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Gandhi, the Man Summary
Eknath Easwaran

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"Gandhi, The Man" by Eknath Easwaran is an examination of the beginnings, inspiration, work and public and private life of Mahatma Gandhi. Easwaran is from a background very like Gandhi's, and so finds particular inspiration in his self-transformation. The book opens with the story of Gandhi's early life, his dismal performance as a student and social awkwardness, and moves through his education in England when his evolution begins. He recognizes that there are excesses without which his life is simpler and happier, even if he does not fit into a cultural ideal. His work as a lawyer, although badly begun, brings him into circumstances in which he is able to arrange for resolutions that are equally beneficial to both parties in a dispute, and his reputation spreads throughout South Africa where he is working. It is there that he is struck with the idea of satyagraha as protest...

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