Decades after Gandhi's death and scores of books later, much about him remains unknown and enigmatic. This book fills in many such gaps through personalized accounts of the iconic figure by the some of his closest associates and followers. The main ...
feature of this book lies in its ability to initiate a philosophical dialogue and discussion about Gandhi without attempting to re-interpret Gandhian thought. Understanding Gandhi is a compilation of six of the 24 interviews conducted by Fred J. Blum (1914-90), academician and Consultant to the US Senate Committee on Labour and Public Welfare, revealing to us his many of his qualities and understanding of truth, spirituality, non-violence and Satyagraha, among others. These conversations allow us insights into the dynamics of Gandhi's relationship with his colleagues, unearthing dormant memories and impressions, as each person recalls Gandhi as he/she knew him. This book is a must-read for all interested in Gandhian thought as it provides the reader with fresh glimpses of his thoughts on many issues of critical importance in these times.
Number of pages: 572
Date of publication: 03/01/2011
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