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Published: 07 June 2001

152 Pages | 7 halftones

ISBN: 9780192854575

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Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Bhikhu Parekh

Very Short Introductions

  • Covers Gandhi's enormous impact on the Indian nation, known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul
  • Outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought
  • Extensive access to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access
  • Looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship

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