Gandhi Great Soul
Gandhi, Great Soul
- Author: John B. Severance
- Length: 144
- Edition: Hardcover
- Publisher: Clarion Books
Information on Gandhi Great Soul from the publisher:
A biography of Mahatma Gandhi, whose mission in life was to help the 350 million people of India free themselves from British rule.
Description of John B. Severance, author of Gandhi Great Soul:
Mahatma, in Sanskrit, means "Great Soul." Mohandas K. Gandhi earned this name by dedicating his life to helping the millions of people of India free themselves from British rule. Gandhi believed in patient, peaceful resistance; satyagraha, a combination of truth, love, and firmness. His method of revolt sent waves around the world, influencing many activists including Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr. In his lifetime, Gandhi was a London-trained lawyer, founder of several newspapers, and founder of self-sufficient communities called ashrams. His career as a rights activist began in South Africa in 1893. He staged numerous protests and demonstrations by going to jail - sometimes voluntarily - and fasting. Everywhere he went, he impressed people with his willingness to sacrifice himself for the good of others. Enhanced by many photographs, Gandhi, Great Soul is a clearly written and informative biography of a twentieth-century hero. "To break the heads of innocent men," Gandhi wrote, "is a denial of God. The world is watching." The world was watching.