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The essential writings of Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Gandhi, Mahatma; Raghavan Iyer
Publisher: Delhi ; [New York] : Oxford University Press, 1993, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Oxford India pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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This selection, taken from Gandhi's letters, articles and books, represents the complete cross-section of his thought, from his early years as a young barrister to his final days as sage and counsel  Read more...

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Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; M K Gandhi; Gandhi, Mahatma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gandhi, Mahatma; Raghavan Iyer
ISBN: 0195632087 9780195632088
OCLC Number: 28249001
Description: xvi, 441 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
v. 1. Civilization, politics, and religion. Gandhi on himself and his mission --
Influences and books read --
Modern civilization and moral progress --
Politics and religion --
Religion --
v. 2. Truth and non-violence. Human nature, perfectibility, and history --
Principles and vows --
Conscience, heroism, and humility --
Satya: absolute and relative truth --
Ahimsa: the scope and power of non-violence --
Ashram: experiments with truth --
v. 3. Non-violent resistance and social transformation. Satyagraha: non-violent resistance --
Swaraj: freedom and self-rule --
Swadeshi: self-reliance --
Sarvodaya: non-violent social transformation.
Responsibility: edited by Raghavan Iyer.

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