Today Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) is still the icon of peaceful protest. He fought for India's independence, for justice and truth and against violence. He fearlessly and uncompromisingly followed his visions with a great sensitivity for people and their needs.
»Virtuous, abstinent, non-violent and bound to the truth«, thus reads the Satyagraha oath that Gandhi followed his whole life. This biography tells of an extraordinary life without idealizing him. About the young lawyer who was too shy to speak in front of an audience, who developed his beliefs in South Africa among the Boers only to return to India to become a charismatic politician, able to convince hundreds of thousands of Indians to join the famous “salt march“ - a tactically brilliant achievement. A fascinating biography of the peaceful rebel, written from a critical point of view.
»If there were only one choice between cowardice and violence, I would surely plea for violence. It is simply my own opinion that non-violent opposition is endlessly superior to violence.« Mahatma Gandhi