Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India is a biography Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Lelyveld and published by Alfred A Knopf. Great Soul has ratings and 85 reviews. Reading Joseph Lelyveld’s sensitive and informative biography of the life of Mahatma Gandhi is enriching in many. 1 quote from Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India: ‘I should like to slip out of the public gaze to bury myself in the farm and devot.

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Mar 29, Minutes. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables—for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole—produced their own leaders. From the Hardcover edition. An earlier… More about Joseph Lelyveld. Lelyveld has restored human depth to the Mahatma.

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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 who gave the world a model for nonviolent revolution geeat is still inspiring. He succeeds in leaving us with a fuller picture of Gandhi as a leader and a man.

Taking up a story already portrayed in countless books and films, Lelyveld constructs a fresh narrative. Greatt succeeds in painting Gandhi the spiritual leader as remarkably human. He lays out the facts and leaves readers to summon up their own interpretations and reactions to them. Jospeh book is a brilliant and glittering match, brimming with—well, soul. Gandhi, even riddled with his foibles and failures, inspires awe.

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India

But, as Lelyveld observes, he demanded not reverence, but action. The most effective Gandhi biography thus far. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Also by Joseph Lelyveld. See all books by Joseph Lelyveld. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Looking for More Great Reads?


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