Gandhi - Part 2: Chapters 10 and 11 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapters 10 and 11 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 10: Ears and Mouth Open

Gandhi returns to India in 1915 to the shouts of Mahatmaji; the "ji" suffix indicates respect and affection. A short while later, Gandhi receives the title of Mahatma from Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize winner in Literature in 1913. Gandhi and Tagore admire and respect each other and remain close friends, although there are many differences between the two men. They both are wounded from the state of their beloved India. They agree that many of India's problems are self-inflicted.

Gandhi expresses his rather unconventional thoughts on Indian independence in his first book, "Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule" written in 1909 and reissued unchanged in 1921. In this book, Gandhi's philosophy that India allows its oppressors to be successful emerges. Gandhi urges that Indian freedom is dependent upon the nation treating the British in a just...

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