This biography by leading scholar Douglas Allen presents a new and challenging approach to understanding Gandhi’s life—the time in which he lived, how he shaped history, and how his philosophy and practices can be reformulated in ways that are significant and effective today. Allen analyzes his continuing relevance by addressing key issues of truth and ethics, violence and nonviolence, equality and freedom, as well as ideas of exploitation, oppression, religious conflict, and environmental crises.
nonviolent resistance, Statesmen, India, civil disobedience
Asian History | Ethics and Political Philosophy | History
Allen, Douglas, "Mahatma Gandhi" (2011). Faculty and Staff Monograph Publications. 5.