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Published: 17 April 2008

464 Pages


ISBN: 9780192807205

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The Essential Writings

Mahatma Gandhi
Edited by Judith M. Brown

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new selection of Gandhi's writings, with an important Introduction by a leading scholar of Gandhi's life, designed to introduce his life and thought to readers.
  • Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work - books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters - the selection covers his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience.
  • The selection is arranged to demonstrate Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations.
  • Judith Brown's Introduction provides a succinct account of Gandhi's life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement; it examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and how he built a coherent body of thought which he attempted to put into daily practice.
  • Invaluable notes help the non-specialist reader understand the political context in which Gandhi was writing, the many allusions to his broad reading, and the people to whom he wrote and referred.
  • Detailed chronology, up-to-date bibliography, glossary, and index.

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