With a foreword by Prof. Rameshwar Mishra 'Pankaj'; xxii, 149p., 1 B/W Illus., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Gandhi: Man Known as Mahatma. 2. The Family Background. 3. Gandhi's Childhood. 4. Gandhi's Education. 5. Gandhi's London. 6. Gandhi's Family. 7. Gandhi in South Africa. 8. A Change of Attitude and Change of Heart. 9. Gandhi in India. 10. Gandhi's Vision. 11. Gandhi's View of Self. 12. Gandhi's Concept of Religion. 13. Gandhi's Concept of Society, Economy and Polity. 14. Conclusion.
This book 'Gandhi: The Man, His Life and Vision' is neither a biography nor a book on Gandhian philosophy. It is in fact a book which depicts the process of the development of Mohandas into Mahatma Gandhi. The heading itself suggests that here the whole story emphasizes to depict him as the journey of a simple man. The book deals with the Gandhian vision which, according to author, was imbibed by Gandhiji taking it from the Indian Hindu Tradition. The author thinks that assimilating the ideas enshrined in his vision Gandhi himself became a product of the ideas.
The most remarkable thing about this book is that it has successfully presented that a very simple man without any mesmerizing qualities just by making a sincere effort consciously adopts what appears to be good to him up to his limited capability. In the process he not only recognizes the truth/goodness but also enhances his capacity to understand and adopt them. Finally blossoming into what Gandhi was.