Gandhi's Johannesburg: Birthplace of Satyagraha (Frank Connock Publication) 1st Edition by Eric Itzkin (Author)
Witwatersrand University Press; 1st Edition edition (August 1, 2000)
Soft Cover, 91 pages
From the young mining town of Johannesburg came ideas of peaceful struggle which spread across the world. Formulated by Mohandas Gandhi in the early 1900s, the philosophy of Satyagraha (soul force or passive resistance) became an inspiration to millions all over the world.For a decade, during the formative years of his philosophy, Gandhi lived in and around Johannesburg where he established a prosperous law practice, though his legal work was soon overtaken by his political activism in support of Indian rights. During that decade, he made the streets and suburbs of the city his own, changing homes frequently and walking tirelessly.This evocative book captures Johannesburg's rich Gandhian legacy in words and pictures.