Gandhi's religion: a homespun shawl Jordens, J. T. F.

By: Jordens, J. T. F
Publisher: New Delhi Oxford University Press 1998Description: xxiii, 310 p.ISBN: 9780198084976Subject(s): Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 - Religion | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 - Views on Hinduism | HinduismDDC classification: 294.5092 Summary: Described by Jawaharlal Nehru as a 'Hindu to the depths of his innermost being', Gandhi's ideas on religion were an enigma to many Hindus in his lifetime. Allowing 'Gandhi to speak for himself', this book sensitively resurrects the religious life of the Mahatma. It reveals how intrinsic his faith was to the man, his politics, and his idea of service. It shows how Gandhi formulated his own religious ethic, weaving his experiences with the teachings of the Gita and other texts. At times of anarchy and communal strife it was Gandhi's belief in his convictions that restored peace and amity.
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Described by Jawaharlal Nehru as a 'Hindu to the depths of his innermost being', Gandhi's ideas on religion were an enigma to many Hindus in his lifetime. Allowing 'Gandhi to speak for himself', this book sensitively resurrects the religious life of the Mahatma. It reveals how intrinsic his faith was to the man, his politics, and his idea of service. It shows how Gandhi formulated his own religious ethic, weaving his experiences with the teachings of the Gita and other texts. At times of anarchy and communal strife it was Gandhi's belief in his convictions that restored peace and amity.

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