Gandhi Thought, New World, New Dimensions
If there is only one book about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi that you need to read today, make "Gandhian Thought, New World, New Dimensions" by Ravindra Kumar be the book. There are many Gandhian scholars around the world but Kumar is peerless.
What sets Kumar apart from the other scholars is that like Gandhi he is Indian, and he understands the culture and customs behind the teachings and the philosophy. One can never study Gandhi and try to separate him from his ethnology. He is a noteworthy researcher.
Kumar's interpretation of Gandhi and his ideas is outstanding. Kumar, an educator who has authored over a hundred books, has emerged as one of the greatest thinkers of our time, and a leading Gandhian scholar. In this book he articulates on "Satyagraha," the "Sustainable Culture of Peace" and how the Gandhian philosophy applies in current international conflicts, Sudan, Myanmar, Iraq, Iran, and other countries.
The book also addresses the fundamental question, "is Gandhi relevant today?" This book should be a required reading for all individuals who are interested in peace and the Gandhian theory. This book is a necessary read.
-Kamele "Oupa" Seane [Director: Intercultural Center for Peace, UNF, Jacksonville, USA and Former DO of Archbishop Desmond Tutu]