By Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi, Mahadev H. Desai, Sissela Bok
Mohandas okay. Gandhi is likely one of the most provoking figures of our time. In his vintage autobiography he recounts the tale of his existence and the way he constructed his inspiration of lively nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian fight for independence and numerous different nonviolent struggles of the 20th century.
In a brand new foreword, famous peace specialist and instructor Sissela Bok urges us to undertake Gandhi's "attitude of experimenting, of tesing what is going to and won't endure shut scrutiny, what can and can't be tailored to new circumstances,"in order to lead to switch in our personal lives and groups.
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Usually of course every one ate and drank the good commons and choice wines provided. A dinner cost from two and six to three and six, that is from two to three rupees. This was considered moderate, inasmuch as one had to pay that same amount for wines alone if one dined at a hotel. To us in India it is a matter for surprise, if we are not 'civilized', that the cost of drink should exceed the cost of food. The first revelation gave me a great shock, and I wondered how people had the heart to throw away so much money on drink.
Soon his face beamed with a pleasing smile and he said, 'I understand your trouble. Your general reading is meagre. You have no knowledge of the world, a sine qua non for a vakil. You have not even read the history of India. A vakil should know human nature. He should be able to read a man's character from his face. And every Indian ought to know Indian history. This has no connection with the practice of law, but you ought to have that knowledge. I see that you have not even read kaye and Malleson's history of the Mutiny of 1857.
It had divided the caste into two camps, one of which immediately readmitted me, while the other was bent on keeping me out. To please the former my brother took me to Nasik before going to Rajkot, gave me a bath in the sacred river and, on reaching Rajkot. gave a caste dinner. I did not like all this. But my brother's love for me was boundless, and my devotion to him was in proportion to it, and so I mechanically acted as he wished, taking his will to be law. The trouble about readmission to the caste was thus practically over.