Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

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by Mohandas Gandhi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0486439925

ISBN-13: 2900486439920

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: Dover Publications

He believed India should learn to live before it tried to die for humanity. He was a devout Hindu but asserted no Christian could outdo him in singing "Lead, Kindly Light." One would expect a volume of quotations from Gandhi to be packed with wisdom, and this one surely is, but it appears the Mahatma also had a way with gentle but wry observations about human nature,

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He believed India should learn to live before it tried to die for humanity. He was a devout Hindu but asserted no Christian could outdo him in singing "Lead, Kindly Light." One would expect a volume of quotations from Gandhi to be packed with wisdom, and this one surely is, but it appears the Mahatma also had a way with gentle but wry observations about human nature, international politics, and especially himself. In this reprint of the 1951 edition, Gandhi surprises the reader on every page, up to and including his last words as the Mahatma. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900486439920
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Preface (John Haynes Holmes)
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Glossary of Indian Terms
1. Religion
  Religion. Atheism. Tolerance. Conversion. Scriptures. Hinduism. Christianity.
2. Theology
  God. Man and Human Nature. Prayer. Worship. Salvation. Confession. Death. Immortality. Faith. Reason. Free Will. Good and Evil.
3. Personal Ethics
  Morality. Honesty. Humility. Silence. Friendship. Fearlessness. Determination. Resolution. Restraint. Simplicity. Health. Diet. Fasting. Experimentation. Continence (Brahmacharya)
4. Social Ethics
  Love. Truth. Justice. Reverence for Life. Non-possession and Poverty. Body Labor.
5. Service
  Reform. Leadership. Identification with Poor. Organizational Work. Organizational Financing.
6. Satyagraha
  Origins. Means and Ends. Sacrifice. Suffering. Fasting. Imprisonment. The Opponent. Non-cooperation. Civil Disobedience. Non-violence (Ahimsa). Violence and Hate (Himsa). Methodology.
7. International Affairs
  Great Britain and the British. The United States. Soviet Russia and Communism. Germany and Hitler. World War II. War. War Resistance. World Government.
8. Political Affairs
  Democracy. Freedom. Civil Liberties. Racial Discrimination. Economic Justice. Labor. Class Struggle. Machines and Industrialization. Socialism. Prohibition.
9. The Family
  Women. Marriage. Birth Control. Prostitution. Parenthood.
10. Education
  Theory. The Child. The Student. The Teacher. The Curriculum. Religious Education. Crime.
11. Culture and the Professions
  East vs. West. Western Culture. Languages. The Arts. The Press. The Law and Lawyers. Science. History.
12. Indian Problems
  India. Independence (Swaraj). Home Industry (Swadeshi). Vernacular vs. English. Villages and Agriculture. Untouchability. Caste (Varna). Family Affairs. Guru. Communal Unity. Pakistan. Missionaries.
13. About Himself
  Religious Faith. Family Relations. Western Ways. Health Habits. Jail Experiences. Under Discriminations. Titles. Consistency. Limitations. Mission. Assassination.
Biographical Chronology
Bibliography
  A. The Major Works by Gandhi in English
  B. Collections of Gandhi's Writings in English
  C. Selected Writings about Gandhi's Life and Teachings
Sources
Index of Topics

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