The story of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the world's best-loved and most important promoters of freedom and justice, fascinates every generation. Thrown off a South African train for sitting in a "whites only" compartment, Gandhi resolved to oppose injustice wherever he encountered it. His life of resistance led him to a remarkable philosophy of nonviolence that culminated in the freedom struggle in India. Part 2 of the book features a selection of quotations from Gandhi's essential writings.
"In one of his most widely quoted statements, Albert Einstein observed, 'Generations to come ... will scarce believe that such a one as [Mohandas K. Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.' Richard Deats account of Gandhi’s life and message could not be more timely. It is accessible, concise, and compelling. Read it.”
Cofounder, Resource Center for Nonviolence
Mayor, City of Santa Cruz, California
"Richard Deats' analysis of Gandhi’s search for God and the value of nonviolence is very readable and insightful. Gandhi always believed one cannot find God without first understanding and living a nonviolent lifestyle. This book shows us the way to higher thinking and higher living.”
Founder and President, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
About the Author
Richard Deats is the editor of Fellowship, the magazine of the Fellowhip of Reconciliation, and the author of Martin Luther King: Spirit-led Prophet. He lives in Nyack, New York.
|Publication Date||Jan 31, 2005|