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Gandhi the Man: How One Man Changed Himself to Change the Worldby Eknath Easwaran
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This is the moving story of a nonviolent hero, illustrated with more than 70 photographs, and told by a highly respected author who grew up in Gandhis India.
Gandhis life continues to inspire and baffle readers today. How did an unsuccessful young lawyer become the Mahatma, the great soul” who led 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence from the British Empire? What is nonviolence, and how does it work?
Easwaran answers these questions and gives a vivid account of the turning points and choices in Gandhis life that made him an icon of nonviolence. Easwaran witnessed at firsthand how Gandhi inspired ordinary people to turn fear into fearlessness, and anger into love. He visited Gandhi in his ashram to find out more about this human alchemy, and during the prayer meeting watched the Mahatma absorbed in meditation on the Bhagavad Gita, the scripture that was the wellspring of his spiritual power.
Quotations highlight Gandhis teachings in his own words, and sidebar notes and a chronology, new to this updated edition, provide historical context.
This book conveys the spirit and soul of Gandhi the only way he can be truly understood.
Gandhis life is both inspiring and baffling to modern readers. How did an ineffective young lawyer become the Mahatma, who led 400 million Indians in their nonviolent struggle for independence? How did he endure the terrible hardships joyfully, and with love for all? And how exactly does nonviolence work?
Easwaran grew up in Gandhis India and gives authentic answers to these questions.
This biography, illustrated with 70 photographs, and supported by background notes, a chronology, and quotes from Gandhis writings, offers a moving account of the turning points and choices in Gandhis life that made him both a great leader and an icon of the power of nonviolence.
On a visit to his ashram, Easwaran watched the Mahatma meditating on the Bhagavad Gita, the source of his inspiration and personal strength. This book conveys the spirit and soul of Gandhi the only way he can be truly understood.
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