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Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha) Paperback – May 29, 2001
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About the Author
Judith Brown has written many books on Gandhi and India including Gandhi's Rise to Power, Gandhi and Civil Disobedience, Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope and Nehru. A Political Life. She is Beit Professor of Commonwealth History at Oxford University.
Top Customer Reviews
I had not finished reading the book, but the more I read, the more dissatisfied I am becoming. There are several reasons for this: 1-The way the book is written. It uses many Indian words that you have to keep referring to the definitions on p. vii to figure out what Gandhi is talking about. Why not just update the book and plug in plain english words for these Indian words and phrases? 2-As the book is a historical recounting of Gandhi's progressive learning process of Satyagraha, he makes many references to events which the reader, almost a century later, has no idea what he is talking about.
All in all, if you are looking for a clear and concise book about the teaching of non-violent resistence, this is not a book I would recommend. The teaching of non-violent resistence could be condensed and simplified in a way that, this book fails to do.
What is really amazing about this book, and I consider it a political one, is that it's mainly dedicated for spirituality! This makes perfect sense. If you are not pure in the soul you cannot really adopt the method of non-violent resistance effectively.
The Satyagraha is very simple in theory, Gandhi is right in saying that you can teach it to a 6 year-old child! But it's extremely tough to put it into practice.
Yesterday I was bullied by some twitter follower because I said I liked the book. I don't think I was successful in remaining all calm and peaceful when responding to him! lol :-)
I promise to try harder next time.
One more thing; the book is kinda repetitive.. just saying!
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If you are a serious grassroots activist I would see this book as a must-have. This is the book handed to Rev. Read morePublished 12 days ago by James R Olsen
Gandhiji in his own words. You can see him growing through his writings.Published 15 months ago by Inamakah
I keep on buying copies of this book and giving them away. This is undoubtedly the most important work I've ever read about creating social change. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Brian M. Roth
His is one of the most recognizable faces and inspiring lives of all time, but do you really know this man and what he so passionately stood for? Read morePublished 20 months ago by frankjpeter
"Non-violent Resistance" (or "Satyagraha", as I prefer to call it) is my favorite book in existence. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Conor D. Fagundes
I have studied Gandhi's philosophy a great deal both personally and in an academic setting, and this is on of the best introductory texts on Satyagraha I have found. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by livelife2day
I helped a high school student write a research paper about how Gandhi's method of nonviolent resistance freed India from the british. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Paul Shipley