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Title Understanding Gandhi : Gandhians in conversation with Fred J. Blum / edited by Usha Thakkar, Jayshree Mehta
Published Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 551 pages)
Contents Fred J. Blum (1914-1990) -- J.B. Kripalani -- Raihana Tyabji -- Dada Dharmadhikari -- Sushila Nayar -- Jhaver Patel -- Sucheta Kripalani
Summary "Understanding Gandhi is a collection of interviews of six of Mahatma Gandhi's closest associates--J.B. Kriplani, Raihana Tyabji, Dada Dharmadhikari, Sushila Nayar, Jhaver Patel and Sucheta Kripalani. The interviewees reflect on Gandhi's ideas in the light of changes that took place in India after Independence. These interviews have been conducted by Fred J Blum (1914-1990), an academician and consultant to the US Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, whose lifelong commitment was to understand Gandhi's approach to social, economic and spiritual issues. The book provides glimpses of Gandhi's ideas and working relationship with his colleagues who came from a wide range of backgrounds, professions and geographical regions. It also brings out the thoughts of Gandhi and his followers on several important issues such as Satyagraha, non-violence, Brahmacharya, spirituality, and fasting. This blend of an intimate knowledge of Gandhi and the reflective hindsight gives the book a unique vantage point that promotes a holistic understanding of Gandhian thought and philosophy"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-538) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Blum, Fred J., 1914-1990 -- Interviews.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Friends and associates -- Interviews.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Influence.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Mehta, Jayshree.
Thakkar, Usha.
ISBN 8132106830 (electronic bk.)
813211213X (ebook)
9788132106838 (electronic bk.)
9788132112136 (ebook)