This balanced selection of Gandhi's writings, taken from his letters, articles, and books, represents the complete cross-section of his thought, from his early years as a young barrister in London, to his final days as sage and counsel to newly independent India.
'... a judicious mix of excerpts from Gandhi's letters, articles, and books which come together to provide a useful introduction to his political theory. The selected passages, together with Iyer's introduction, present a definitive picture of Gandhi. ... the organisation of the material makes the book easy to use without totally neglecting significant historical details. ... political theorists seeking a broad understanding of the way Gandhi perceived the
world will find this selection more that adequate to their needs. Certainly, this is the best single-volume selectin known to me.'
Mark Bevir. University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics