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Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest, which he made the basis of his successful struggle against British rule in India. I ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published June 7th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1997)
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Aaron
This was one of the best Very Short Introductions I've read. The author did an excellent job distilling Gandhis life and philosophy to around 140 pages. I discovered that I need to read more books about or by Gandhi. I agree with approximately 75% of his political and "spiritual" views. His views on human dignity, non-violence, non-compulsion, and the importance of agency all strike a chord with me.
Yumna Hari
Erudite, concise and a great introduction to Gandhi moral, religious and political thought and actions.
Ncraddieth
Very insightful and informative.
Jaiveer Singh
After reading this book, I realized why MK Gandhi is above all great politicians of his time and our time as well and how this he learnt and analysed fundamental principles of human societies which acts as foundation for any state or country. He leveraged this knwoeldge to turnaround British Rule in india.

Kathleen
Parekh's introduction is well-written, clear, understandable, and broad in scope. And excellent introduction to Gandhi's life, political activism, and thought.
Melinda Miller
It was very interesting, but sometimes hard to read.
Steve Mitchell
Does exactly what it says on the cover!
Dorothy
Thanks for this book, G.
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Bhikhu Chotalal Parekh is an eminent political theorist in Britain and an active member in the House of Lords. During his tenure, he has contributed immensely towards societal changes that were once a major cause of concern to Britain's culture in the early 70's.

He was born in a small hamlet known as Amalsad in the state of Gujarat to a middle class family. He enrolled into Mumbai University to e
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