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Mahatma Gandhi: The Biography of the Father of India and his Political, Non-Violence Experiments with Truth and Enlightenment

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by United Library

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      United Library

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      Paperback

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      United Library

    • Published

      August 2023

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    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), widely known as Mahatma Gandhi, was an iconic figure in India's fight for independence from British rule. A lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, Gandhi became a symbol of nonviolent resistance and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom worldwide. This comprehensive book delves into the life and legacy of Gandhi, shedding light on his remarkable journey and his profound impact on the world.

    Born and raised in a Hindu family in Gujarat, India, Gandhi pursued a legal education in London before embarking on a transformative journey in South Africa. It was there that he first employed nonviolent resistance as a powerful tool for advocating civil rights. Over the course of 21 years in South Africa, Gandhi honed his principles and values, establishing himself as a leader and advocate for social justice. Returning to India in 1915, Gandhi assumed leadership of the Indian National Congress and spearheaded campaigns for poverty alleviation, women's rights, religious harmony, and self-rule. His simple lifestyle, symbolized by the hand-spun yarn and the dhoti, resonated with India's rural poor and became a mark of identification with the nation's struggle for independence. Gandhi's path was not without challenges. He faced imprisonment and hardships in both South Africa and India, and his vision of a united, religiously pluralistic India was tested by the rise of Muslim nationalism. With the partition of British India in 1947, Gandhi worked tirelessly to ease religious tensions and promote harmony during a period of intense violence and displacement.

    This book explores Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence, his commitment to introspection and self-sufficiency, and his unwavering dedication to the welfare of his fellow countrymen. It delves into his efforts to challenge oppressive British policies, including the famous Salt March, and his ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of peace and unity. Gandhi's influence extends far beyond his lifetime. His birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in India and observed worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence. Revered as the Father of the Nation in India, Gandhi's principles of nonviolence, justice, and equality continue to inspire generations, making his life story a testament to the power of compassion and resilience in the face of adversity.

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    • Author

      United Library

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      United Library

    • Published

      August 2023

    • Weight

      105g

    • Dimensions

      127 x 204 x 6 mm

    • ISBN

      9789464900200

    • ISBN-10

      9464900202

    • Eden Code

      6276549

    More Information

    • Author/Creator: United Library

    • ISBN: 9789464900200

    • Publisher: United Library

    • Release Date: August 2023

    • Weight: 105g

    • Dimensions: 127 x 204 x 6 mm

    • Eden Code: 6276549


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