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The Essential Writings : World's Classics - Mahatma Gandhi

The Essential Writings

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 17th April 2008
ISBN: 9780192807205
Number Of Pages: 464

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Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker, one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century, and a famous advocate of non-violent civil resistance. His many and varied writings largely respond to the specific challenges he faced throughout his life, and they show his evolving ideas, as well as his deepening spirituality and humanity, over several decades. Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience. The pieces are arranged to underscore Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations. The Introduction by Judith Brown--a leading authority on Gandhi--provides a succinct account of his life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement, examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and shows how he built a coherent body of thought.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Gandhi, his mission, and the influences on him Gandhi reflects on himself Gandhis acknowledges the major influences on him Authentic human life and the transformation of the individual The truly human life The search for God True religion and particular religious traditions Seeking truth through non-violence, self-discipline, and service Transforming societies Creating moral societies Ashrams - centres of personal and social transformation India under British rule: making a new nation Understanding swaraj Making swaraj - the Constructive Programme Making swaraj - key issues Non-violence as political action The birth of non-violent action The essence of satyagraha Appropriate behaviour for satyagrahis Tactics and dilemmas in satyagraha

ISBN: 9780192807205
ISBN-10: 019280720X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 17th April 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.37

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