Gandhi: Selected Writings

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This anthology of Gandhi's writings offers a revealing look at his life and philosophy, focusing on subjects of enduring interest — rather than day-to-day political matters — and the development of the philosophy of Satyagraha — defense of and by the truth. This collection also features significant excerpts from the Mahatma's speeches, correspondence, and diaries.
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Library Journal
The Selected Writings volume offers numerous longer pieces on various subjects, while Wit and Wisdom is a roundup of long and short quotes. Together they offer a wide array of Gandhi's thinking for a good price. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486437668
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/18/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 408,973
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Part I Anasakti Yoga, or The Gospel of Selfless Action, an extract from Gandhi's Commentary on The Bhagavad Gita 35
Part II The Gita and Satyagraha; The philosophy of non-violence and The Doctrine of the Sword; A letter from Tolstoy to Gandhi 45
Part III The Practice of Satyagraha or Civil Disobedience; The passive resister's discipline and method; the growth of Congress; Satyagraha and Nazism; Satyagraha as a means of national defence; an appeal to England; Ahimsa and Himsa; Fasting as a method of passive resistance 73
Part IV A reply to the poet, Tagore; Politics and Religion; Advice to Satyagrahis in an Industrial Strike; A letter to the Viceroy inaugurating the Non-Co-operative Movement; An appeal to his followers; The Swadeshi Movement 111
Part V Report of the Trial of Mahatma Gandhi; A letter to Mahatma Gandhi from prison 137
Part VI Brahmacharya; the virtue of chastity-Caste, and Hindu Muslim Unity-Monoculture in Education-The Untouchables-Hinduism 159
Part VII Extracts from Gandhi's Diary kept during his residence in Delhi after India had achieved Dominion Status up to the time of his assassination 181
Part VIII Correspondence between Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Linlithgow, Viceroy of India 211
Part IX Aphorisms 237
Bibliography 249
Index 251
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