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Gandhi
Arvind Sharma

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : Aug 15, 2016
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 264
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789351951247
Price : 499

About the book
What I want to achieve—what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years—is self-realization, to see God face to face. ... All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end.’ – Mahatma Gandhi. While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869–1948), nearly all of them have focused on the national, political, social, economic, educational, ecological or familial dimensions of his life. Very few have viewed his struggle primarily as a search for spiritual liberation. Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi’s spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi’s life, illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi’s inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions. Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in karma and rebirth, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history’s most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the spirit helped liberate millions.

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Arvind Sharma
Arvind Sharma is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University. His published works include Our Religions: The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars from Eac...(+)
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