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Mohandas Gandhi is well known as a political activist and pacifist who played a key role in achieving India's independence from Great Britain. Although born in Porbandar, India, to parents of the Vaisya (merchant) caste, he was given a modern education and eventually studied law in London. After returning briefly to India, Gandhi went to South Africa in 1893, where he spent the next 20 years working to secure Indian rights. It was during this time that he experimented with and developed his basic philosophy of life. Philosophically, Gandhi is best known for his ideas of satyagraha (truth-force) and ahimsa (nonharming). Intrinsic to the idea of truth-force is the correlation between truth and being; truth is not merely a mental correspondence with reality but a mode of existence. Hence, the power of the truth is not what one argues for but what one is. He developed this idea in conjunction with the principle of nonviolence, showing in his nationalist activities that the force of truth, expressed nonviolently, can be an irresistible political weapon against intolerance, racism, and social violence. Although his basic terminology and conceptual context were Hindu, Gandhi was impressed by the universal religious emphasis on the self-transformative power of love, drawing his inspiration from Christianity, Western philosophy, and Islam as well. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth
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All Men Are Brothers 250 copies, 2 reviews
The Words of Gandhi (Author) 202 copies, 2 reviews
Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule 100 copies, 2 reviews
The Way to God 59 copies
Mein Leben 54 copies, 1 review
Book of Prayers 41 copies
Antiche come le montagne 32 copies, 1 review
Mohan-Mala 32 copies
La voie de la non-violence 32 copies, 1 review
Lettres à l'Ashram 24 copies, 1 review
Prayer 21 copies
Young India 20 copies
Hindu dharma 19 copies
For Pacifists 17 copies
My religion 9 copies
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Key to Health 7 copies, 1 review
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Truth Is God 6 copies
Young India 1919-1922 6 copies, 1 review
Nature Cure 6 copies
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The Wheel of Fortune 5 copies, 4 reviews
My God 5 copies
The Science of Satyagraha 5 copies, 1 review
Ramanama 4 copies
Trusteeship 4 copies
Ramanama 4 copies
GANDHI 4 copies
To Students 4 copies
Las palabras de Gandhi 3 copies, 1 review
Gandhi Speaks 3 copies
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Lee+ julio 2011 1 copy, 1 review
Pensieri 1 copy
Para lograr la paz 1 copy, 1 review
Gitabodh 1 copy
Palabras para la Paz 1 copy, 1 review
Cultural Resistance Reader (Contributor) 136 copies
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (Contributor) 120 copies, 2 reviews
Men Who Killed Gandhi (Associated Name) 43 copies
Why I Killed The Mahatma: Understanding Godse's Defence (Associated Name) 11 copies, 1 review
Gandhi (Great Names) (Associated Name) 6 copies
Gandhi and the Nobel Peace Prize (Associated Name) 4 copies
Why I Assassinated Gandhi? (Associated Name) 2 copies

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