Gandhi As Disciple And Mentor

Author: Thomas Weber
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139456579
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Thomas Weber's book comprises a series of biographical reflections about people who influenced Gandhi, and those who were, in turn, influenced by him. Whilst previous literature tended to focus on Gandhi's political legacy, Weber's book explores the spiritual, social and philosophical resonances of these relationships, and it is with these aspects of the Mahatma's life in mind, that the author selects his central protagonists. These include friends such as Henry Polak and Hermann Kallenbach, who are not as well known as those usually cited, but who left a deep impression nevertheless, and motivated some of Gandhi's major life changes. Conversely, the work of luminaries such as E. F. Schumacher and Gene Sharp reveal the Mahatma's influence in arenas which are not traditionally associated with his thinking. Weber's book offers intriguing insights into the life and thought of one of the most significant figures of the twentieth century.
Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Thomas Weber
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-12-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Thomas Weber's book comprises a series of biographical reflections about people who influenced Gandhi, and those who were, in turn, influenced by him. Whilst previous literature tended to focus on Gandhi's political legacy, Weber's book explores the spiritual, social and philosophical resonances of these relationships, and it is with these
Gandhi in the West
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sean Scalmer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The non-violent protests of civil rights activists and anti-nuclear campaigners during the 1960s helped to redefine Western politics. But where did they come from? Sean Scalmer uncovers their history in an earlier generation's intense struggles to understand and emulate the activities of Mahatma Gandhi. He shows how Gandhi's non-violent protests
The Provisions of War
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Justin Nordstrom
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-13 - Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

The Provisions of War examines how soldiers, civilians, communities, and institutions have used food and its absence as both a destructive weapon and a unifying force in establishing governmental control and cultural cohesion during times of conflict. Historians as well as scholars of literature, regional studies, and religious studies problematize
The Technological Indian
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Ross Bassett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-15 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

In the late 1800s India seemed to be left behind by the Industrial Revolution. Today there are many technological Indians around the world but relatively few focus on India’s problems. Ross Bassett—drawing on a database of every Indian to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through 2000—explains the role
Reading Gandhi
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Anil Mishra
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Pearson Education India

Reading Gandhi is a textbook for undergraduate students of Gandhi Studies. However, it will also interest anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the Mahatma's writings. The book covers all of Gandhi's major thoughts from Satyagraha and Swaraj to his understanding of untouchability, the environment, and issues related to women.