Eine Autobiographie oder Die Geschichte meiner Experimente mit der Wahrheit

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783873481732

Category:

Page: 454

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Mahatma Gandhis Autobiographie wurde von Gandhi in den zwanziger Jahren in Form wöchentlicher Beiträge zu seiner Gujarati-Zeitschrift "Navajivan" niedergeschrieben, dann von seinem Sekretär Mahadev Desai ins Englische übersetzt und nach Durchsicht und Billigung Gandhis in Buchform veröffentlicht. Sie ist ein einzigartiges Dokument seiner Wahrheitssuche und der Nachwelt gegenüber ein lebendiger Protest gegen die Verflüchtigung des Mahatma-Bildes zur Legende, denn sie schildert mit einer Offenheit, die gleich weit entfernt ist von eitler Selbststilisierung wie von koketter Selbstentlarvung, die Entwicklung dieser ebenso bedeutenden wie eigenartigen Persönlichkeit, bei der der Mensch deshalb nicht vom Politiker zu trennen ist, weil beide gleichermassen im religiösen Grunde wurzeln. Zeitlich bis an die Schwelle von Gandhis Wirksamkeit als Befreier Indiens im grossen Stil führend, legt sie alle jenen Elemente seines Geistes und Charakters, die ihn zu seiner welthistorischen Rolle befähigten, mit einer Rückhaltlosigkeit dar, die sein Denken und Handeln von den Fundamenten her verstehen lehrt. Der Leser nimmt teil an Gandhis Jugenderlebnissen, seiner Begegnung mit der englischen Welt, seinen ihn ins politische Leben hineinziehenden Erfahrungen in Südafrika und seinem Hineinwachsen in das Freiheitsstreben Indiens, dem er dann die moralische Basis und die geistige Richtung geben sollte. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Wut ist ein Geschenk

Das Vermächtnis meines Großvaters Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Arun Gandhi

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189610

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 7278

10 Wege zu Frieden und Gewaltlosigkeit Arun Gandhi ist der Enkel Mahatma Gandhis. Als 12-Jähriger erlebte er den bedeutenden und einflussreichen Friedensaktivisten aus nächster Nähe. Zwei Jahre lang lebte er gemeinsam mit ihm im Ashram Sevagram in Zentralindien. Während dieser Zeit lehrte sein Großvater ihn die zehn wichtigsten Lektionen des Lebens, ein Vermächtnis, das Arun in diesem Buch mit uns teilt. So enthält jedes Kapitel eine zeitlose Lektion Mahatma Gandhis. Allmählich lernt Arun die Welt in der Obhut seines geliebten Großvaters neu zu sehen. Und gemeinsam mit ihm durchdringt auch der Leser Fragen zum Umgang mit Wut, zur Identität, zu Depression, Verschwendung, Einsamkeit, Freundschaft und Familie. Mahatma Gandhi hat mit seiner Lehre die Welt verändert. Seine Idee des Widerstands durch Ungehorsam und Gewaltlosigkeit haben Tausende, darunter Martin Luther King und Nelson Mandela, inspiriert. Sein Vermächtnis an seinen Enkelsohn kann uns allen Orientierung geben in diesen schwierigen Zeiten.

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Conversations & Correspondence with Mahatma Gandhi

Author: F. Mary Barr,Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

View: 2005


Mahatma Gandhi, Nonviolent Liberator

A Biography

Author: Richard L. Deats,Mary Jegen

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565482174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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The story of Mohandas 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. “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.” Scott Kennedy 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.” Arun Gandhi, Founder and President M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Memphis, Tenn.

The Way to God

Selected Writings from Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944419

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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Mahatma Gandhi became famous as the leader of the Indian independence movement, but he called himself “a man of God disguised as a politician.” The Way to God demonstrates his enduring significance as a spiritual leader whose ideas offer insight and solace to seekers of every practice and persuasion. Collecting many of his most significant writings, the book explores the deep religious roots of Gandhi’s worldly accomplishments and reveals—in his own words—his intellectual, moral, and spiritual approaches to the divine. First published in India in 1971, the book is based on Gandhi’s lifetime experiments with truth and reveals the heart of his teachings. Gandhi’s aphoristic power, his ability to sum up complex ideas in a few authoritative strokes, shines through these pages. Individual chapters cover such topics as moral discipline, spiritual practice, spiritual experience, and much more. Gandhi’s guiding principles of selflessness, humility, service, active yet nonviolent resistance, and vegetarianism make his writings as timely today as when these writings first appeared. A foreword by Gandhi’s grandson Arun and an introduction by Michael Nagler add useful context. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Douglas Allen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 186189970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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The idea of nonviolent resistance is still as essential and almost as radical today as it was when Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) first pioneered in India the protest of political tyranny—in his case against British colonialism—through massive displays of civil disobedience. Gandhi’s ideas of peaceful protest went on to inspire the marches and sit-ins of the American Civil Rights movement and continue to be the foundations for political and social demonstrations around the world. This biography by leading scholar Douglas Allen presents a new and challenging approach to understanding Gandhi’s life—the time in which he lived, how he shaped history, and how his philosophy and practices can be reformulated in ways that are significant and effective today. Allen analyzes his continuing relevance by addressing key issues of truth and ethics, violence and nonviolence, equality and freedom, as well as ideas of exploitation, oppression, religious conflict, and environmental crises. Allen provides a much needed new perspective on Gandhi that allows us to rethink our basic values and priorities. By helping us understand Gandhi’s life and message, he creates a new paradigm for evaluating truth, nonviolence, peace, and morality; and he offers new criteria for assessing our modern approach to standards of living, development, progress, and meaningful human existence.

Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Christine Hatt

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237523084

Category: Statesmen

Page: 64

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This biography features an in-depth account of the life of Mahatma Gandhi and a series of key questions for discussion and debate. Extensive primary evidence is quoted for and against each question and you, the reader, are invited to judge for yourself. It examines Gandhi's life from his birth in 1869 until his assassination as a revered national figure in 1948, exploring his struggles to achieve racial justice in South Africa. Also discussed are the Raj, and Gandhi's attempts to overthrow British rule in India - finally leading to the country's independence in 1947.

Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Sankar Ghose

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788170232056

Category: India

Page: 400

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India of My Dreams

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: Rajpal & Sons

ISBN: 9788170287407

Category: India

Page: 344

View: 6964

This book offer a fascinating peep into the mind and ideas of Gandhi and his dream for a vibrant and prosperous India.

Mahatma Gandhi

Proponent of Peace

Author: Sue Vander Hook

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781616135157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9129

Presents the life and accomplishments of the Indian statesman and peacemaker, from his early life in British-controlled India to his nonviolent actions to achieve the nation's independence.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Man and His Message

Author: Donn Byrne

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780906149454

Category: Nationalists

Page: 104

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MAHATMA GANDHI

The Father of the Nation

Author: Subhadra Sen Gupta

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184752598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2242

On his passport he was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The poet Rabindranath Tagore gave him the title ‘Mahatma’- the great soul- but he was rather uncomfortable with that. Nelson Mandela calls him a ‘sacred warrior’; others describe him as the ‘the saint of the spinning wheel’ and we now declare him as our ‘Father of the Nation’. A courageous freedom fighter; a shrewd politician; a passionate social reformer and a staunch nationalist; Mahatma Gandhi was all this and much more. He was the most unusual leader this country has seen; and one of the most influential personalities whose name is synonymous with India’s independence. He was the one who touched the lives of millions; whose ideals of satyagraha and ahimsa inspired great leaders of the world; and who could make the entire country come to a halt by going on a fast. Through a vivid narrative; author Subhadra Sen Gupta recreates the life and legacy of this phenomenal leader to portray the man beneath the simple handspun clothes; who ate saltless vegetables and bitter neem chutney; who greeted kings and paupers alike; who walked 240 miles at the age of sixty to break the Salt Law; and whose entire life was dedicated to truth and to peace. Even today as we read inspirational accounts of Gandhiji’s life and talk of gandhigiri; we know that his ideals are alive and relevant to today’s generation.

Mahatma Gandhi

Nonviolent Power in Action

Author: Dennis Dalton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231159595

Category: History

Page: 311

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This book moves from the birth of Gandhi's method of nonviolent resistance in South Africa to an in-depth analysis of two of his signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement of 1930 and his historic Calcutta fast of 1947. Dalton concluded with a comparison of Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8172241224

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 582

View: 2765

This book is a tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The entire collection is a veritable depository of the greatness of a man who has influenced the modern world. This book will impress upon you the fundamental unity between Gandhiji s theory and practice which is his challenge and message to the contemporary world. Some of Gandhiji s most distinct and famous speeches are brought together in an appendix in this volume.

Gandhi on Non-Violence

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811220125

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 4815

An essential compendium for understanding Gandhi's profound legacy. "One has to speak out and stand up for one's convictions. Inaction at a time of conflagration is inexcusable."—Mahatma Gandhi The basic principles of Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence (Ahimsa) and non-violent action (Satyagraha) were chosen by Thomas Merton for this volume in 1965. In his challenging Introduction, "Gandhi and the One-Eyed Giant," Merton emphasizes the importance of action rather than mere pacifism as a central component of non-violence, and illustrates how the foundations of Gandhi's universal truths are linked to traditional Hindu Dharma, the Greek philosophers, and the teachings of Christ and Thomas Aquinas. Educated as a Westerner in South Africa, it was Gandhi's desire to set aside the caste system as well as his political struggles in India which led him to discover the dynamic power of non-cooperation. But, non-violence for Gandhi "was not simply a political tactic," as Merton observes: "the spirit of non-violence sprang from an inner realization of spiritual unity in himself." Gandhi's politics of spiritual integrity have influenced generations of people around the world, as well as civil rights leaders from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Biko to Václav Havel and Aung San Suu Kyi. Mark Kurlansky has written an insightful preface for this edition that touches upon the history of non-violence and reflects the core of Gandhi's spiritual and ethical doctrine in the context of current global conflicts.

The Essential Writings

Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Judith M. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192807205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 1826

Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker, one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century, and a famous advocate of non-violent civil resistance. His many and varied writings largely respond to the specific challenges he faced throughout his life, and they show his evolving ideas, as well as his deepening spirituality and humanity, over several decades. Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience. The pieces are arranged to underscore Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations. The Introduction by Judith Brown--a leading authority on Gandhi--provides a succinct account of his life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement, examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and shows how he built a coherent body of thought. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mahatma Gandhi

A Selected Bibliography

Author: April Carter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313282966

Category: History

Page: 169

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Selectively drawing on the literature from the 1920s to 1990s, this volume covers Gandhi's life, political campaigns, philosophy, and significance.