Gandhi's Experiments with Truth: Essential Writings by and about Mahatma Gandhi

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Richard L. Johnson
Lexington Books, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 388 pages
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This comprehensive Gandhi reader provides an essential new reference for scholars and students of his life and thought. It is the only text available that presents Gandhi's own writings, including excerpts from three of his books An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Satyagraha in South Africa, Hind Swaraj (Indian Home Rule)-a major pamphlet, Constructive Programme: Its Meaning and Place, and many journal articles and letters along with a biographical sketch of his life in historical context and recent essays by highly regarded scholars. The writers of these essays hailing from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and India, with academic credentials in several different disciplines examine his nonviolent campaigns, his development of programs to unify India, and his impact on the world in the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. Gandhi's Experiments with Truth provides an unparalleled range of scholarly material and perspectives on this enduring philosopher, peace activist, and spiritual guide."
  

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Contents

From Childhood to Satyagrahi
3
Return to India
17
Selections from Writings by Gandhi
53
An Autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth
55
Satyagraha in South Africa
71
Hind Swaraj Indian Home Rule and Related Writings
83
Constructive Programme Its Meaning and Place and Related Writings
92
Short Moral and Political Writings
104
The Constructive Programme
253
Gandhis Impact on the World
261
Gandhi in the Mind of America
263
The Availability of Mahatma Gandhi Toward a NeoGandhian Praxis
292
Gandhi Contemporary Political Thinking and SelfOther Relations
305
Gandhis Legacy
334
Gandhis Contribution to Global Nonviolent Awakening
351
Gandhi Nonviolence and the Struggle Against War
365

Writings about Gandhi Part A Gandhis Practice and Theory of Satyagraha
161
The Birth of Gandhian Satyagraha Nonviolent Resistance and Soul Force
163
Gandhian Freedoms and SelfRule
175
Gandhis Politics
198
Satyagraha The Only Way to Stop Terrorism
228
Gandhi and Human Rights In Search of True Humanity
237
Glossary
373
Short Bibliography
375
Index
377
About the Contributors
385
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Richard L. Johnson is professor of Germanic languages and director of peace and conflict studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Ft. Wayne.

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