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Presents a careful selection of writings of Gandhi
Offers an in-depth introduction to Gandhian thought
Includes an up-to-date bibliography of essential texts
This book offers an in-depth introduction to Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, who successfully used nonviolent techniques as a political means to achieve the liberation of India from British colonial rule. The emphasis in the book is on his pioneering work and thought on Nonviolent Action. The work presents selected writings of Mahatma Gandhi and an exhaustive introduction, which touches upon all relevant aspects of Gandhian thought with a critical eye. The selection of texts is thematic/historical and academic. The book is structured so as to be useful for both academics and general readers interested in familiarizing themselves with the political philosophy and thought of Gandhi.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Ahimsa - Gandhi - Nonviolence - Satyagraha - Truth
PART I Biographical Note.- Summary of Main Texts.- Gandhian Philosophy and Thought.- Nonviolent Action:Theory and Practice.- PART II Texts of Gandhi.- On Satya (Truth).- On Ahimsa (Nonviolence).- On Satyagraha.- On Sarvodaya(Ideal Society).- On Social Transformation.- On Political Questions.