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Millions around the world revere Mahatma Gandhi, yet only a few know the man Mohandas Gandhi and the internal journey of his soul. This pioneering book fills the spiritual void in Gandhian literature by focusing on the soul and the substance of the man. Uma Majmudar shows that, contrary to popular belief, Gandhi’s rise to greatness was not meteoric; it was, rather, a continuous process of faith development, punctuated by conflicts, crises, and turning points. Using James W. Fowler’s theory of “Stages of Faith” as a guide, Majmudar undertakes the first developmental study to analyze the fundamental role of faith in transforming Gandhi’s life. She proposes that the power that nourished Gandhi’s soul was his ever-growing faith in the ultimate triumph of Truth and in the innate Godliness of the human soul. Along with making an invaluable contribution to numerous cross-cultural disciplines, the book also offers something special to those wishing to embark on their own faith developmental journey, guided by Gandhi’s example.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Introduction: The Mystique and the Myth of the Mahatma
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1. Victorian Colonial India
  2. pp. 19-24
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  1. 2. Gandhi’s Roots
  2. pp. 25-32
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  1. 3. The Seed and the Soil
  2. pp. 33-46
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  1. 4. The Sprouting of Mohan’s Faith
  2. pp. 47-56
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  1. 5. A Crisis of Identity and Faith
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. 6. A Law Student in London
  2. pp. 73-90
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  1. 7. A Barrister in South Africa, Phase I
  2. pp. 91-112
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  1. 8. A Leader in South Africa, Phase II
  2. pp. 113-132
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  1. 9. A Satyagrahi in South Africa, Phase III
  2. pp. 133-156
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  1. 10. India Welcomes Home Her Mahatma
  2. pp. 157-196
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  1. 11. From Death to Immortality
  2. pp. 197-232
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  1. 12. Conclusion: From Darkness to Light
  2. pp. 233-242
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 243-254
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 255-262
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 263-280
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