‘Gandhi the Organiser. How he shaped a nationwide rebellion: India 1915-1922’ by Bob Overy

Review by Andrew Rigby

A close-up of the book cover. | Photo: Courtesy of Irene Publishing.

Advices & queries enjoins us to live ‘in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion of all wars’. But however well-intentioned we might be, our everyday lives are enmeshed within institutions and structures that sow the seeds of war. Furthermore, while we might be able to identify the threats to our collective wellbeing, do we have a clear vision of an alternative institutional framework? We know we cannot save the world from climate disaster just by obstructive acts of civil disobedience; we need to be guided by a vision of a framework within which a sustainable future for us all might be achieved.

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