Gandhi - The Writer

Gandhi - The Writer

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Author: Bhabani Bhattacharya
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 320
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123737920


With a rare sensitivity and insightful scholarship, this book takes us on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of Gandhi as a writer. Gandhi’s growth as one of the most influential personalities of modern times is matched in no small measure by his growth as a prolific writer of considerable influence. The book charts the influences and circumstances that made Gandhi wield his pen with felicity and purpose and the impact his writings made on Indian literature. As a study by one who is himself a distinguished writer, this book acquires a special significance and is an important addition to the body of writings on Gandhi.



2.Early Reading and Writing
3.The Next Phase
4.The Magic Spell of a Book
5.Indian Onion: The Rugged Pathway
6.Thoreau and Gandhi: Two Ends of a Bridge
7.Communion with Tolstoy
8.The Image Rechiselled
9.His writing in Gujarati: New Directions, New Edges
10.Satyagraha: Means and Ends Coincide
11.Dialogue with Tagore
12.More Self-sculpturing
13.The Gita: Impact and Re-interpretation
14.Words from a Prison Cell
15.The Story of My Experiments with Truth
16.Interlude in Europe, 1931- Many Cultural Contacts
17.Visit to Romain Rolland
18.The Hymns and Songs He Loved
19.The Advent of Harijan
20.Highlight on Hind Swaraj
21.Literary Pilgrimage
22.The writer in His Mud Hut
23.His Impact of Indian Literature
24.Many Bridge- West to East
25.The Freedom to be Free is Not Enough
26.Epilogue: an American Dream
27.The Full-splendoured Image

Appendix: Letters
Chronology ( Mainly Cultural)
Some Works by Gandhi