Gandhi: 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 28, 1997 - History - 208 pages
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Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhi's fundamental work. It is a key to understanding not only his life and thought but also the politics of South Asia in the first half of the twentieth century. For the first time this volume presents the 1910 text of Hind Swaraj and includes Gandhi's own Preface and Foreword (not found in other editions) and annotations by the editor. In his Introduction, Anthony Parel sets the work in its historical and political contexts. He analyses the significance of Gandhi's experiences in England and South Africa, and examines the intellectual cross-currents from East and West that affected the formation of the mind and character of one of the twentieth century's truly outstanding figures. The second part of the volume contains some of Gandhi's other writings, including his correspondence with Tolstoy, Nehru and others. Short bibliographical synopses of prominent figures mentioned in the text and a chronology of important events are also included as aids to the reader.
  

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Read for class, specifically Hind Swaraj. This is in the form of a long dialogue about passive resistance, self-rule, right living and other topics which are extremely relevant. It is extremely ... Read full review

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User Review  - Belinda G - Goodreads

A very well written manifesto, though I disagree with many of his main points. Spent way too much time studying this book, if I never have to read it again it will be a blessing. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
xi
Editors introduction
xiii
A note on the history of the text
lxiii
Principal events in Gandhis life
lxv
Biographical synopses
lxix
Guide to further reading
lxxv
Glossary and list of abbreviations
lxxvi
HIND SWARAJ
1
GandhiTolstoy letters
138
GandhiWybergh letters
139
GandhiNehru letters
149
Economic development and moral development 1916
156
Gandhi on machinery 191947
164
its meaning and place 1941
170
Gandhis Quit India speech
181
Gandhis message to the nation issued before his arrest on 9 August 1942
188

SUPPLEMENTARY WRITINGS
127
Gandhis letter to HSL Polak
129
Gandhis letter to Lord Ampthill
133
Preface to Ganhis edition of the Enlish translation of Leo Tolstoys Letter to a Hindoo
136
Draft Constitution of Congress 1948
191
Bibliography
194
Index
200
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