolstoy Farm
Maganlal Gandhi and the decision to leave Sabarmati
Jamnalal Bajaj and the move to Sevagram
The top of the hourglass: Gandhi influenced
Gandhi's influence
Arne Naess: the ecological movement finds depth
Johan Galtung: peace research moves beyond war
E. F. Schumacher: economics as if people mattered
Gene Sharp: nonviolent activism becomes a political method
The bottom of the hourglass: Gandhi's influence
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ISBN: 9780521842303
ISBN-10: 0521842301
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 2.1  x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.6