Dennis Dalton, "Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action"
2012 | pages: 235 | ISBN: 0231159587 | EPUB | 6,6 mb
Dennis Daltons classic account of Gandhis political and intellectual development focuses on the leaders two signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement (or salt satyagraha) of 1930 and the Calcutta fast of 1947. Dalton clearly demonstrates how Gandhis lifelong career in national politics gave him the opportunity to develop and refine his ideals. He then concludes with a comparison of Gandhis methods and the strategies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, drawing a fascinating juxtaposition that enriches the biography of all three figures and asserts Gandhis relevance to the study of race and political leadership in America. Dalton situates Gandhi within the "clash of civilizations" debate, identifying the implications of his work on continuing nonviolent protests. He also extensively reviews Gandhian studies and adds a detailed chronology of events in Gandhis life.