Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy of truth and nonviolence have intrigued the world for decades. Looking at the Western and Indian influences that had gone into making Gandhi the Mahatma, and the central importance of Gandhi to nonviolent activism, these essays reclaim the power of truth and nonviolence, which can still change the destinies of people and nations.
In this collection Thomas Weber discusses Gandhi, his ideology, and how India and the rest of the world is interpreting and reinterpreting the Mahatma. The doctrine of conflict resolution theory, new environ-mentalism, peace research, deep ecology, and Buddhist economics based on Gandhian principles, renews the world’s belief in Mahatma and his teachings for our life and our times.
About the Author:
Thomas Weber teaches politics and peace studies at Melbournes La Trobe University. He has been researching and writing on Gandhis life, thought and legacy for over twenty years. His Gandhi-related publications include Conflict Resolution and Gandhian Ethics; Hugging the Trees: The Story of the Chipko Movement; Gandhis Peace Army; On the Salt March; Nonviolent Intervention Across Borders (edited with Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan); and Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor.