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Gandhi and the unspeakable : his final experiment with truth

Author: James W Douglass
Publisher: Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1948, at the dawn of his country s independence, Mohandas Gandhi, father of the Indian independence movement and a beloved prophet of nonviolence, was assassinated by Hindu nationalists. In riveting detail, author James W. Douglass shows as he previously did with the story of JFK how police and security forces were complicit in the assassination and how in killing one man, they hoped to destroy his vision of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction
Biographies
Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Douglass
ISBN: 9781570759635 1570759634 9781626980334 1626980330
OCLC Number: 748941755
Description: vx, 158 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Seeds of life and death --
Gandhi and his assassins --
Conclusion: Gandhi, Godse, and the cross.
Responsibility: James W. Douglass.

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In 1948, at the dawn of his country s independence, Mohandas Gandhi, father of the Indian independence movement and a beloved prophet of nonviolence, was assassinated by Hindu nationalists. In riveting detail, author James W. Douglass shows as he previously did with the story of JFK how police and security forces were complicit in the assassination and how in killing one man, they hoped to destroy his vision of peace, nonviolence, and reconciliation. Gandhi had long anticipated and prepared for this fate. In reviewing the little-known story of his early experiments in truth in South Africa the laboratory for Gandhi s philosophy of satyagraha, or truth force Douglass shows how early he confronted and overcame the fear of death. And, as with his account of JFK s death, he shows why this story matters: what we can learn from Gandhi s truth in the struggle for peace and reconciliation today.

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