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Great Soul - Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India

Joseph Lelyveld

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments-his success in seizing India's imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country's minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Lelyveld shows in vivid, unmatched detail how Gandhi's sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent-during two decades in South Africa-and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or "Great Soul," while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history's most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the heroic-and tragic-last months of this selfless leader's long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as "Father of the Nation" but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables-for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole-produced their own leaders. Here is a vital, brilliant reconsideration of Gandhi's extraordinary struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy, which more than six decades after his death still ensures his place as India's social conscience-and not just India's. From the Hardcover edition.

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments-his success in seizing India's imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country's minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Lelyveld shows in vivid, unmatched detail how Gandhi's sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent-during two decades in South Africa-and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or "Great Soul," while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history's most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the heroic-and tragic-last months of this selfless leader's long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as "Father of the Nation" but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables-for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole-produced their own leaders. Here is a vital, brilliant reconsideration of Gandhi's extraordinary struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy, which more than six decades after his death still ensures his place as India's social conscience-and not just India's. From the Hardcover edition.
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A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments-his success in seizing India's imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country's minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Pulitzer Prize-winner Joseph Lelyveld shows in vivid, unmatched detail how Gandhi's sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent-during two decades in South Africa-and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or "Great Soul," while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history's most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the heroic-and tragic-last months of this selfless leader's long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as "Father of the Nation" but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables-for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole-produced their own leaders. Here is a vital, brilliant reconsideration of Gandhi's extraordinary struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy, which more than six decades after his death still ensures his place as India's social conscience-and not just India's. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

16h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

10:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:30


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:13


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:49


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:19


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

10:01


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:41


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:49


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:39


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:12


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:37


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:13


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:08


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:40


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:47


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:19


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:59


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:52


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:36


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

10:05


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:12


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:15


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:40


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:58


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:44


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:15


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:56


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:44


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:57


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:06


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:43


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

00:32