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Great Soul 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 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 Than Six Decades After His Death Still Ensures His Place As India S Social Conscience And Not Just India S.

  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Great Soul
  • Joseph Lelyveld
  • 27 May 2017
  • 0307269582

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10 thoughts on “Great Soul

  1. says:

    Written somewhere over Siberia on the plane to Incheon at 3 30 AM EST, god knows when actual Korean time Gandhi is one of those few figures whose name inspires near universal reverence In India, within a barely a century after his death, he is already somewhere between Jesus Christ and the Buddha Perhaps there are a few diehard colonialists and preservers of Empire who still despise him, and aside from them, those few fervent religious devotees Yet he is still controversial His role in Indi Written somewhere over Siberia on the plane to Incheon at 3 30 AM EST, god...

  2. says:

    This book deserves a 5 star rating because of its content I m giving it 4 stars simply because it was not a compelling read It s the kind of book I m very glad to have read, though A friend who read the same book was irritated that Gandhi s faults were portrayed Perhaps she thought the author set out to discredit Gandhi Now that I have read the entire book and knowabout Gandhi, I remain impressed with him Yes, he managed his own public relations very well Yes, he wasthan quirk This book deserves a 5 star rating because of its content I m giving it 4 stars simply because it was not a compelling read It s the kind of book I m very glad to have read, though A friend who read the same book was irritated that Gandhi s faults were portrayed Perhaps she thought the author set out to discredit Gandhi Now that I have read the entire book and knowabout Gandhi, I remain impressed with him Yes, he managed his own public relations very well Yes, he wasthan quirky when it came to diet and control of biologic urges Yes, he contradicted himself over and over and over again Yes, he was a poor negotiator However He grew over time He maintained a clear sense that caste was harmful He held tight to his view that the spiritual and the political were absolutely linked He held both the Hindus and the Muslims to better behavior He must have had opportunities t...

  3. says:

    I heard about the controversy surrounding Great Soul before I ever got a copy in my hands So the main question I had was Is this going to read like a Jackie Collins novel, or is this a factual biography The main objections from the State Assembly in Gujarat, which resulted in their vote to ban the book, involved suggestions that Gandhi had a gay relationship, and that Gandhi made racist comments For brevity, and since many readers would prefer to draw their own conclusions from the evidence I heard about the controversy surrounding Gr...

  4. says:

    To err is human, to forgive is divine Reading Joseph Lelyveld s sensitive and informative biography of the life of Mahatma Gandhi is enriching in many ways the quality of writing is first class, the manner in which he shares the entire spectrum of the life of one of the greatest contemporary philosophers of man is both learned and involving, and the ability to discuss the human aspects of a man who has been all but officially canonized takes great courage GREAT SOUL MAHATMA GANDHI AND HIS ST To err is human, to forgive is divine Reading Joseph Lelyveld s sensitive and informative biography of the life of Mahatma Gandhi is enriching in many ways the quality of writing is first class, the manner in which he shares the entire spectrum of the life of one of the greatest contemporary philosophers of man is both learned and involving, and the ability to discuss the human aspects of a man who has been all but officially canonized takes great courage GREAT SOUL MAHATMA GANDHI AND HIS ST...

  5. says:

    An interesting biography of Gandhi and his thought over his long life The general outline wasn t new his activism for Indians in South Africa, his return to India determined to develop his iodeas of simple ascetic living and achieving the end of untouchability However, his inner conflicts between his political and his spiritual roles are explored at length The author doesn t flinch from p...

  6. says:

    By sheer coincidence, I read this about a month after finishing Malcolm X A Life of Reinvention Both are recent, heralded biographies of 20th c liberation anti colonial leaders Both are critical, sometimes sharply so, of their subjects as both men and politicians, but ultimately sympathetic The books are not otherwise comparable Marable was both a scholar and an activist, hence the political scope and immense detail of his Malcolm...

  7. says:

    This book was a chore to complete The physical book was dry and irritating to read The audiobook was read by such a cynical voice a Vincent Price sound alike that it was almost unbearable The author seemed to spend an amazing amount of effort digging through every possible piece of Gandhi correspondence historic record and grabbing anything that was remotely negative, conflicting, or exploitable I kept alternately reading and listening to the book, hoping there would be some kind of messag This book was a chore to complete The physical book was dry and irritating to read The audiobook was read by such a cynical voice a Vincent Price sound alike that it was almost unbearable The author seemed to spend an amazing amount of effort digging through every possible piece of Gandhi correspondence historic recor...

  8. says:

    Fact is humans are not perfect in this realistic world and that goes for Gandhi I found the writing very dry and monotonous I have not read any other books of Joseph Lelyeld and this is going to be my last book by this author.In South Africa Gandhi defended wealthy Indians and till much later he hardly supported the working Indian labourers but never supported the local African natives and thus portrays Gandhi as racially prejudiced I find Gandhi an i...

  9. says:

    Some readers have been upset by the fact that Lelyveld treats Gandhi not as a saint but as a complex human being, both flawed, and wonderfully courageous and persevering The book covers Gandhi s adult life, from his arrival in South Africa to his assassination, concentrating on the great themes of that life opposition to injustice and inequality, non violence, and Indian independence Like all of us, he was a man of his time and places and sometimes failed to live up to his own ideals, never...

  10. says:

    I found the book to be boring at times and insightful at others There are many things I learnt here about Gandhi that helps provide perspective of why his detractors hated him as much as they did 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 I found the book to be boring at times and insightful at others There are many things I learnt here about Gandhi that helps provide perspective of why his detractors hated him as much as they did 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 i...

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