Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles

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Yale University Press, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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Millions of words have been written about Mahatma Gandhi, yet he remains an elusive figure, an abstraction to the Western mind. In this book 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.
  

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User Review  - Bharat Sharma - Goodreads

Will probably trigger my first of many mid-life crises. Necessary premier to Gandhi-an thought & The lost virtue of Losing. Does end (failure) justify the means? While, Past is ever more Prologue! Read full review

Review: Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles

User Review  - Bharat Sharma - Goodreads

Will probably trigger my first of many mid-life crises. Necessary premier to Gandhi-an thought & The lost virtue of Losing. Does end (failure) justify the means? While, Past is ever more Prologue! Read full review

Contents

Bapu
3
Relics and Monuments
22
Editors Biographers and Bibliographers
33
Family
47
Benefactors
56
In the Steps of the Autobiographer and His Biographers
69
Kathiawari Boy
75
Rajkot Student in England
83
Community Servant 707
107
Satyagrahi in South Africa
119
Satyagrahi in India 737
133
Constructive Worker 755
155
Martyr 767
167
The Company They Keep
177
The Constructive Programme and
214
INDEX
252

Barrister
96

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About the author (1993)

Ved Mehta, a native of Lahore, India, has been blind since childhood. He received his B.A. from Balliol College, Oxford and his M.A. from Harvard University in 1961. He has been on staff at the New Yorker magazine since 1961 and has written numerous articles on life in 20th-century India. A prolific author of more than 20 books and essay collections, Mehta's works include "Face to Face," "Walking the Indian Streets" and "Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing.

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