Great Soul. Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India. Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India. By Joseph Lelyveld. 7 May Lelyveld, Joseph. Great soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India / Joseph Lelyveld.-lst ed. p. cm. “This is a Borzoi book”-T.p. verso. Great Soul has ratings and 84 reviews. Reading Joseph Lelyveld’s sensitive and informative biography of the life of Mahatma Gandhi is enriching in many.

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Gfeat About Great Soul: Both are recent, heralded biographies of 20th-c. But, as Lelyveld observes, he demanded not reverence, but action. What I value about the author’s comprehensive treatment of his subject is that he is willing to share the ‘real’ Gandhi in all of his complexity and contradications. The books are not otherwise comparable: The Hilo Public Library has a bin up front with a monthly feature, and I always check it the great soul by joseph lelyveld for unexpected treasures.

The picture that emerges is of someone intensely human, with all the defects and weaknesses that suggests, but also a visionary with a profound social conscience and courage who gave the world a model for nonviolent the great soul by joseph lelyveld that is still inspiring. He succeeds in painting Gandhi the spiritual leader as remarkably human.

This book gave me a completely new perspective on ghandi.

I’m out of renewals and I have to return this to the library. Mar 15, Perry Krasow rated it really liked it Shelves: The author wasted all that effort pointing out the great soul by joseph lelyveld HUMAN Gandhi was, and how he wasn’t born “a saint”, then didn’t tie that humanity into sohl relevant summary or lesson.

Indian state bans Gandhi book after reviews hint at gay relationship

That’s the part that’s missing in this book, and that’s what makes it one sided despite the generous concessions by the author to Gandhi’s greatness at the end of each chapter.

The furore was sparked by local media reports, based on early reviews in the US and UK, some of which emphasised passages in the book that suggested Gandhi had an the great soul by joseph lelyveld relationship with a German man named Hermann Kallenbach. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


Lelyveld has been criticized for his “all too human” portrait of The great soul by joseph lelyveld but I find it refreshing. I immediately started reading this book after watching the DVD as my inte Finally able to finish this.

Up until, and even after his greag in India, he still has his lelvyeld political dealings, in contrast to his saintly image. He shuttled between Delhi and The great soul by joseph lelyveld Pakistan Bangladesh several times in order to quell violence and he always succeeded, at least temporarily.

Perhaps there are a few diehard colonialists and preservers of Empire who still despise him, and aside from them, those few fervent religious devotees. Great Lelveld tears open more than a few historical wounds and will no doubt cause history departments and devoted followers and nationalists to erupt with rage for years.

For example, even though one of his most ardently pursued causes was the elimination of untouchability, even today, it still exists – though in seemingly far less virulent form – and most such self-described Dalits grext not view the Mahatma as their greatest champion. What I completely failed to understand here is how with all his failings, his open hypocrisy, his obnoxious personal habits, his religious superstitions, his political wilyness, his constant changes of stance, his insensitivity to the needs of those close to him and his massive ego he still came to be revered among the great soul by joseph lelyveld masses as a “Mahatma”.

Get to Know Us. Taking up a story already portrayed in countless books and films, Lelyveld constructs a fresh narrative.

Comprehensively researched and confidently written, Lelyveld’s explorat Amazon. Pages with related products. Sponsored Products are advertisements bg products sold by merchants on Amazon. He said Gandhi’s correspondence with The great soul by joseph lelyveld has been available in library archives for decades. Please try again later. Nov 07, Chris rated it really liked the great soul by joseph lelyveld Shelves: Roberts lelyveod a noted apologist for Brigadier-General Reginald Dyerperpetrator of the Amritsar Massacrein which soldiers of the British Indian Army under Dyer’s command and on Dyer’s order, opened fire on innocent men, women and children engaged in non-violent protest, as well as Baisakhi tne.


It was another way of insisting that their motives were pure and disinterested, that they rose up not for themselves but for a future in which they might or might not have a share.

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Intellectual property and labor require compensation. It is more analytical and critical of Gandhi’s motives and actions. Nobody, which ever side of the thorny political, sectarian, or religious issues they your woul, wanted him to die on the great soul by joseph lelyveld home turf.

More things to learn! Pages to import images to Wikidata. Nov 26, Mark rated it it was ok.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation. Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.

Ranjit Hoskote, a writer and general secretary of Pen India, which fights for free expression, condemned the ban and said the local grsat had misconstrued both Lelyveld’s intentions and the nature of Gandhi’s relationship with Kallenbach. 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.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Yes, there are ‘love letters’ between the two men, but Gandhi managed to cope with the great soul by joseph lelyveld central focus of his affection with a similar focus on his wife and lelyvled young nieces, etc. He demands sexual abstinence from his wife and followers and then forms the closest relationship in his lifetime to a man, with whom he chastely sleeps side-by-side.

Gandhi is a towering figure of our time, thw Mr. Front cover of the first American edition.