Mahatma Gandhi: Selected Political Writings

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  • Copyright: 1996-09-01
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi's most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraji (freedom). Dennis Dalton's general introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in hisorical context, and provide insight into the conceptual framework of Gandhi's political theory.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Texts
Introductionp. 3
Satyagraha: The Power of Nonviolencep. 27
Truth Is Onep. 30
The Crime of Chauri Chaurap. 32
What Is Truth?p. 35
Preface to Leo Tolstoy's "Letter to a Hindoo"p. 37
On Ahimsap. 40
Non-violencep. 41
My Pathp. 42
"On the Verge of It"p. 43
Letter to Narandas Gandhip. 44
Love Not Hatep. 45
Civilityp. 47
The Need for Humilityp. 49
Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience, Passive Resistance, Non-co-operationp. 50
Satyagraha - Not Passive Resistancep. 51
The First of Augustp. 58
The Non-co-operation Resolutionp. 59
Evidence Before Disorders Inquiry Committeep. 60
Is It Unconstitutional?p. 64
Doctrine of the Swordp. 69
Civil Disobediencep. 73
Letter to Lord Irwinp. 75
Duty of Disloyaltyp. 79
Some Rules of Satyagrahap. 81
"Render Unto Caesar"p. 83
Fasting in Non-violent Actionp. 87
Was It Coercive?p. 88
Notes to Part Ip. 93
Swaraj: Gandhi's Idea of Freedomp. 95
Independence v. Swarajp. 98
Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Changesp. 101
Speech on Fundamental Rightsp. 103
True Independencep. 107
Implications of the Constructive Programmep. 108
Hindu-Muslim Question in Indiap. 110
Hindu-Muslim Tension: Its Cause and Curep. 113
Hindu-Muslim Unityp. 114
The Sin of Untouchabilityp. 118
An Impatient Workerp. 121
Speech at Public Meeting, Trichinopolyp. 122
Caste Has to Gop. 124
Untouchability, Women and Swarajp. 126
Speech at Bhagini Samaj, Bombayp. 127
Women of Gujaratp. 130
Answers to Zamindarsp. 132
Economic Equalityp. 133
Interview to Nirmal Kumar Bosep. 135
Speech at Meeting of Village Workers, Nagpurp. 137
Who Is a Socialist?p. 139
The Realitiesp. 143
Duty, Democracy and Swarajp. 144
Democracy and Non-violencep. 148
Notes to Part IIp. 153
Chronologyp. 155
Glossaryp. 159
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 165
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