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Gandhi's Truth : On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence - Erik H. Erikson

Gandhi's Truth

On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence


Published: 17th April 1993
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In this study of Mahatma Gandhi, psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson explores how Gandhi succeeded in mobilizing the Indian people both spiritually and politically as he became the revolutionary innovator of militant non-violence and India became the motherland of large-scale civil disobedience.

"Profound and enlightening... Expands our grasp of some of the ultimate questions of our time." -- Robert Jay Lifton - The American Scholar "It is the triumph of Erikson's book that in uncovering the inner sources of Gandhi's power it does not dissolve but deepens his inherent moral ambiguity... [This] penetrating book ... deepens out understanding not only of the inward sources of personal greatness but those, as well, of its self-defeat." -- Clifford Geertz - New York Review of Books "Gandhi's Truth, even more brilliantly than its predecessor, Young Man Luther, shows that psychoanalytic theory, in the hands of an interpreter both resourceful and wise, can immeasurably enrich the study of 'great lives' and of much else besides... [The book's] richness and almost inexhaustible suggestiveness ... cannot be conveyed in a summary." -- Christopher Lasch - New York Times Book Review

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. 9
India: First Encountersp. 19
A Seminar in Ahmedabadp. 33
The Elusive Eventp. 45
The Witnessesp. 57
The Counterplayerp. 68
Four Old Indiansp. 81
Childhood and Youthp. 103
From Vow to Vocationp. 141
Householder in South Africap. 176
A Personal Wordp. 229
Prophet in His Own Countryp. 255
Companions and Counterplayersp. 296
The Event Retoldp. 322
Aftermathp. 364
Homo Religiosusp. 395
The Instrumentp. 410
Notesp. 451
Indexp. 463
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ISBN: 9780393310344
ISBN-10: 0393310345
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 17th April 1993
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.54