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Overview

The first collection of Gandhi's writings to be based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi's most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of nonviolence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton's general introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in historical context, and provide insight into the conceptual framework of Gandhi's political theory. Complete with bibliography, glossary, and index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872203303
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 169
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note on the Texts
Introduction 3
Pt. I Satyagraha: The Power of Nonviolence 27
Truth Is One 30
The Crime of Chauri Chaura 32
What Is Truth? 35
Preface to Leo Tolstoy's "Letter to a Hindoo" 37
On Ahimsa 40
Non-violence 41
My Path 42
"On the Verge of It" 43
Letter to Narandas Gandhi 44
Love Not Hate 45
Civility 47
The Need for Humility 49
Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience, Passive Resistance, Non-co-operation 50
Satyagraha - Not Passive Resistance 51
The First of August 58
The Non-co-operation Resolution 59
Evidence Before Disorders Inquiry Committee 60
Is It Unconstitutional? 64
Doctrine of the Sword 69
Civil Disobedience 73
Letter to Lord Irwin 75
Duty of Disloyalty 79
Some Rules of Satyagraha 81
"Render Unto Caesar" 83
Fasting in Non-violent Action 87
Was It Coercive? 88
Notes to Part I 93
Pt. II Swaraj: Gandhi's Idea of Freedom 95
Independence v. Swaraj 98
Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Changes 101
Speech on Fundamental Rights 103
True Independence 107
Implications of the Constructive Programme 108
Hindu-Muslim Question in India 110
Hindu-Muslim Tension: Its Cause and Cure 113
Hindu-Muslim Unity 114
The Sin of Untouchability 118
An Impatient Worker 121
Speech at Public Meeting, Trichinopoly 122
Caste Has to Go 124
Untouchability, Women and Swaraj 126
Speech at Bhagini Samaj, Bombay 127
Women of Gujarat 130
Answers to Zamindars 132
Economic Equality 133
Interview to Nirmal Kumar Bose 135
Speech at Meeting of Village Workers, Nagpur 137
Who Is a Socialist? 139
The Realities 143
Duty, Democracy and Swaraj 144
Democracy and Non-violence 148
Notes to Part II 153
Chronology 155
Glossary 159
Bibliography 163
Index 165
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