May 5, 2016

Review: Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World

Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World by Mark Shepard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The book title looked like the author is trying to tease the Father of my Nation but after reading its really make us to see the real meaning of Non Violent Resistance.

The most liked part of this book for me is,

"Maybe the most amazing thing about Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution is, not that the British left, but that they left as friends, and that Britain and India became partners in the British Commonwealth.

Gandhi noted also that violent revolutions almost always end in repressive dictatorships.

Now, India today is not a paradise. It is afflicted by widespread injustice, civil violence, and authoritarian trends. Still, it is one of the few Third World countries where democracy in any form has survived continuously. There has never been a military coup in India. When you look at the side-effects of violent struggle, you really have to ask yourself, just who is being practical here, and who is not".

I will recommend this to my friends.



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