Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles / Edition 1

Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles / Edition 1

by Ved Mehta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300055390

ISBN-13: 9780300055399

Pub. Date: 04/28/1993

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this book, the renowned author Ved Mehta brings Gandhi to life in all his holiness and humanness, shedding light on his principles and his purposes, his ideas and his actions. Through interviewing disciples of Gandhi in five countries, Mehta reconstructs in precise detail Gandhi's daily routine, recounts the story of his life, and presents the beliefs and practices…  See more details below

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In this book, the renowned author Ved Mehta brings Gandhi to life in all his holiness and humanness, shedding light on his principles and his purposes, his ideas and his actions. Through interviewing disciples of Gandhi in five countries, Mehta reconstructs in precise detail Gandhi's daily routine, recounts the story of his life, and presents the beliefs and practices of his "apostles." Mehta's book, widely praised when it was first published in 1977, is a biographical portrait of Gandhi unlike any other.

"A remarkable examination of the life and work of a human being who has been extolled around the world as one of the greatest souls of all time. . . . A very readable account, dotted with sharply etched portraits."-Paul Johnson, New York Times

"Meticulously researched, passionately felt, elegantly written."-Max Lerner

"Mehta's work . . . touches much more than the personality of Gandhi, for it deals with the more general issue of the evolution and maintenance of a cultural symbol. . . . Mehta has given us a sensitive view of India and a personalized experience of the meaning of Mahatma Gandhi."-Edward S. Kayes, American Historical Review

"An outstanding book . . . aglow with illuminating detail."-John Grigg, The Listener

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300055399
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
ISubtler and More Lasting Shapes
Bapu3
Relics and Monuments22
Editors, Biographers, and Bibliographers33
Family47
Benefactors56
IIIn the Steps of the Autobiographer and His Biographers
Banya Origins69
Kathiawari Boy75
Rajkot Student in England83
Barrister96
Community Servant107
Satyagrahi in South Africa119
Satyagrahi in India131
Constructive Worker155
Martyr167
IIIThe Company They Keep
Nonviolence: Brahmacharya and Goat's Milk179
Revolution: The Constructive Programme and Its Mahatmas214
Index252

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