Philosophy

Autobiography

The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486245935

Category: Philosophy

Page: 468

View: 3045

Portrays the life of Gandhi, describes the development of his nonviolent political protest movement, and discusses his religious beliefs
Biography & Autobiography

An Autobiography

The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Author: M. K. Gandhi

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775414051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 891

View: 8707

In this autobiography, also titled The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas K. Gandhi recounts his life from childhood up until 1921, noting that "my life from this point onward has been so public that there is hardly anything about it that people do not know." HarperCollins chose this work as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century." The pursuit of truth was a guiding principle for Gandhi. He states that it "is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography." He also notes that this "will of course include experiments with non-violence, celibacy and other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth."
Social Science

An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Critical Edition

Author: M K Gandhi

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184753543

Category: Social Science

Page: 810

View: 3990

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is among the most enigmatic, charismatic, deeply revered and equally reviled figures of the twentieth century. His Autobiography, one of the most widely read and translated Indian books of all time, is a classic that allows us to glimpse the transformation of a well-meaning lawyer into a Satyagrahi and an ashramite. In this first-ever critical edition, eminent scholar Tridip Suhrud shines new light on Gandhi's life and thought. The deeply researched notes elucidate the contexts and characters of the Autobiography, while alternative translations capture the flavour, cadence and quirkiness of the Gujarati. In the highly original and insightful introduction, Suhrud traces Gandhi's transformation into a Satyagrahi, a seeker of Truth as God, and explores possible modes of reading the Autobiography. This edition is an absorbing, illuminating text about the life-affirming journey of the most public yet most complex figure of Indian history.
Biography & Autobiography

An Autobiography

Or, The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Author: Mohandas K Gandhi

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504048164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 8872

The remarkable life and inspiring beliefs of a legendary peacemaker and liberator of India—in his own words. Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. In the story of his life from early childhood through 1921, Mohandas K. Gandhi candidly reveals his young investigations into sin and seeking atonement; the philosophy, art, and literature that influenced his thoughts and ideas; and his first experiences with politics and protest, which would provide the foundation for his nonviolent struggle for justice, equality, and Indian independence from the British Empire. Gandhi’s intention in setting down an account of his formative years was to clarify the spiritual principles by which he lived and to inspire individuals and movements in their quests for personal and political freedom. The timeless lessons to be derived from the autobiography of this dedicated seeker of truth and brilliant leader continue to resonate wherever freedom is challenged by tyranny. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Biography & Autobiography

Great Soul

Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

Author: Joseph Lelyveld

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307389952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 425

View: 2761

An analysis of Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and civil rights advocate reveals his conflicted ideologies and feelings about his place in history, offering insight into his philosophies, social campaigns, and private disappointments.
Biography & Autobiography

The Essential Gandhi

An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307816206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8382

Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma (“great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation’s own civil rights movement. Taken from Gandhi’s writings throughout his life, The Essential Gandhi introduces us to his thoughts on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, non-violence, civil disobedience, and his own life. The pieces collected here, with explanatory head notes by Gandhi biographer Louis Fischer, offer the clearest, most thorough portrait of one of the greatest spiritual leaders the world has known. “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. . . . We may ignore him at our own risk.” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a new Preface drawn from the writings of Eknath Easwaran In the annals of spirituality certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.
Aerospace engineers

Wings of Fire

An Autobiography

Author: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam,Arun Tiwari

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173711466

Category: Aerospace engineers

Page: 180

View: 1493

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, The Son Of A Little-Educated Boat-Owner In Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Had An Unparalled Career As A Defence Scientist, Culminating In The Highest Civilian Award Of India, The Bharat Ratna. As Chief Of The Country`S Defence Research And Development Programme, Kalam Demonstrated The Great Potential For Dynamism And Innovation That Existed In Seemingly Moribund Research Establishments. This Is The Story Of Kalam`S Rise From Obscurity And His Personal And Professional Struggles, As Well As The Story Of Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul And Nag--Missiles That Have Become Household Names In India And That Have Raised The Nation To The Level Of A Missile Power Of International Reckoning.
Literary Criticism

On Moral Fiction

Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480409219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 9722

John Gardner’s acclaimed search for the lost morality in art and literature Novelist John Gardner’s thesis in On Moral Fiction is simple: “True art is by its nature moral.” It is also an audacious statement, as Gardner asserts an inherent value in life and in art. Since the book’s first publication, the passion behind Gardner’s assertion has both provoked and inspired readers. In examining the work of his peers, Gardner analyzes what has gone wrong, in his view, in modern art and literature, and how shortcomings in artistic criticism have contributed to the problem. He develops his argument by showing how artists and critics can reintroduce morality and substance to their work to improve society and cultivate our morality. On Moral Fiction is an essential read in which Gardner presents his thoughtfully developed criteria for the elements he believes are essential to art and its creation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.
Biography & Autobiography

Gandhi

His Life and Message for the World

Author: Louis Fischer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101665904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 7052

This is the extraordinary story of how one man's indomitable spirit inspired a nation to triumph over tyranny. This is the story of Mahatma Gandhi, a man who owned nothing-and gained everything.
India

Gandhi the Man

The Story of His Transformation (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458778908

Category: India

Page: 244

View: 1976

Gandhi the Man tells how Gandhi remade himself from a shy, tongue-tied, average little man to a Mahatma whose life can serve as an inspiration for our own transformation.
Biography & Autobiography

Gandhi

The Man, His People, and the Empire

Author: Rajmohan Gandhi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520255708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 738

View: 7339

The author, the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, describes the life of the Indian leader as well as the history of India during Gandhi's time.
India

India of My Dreams

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: Rajpal & Sons

ISBN: 9788170287407

Category: India

Page: 344

View: 9449

This book offer a fascinating peep into the mind and ideas of Gandhi and his dream for a vibrant and prosperous India.
Religion

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556438004

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 5284

The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful poetic language meant to be chanted. Equally treasured as a guide to action, a devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational reading, it remains one of the world’s most influential, widely read spiritual books. The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi is based on talks given by Gandhi between February and November 1926 at the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. During this time—a period when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activity—he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati. As a result, he met with his followers almost daily, after morning prayer sessions, to discuss the Gita’s contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Biography & Autobiography

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5436

First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.
Biography & Autobiography

Mother Teresa (Revised Edition)

An Authorized Biography

Author: Kathryn Spink

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062105936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9803

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the founder of the Missionaries ofCharity and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but her story is so much moreremarkable. From her childhood in the Balkans to her work in India, from attendingthe victims of war-torn Beirut to pleading with George Bush and Saddam Husseinto choose peace over war, Mother Teresa was driven by a mighty faith. Newly revised and updated, this edition includes a personal insight into thebeatification and continuing process of canonization for Mother Teresa, theongoing work of the Missionaries of Charity, and her “dark night of the soul.” Mother Teresa consistently claimed that she was simply responding to Christ’sboundless love for her and for all of humanity, bringing to the world a great lessonin joyful and selfless love. This book is a glimpse into her extraordinary faith,work, and life.
Nationalists

My Experiment With Truth (Abridged)

Author: Vinay Surya

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9788128812538

Category: Nationalists

Page: 408

View: 5537

Rural development

Target Three Billion

Author: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam,Srijan Pal Singh

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143417304

Category: Rural development

Page: 298

View: 2475

Fiction

Fantomas: Messengers of Evil

Author: Pierre Souvestre

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1470965453

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8803

One of the most popular characters in the history of French crime fiction, Fantomas was created in 1911 and appeared in a total of 32 volumes written by the two collaborators, then a subsequent 11 volumes written by Allain alone after Souvestre's death. The character was also the basis of various film, television, and comic book adaptations. In the history of crime fiction, he represents a transition from Gothic novel villains of the 19th century to modern-day serial killers. The books and movies that came out in quick succession anticipate current production methods of Hollywood, in two respects: First, the authors distributed the writing among themselves; their "working method was to draw up the general plot between them and then go off and write alternate chapters independently of each other, meeting up to tie the two halves of the story together in the final chapter." This approach allowed the authors to produce almost one novel per month.
Juvenile Fiction

The Magic of the Lost Temple

Author: Sudha Murty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9385890123

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

View: 8344

City girl Nooni is surprised at the pace of life in her grandparents’ village in Karnataka. But she quickly gets used to the gentle routine there and involves herself in a flurry of activities, including papad making, organizing picnics and learning to ride a cycle, with her new-found friends. Things get exciting when Nooni stumbles upon an ancient fabled stepwell right in the middle of a forest. Join the intrepid Nooni on an adventure of a lifetime in this much-awaited book by Sudha Murty that is heart-warming, charming and absolutely unputdownable.