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The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions mean that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal death, continues to haunt India – perhaps more effectively in his afterlife than when he was alive. The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi is a groundbreaking and profound analysis of the assassination of the ‘father of the nation’ and its after-effects. Paranjape argues that such a catastrophic event during the very birth pangs of a new nation placed a huge burden of Oedipal guilt on Indians, and that this is the reason for the massive repression of the murder in India’s political psyche. The enduring influence of Gandhi is analysed, including his spectral presence in Indian cinema. The book culminates in Paranjape’s reading of Gandhi’s last six months in Delhi, where, from the very edge of the grave, he wrought what was perhaps his greatest miracle, the saving of Delhi and thus of India itself from internecine bloodshed. This evocative and moving meditation into the meaning of the Mahatma’s death will be relevant to scholars of Indian political and cultural history, as well as those with an interest in Gandhi and contemporary India

A book on the persistence of Mahatma Gandhi may well begin with trying to make
sense of his death. His death, or rather assassination, marks the point of
transition between his life and afterlife. Ultimately, it is with the latter that I shall be
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Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela

Mahatma Gandhi, forced to live under British rule, was determined to organize his countrymen and work for India's independence. Would he achieve his goal? Nelson Mandela lived most of his life under apartheid—a segregated society. Not even imprisonment could destroy his belief in the equality of all South Africans. What was his struggle like? Read these biographies to find out.

y the end of World War II, Mohandas Gandhi, known to the world as Mahatma, or
“Great Soul,” had spent over two years in jail for organizing massive peaceful
protests calling for the independence of his homeland, India, from British rule.

Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles

Ved Mehta’s book on Gandhi (1977) is one of the great portraits of the political leader. Travelling the world to talk to Gandhi’s family, friends and followers, drawing his daily life in exacting detail, Mehta gives us a nuanced and complex picture of the great man and brings him vividly alive.

Its conductor, a Boer, would not let Gandhi sit inside with him and his other
passengers, who all happened to be Europeans that day, but said he must sit
next to the coachman, on the coach box. Gandhi protested but did as he was

Mahatma Gandhi

This biography features an in-depth account of the life of Mahatma Gandhi and a series of key questions for discussion and debate. Extensive primary evidence is quoted for and against each question and you, the reader, are invited to judge for yourself. It examines Gandhi's life from his birth in 1869 until his assassination as a revered national figure in 1948, exploring his struggles to achieve racial justice in South Africa. Also discussed are the Raj, and Gandhi's attempts to overthrow British rule in India - finally leading to the country's independence in 1947.

Mahatma Gandhi

Learn about the life of Mahatma Gandhi with iMinds insightful knowledge series. On 30 January, 1948, a small, peaceful man aged 78 was shot dead while holding a prayer meeting in Delhi, India. What made this man's death global news was the extraordinary life that had preceded it. The world gasped in shock that the man who had brought India her independence had been killed; that a man who had proven to be one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century was dead. This man was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Born on 2 October 1869 in Porbunder, western India, he was married at the tender age of 13 to a girl named Kasturba. His wife was a constant supporter of her husband throughout his struggle to gain India her independence from the British Empire. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

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Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment

analysing gandhian environmental thought

The book presents a selection of Mahatma Gandhi's views on the environment and elaborates on their relevance today. It is particularly relevant now when the threat of climate change looms large and natural resources are fast depleting. The book is of interest to all concerned in protecting the earth's environment and its natural resources. The book presents Mahatma Gandhi's views on sustainable use of resources and minimal damage to the environment for the sake of future generation. The need for a significant synergy between rural development and industrial development has also been highlighted. The book has a detailed foreword by Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, and Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The book presents a selection of Mahatma Gandhi's views on the environment and elaborates on their relevance today.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Historical Biography

Quite distinct from the abundant literature available on Mahatma Gandhi, this historical biography attempts to articulate the historiography of India's freedom struggle, of which Gandhi was undoubtedly the central figure. Relooking at key issues and themes that have been raised in the research conducted over the past few decades, this is an interpretative essay that seeks to contextualize Gandhi and his ideology of ahimsa and satyagraha. Instead of focusing merely on Gandhi's personal life, Prof Bidyut Chakrabarty conceptualizes the evolution of his ideas in the context of anti-colonial nationalism. A nationalism of the Mahatma that for the first time in the history of the independence struggle reached every village and taluk of the state. A nationalism for a country and a society based on his principles of nai talim (new education) and sarvodaya (upliftment of all). But was it the right path and ideology for a new and emerging nation? Despite being Gandhi-centred, the biography is thus imbued with questions, which it attempts to answer. Through a unique study of one of the most prominent personalities of the twentieth century, it addresses areas of human concerns, which will always remain universal in scope and content.

The Historical Biography Bidyut Chakrabarty. MAHATMA GANDHI A Historical
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Mahatma Gandhi

Proponent of Peace

Presents the life and accomplishments of the Indian statesman and peacemaker, from his early life in British-controlled India to his nonviolent actions to achieve the nation's independence.

It was dangerous to publicly denounce the government, but Gandhi was
compelled to speak out fearlessly. Gandhi then presented the British with a list of
reforms. He itemized what was required of the government to avoid civil
disobedience by ...

Mahatma Gandhi

an apostle of applied human ecology

In 'Mahatma Gandhi: an apostle of applied human ecology', Dr T N Khoshoo, a well-known environmental scientist, presents a selection of Mahatma Gandhi's views on the environment, elaborates on them to show that they are as relevant today as they were before, and reinterprets them by adding his extensive commentary on many of the topics. The book highlights the essential truth, clearly perceived by Mahatma Gandhi, that the human being must be the focus of all attempts to analyse and address environmental issues and emphasizes the need for a creative synthesis between the rural development under a local government and industrial development at the macro level.

during the lifetime of Mahatma Gandhi, there were no wide-ranging debates on
environment and development per se, he was nevertheless much ahead of his
times, on account of his being deeply conscious of the very environmental ...