Author: Raghavan Iyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195632087
This selection shows Gandhi to be both an ascetic mystic contemplative, as well as a man of action, and reveals aspects of Gandhi's thought and character that may have previously been obscured, even to those who think they already know the Mahatma.
This balanced selection of Gandhi’s writings, taken from his letters, articles and books, represents the complete cross-section of his thought, from his early years as a younger barrister freshly called to the bar in London, to his final days as sage and counsel to newly independent India. The selection not only reveals the growth of his ideas but also their essential internal integrity and consistency.
Similarly, it well illustrates the full facets of his personality: both acerbic and melancholic, gentle and forcefully intellectual, humorous and intensely demanding of his followers. Most of all, what is revealed is the deep humanity of the man and rich vein of genuine spirituality. ‘The Essential Writings’ shows Gandhi to be both an ascetic mystic contemplative, as well as a man of action, and reveals aspects of Gandhi’s thought and character that may have previously been obscured, even to those who think they already know the Mahatma.
Non-Violent Socialism, Global Trusteeship and Self-Regeneration
Volume I: Civilization, Politics, and Religion
II. Gandhi on Himself and His Mission
III. Influences and Book Read
IV. Modern Civilization and Moral Progress
V. Politics and Religion
Volume 2: Truth and Non-Violence
VII. Human Nature, Perfectibility, and History
VIII. Principles and Vows
IX. Conscience, Heroism, and Humility
X. Satya----Absolute and Relative Truth
XI. Ahimsa----The Scope and Power of Non-Violence
XII. Ashram----Experiments With Truth
Volume 3: Non-Violent Resistance and Social Transformation
XIII. Satyagraha---Non-Violent Resistance
XIV. Swaraj---Freedom and Self-Rule
XVI. Sarvodaya---Non-Violent Social Transformation