The Essential Gandhi
An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
ISBN10: 1400030501 ISBN13: 9781400030507 Contributors: Fischer, Louis (Editor) Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Nov 1 2002 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma ("great soul"), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation's own civil rights movement. Taken from Gandhi's writings throughout his life, The Essential Gandhi introduces us to his thoughts on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, non-violence, civil disobedience, and his own life. The pieces collected here, with explanatory head notes by Gandhi biographer Louis Fischer, offer the clearest, most thorough portrait of one of the greatest spiritual leaders the world has known.
"Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. . . . We may ignore him at our own risk." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.