Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth

Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth

by James W. Douglass

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In 1948, at the dawn of his country s independence, Mohandas Gandhi, father of the Indian independence movement and a beloved prophet of nonviolence, was assassinated by Hindu nationalists. In riveting detail, author James W. Douglass shows as he previously did with the story of JFK how police and security forces were complicit in the assassination and how in killing one man, they hoped to destroy his vision of peace, nonviolence, and reconciliation. Gandhi had long anticipated and prepared for this fate. In reviewing the little-known story of his early experiments in truth in South Africa the laboratory for Gandhi s philosophy of satyagraha, or truth force Douglass shows how early he confronted and overcame the fear of death. And, as with his account of JFK s death, he shows why this story matters: what we can learn from Gandhi s truth in the struggle for peace and reconciliation today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608331079
Publisher: Orbis
Publication date: 03/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 774 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Seeds of Life and Death 1

Gandhi and His Assassins 27

Gandhi, Godse, and the Cross 103

Acknowledgments 115

Notes 119

Index 151

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