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.
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.
Tridip Suhrud is professor and director of CEPT Archives in Gujarat, India. He is a renowned scholar in the field of political science and cultural history and has extensively worked on the life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and the social and cultural history of modern Gujarat. His latest publication is An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth: A Critical Edition by M.K. Gandhi.