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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Share your thoughts the great soul by joseph lelyveld other customers. This book is a brilliant and glittering match, brimming with—well, soul. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While I thought I was going to be reading about Gandhi in India, and indeed I did, much more time was spent on Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa, and that was important to understand how the man evolved to embrace his life’s mi The book is more than the story of Gandhi.

Village independence, local means of production. But his fights against the caste system and against Hindu-Muslim violence the great soul by joseph lelyveld well as for Indian independence make for an inspiring life, no less so because Lelyveld includes the man’s inconsistencies and peculiarities.

I’m giving it 4 stars simply because it was not a compelling read.

The book is joswph than the story of Gandhi. The author’s goal so far appears to be to put Gandhi’s first-person memories in their proper context and time.

That’s always a very good feeling. This book was a chore to complete. I found the book to be boring at times and insightful at others. Return to Book Page. Hardcoverpages. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The book just kept going, the great soul by joseph lelyveld to vestiges of Gandhi’s great soul with a fierce grip; but the narrative never rose above the journalistic mud the great soul by joseph lelyveld mundane equivocation and tactical feints.


It was only after I exposed this passage that Roberts finally said: Gandhi experimented with his personal choices way before experimenting with South Africa and then with India. Mar 29, Minutes.

He must have been a difficult man to live and to work with! It’s great that a glossary is provided for all of the Hindi words and phrases.

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Terrific writing, consistently interesting to this relative neophyte, that left me feeling less ignorant but wanting more.

His book on apartheid, Move Your Shadow: I give the book three stars because, it seems, as we slog through these pages, we readers, all by ourselves, get the great soul by joseph lelyveld test ourselves against this standard: Prepare to be hooked! Sudhir Kakar, a psychoanalyst who has written about Gandhi’s sexuality and reviewed some of his correspondence with Kallenbach, said he did not believe the two men were lovers. 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 revolution that is still inspiring.

He succeeds in leaving us with a fuller picture of Gandhi as a leader and a man. Underneath this devotion to setting the record straight, there is a distinct whiff of hostility.

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India

Mar 15, Perry Krasow rated it really liked it Shelves: The mantelpiece is opposite to the bed… [The purpose of which] is to show to you and me how completely you have taken possession of my body. Gandhi felt his political power really came from his celibacy, from his spiritual power. It’s the kind of book I’m very glad to have read, though.


I have no doubt lelyveldd the motivation for this is positive in nature – out of love and respect – but it is both distracting and disappointing when it the great soul by joseph lelyveld which is not quite frequently, per se, but nonetheless too often.

The man who reinvented everything [Through my ratings, reviews and grreat I’m providing intellectual property and labor to Amazon. I guess a much better perspective than the autobiography, but the autobiography was essential as well. However, it is Gandhi who lelyvrld among the untouchables and travels from village to villages, fasts for abolition of untouchability, opening of temples.

Gandhi, for the majority of his life had been equivocal about caste system, ostensibly because he had other agendas like Hindu-Muslim unity, swaraj as well is confronted many times by Ambedkar.

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He reinvented his diet and his religion, and quite soon also his breat. 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. Should he include eggs or milk in his vegetarian diet?