Tolstoy and Gandhi (1931)

  • Patricia M. ShieldsEmail author
Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 10)


Thousands of people in every nation are eagerly watching Gandhi’s great experiment in India. It may be his seizure of the moral initiative, his courageous endurance of suffering, the news interest in his tactical surprises and untried maneuvers, which create such a high degree of suggestibility in the spectators; but it is as if Gandhi at the present moment, as Tolstoy before him, had given a ‘suggestion’ needed to free the pent-up energies of good will among men.


Civil Disobedience British Rule Revenue System Oppressive Government Moral Initiative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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