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Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)

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Mohandas Gandhi is well known as a political activist and pacifist who played a key role in achieving India's independence from Great Britain. Although born in Porbandar, India, to parents of the Vaisya (merchant) caste, he was given a modern education and eventually studied law in London. After näytä lisää returning briefly to India, Gandhi went to South Africa in 1893, where he spent the next 20 years working to secure Indian rights. It was during this time that he experimented with and developed his basic philosophy of life. Philosophically, Gandhi is best known for his ideas of satyagraha (truth-force) and ahimsa (nonharming). Intrinsic to the idea of truth-force is the correlation between truth and being; truth is not merely a mental correspondence with reality but a mode of existence. Hence, the power of the truth is not what one argues for but what one is. He developed this idea in conjunction with the principle of nonviolence, showing in his nationalist activities that the force of truth, expressed nonviolently, can be an irresistible political weapon against intolerance, racism, and social violence. Although his basic terminology and conceptual context were Hindu, Gandhi was impressed by the universal religious emphasis on the self-transformative power of love, drawing his inspiration from Christianity, Western philosophy, and Islam as well. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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All Men Are Brothers (1958) 270 kappaletta
The Words of Gandhi (1982) — Tekijä — 211 kappaletta
Vapaudesta : Hind swaraj (1910) 113 kappaletta
The Penguin Gandhi Reader (1995) 94 kappaletta
Gandhi: Selected Writings (1971) 92 kappaletta
The Way to God (1999) 66 kappaletta
Mein Leben (1930) 54 kappaletta
Satyagraha in South Africa (1950) 48 kappaletta
Book of Prayers (1999) 42 kappaletta
Gandhi on Christianity (1991) 39 kappaletta
La voie de la non-violence (2005) 37 kappaletta
Mohan-Mala (1959) 36 kappaletta
Antiche come le montagne (1983) 35 kappaletta
Third class in Indian railways (1917) 32 kappaletta
Lettres à l'Ashram (1948) 24 kappaletta
Prayer (2000) 23 kappaletta
Freedom's Battle (2004) 21 kappaletta
Gandhi's Health Guide (2000) 20 kappaletta
Hindu dharma (1950) 20 kappaletta
Young India (1927) 20 kappaletta
Vi er alle søsken (1999) 18 kappaletta
Vows and Observances (1999) 18 kappaletta
The Message of the Gita (1959) 16 kappaletta
For Pacifists (1981) 16 kappaletta
Discourses on the Gita (1983) 16 kappaletta
Gandhi in India: In His Own Words (1987) 15 kappaletta
India of My Dreams (1982) 15 kappaletta
Gandhi's letters to a disciple (1950) 13 kappaletta
What is Hinduism? (1994) 13 kappaletta
Moral Basis of Vegetarianism (1982) 12 kappaletta
Tottelemattomuudesta (2003) 12 kappaletta
Aforismi e pensieri (1995) 12 kappaletta
My religion (2007) 11 kappaletta
The Message of Jesus Christ (1963) 11 kappaletta
Worte des Friedens (1992) 10 kappaletta
Selections from Gandhi 10 kappaletta
Rauhan ja rakkauden tie (1988) 10 kappaletta
Ghandi, a minha vida (2019) 10 kappaletta
Kirjoituksia (1983) 9 kappaletta
Village Industries (1960) 9 kappaletta
Key to Health (1992) 9 kappaletta
The Essence of Hinduism (1994) 9 kappaletta
The Law and the Lawyers (1999) 8 kappaletta
Ethical religion 8 kappaletta
My Appeal to the British (1942) 8 kappaletta
Mahatma Gandhi (1985) 8 kappaletta
Gandhi's Way to God (2009) 8 kappaletta
My Non-Violence (2012) 7 kappaletta
Per la pace: aforismi (2008) 7 kappaletta
Diet and diet reform (1983) 7 kappaletta
Towards new education (1953) 7 kappaletta
Trusteeship (1996) 7 kappaletta
Truth Is God (1980) 6 kappaletta
Nature Cure (2012) 6 kappaletta
The Story Of My Life (2007) 6 kappaletta
Living from the Heart (1988) 6 kappaletta
Política de la no violencia (2011) 6 kappaletta
Rauhan sanat (1988) 6 kappaletta
L'Induismo (1995) 6 kappaletta
The Science of Satyagraha (1962) 6 kappaletta
The Little Book of Gandhi (2003) 6 kappaletta
Village swaraj (2012) 5 kappaletta
Panchayat Raj (2012) 5 kappaletta
Towards non-violent socialism (2012) 5 kappaletta
Young India 1919-1922 (1924) 5 kappaletta
Guía de la salud (1974) 5 kappaletta
From Yeravda Mandir (1982) 5 kappaletta
My God (1984) 5 kappaletta
La forza della nonviolenza (2002) 5 kappaletta
Indian home rule (1922) 5 kappaletta
The Wheel of Fortune (2020) 5 kappaletta
Character And Nation Building (2004) 4 kappaletta
Basic education 4 kappaletta
Ramanama (1982) 4 kappaletta
Readings from Gandhi (1969) 4 kappaletta
Denken mit Mahatma Gandhi (2006) 4 kappaletta
La voce della verità (1991) 4 kappaletta
Den inneren Frieden leben (1990) 4 kappaletta
Política de la noviolencia (2023) 4 kappaletta
Inspiring Thoughts (2012) 4 kappaletta
Mõtteid ja vaateid (2015) 4 kappaletta
To Students (2003) 4 kappaletta
Gandhi: In My Own Words (2002) 4 kappaletta
Gandhi Speaks (2016) 3 kappaletta
Ramanama (1949) 3 kappaletta
Mi credo hinduista (1977) 3 kappaletta
Las palabras de Gandhi (1983) 3 kappaletta
Songs from Prison 3 kappaletta
Satya Sodhana (Telugu Edition) (2012) 3 kappaletta
Minu elu 3 kappaletta
L' arte di vivere (1985) 3 kappaletta
Towards Lasting Peace 3 kappaletta
Mi vida es mi mensaje (2004) 3 kappaletta
Non-violence in Peace and War (1972) 3 kappaletta
Gandhis life in his own words (1983) 3 kappaletta
Tempio di verità 3 kappaletta
Mein Leben (2019) 3 kappaletta
Sermon on the sea 2 kappaletta
Ausgewählte Texte. (1983) 2 kappaletta
The law of love 2 kappaletta
Varnashramadharma 2 kappaletta
To the perplexed 2 kappaletta
The Teaching of Gita 2 kappaletta
My socialism 2 kappaletta
How to Serve the Cow 2 kappaletta
Way to Communal Harmony (1994) 2 kappaletta
365 Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi (2018) 2 kappaletta
En guise d'autobiographie (2014) 2 kappaletta
Tärkeimmät kirjoitukset (2019) 2 kappaletta
Mon chemin de paix (2016) 2 kappaletta
Cartas ao Ashram (2011) 2 kappaletta
The health guide (1978) 2 kappaletta
The Green Pamphlet 2 kappaletta
HINDU DHARMA KYA HAI 2 kappaletta
Village Swaraj 2 kappaletta
Ilmio credo, il mio pensiero (1995) 2 kappaletta
Pensieri sulla vita (2012) 2 kappaletta
Conquest of Self (2007) 2 kappaletta
L'autogovern de l'Índia (2015) 2 kappaletta
Mi Religion 2 kappaletta
Gandhin ajatuksia (1998) 2 kappaletta
HLe Iparole di Gandhi 2 kappaletta
Ma non-violence 1 kappale
Sapta Mahavrat 1 kappale
Gita According to Gandhi (2018) 1 kappale
Mahatma Gandhi 1 kappale
Tempio di verità (1988) 1 kappale
Satya Ke Mere Prayog (2013) 1 kappale
Anasakti Yog 1 kappale
Trusteeship 1 kappale
Moya zhizn' (2011) 1 kappale
Animal laws of India (1996) 1 kappale
Maailm on vinud vihkamast (2013) 1 kappale
Pathway to god 1 kappale
Моя вера 1 kappale
Truth Is God 1 kappale
Truth is GOD 1 kappale
Verdad y perfección (1997) 1 kappale
Hindu Dharma 1 kappale
Village Swaraj (2021) 1 kappale
My Religion 1 kappale
Il libro della saggezza (2007) 1 kappale
Wege und Mittel (1996) 1 kappale
In cammino verso Dio (2006) 1 kappale
La resistenza non violenta (2000) 1 kappale
Ogni giorno un pensiero (1983) 1 kappale
Parole di pace (1995) 1 kappale
Sermon on the Sea (2013) 1 kappale
Gandhi Essential Writings (1970) 1 kappale
Gandhi on the Gita (1989) 1 kappale
El camino del Socialismo (1977) 1 kappale
Para lograr la paz (2013) 1 kappale
Självbiografi 1 kappale
Miroljubive misli (2020) 1 kappale
Politica de La No Violencia (2010) 1 kappale
Mitt tidiga liv (1985) 1 kappale
Issues for Students (2016) 1 kappale
Gandhi: The Bhagavad Gita (2005) 1 kappale
Gift of gold 1 kappale
Tal och skrifter 1 kappale
Gewaltfrei leben (1992) 1 kappale
Der Atem meines Lebens (2000) 1 kappale
Palabras para la Paz (2001) 1 kappale
My theory of trusteeship (1970) 1 kappale
EL ALIMENTO DEL ALMA (2002) 1 kappale
Seven social sins (2007) 1 kappale
A Roca e o calmo pensar (2020) 1 kappale
Gandhiji expects (1965) 1 kappale
Letters of Mahatma Gandhi (2020) 1 kappale
M. K. Gandhi 1 kappale
Path-way to God 1 kappale
Mahatma 1 kappale
Removal of Untouchability (1959) 1 kappale
Pensieri 1 kappale
Méditations de Gandhi (1998) 1 kappale
Gitabodh 1 kappale
Co-operation 1 kappale
Lee+ julio 2011 1 kappale
Gandhi 1 kappale
Lee+ abril 2022 1 kappale

