Mahatma Gandhi (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)

Mahatma Gandhi (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)

Douglas Allen


The thought of nonviolent resistance remains to be as crucial and nearly as radical this day because it was once whilst Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) first pioneered in India the protest of political tyranny—in his case opposed to British colonialism—through colossal monitors of civil disobedience. Gandhi’s rules of peaceable protest went directly to motivate the marches and sit-ins of the yankee Civil Rights move and stay the foundations for political and social demonstrations round the world.
 
This biography by means of prime pupil Douglas Allen provides a brand new and hard method of figuring out Gandhi’s life—the time during which he lived, how he formed heritage, and the way his philosophy and practices can be reformulated in ways in which are major and potent this day. Allen analyzes his carrying on with relevance through addressing key problems with fact and ethics, violence and nonviolence, equality and freedom, in addition to principles of exploitation, oppression, non secular clash, and environmental crises.
 
Allen presents a far wanted new standpoint on Gandhi that permits us to reconsider our easy values and priorities. via assisting us comprehend Gandhi’s lifestyles and message, he creates a brand new paradigm for comparing fact, nonviolence, peace, and morality; and  he deals new standards for assessing our glossy method of criteria of residing, improvement, growth, and significant human existence.

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