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My life is my message - 4 Vols

By: Desai, Narayan.
Contributor(s): Suhrud, Tridip [Translator].
Publisher: New Delhi Orient BlackSwan 2009Description: xxii, 602 p; xviii, 704 p; xviii, 473 p; xviii, 546 p.ISBN: 9788125037064.Subject(s): Gandhi - Mahatma - 1869-1948 | Nationalists - India - Biography | Statesmen - India - Biography | India - Politics and government - 1919-1947DDC classification: 954.0350924 Summary: Volume I: Sadhana, deals with the first 45 years of Gandhis life- a fascinating story of how a shy Indian student of average intelligence, who grows up with his London education into an uncertain and hesitant lawyer, becomes the advocate of the India community in South Africa and, finally, leads thousand of indentured laborers in their struggle for dignity. From serving his parents, he goes on to serve the cause of vegetarianism and, later, that of the Indians in South Africa. Though humble homage and service and by repeated questioning, he masters the knowledge of truth, worships it, and then experiments with its force by forging the weapon of Satyagraha. From a pledge taken before leaving Indian shores for the first time, not to touch meat, wine and women, to a decision at the Pietermaritzburg station to suffer but not to leave the country like coward, Gandhi marks every major change in his life with a vow. With intimate portraits of his close associates, of Indian opinion, and of life in his first ashrams-the Phoenix Settlement and the Tolstoy Farm-the story spans three continents. (Source: Back page of the book)
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Volume I: Sadhana, deals with the first 45 years of Gandhis life- a fascinating story of how a shy Indian student of average intelligence, who grows up with his London education into an uncertain and hesitant lawyer, becomes the advocate of the India community in South Africa and, finally, leads thousand of indentured laborers in their struggle for dignity. From serving his parents, he goes on to serve the cause of vegetarianism and, later, that of the Indians in South Africa. Though humble homage and service and by repeated questioning, he masters the knowledge of truth, worships it, and then experiments with its force by forging the weapon of Satyagraha. From a pledge taken before leaving Indian shores for the first time, not to touch meat, wine and women, to a decision at the Pietermaritzburg station to suffer but not to leave the country like coward, Gandhi marks every major change in his life with a vow. With intimate portraits of his close associates, of Indian opinion, and of life in his first ashrams-the Phoenix Settlement and the Tolstoy Farm-the story spans three continents. (Source: Back page of the book)

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