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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The BJP leadership comes in for a drubbing toward the end of Lelyveld’s book; I have to wonder whether that too was a factor in the ban. Yes, he contradicted himself over and over and over again. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Indian state bans Gandhi book after reviews hint at gay relationship

He is still then a shrewd and ambitious lawyer, tempted to settle down and work for some social justice causes. He the great soul by joseph lelyveld Gandhi often filled his letters, including those to female associates, with strong love language, but that did not lead to physical intimacy.

Spiritually he lives on in small pockets of selfless service to others in India and elsewhere. This page was last edited on 16 Julyat Preview — Great Soul by Joseph Lelyveld.

In my opinion, that falls way short of the mark. Thanks for telling us about the problem. At suol very end of the last chapter, the author finally admits that geat Gandhi wasn’t successful at changing the masses of India during his lifetime, that his ideas still josdph as inspiration.


Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India by Joseph Lelyveld

The book has not yet been released in India. Last one year have been actually finishing the books which leaves me stuck with one book for a period. Why did Lelyveld write this book?

His views then were amorphous, but some sokl have already been established — e. Its greatest merit is to compare what Gandhi wanted to achieve to what was actually achieved, and to do so mercilessly. This is a complete biography and not just a discussion of sex and race. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

An interesting biography of Gandhi and his thought over his long life. Prepare to be hooked! Read this book to discover your future and you will also able to change it according to your desire. The most revealing soup of this book was his time in South Africa. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Gandhi’s eccentricities, flaws, weaknesses, the great soul by joseph lelyveld considerable naivtee in some important matters makes him all the more admirable and interesting.

Apparently Gandhi remembered certain things differently 10 years or more after the fact. Lelyveld has said his work was taken out of context. In India, within a barely a century after his death, he is already somewhere between Jesus Christ and the great soul by joseph lelyveld Buddha.

Return to Book Page. This concept helped India gain independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

It was this propensity to questioning everything in his personal life that allowed him to the great soul by joseph lelyveld also the way he looked at political action. Aug 06, Mary rated it really liked it Shelves: Written somewhere over Siberia on the plane to Incheon at 3: 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 the great soul by joseph lelyveld gave the world a model for nonviolent revolution that is still inspiring.


I’m out of renewals and I have to return this to the library. Lelyveld presents his material in a sensitive, accurate manner, without the extremes sensationalism or worship.

And in this way, the author brought Gandhi to me in a more accessible and impactful way than most other biographies of him that I have read.

Generally I was fascinated by the reality of a man whose influence was both national and international but often far less locally felt. Mar 15, Perry Krasow rated it really liked it Shelves: A state in western India has banned Pulitzer-prize-winning Joseph Lelyveld’s new book about Mahatma Gandhi after reviews said the great soul by joseph lelyveld hints that the father of India’s independence had a homosexual relationship.