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The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

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Titel: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
Autor/en: Mahatma Gandhi

ISBN: 1400030501
EAN: 9781400030507
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Louis Fischer
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November 2002 - kartoniert - 368 Seiten

Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma ("great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation's own civil rights movement. Taken from Gandhi's writings throughout his life, The Essential Gandhi introduces us to his thoughts on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, non-violence, civil disobedience, and his own life. The pieces collected here, with explanatory head notes by Gandhi biographer Louis Fischer, offer the clearest, most thorough portrait of one of the greatest spiritual leaders the world has known.
"Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. . . . We may ignore him at our own risk.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a new Preface drawn from the writings of Eknath Easwaran

In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.
PART ONE: The Man

1.) Beginnings of a Great Man
2.) Gandhi in England
3.) Gandhi Fails
4.) The Method Is Born
5.) The Struggle
6.) Victory in South Africa

PART TWO: The Mahatma

7.) Facing the British in India
8.) Segregation in India
9.) Civil Disobedience Succeeds
10.) Murder in an Indian Garden
11.) Non-Violence
12.) Gandhi's Road to Jail
13.) The Power of the Mind
14.) National Independence Is Not Enough
15.) Gandhi's Message to All Men
16.) Gandhi's Political Principles
17.) Belief and Human Welfare
18.) Sex, Sanitation, and Segregation
19.) The Liberty March
20.) How to Enjoy Jail
21.) Fast Against Indian Prejudice
22.) Blueprint for a Better Life
23.) Gandhi on Socialism and Communism
24.) Gandhi About Himself
25.) Gandhi's Advice to Negroes
26.) Love Versus War and Dictators
27.) "Quit India"
28.) Independence and Sorrow
29.) Last Victory
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian Independence movement. Born in 1869 in British India, he was the pioneer of Satyagraha-a philosophy that is concerned with truth and resistance to evil through active, non-violent resistance. He led India to independence from Britain and inspired movements for freedom and civil rights around the world. Gandhi lived a simple life, organizing an ashram that was self sufficient and even made his own clothes. He lived on a vegetarian diet and later on a fruitarian diet. He often underwent long fasts, for both self purification and for protest.He was assassinated in 1948 in New Delhi, India.
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