Cambridge Companion to Gandhi
Even today, six decades after his assassination in January 1948,Mahatma Gandhi is still revered as the father of the Indian nation.His intellectual and moral legacy, and the example of his life andpolitics, serve as an inspiration to human rights and peacemovements, political activists and students. This book, comprisedof essays by renowned experts in the fields of Indian history andphilosophy, traces Gandhi's extraordinary story. The first part ofthe book explores his transformation from a small-town lawyerduring his early life in South Africa into a skilled politicalactivist and leader of civil resistance in India. The second partis devoted to Gandhi's key writings and his thinking on a broadrange of topics, including religion, conflict, politics and socialrelations. The final part reflects on Gandhi's image and on hislegacy in India, the West, and beyond.