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Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths

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"All my actions have their source in my inalienable love of humankind." -- Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the least understood figures of all time -- even among his admirers. In this Annual Gandhi Lecture for the International Association of Gandhian Studies, Mark Shepard tackles some persistently wrong-headed views of Gandhi, offering us a more accurate picture of the ma
Paperback, 28 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Simple Productions
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Dipendra Rathore
A must read.....there are very few texts in which the author is not completely biased towards gandhi and his ideologies.....though mark shepherd also seems to be a big fan of gandhi and his ways but he still has done an exceptional job.....and am glad most of what he is trying to explain did get through my filter....
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book tries to dispel some of the myths spread about Gandhi... and the author has succeeded up to some extent...
Sep 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking at a more rounded approach to understand Gandhi, as a personality, and thought I'd first brush up on what I already knew historically and thought this book would have put some things back into my existing perspective before, perhaps, shattering them.

I found this took to be an easily read, text book explanation of Gandhian principles, predominantly explaining Gandhian Non-violence & Satyagraha (in lesser detail). The writer has very eloquently conveyed a holistic outlook to the
Anil Swarup
This book attempts to dispel certain misapprehensions about the Mahatma. Apart from stating the obvious, it delves into certain misunderstandings that surround Gandhi and his approach to resolution of issues. The subsequent well known Gandhis (Indira, Rajeev and the like) not being related to Mahatma is the most obvious one. Non-violence is normally associated with passive resistance but for Gandhi it was active engagement with his adversaries (though he never treated them as adversaries), appea ...more
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good and short with excellent points

A simple, easy-to-read piece on Gandhi's ideas and methodologies. I feel the author successfully dispelled preexisting notions, such as Gandhi's supposed saintliness, (he is quick to point that the man himself was eager to communicate that he was a flawed human being just like the rest of us,) as well as the ideas that civil disobedience and nonviolent protest are naive and will not work. He provides examples throughout global history where, though admittedly
I must say that this is one of the Short, concise and engaging books ive ever read so far. Since i'm a fan of Bollywood films, the term like " Satyagraha" is familiar (especially if you're a fan of Prakash Ja's films). I am one of those people on the fence about Gandhi's approach of non violent and non cooperation. However, it did work on certain things (not all). Gandhi remain as one of the figures that i look up to because he stood up and held firmly of his value. You can disagree with his ide ...more
Ashok Kharya
Author certainly provides deep insights in the methods adopted by Mahatma Gandhi. Interesting read.

Mahatma Gandhi's methods of non violence and Satyagrah were explained beautifully with cause and effects in deeper consciousness of man kind whether it is a group of oppressors or oppressed.
Bruce Thomas
This short book is really a lecture by Mr. Shepard. I have read a little about Gandhi, and this lecture clarified Gandhian methods with respect to how Churchill and other British politicians displayed, in many respects, the post-war change in Empire. Quick read. ...more
anil dhaker
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read if you want to understand what Gandhiji meant by Satyagraha and Non-violence.
Very short book could be finished in less than half an hour.
a good book to read and recommend others

ok a good book to read and recommend others a good book to read and recommend others a good book to read and recommend others
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