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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143134152
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $27.99

The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

Selected Writings


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In time for the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his birth, a specially curated collection of Mahatma Gandhi's writings on nonviolent resistance and activism.



A Penguin Classic

The year 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi's birth, and Penguin Classics presents a short but comprehensive selection of text by Gandhi that speaks to non-violent civil disobedience and activism. In excerpts drawn from his books, letters, and essays--including from Hind Swaraj, Satyagraha in South Africa, Yeravda Mandir, Ashram Observances in Action, his readings of Thoreau and Tolstoy, and his essays on the life of Socrates--the reader observes the power and eloquence in which Gandhi expressed his views on non-violent resistance, which have inspired activists from the U.S. Civil Rights movement and around the world. The Power of Nonviolent Resistance includes a new introduction and suggestions for further exploration by renowned Gandhi scholar Tridip Suhrud, which gives context to the time of Gandhi's writings while placing them firmly into the present-day political climate, inspiring a new generation of activists to follow the civil rights hero's teachings and practices.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143134152
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $27.99

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