Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Light

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SUNY Press, Jul 5, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
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Millions around the world revere Mahatma Gandhi, yet only a few know the man Mohandas Gandhi and the internal journey of his soul. This pioneering book fills the spiritual void in Gandhian literature by focusing on the soul and the substance of the man. Uma Majmudar shows that, contrary to popular belief, Gandhi’s rise to greatness was not meteoric; it was, rather, a continuous process of faith development, punctuated by conflicts, crises, and turning points. Using James W. Fowler’s theory of “Stages of Faith” as a guide, Majmudar undertakes the first developmental study to analyze the fundamental role of faith in transforming Gandhi’s life. She proposes that the power that nourished Gandhi’s soul was his ever-growing faith in the ultimate triumph of Truth and in the innate Godliness of the human soul. Along with making an invaluable contribution to numerous cross-cultural disciplines, the book also offers something special to those wishing to embark on their own faith developmental journey, guided by Gandhi’s example.
  

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Contents

Victorian Colonial India
19
Gandhis Roots
25
The Seed and the Soil
33
The Sprouting of Mohans Faith
47
A Crisis of Identity and Faith
57
A Law Student in London
73
A Barrister in South Africa Phase I
91
A Leader in South Africa Phase II
113
A Satyagrahi in South Africa Phase III
133
India Welcomes Home Her Mahatma
157
From Death to Immortality
197
Conclusion From Darkness to Light
233
Notes
243
Bibliography
255
Index
263
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Uma Majmudar is Lecturer on Religion at Emory University.

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