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Gandhi's truth : on the origins of militant nonviolence

Author: Erik H Erikson
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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In this study of Mahatma Gandhi, psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson explores how Gandhi succeeded in mobilizing the Indian people both spiritually and politically as he became the revolutionary innovator of militant non-violence and India became the motherland of large-scale civil disobedience.
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Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; Gandhi <Mahatma,; Mahatma Gandhi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik H Erikson
ISBN: 0393098826 9780393098822 0393007413 9780393007411 0393310345 9780393310344
OCLC Number: 10882
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1970.
Description: 476 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: PROLOGUE : ECHOES OF AN EVENT. I. India: First Encounters ---
II. A Seminar in Ahmedabad ---
III. The Elusive Event ----
PART ONE: THE INQUIRY. I. The Witnesses. 1. The Autobiography ---
2. Survivors ----
II. The Counterplayer ----
III. Four Old Indians ----
PART Two: THE PAST. I. Childhood and Youth. 1. Moniya and His Mother ---
2. Mohan and His Father ---
3. The Curse ---
4. Mohandas and His Evil Friend ----
II. From Vow to Vocation. 1. The Inner and the Outer Man ---
2. Arjuna in the Court of Small Claims ---
3. The Only One Available ----
III. Householder in South Africa. 1. Somebody ---
2. Nobody ---
3. Instrument of Peace ---
4. Manifesto ----
PART THREE: THE EVENT. I.A Personal Word ----
II. Prophet in His Own Country. 1. Why Ahmedabad? ---
2. The Four-Fold Ruin ---
3. Confrontation ---
4. Breakthrough ----
III. Companions and Counterplayers. 1. The Sarabhais ---
2. Shankerlal Banker ---
3. Mahadev ---
4. Sons and Followers ----
IV. The Event Retold ----
V. Aftermath. 1. Satyagrahi and Soldier ---
2. Patient and Mahatma ----
PART FOUR: THE LEVERAGE OF TRUTH. I. Homo Religiosus ----
II. The Instrument. 1. Tactics ---
2. Ritual ---
3. Insight ----EPILOGUE: MARCH TO THE SEA.
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