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Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor

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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521174480

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  • Thomas Weber offers new and intriguing insights into the life and thought of one of the best known and most significant figures of the twentieth century. Whereas previous literature has tended to focus on Gandhi's political legacy, Weber explores the spiritual and philosophical richness of his relationships through biographical reflections on people who influenced Gandhi, and those who were, in turn, influenced by him.

    • Gandhi's life and thought as seen through his relationships with friends and colleagues
    • The spiritual and philosophical legacies of these encounters and how they influenced Gandhi during his life time
    • By a leading and highly respected scholar in the field
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    Review of the hardback: 'This is a book about a real, fallible man, rather than the retelling of a legend.' The Gandhi Way

    Review of the hardback: 'Weber has written a stimulating and informative work …'. Resurgence

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521174480
    • length: 294 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Gandhi influenced
    3. Henry Polak and the setting up of Phoenix settlement
    4. Hermann Kallenbach and the move to Tolstoy Farm
    5. Maganlal Gandhi and the decision to leave Sabarmati
    6. Jamnalal Bajaj and the move to Sevagram
    7. The top of the hourglass: Gandhi influenced
    8. Gandhi's influence
    9. Arne Naess: the ecological movement finds depth
    10. Johan Galtung: peace research moves beyond war
    11. E. F. Schumacher: economics as if people mattered
    12. Gene Sharp: nonviolent activism becomes a political method
    13. The bottom of the hourglass: Gandhi's influence.

  • Author

    Thomas Weber, La Trobe University, Victoria

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