About the Book :
Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhis fundamental work. Not only is it key to understanding his life and thoughts, but also the politics of South Asia in the first half of the twentieth century. Celebrating 100 years since Hind Swaraj was first published in a newspaper, this centenary edition includes a new Preface and Editors Introduction, as well as a new chapter on Gandhi and the 'Four Canonical Aims of Life'. The volume presents a critical edition of the 1910 text of Hind Swaraj, fully annotated and including Gandhis own Preface and Foreword (not found in other editions). Anthony J. Parel sets the work in its historical and political contexts and analyses the significance of Gandhis experiences in England and South Africa. The second part of the volume contains some of Gandhis other writings, including his correspondence with Tolstoy and Nehru.
Preface to the centenary edition; Acknowledgements; Editor's introduction to the centenary edition; Editor's introduction to the 1997 edition; A note on the history of the text; Principal events in Gandhi's life; Biographical synopses; Guide to further reading; Glossary and abbreviations; Hind Swaraj; Supplementary writings.