A sincere and beautiful book, this biography of one of the world's great spiritual leaders, Mohandas Gandhi. The story is...

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GANDHI: Fighter without a Sword

A sincere and beautiful book, this biography of one of the world's great spiritual leaders, Mohandas Gandhi. The story is simply told, from the days when the boy Mohandas first faced the problem of the British overlordship and tried to eat meat, contrary to his Hindu background. He gave up this experiment -- but not his determination to fight the inequities of British rule. He carried this right to South Africa, and there won all sorts of legal victories in the recalling of discriminatory rules. He returned to India- to awaken the Congress Party to the vital necessity of making India strong enough to resist the British by peaceful means. He taught the difficult role of non violence. He fasted when his own people betrayed that philosophy. He fasted when the British proved recalcitrant. He weakened his physical frame, but his spirit, his influence grew, until he became a legend, a force. This is a human picture of Gandhi, the man; it is more- for it reflects that spiritual strength that made him the great leader he was.

Pub Date: Aug. 2, 1950

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Publisher: Morrow

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1950