Mahatma Gandhi


Born
in Porbander, Gujrat, India
October 02, 1869

Died
January 30, 1948

Website

Genre

Influences


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

The son of a senior government official, Gandhi was born and raised in a Hindu Bania community in coastal Gujarat, and trained in law in London. Gandhi became famous by fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa, using new techniques of non-violent civil disobedience that he developed. Returning to India in 1915, he set about organizing peasants to protest excessive land-taxes. A lifelong opponent of "communalism" (i.e. bas
...more

Average rating: 4.05 · 51,594 ratings · 2,454 reviews · 458 distinct worksSimilar authors
Gandhi: An autobiography

by
4.07 avg rating — 41,612 ratings — published 1927 — 298 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Essential Gandhi: An An...

by
4.23 avg rating — 1,210 ratings — published 1962 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Third class in Indian railways

3.58 avg rating — 885 ratings — published 1917 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Non-Violent Resistance

4.22 avg rating — 672 ratings — published 1961 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Three Translations of The B...

by
4.12 avg rating — 49,302 ratings — published -400 — 710 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hind Swaraj and Other Writings

by
3.91 avg rating — 644 ratings — published 1997 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gandhi On Non-Violence

by
4.24 avg rating — 588 ratings — published 1965 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hind Swaraj or Indian Home ...

3.77 avg rating — 776 ratings — published 1909 — 49 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
All Men are Brothers: Autob...

by
4.11 avg rating — 432 ratings — published 1958 — 32 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mohandas Gandhi: Essential ...

by
4.05 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 1970 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Mahatma Gandhi…
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Polls

Hi All,
I researched and found there are a lot of great people born in October month and thus, I am hosting this poll. Before 30 September 2018 vote for one person whom you want as Influencer of the October month for Erudite Book Club.

Who should be Influencer of the Month for October for Erudite Book Club?

Oscar Wilde - 16 OctoberOscar Wilde
 
  4 votes, 57.1%

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - 2 OctoberM. K. GANDHI
 
  3 votes, 42.9%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author