The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi

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Assembled with skill and sensitivity by social activist Homer A. Jack, this selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action.
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Overview


Assembled with skill and sensitivity by social activist Homer A. Jack, this selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action.
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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: 9780486439921
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,058,721
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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