First published in 1929, this book was intended to explain, "with documentary evidence", the main principles and ideas for which Gandhi had stood over the course of his career up until that point. The author draws upon his long and intimate personal relationship with Gandhi to give an authoritative and individual account of a man whose politics and philosophy has invited continuing analysis — extended with illustrative selections from his speeches and writings. The context in which Gandhi’s ideas were formed and developed provides the focus for this book with the first part examining the religious environment and the second the historical setting.
Preface; Introduction; Part I: The Religious Movement; I. The Background of Hinduism II. The Hindu-Muslim Problem III. The Christian Contact IV. "The Place of Jesus" V. The Ashram of Soul-Force VI. The Religious Meaning of Swadeshi VII. The Teaching of Ahimsa VIII. The Ethics of Khaddar IX. "Our Shame and theirs"; Part II: The Historical Setting; X. A Confession of Faith, 1909 XI. Passive Resistance in South Africa XII. Tolstoy Farm XIII. Satyagraha in India XIV. "To Every Englishman" XV. "The Great Sentinel" XVI. The Bombay Riots XVII. Trial and Imprisonment XVIII. The Fast at Delhi XIX. The Women’s Movement in India XX. A Morning with Gandhi XXI. Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index