(PDF) POLITICAL IDEAS OF MAHATMA GANDHI AND CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE | IJAR Indexing - iokaishiatsupraktijk.comBut having got that out of the way, this is an excellent, excellent biography of Gandhi. Ramachandra Guha brings three very important things to this work:. Ramachandra Guha brings three very important things to this work: his deep scholarship and expertise on Gandhi; his clear-eyed objectivity about his subject and an engaging and personal narrative style which makes reading this book, as large as it is, an easy and pleasurable experience. I felt at the end that I had a very clear sense of Gandhi as a person, as much as Gandhi the politician or the mystic, as he is often presented. Guha lays out Gandhi, warts and all, in this book. He quotes twice the comment by Gandhi's Secretary, Mahadev Desai:.
Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World
Writing about Gandhi has become increasingly difficult in our times, since the sheer weight of critical scholarship on Gandhi-- some of which seeks to explore the finer and subtler aspects of his relationship with modernity, colonisation, nationalism and sexuality-- is very daunting indeed! Let us begin by examining two very simple statements of Gandhi made well before the political independence. He said: "We must become the change that we wish to see in the external world" 4 This is a very loaded statement. We cannot wish it away by subjecting this statement to any kind of historicist, psychological, symbolic or discourse analysis. It remains there like a mirror before us, staring in the face of all our activist or scholarly zeal to transform the world we live in.
Published by : Asia Publishing House Courtesy : www. Gandhi With an introduction by : C. Andrews Published by : G. Gandhi Compiled by : U. Pravesh Chander With a Foreword by: Dr. Sarojini Naidu Courtesy : www. Muzumdar Courtesy : www.