Against the Grain

Gandhi on Truth and Freedom

Manu Samnotra discusses the ideas of Mohandas Gandhi and, in particular, what Gandhi thought about truth and how to attain it; self-discipline and how to practice it; political independence and how to achieve it; and modern civilization and how to act in relation to it. Samnotra defines, and describes the interconnections among, satyagraha (civil disobedience), ahimsa (nonviolence), and swaraj (self-rule).

Bernd Reiter, ed., Constructing the Pluriverse: The Geopolitics of Knowledge Duke University Press, 2018

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