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ನಮ್ಮ ನಮ್ಮಲ್ಲೇ ಗಾಂಧಿರವರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬಹಳ ತಪ್ಪು ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಗಳು ಇವೆ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರೆ ಹೇಳಿದ ಕಟ್ಟುಕಥೆಗಳು ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಒಮ್ಮಮ್ಮೆ ಅವರನ್ನು ತೀರಾ ದ್ವೇಷಿಸುವ ಹಾಗೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ, ದೇವಮಾನವರಾಗಿ ಇಲ್ಲ ಸಂತರನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ...ಇಂತಹ ಕೆಲ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಮಿಥ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಆರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಅವನ್ನು decode ಮಾಡುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಈ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ...ಗಾಂಧಿರವರ ಅಹಿಂಸಾ ಮತ್ತು ಅಸಹಕಾರ ಚಳುವಳಿಯ ಸಾರವನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆ ಹೀಗಿನ ವಿಶ್ವ ಅಥವಾ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ರಾಜಕೀಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟಿದೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಸರಳ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಲೇಖಕರು ವಿವರಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ...
I was looking at a more rounded approach to understand Gandhi, as a personality, and thought I'd first brush up on what I already knew historically and thought this book would have put some things back into my existing perspective before, perhaps, shattering them.I found this took to be an easily read, text book explanation of Gandhian principles, predominantly explaining Gandhian Non-violence & Satyagraha (in lesser detail). The writer has very eloquently conveyed a holistic outlook to the idea...
The book tries to dispel some of the myths spread about Gandhi... and the author has succeeded up to some extent...
This book attempts to dispel certain misapprehensions about the Mahatma. Apart from stating the obvious, it delves into certain misunderstandings that surround Gandhi and his approach to resolution of issues. The subsequent well known Gandhis (Indira, Rajeev and the like) not being related to Mahatma is the most obvious one. Non-violence is normally associated with passive resistance but for Gandhi it was active engagement with his adversaries (though he never treated them as adversaries), appea...
Good and short with excellent pointsA simple, easy-to-read piece on Gandhi's ideas and methodologies. I feel the author successfully dispelled preexisting notions, such as Gandhi's supposed saintliness, (he is quick to point that the man himself was eager to communicate that he was a flawed human being just like the rest of us,) as well as the ideas that civil disobedience and nonviolent protest are naive and will not work. He provides examples throughout global history where, though admittedly
I must say that this is one of the Short, concise and engaging books ive ever read so far. Since i'm a fan of Bollywood films, the term like " Satyagraha" is familiar (especially if you're a fan of Prakash Ja's films). I am one of those people on the fence about Gandhi's approach of non violent and non cooperation. However, it did work on certain things (not all). Gandhi remain as one of the figures that i look up to because he stood up and held firmly of his value. You can disagree with his ide...
The book stands true to its title. It is not boring; it engages you all the way through. It is crisp, brief and to the point. It improves your perspective by trying to remove the filters we have on. ;)It's a very good read and books like these must be more famous; a lot of the hoopla, especially surrounding India, could be avoided. All the violence... His ways must be more deeply rooted in our lifestyles than a mere public holiday on the 2nd of October each year!What must Gandhi think of the wor...
Author certainly provides deep insights in the methods adopted by Mahatma Gandhi. Interesting read.Mahatma Gandhi's methods of non violence and Satyagrah were explained beautifully with cause and effects in deeper consciousness of man kind whether it is a group of oppressors or oppressed.
Tough there are many things that an indian alredy knows for that matter the pronunciation of the word gandhi and how it is spelt. but, there is a lot of new information which we rarely know about gandhi, a must read if you want to really understand hia ideology in less words/pages. It is just a brief explanation of Gandhi's views.
This book gave a deeper idea of non-violence that Gandhi ji had made use of to unite Indians for an independent nation. The author Mark Shepard had took a great effort to give a deeper insights and clear the myths about Mahatma.
This short book is really a lecture by Mr. Shepard. I have read a little about Gandhi, and this lecture clarified Gandhian methods with respect to how Churchill and other British politicians displayed, in many respects, the post-war change in Empire. Quick read.
Really an insightful short read.
Must read if you want to understand what Gandhiji meant by Satyagraha and Non-violence. Very short book could be finished in less than half an hour.
a good book to read and recommend othersok a good book to read and recommend others a good book to read and recommend others a good book to read and recommend others
Fine. RecommendedGreat explanation or shall I say interpretation. Much needed and useful for the ongoing / future generations. A must read.
Short and simpleThis book is a quick read and provides very basic answer to mostly asked questions about Gandhi's non violence for not only global but also Indian readers.
Good in-depth view of certain decisions during freedom struggle.
Quick read about Gandhi.Gan - dhi, part at the end is 👌🏻
The book title looked like the author is trying to tease the Father of my Nation but after reading its really make us to see the real meaning of Non Violent Resistance.The most liked part of this book for me is,"Maybe the most amazing thing about Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution is, not that the British left, but that they left as friends, and that Britain and India became partners in the British Commonwealth.Gandhi noted also that violent revolutions almost always end in repressive dictatorships....
This short book is actually an Annual Gandhi Lecture for the International Association of Gandhian Studies, by Gandhi scholar Mark Shepard. Shepard debunks a number of myths or ideas we have about Gandhi. In particular, he focuses on nonviolence, passive resistance, and civil disobedience. I found it helpful. This is an important book for those wishing to understand Gandhi better. It's downloadable to your computer from Amazon's Kindle store for 99 cents.
Mark Shepard gave the 1990 Annual Gandhi Lecture and this is the text of that lecture. He thinks many people misunderstood Gandhi and that many myths built up around him.I'm not sure these myths are as widely believed as Shepard thinks, but debunking them is valuable. He is lucid on what exactly non-violent protest is and what it can achieve and he gives many historical examples.The lecture is worth reading.
Detailed review: Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths - Mark ShepardThe book basically explains many obvious facts facts about Gandhi which have been mentioned everywhere but also has either been misinterpreted or not at all interpreted.
Puts beliefs and actions of Gandhi in true, more humane perspective and hence puts onus on the reader to emulate him. She (or He) cannot hide behind perceived sainthood of the Mahatma! Pity that the book is so short!
The book is mainly the author's interpretation of Gandhi's Satyagraha. It is the author's point of view of what 'Non-violence' and 'Civil Disobedience' movements might have meant to Gandhi. It was an easy, short and interesting read.
Short but worth reading, if you want to know what actually satyagraha meant. Not that thought provoking but will definitely change your views on certain topics.
A wonderful quick look at Mahatma Gandhi and myths surrounding this great influence.
Interesting dispelling of the myths about Gandi particularly for a westerner who's main source of info was the Ben Kingsley portrayal of him in the movie.
Great book to understand Gandhi's version of non violence.