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(Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World (Plus Why It's Gandhi, Not Ghandi).pdf) Mahatma Gandhi is one of the least understood figures of all time even among his admirers In this Annual Gandhi Lecture for the International Association of Gandhian Studies Mark Shepard tackles some persistently wrong headed views of Gandhi offering us a more accurate picture of the man and his nonviolence br br br br Mark Shepard is the author of Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths The Community of the Ark and Gandhi Today called by the American Library Association s Booklist a masterpiece of committed reporting His writings on social alternatives have appeared in over publications in the United States Canada England Norway Germany the Netherlands Switzerland Japan and India br br br br A model of Gandhian journalism Shepard has put his finger on seemingly all of the popular and some less common misconceptions of both Gandhi and his philosophy including some particularly important ones This book takes little space to cover its topic concisely and well It would be some of the most valuable pages many people could read about Gandhi Global Conscience July Sept br br br br SAMPLE br br I suspect that most of the myths and misconceptions surrounding Gandhi have to do with nonviolence For instance it s surprising how many people still have the idea that nonviolent action is passive br br It s important for us to be clear about this There is nothing passive about Gandhian nonviolent action br br I m afraid Gandhi himself helped create this confusion by referring to his method at first as passive resistance because it was in some ways like techniques bearing that label But he soon changed his mind and rejected the term br br Gandhi s nonviolent action was not an evasive strategy nor a defensive one Gandhi was always on the offensive He believed in confronting his opponents aggressively in such a way that they could not avoid dealing with him br br But wasn t Gandhi s nonviolent action designed to avoid violence Yes and no Gandhi steadfastly avoided violence toward his opponents He did not avoid violence toward himself or his followers br br Gandhi said that the nonviolent activist like any soldier had to be ready to die for the cause And in fact during India s struggle for independence hundreds of Indians were killed by the British br br The difference was that the nonviolent activist while willing to die was never willing to kill br br Gandhi pointed out three possible responses to oppression and injustice One he described as the coward s way to accept the wrong or run away from it The second option was to stand and fight by force of arms Gandhi said this was better than acceptance or running away br br But the third way he said was best of all and required the most courage to stand and fight solely by nonviolent meansDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World (Plus Why It's Gandhi, Not Ghandi) books for multiple devices.