Soul Force: Gandhi's Writings on Peace

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Tara Publishing, 2004 - History - 225 pages
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Mahatma Gandhi led a lifelong search for social peace and political non-violence. Committed to dialogue across classes, cultures and faiths, his life and politics stand testimony to a remarkable civic life, which valued restraint, tolerance and transparency above all else. This book historicizes his earnest and provocative writings—on the bomb, Zionism and Palestine, the partition of India—showing his ideas maturing over time into a unique model of public action.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
18
Chapter 2
86
Concluding the Early Indian Years
145
Chapter 4
201
Chapter 5
251
Chapter 6
297
Chapter 7
348
Chapter 8
394
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Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi, who dominated modern Asian and world history and politics during the first half of the twentieth century is known widely as 'an apostle of non-violence'. He himself viewed his life and views differently, as a series of experiments with truth, as he referred to it. Gandhi was a prolific and indefatigable writer and public speaker, and during his lifetime sustained intense and critical conversations with a wide variety of people on a range of subjects, including personal diet and hygiene, war and peace, freedom and justice, cooking and sanitation, truth and dissembling. V.Geetha is a leading intellectual from South India. A writer and translator, she has published widely in English and Tamil, in the areas of modern history, contemporary politics, the radical left and feminism. V. Geetha has been active in the women's movement in India for over a decade. In her writings, she attempts to read the past and its lessons against its grain.

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