Associated Works

Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
Cultural Resistance Reader (2002) — Avustaja — 140 kappaletta
Christianity Through Non-Christian Eyes (1990) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Men Who Killed Gandhi (1707) — Associated Name — 46 kappaletta
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Why I Killed The Mahatma: Understanding Godse's Defence (2007) — Associated Name — 13 kappaletta
Gandhi and Stalin: Two Signs at the World's Crossroads (1947) — Associated Name — 13 kappaletta
Nectar in a Sieve with Related Readings (2000) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Gandhi (Great Names) (2003) — Associated Name — 6 kappaletta
Gandhi and the Nobel Peace Prize (2017) — Associated Name — 4 kappaletta
Why I Assassinated Gandhi? (2016) — Associated Name — 2 kappaletta
Mahatma Gandhi and Hindu-Christian Dialogue — Associated Name — 1 kappale

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This book was written for residents of India. It was also written quite some time ago. Thus there are parts of it that are not applicable to us today.

I found his perspective interesting. He was interested in their welfare, in improving the diets of the people of his country.
 
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bread2u | May 15, 2024 |
Not what I was expecting.

Of late I have been more and more interested in Gandhi and Gandhisim. Born and brought up in India, Gandhiji was a well known figure introduced to all children very early and quite frequently. However, what we heard where only glimpses of what transpired during the freedom struggle. So, I wanted to read more about Gandhiji to understand his thoughts and ideas about non-violence and Satyagraha, which he pioneered in the early nineteen hundreds. I became more interested in Gandhiji after watching Shyam Benegals "Making of the Mahatma", which provides a glimpse of Mohandas K Gandhi became Mahatma Gandhi. Earlier movies only focused on the freedom struggle and cursorily skimmed over his stay in South Africa.

To quite some extent, the book did satisfy my desire to understand Gandhiji. His early life during childhood days and then his days in South Africa do provide and adequate introduction to Gandhiji as a person. Gandhiji as a Mahatma is well known to most Indians. I also read some reviews of the book and a few complained that the book was fairly mundane and went into several details that weren't necessary to understand him. However, I beg to differ. The very fact that Gandhiji goes into those details, we get better acquainted with him. He was a humble person was well know and very few might ever refute this. So, obviously, he spoke more about his environment than himself in the book. It provides a human side to the Mahatma. Quite often, I felt that he wasn't quite right with this decisions but it was clear that Gandhiji rarely ever did something that he himself didn't believe in. He obviously was a learned man and build his philosophy over several years, correcting it on the way. True some of his methods did seem to be outdated but then this was in the early nineteen hundreds. Had he been born in this era, he might have just been the same, albeit modern w.r.t other aspects such as his beliefs in medicine and tradition.

Overall, this is a good read. If you like to understand the mundane aspects of Gandhiji and his early life then this is worth reading. You might want to read other biographies to understand the history better as this book delves more on the why than the what and when.
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Gandhi was unwilling to accept Christian dogma, but in Jesus he recognized and revered one of history's great prophets of nonviolence. His criticism of contemporary Christianity was the failure of most Christians to embody the radical and revolutionary faith and action of Christ.
 
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