The Wisdom of Gandhi

by Philosophical Library, Trudy S. Settel

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Be the Change. Drawn from Gandhi’s own words, this collection shares one man’s philosophy that changed world history.

 

When the Indian people, inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, overthrew British rule, they proved that great political change could exist without violence. Revered both as a saint and a master politician in his native country, Gandhi proffered a philosophy that combined Thoreau’s doctrine of civil disobedience with many Hindu beliefs. A comprehensive introduction to this influential modern thinker, The Wisdom of Gandhi recounts his deeply held views on a variety of topics, including passive resistance, self-discipline, democracy, and even well-being. This is essential text for the history and political reader, as well as anyone looking for words to inspire change.

 

  • Philosophical Library/Open Road; September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781453201510
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  • Title: The Wisdom of Gandhi
  • Author: Philosophical Library (ed.); Trudy S. Settel (comp.)
  • Imprint: Philosophical Library/Open Road
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“Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.” —Gandhi

About The Author

Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) was a pioneer of nonviolent civil disobedience and a spiritual and political leader during the Indian independence movement. His principles included an emphasis on truth, nonviolence, faith, simplicity, and purity. Most famously, in his effort to free Indians from the colonialist grasp of Great Britain, Gandhi led a boycott against British salt and, along with thousands of Indians, walked almost 250 miles to the sea to gather his own. He was assassinated in January of 1948.

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  • 9781453201510