Gandhi's life is both inspiring and baffling to modern readers. This biography gives a moving account of the turning points and choices in Gandhi's life that made him both a great leader and an icon of the transforming power of nonviolence.
Easwaran grew up in Gandhi's India. While visiting Gandhi's ashram, Easwaran watched as the Mahatma meditated on the Bhagavad Gita, the Indian scripture that was the source of his inspiration and strength. Easwaran shows how Gandhi endured terrible hardships joyfully and with love for all. And he explains what nonviolence is, and how it works.
This book has 70 digitally restored photographs, quotations from Gandhi's writings, and a detailed chronology with maps and background. It conveys the spirit and soul of Gandhi — the only way he can be truly understood.
The audiobook includes Easwaran’s chapters 1-4 of the book but excludes the essay, “How nonviolence works,” by Tim Flinders. It is read by Paul Bazely, a professional actor and longtime student of Easwaran.