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Gandhi's truth : on the origins of militant nonviolence

Author: Erik H Erikson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. ©1969
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView 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  Read more...

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Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; M K Gandhi; Gandhi, Mahatma
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik H Erikson
ISBN: 0393310345 9780393310344
OCLC Number: 26974825
Notes: "First published 1970 ; reissued as a Norton paperback 1993"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1970.
Description: 474 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : Echoes of an event --
India: first encounters --
A seminar in Ahmedabad --
The elusive event --
pt. 1. The inquiry --
The witnesses : The autobiography ; Survivors --
The counterplayer --
Four old Indians --
pt. 2. The past. Childhood and youth : Moniya and his mother ; Mohan and his father ; The curse ; Mohandas and his evil friend --
From vow to vocation : The inner and the outer man ; Arjuna in the court of small claims ; The only one available --
Householder in South Africa : Somebody ; Nobody ; Instrument of peace ; Manifesto --
pt. 3. The event : A personal word --
Prophet in his onw country : Why Ahmedabad? ; The four-fold ruin ; Confrontation ; Breakthrough --
Companions and countnerplayers : The Sarabhais ; Shankerlal Banker ; Mahadev ; Sons and followers --
The event retold --
Aftermath : Satyagrahi and soldier ; Patient and Mahatma --
pt. 4. The leverage of truth : Homo religiosus --
The instrument : Tactics ; Ritual ; Insight --
Epilogue : March to the sea.
Responsibility: Erik H. Erikson.
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