Gandhi’s life continues to inspire and baffle readers today. How did an unsuccessful young lawyer become the Mahatma, the “great soul” who led 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence from the British Empire? What is nonviolence, and how does it work? This is the moving story of a nonviolent hero told by a highly respected author who grew up in Gandhi’s India. Easwaran answers these questions and gives a vivid account of the turning points and choices in Gandhi’s life that made him an icon of nonviolence.
Easwaran witnessed firsthand how Gandhi inspired ordinary people to turn fear into fearlessness, and anger into love. He visited Gandhi in his ashram to find out more about this extraordinary man, and during their prayer meeting watched the Mahatma absorbed in meditation on the Bhagavad Gita, the scripture that was the wellspring of his spiritual power.
Quotations highlight Gandhi’s teachings in his own words, and sidebar notes and a chronology, new to this updated edition, provide historical context. This book conveys the spirit and soul of Gandhi – the only way he can be truly understood.
by Eknath Easwaran
Paperback 200 pages, illustrated with more than 70 photographs
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I love it! It is very complete description of his life and I also love the quotes from him that are in it! Wonderful book. Thank you.