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Gandhi's battlefield choice : the Mahatma, the Bhagavad Gita, and World War II

Author: Francis G Hutchins
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This much anticipated volume compares and contrasts Gandhi's non-violent leadership during World War II to the military leadership of Arjuna in the war that prompted the Bhagavad Gita dialogue, the Sanskrit text that guided Gandhi's actions throughout his life. Early in his career as leader of India's campaign to end British rule, Gandhi resisted terrorist interpretations of the Gita and described the Gita as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1012510909
Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis G Hutchins
ISBN: 9781351051088 1351051083 1351051091 9781351051095 9781351051101 1351051105 9781351051071 1351051075
OCLC Number: 1014329151
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Chapter One Proclaiming a Non-Terrorist Manifesto / Francis G. Hutchins --
chapter Two War in the Mahabharata and World War II / Francis G. Hutchins --
chapter Three Freedom Now / Francis G. Hutchins --
chapter 4 Reconciling / Francis G. Hutchins --
chapter Five Operation Ebb Tide / Francis G. Hutchins --
chapter Six A Truthful Future / Francis G. Hutchins.
Responsibility: Francis G. Hutchins.

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"This much anticipated volume compares and contrasts Gandhi's non-violent leadership during World War II to the military leadership of Arjuna in the war that prompted the Bhagavad Gita dialogue, the Sanskrit text that guided Gandhi's actions throughout his life. Early in his career as leader of India's campaign to end British rule, Gandhi resisted terrorist interpretations of the Gita and described the Gita as depicting a metaphorical battle between good and evil impulses within every human heart. Then when India was drawn into a world war not unlike that in which Arjuna reluctantly led his troops into combat, Gandhi embraced his role as battlefield commander of the millions he had trained to be non-violent warriors. Never abandoning his dedication to non-violence, Gandhi stressed to his recruits that they should act as non-violently as possible but should not passively accept injustice. Remaining true to the Bhagavad Gita while responding to urgent hazards affecting all Indians, Gandhi himself became a wartime battlefield commander leading millions in the climactic Quit India conflict that ended British rule. The volume provides an overview of Gandhi's entire career as leader of the Indian Nationalist Movement, clarifies Gandhi's approach to acting non-violently when surrounded by violence, and affirms Gandhi's enduring importance as a source of inspiration around the world.Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka"--Provided by publisher.

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