30 ene. 2015

LXVII aniversario de la muerte de Gandhi. Elenco sobre Gandhi y el Derecho

M.K. Gandhi, abogado en South Africa, 1906

Charles R. DiSalvo
M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law
The Man before the Mahatma
University of California, 2013, 392 pp.
ISBN: 9780520280151

The first and only book on Mahatma Gandhi as a lawyer At the age of eighteen, a shy and timid Mohandas Gandhi leaves his home in Gujarat for a life on his own. At forty-five, a confident and fearless Gandhi, ready to boldly lead his country to freedom, returns to India. What transforms him? The law. M. K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law is the first biography of the Mahatma’s early years as a lawyer. It follows Gandhi as he embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery: from his education in Britain, through the failure of his first law practice in India, to his eventual migration to South Africa. Though he found initial success representing wealthy Indian merchants, events on the ground would come to change him. Relentless attacks by the white colonial establishment on Indian civil rights prompted Gandhi to give up his lucrative business in favor of representing the oppressed in court. Gandhi had originally hoped that the South African legal system could be relied upon for justice. But when the courts failed to respond, he had no choice but to shift tactics, developing what would ultimately become his lasting legacy—the philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience.

1. Dispatched to London
2. The Barrister Who Couldn’t Speak
3. An Abundant and Regular Supply of Labour
4. Dada Abdulla’s White Elephant
5. Not a White Barrister
6. Formation Lessons
7. Waller’s Question
8. A Public Man
9. To Maritzburg
10. Moth and Flame
11. Sacrifice
12. Transition and the Transvaal
13. No Bed of Roses
14. Disobedience
15. Courthouse to Jailhouse
16. Malpractice
17. Courtroom as Laboratory
18. Closing Arguments
Mohandas K. Gandhi Chronology

Charles R. DiSalvo is the Woodrow A. Potesta Professor of Law at West Virginia University where he teaches one of the few law school courses on civil disobedience in the United States. He has also represented civil disobedients in trial and appellate courts, written widely on civil disobedience, and lectured on the subject in the United States and abroad. He is the co-founder of the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest.

(Una ed. anterior en: Random House Publishers, Noida, 2012, xv+ 456p.ISBN : 9788184001303).


Subhash Mehta
M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law
Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India), 2015.

For Gandhi 'truth' is an attribute of soul and it is also heart and soul of Lawyer's profession. Author of this book has put before us the ethical aspects of the said profession, so that nobility of the profession could be retained and maintained. While we celebrate Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's return from Africa, this book helps us to understand the true nature of Lawyer's profession and judicial system. The subject matter of this book is clearly linked with the essential needs and aspirations of the common man, as well as the problems faced in today's world.

Subhash Mehta, M.A. L.L.B. actively participated in Sarvodaya activities & youth programmes of the Sarvodaya Institutions throughout his adolescence & adult life.

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