Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action

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Columbia University Press, Feb 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 279 pages
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Featuring a new preface by the author, this book moves from the birth of Gandhi's method of nonviolent resistance in South Africa to an in-depth analysis of two of his signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement of 1930 and his historic Calcutta fast of 1947. By focusing on these critical years, Dalton makes it clear that political leadership and a lifelong career in national politics gave Gandhi an opportunity to develop and refine his ideas and to test and perfect his ideals. The book concludes with a comparison of Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, confirming Gandhi's relevance to the study of race and political leadership in America.

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What a refreshing study of Gandhi's political thought! Void of the usual psychological mumbo jumbo, this book presents an intellectually satisfying analysis of the Gandhian concepts of satyagraha and ... Read full review

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Dennis Dalton is a professor of political science at Barnard College.

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