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A voluminous writer on an extraordinary variety of subjects, Gandhi composed innumerable letters, editorials, articles, and speeches. This excellent anthology of brief and incisive quotations from his writings features Gandhi’s thoughts on religion and theology, ethics, international and political affairs, the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and, perhaps what he is best known for, satyagraha, or group nonviolent direct action.

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He believed India should learn to live before it tried to die for humanity. He was a devout Hindu but asserted no Christian could outdo him in singing "Lead, Kindly Light." One would expect a volume of quotations from Gandhi to be packed with wisdom, and this one surely is, but it appears the Mahatma also had a way with gentle but wry observations about human nature, international politics, and especially himself. In this reprint of the 1951 edition, Gandhi surprises the reader on every page, up to and including his last words as the Mahatma.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Assembled with skill and sensitivity by social activist Homer A. Jack, this selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to the family, education, culture, Indian problems, and Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha and#151; group nonviolent direct action.

Table of Contents

Preface (John Haynes Holmes)

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Glossary of Indian Terms

1. Religion

and#160; Religion. Atheism. Tolerance. Conversion. Scriptures. Hinduism. Christianity.

2. Theology

and#160; God. Man and Human Nature. Prayer. Worship. Salvation. Confession. Death. Immortality. Faith. Reason. Free Will. Good and Evil.

3. Personal Ethics

and#160; Morality. Honesty. Humility. Silence. Friendship. Fearlessness. Determination. Resolution. Restraint. Simplicity. Health. Diet. Fasting. Experimentation. Continence (Brahmacharya)

4. Social Ethics

and#160; Love. Truth. Justice. Reverence for Life. Non-possession and Poverty. Body Labor.

5. Service

and#160; Reform. Leadership. Identification with Poor. Organizational Work. Organizational Financing.

6. Satyagraha

and#160; Origins. Means and Ends. Sacrifice. Suffering. Fasting. Imprisonment. The Opponent. Non-cooperation. Civil Disobedience. Non-violence (Ahimsa). Violence and Hate (Himsa). Methodology.

7. International Affairs

and#160; Great Britain and the British. The United States. Soviet Russia and Communism. Germany and Hitler. World War II. War. War Resistance. World Government.

8. Political Affairs

and#160; Democracy. Freedom. Civil Liberties. Racial Discrimination. Economic Justice. Labor. Class Struggle. Machines and Industrialization. Socialism. Prohibition.

9. The Family

and#160; Women. Marriage. Birth Control. Prostitution. Parenthood.

10. Education

and#160; Theory. The Child. The Student. The Teacher. The Curriculum. Religious Education. Crime.

11. Culture and the Professions

and#160; East vs. West. Western Culture. Languages. The Arts. The Press. The Law and Lawyers. Science. History.

12. Indian Problems

and#160; India. Independence (Swaraj). Home Industry (Swadeshi). Vernacular vs. English. Villages and Agriculture. Untouchability. Caste (Varna). Family Affairs. Guru. Communal Unity. Pakistan. Missionaries.

13. About Himself

and#160; Religious Faith. Family Relations. Western Ways. Health Habits. Jail Experiences. Under Discriminations. Titles. Consistency. Limitations. Mission. Assassination.

Biographical Chronology

Bibliography

and#160; A. The Major Works by Gandhi in English

and#160; B. Collections of Gandhi's Writings in English

and#160; C. Selected Writings about Gandhi's Life and Teachings

Sources

Index of Topics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486439921
Editor:
Jack, Homer A.
Preface:
Holmes, John Haynes
Preface by:
Holmes, John Haynes
Preface:
Holmes, John Haynes
Editor:
Jack, Homer A.
Author:
Gandhi, Mohandas
Author:
Jack, Homer A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
India
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Gandhi
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Gandhi - Philosophy
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Eastern Philosophy and Religion
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.61 lb

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