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MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND "MAHATMA" GANDHI (1869-1948) was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolence. He led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule.

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.
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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (May 29, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486416062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486416069
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I learned a great deal from Mahatma Gandhiji (1869-1948) by reading NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE. This book is a collection of articles written at the hand of Gandhiji for the magazines "Young India" and "Harijan". In addition, there are some interviews. The term Satyagraha was authored by Gandhiji to describe the process of non-violent resistance. Satyagraha has as its goal reform. It requires a great deal of discipline on the part of the participants. It also requires an opponent that is capable of reform. I have been applying what I have learned from this book in an attempt to reform myself. If you are interested in the life of Mahatma Gandhiji, or in the process of non-violent resistance, this book will be interesting to you.
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I liked this book because it makes Gandhi's ideas concrete and specific. He talks about how to handle specific situations, and explains his thinking - for example, his view of picketing. Specific examples of how to handle specific situations give you more insight into what non-violent resistence and non-cooperation really mean as applied to real life situations. After reading this book, you have a much better sense of how to apply Gandhi's ideas, versus just an overview of his ideas as abstraction.
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So very few books could boast truly world-changing ideas like this one. The effects of Ghandi's teachings have of course spread far beyond the struggles in South Africa and India to the civil rights movement in the US and more. Non-violence has never been weighed and found wanting, it has been weighed, found difficult and ignored. But, in the end, the way that looks easier, the way of violence, is the truly hard path to follow. What seems the longest road is not necessarily the most difficult to travel. We all need to review Ghandi from time to time and regain that other path away from self-destruction.
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I bought this book thinking it would be about the complete teaching of Satyagraha, so I was surprized and disappointed to read on page 37 that: "We include discourses on only four of the vows her, viz. those of Truth, Non'violence, Chastity and Non-possession. The remaining seven..........the reader is referred for Gandhiji's discourses on them to his booklet "From Yeravda Mandir" (published by the Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad).
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.
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Gandhi didn't "write" a book by this title such. It is a compilation of his writings (done by Bharatan Kumarappa) that were largely taken from his journals, for example "Young India" and "Hajijan." (in other words, it is a sampling of the Collected Works volumes) Of course, it is Gandhi's writing, so it is very authentic, original, and interesting, and focuses on Gandhi's understanding, justification, and use of non-violence. Gandhi thought "truth-force", the pursuit of "satyagraha", as he called it, could only result in "ahimsa" or non-violence. To that end he dedicated his whole life, and he readily admitted not every time and place was ripe for non-violent resistance. That required training, and training required dedication, a belief in God, and a submission to the truth. Gandhi sought to convert his opponent, never to conquer. If you're looking for the basic writings and a wide sample of Gandhi's ideas, Louis Fischer's "Essential Gandhi" may be of more interest to you, but if you are specifically interest in Gandhi's thoughts on non-violence in India then this is certainly a fine selection of Gandhi's own thoughts, speeches and writings.
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I can't give it 5 stars, because sometimes it was quite dry. But other parts were fascinating and well worth the effort. I wanted to learn more about living non-violently, and Ghandi is an excellent role model for that. He was also dedicated to the inner-self search and search for the 'truth in general', whatever form that might come in. Well worth it to learn more about a humble man learning how to 'be' in this crazy world.
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Now with everything that is happening ; the Arab Spring, the Wall Street Occupation, the World Revolution in general, I find reading Gandhi's Satyagraha extremely crucial for the peoples to make sure that everything goes for the betterment of humanity.

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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