Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British Rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
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Discover timeless wisdom and witty characters in this collection of Aesop's timeless fables. Each story is brought to life with beautiful illustrations, perfect for both children and adults. From The Tortoise and the Hare to The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, these beloved tales teach simple truths that continue to resonate today.
Explore the age-old dilemma of taking action that is both necessary and morally ambiguous with this revered Hindu Scripture. Follow Prince Arjuna as he struggles with the decision to wage war against his own family, and delves into the teachings of divine consciousness through his charioteer, Krishna. Discover the paths of knowledge, devotion, action, and meditation, which serve as the foundation for all Hindu systems of philosophy and religion. Through Eknath Easwaran's easy-to-read translation and thorough introduction, this version of the Bhagavad Gita offers guidance for action, devotional Scripture, philosophical text, and inspirational reading. Experience the profundity of this ancient text and learn to follow your own dharma.
Discover the wisdom of a renowned English philosopher, statesman, and essayist who was a proponent of the scientific revolution. This book outlines the goals of Francis Bacon's philosophy and his method of developing it through inductive reasoning. He emphasized the importance of belief and passions in directing human will and advocated for the improvement of the human lot. Bacon's influential ideas have persisted for centuries and continue to inspire readers today.
This informative and well-written book covers the literary, cultural, social, political, and philosophical history of Islam in two parts: "The Life and Ministry of the Prophet" and "The Spirit of Islam." The author, Syed Ameer Ali, was a respected jurist and descendant of Mohammed whose words were extremely influential. He achieved honors in school, founded a political organization, and established the first London mosque. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about Islamic history and practice.
Immerse yourself in the social and literary history of Delhi during the mutiny of 1857 with this captivating book. Through Zaka Ullah's life story, C.F. Andrews masterfully traces Delhi's evolution from the decline of the Mughal Empire to the nationalist movement of the later 19th century. Two new introductions add depth and context to this must-read volume.
Discover the intellectual and cultural riches of the Saracens in this concise history, exploring the economic, social, and intellectual development of the Arab nation from its earliest days to the fall of Bagdad and expulsion from Spain. The Saracens left an indelible mark on the world, and this book sheds light on their many achievements and discoveries that still influence modern society. Learn about more than just their military campaigns, but also delve into their inner life and society. This rare historical work has been reconstructed with state-of-the-art technology, so get ready to explore another side of history.
Explore the supersensual life and its mysteries with this fascinating book that delves deep into the workings of spirituality. A facsimile reprint of the original, this book may contain some imperfections due to its age, but it's a culturally important work that deserves to be read. Discover its secrets and learn more about the world around you.
"The Science of Peace" delves into the subject of peace and its cultivation. This historically curated book has been checked for quality, ensuring a smooth and engaging read. Though some errors may be present, the cultural importance of the content cannot be overstated. Experience timeless wisdom as you explore the Science of Peace.
What Christianity Means to Me by Lyman Abbott