In order to assist educators, The Gandhi Foundation has produced a presentation ‘Gandhi – A Life in Pictures‘, designed to be used at secondary / high school level, and also suitable for adult audiences. It is free to download, but please support the development of resources such as these by making a secure donation via Paypal.
Please download and distribute our brochure. It should be printed double-sided.
Our newsletter, entitled The Gandhi Way, is published quarterly, and all Friends of The Gandhi Foundation receive a printed copy. If you would like to submit an article, review or letter of a specifically or broadly Gandhian nature, please send it to George Paxton: firstname.lastname@example.org (Maximum length 2000 words).
Gandhi Travelling Exhibition
The Gandhi Foundation has been appointed as UK touring partner by the British Library for its Gandhi Travelling Exhibition. The exhibition comprises six roll-up panels, printed with photographs depicting events in the life of Gandhi. Each panel is 220 cm high and 86 cm wide when erected. If your venue is interested in hosting the exhibition, please email email@example.com with your requested dates. There is no charge for the exhibition itself, but venues are required to pay transportation costs and to provide insurance cover.
The panels can be viewed on our Flickr site
If you are looking for a Speaker to address your school or community group about Gandhi’s life, work, teachings or principles, then please visit the Gandhi Speakers Network . If you are knowledgeable about Gandhi and available to speak in public, then please join the Gandhi Speakers Network.
Wikimedia Commons have kindly made available an excellent selection of photographs of Gandhi.
Wikiquote provides an excellent selection of sourced and unsourced quotes by Gandhi.
Gandhi’s Collected Works
The GandhiServe Foundation has made the Collected Works of Gandhi available on-line. Please click here. The site also includes a search engine to enable you to reference your favourite Gandhi quotes.
Books by Gandhi
Please visit our bookstore
A number of books by Gandhi are freely available on Wikisource
Worksheets / Modules
A free educational resource pack on Gandhi, designed for school teachers (UK KS3&4), is available in the form of an Adobe PDF file by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting ref. TT186.
Written by Susan Denton-Brown, Chair of The Gandhi Foundation executive committee, and previously Head of Religious Studies at Tanbridge House School in West Sussex, the resource pack includes six modules which focus on the following aspects of Gandhi’s life and work:
2. Non-violent protest
3. Conflict transformation and mediation
4. Equity in community
5. Environmental issues
6. Exploring spirituality
Each module suggests relevant clips from the movie Gandhi by Richard Attenborough, and then presents a series of exercises for groups and the whole class.
Items for Sale
Books & Publications available from The Gandhi Foundation
The’ Happiness Manual’ Gandhian Ways of Living by Prof. Narinder Kapur, £5 + £1 p+p
Simply Gandhi by Mark Hoda, 17pp £1.50
Muriel Lester, Gandhi and Kingsley Hall by David Maxwell, 16pp £3.50
Frontier Gandhi: Abdul Ghaffar Khan by Shireen Shah, 28pp £3
The Life of Abdul Ghaffar Khan, 49pp £2
The Conquest of Violence by Bart de Ligt, £5
All Men Are Brothers by M K Gandhi, 251pp £4
The Mind of Mahatma Gandhi ed. by Prabhu & Rao, 589 pp HB £7
Quotes of Gandhi ed. by S Bhalla, 224pp HB £7
My Religion by M K Gandhi, 166pp £3
Truth is God by M K Gandhi, 159pp £3
My Nonviolence by M K Gandhi, 373pp £5
Gandhi in Anecdotes by Ravindra Varma, 188pp HB £5
Mahatma Gandhi: A Biography by B R Nanda, 542pp £12
Gandhi the Man by Eknath Easwaran (illustrated), 184pp £10
Gandhi Wields the Weapon of Moral Power by Gene Sharp, 316pp £5
Sonja Schlesin: Gandhi’s South African Secretary by G Paxton, 101pp £7.50
Meditations on Gandhi: A Ravindra Varma Festschrift, 227pp HB £15
The United Nations and its Future edited by Vijay Mehta, 274pp £10
Gandhi’s Outstanding Leadership by P A Nazareth £12
Gandhi and the Contemporary World (Collection of essays), 421pp PB £5, HB £7 – special offers
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Muriel Lester, Gandhi and Kingsley Hall
This is the title of a new 18 page GF pamphlet written by David Maxwell, a Trustee of both the Gandhi Foundation and of Kingsley Hall and a former teacher. He relates the story of the remarkable Lester sisters, especially Muriel, who established the Kingsley Hall community centre in Bow in 1915, an area which at the time consisted of run-down housing and smoky and smelly factories. The author focuses on the Lester-Gandhi connection and describes how she first met Gandhi at his ashram in 1926 and tried to persuade him to come to Britain, startling him by saying that she wanted him to “come and learn from us”. However it was not until 1931 that Gandhi came, this time to attend a conference on the political future of India. Gandhi’s contacts in Britain wished him to stay close to the conference centre for his convenience but Muriel managed to persuade Gandhi to stay every night at Kingsley Hall to be in a place that was in keeping with his concern for the less privileged.
Gandhi’s last visit to Britain was memorable not for the negotiations, which were a failure, but for his impact on the many people from all walks of life that he met then. David Maxwell tells this story beautifully, and points out that Kingsley Hall is a building well used by the local multicultural community today. The small rooms where Gandhi stayed can be visited by arrangement.
The pamphlet is available for £3.50 Write to: email@example.com
Sonja Schlesin: Gandhi’s South African Secretary
by George Paxton
Sonja Schlesin, of Russian Jewish origin, became secretary to Mohandas K. Gandhi at the age of 17 when Gandhi was at the beginning of his career as a radical reformer in South Africa. She soon became a key figure in the satyagraha campaigns and was a superb organiser. Strongly opinionated, she espoused female/male equality and was the first woman to try to enter the legal profession in South Africa. Although supported by Gandhi she was turned down as a female trying to enter a male preserve. Although Gandhi wanted her to come to India to organise his educational programmes, she remained in South Africa and taught in schools there, were she was perceived as a brilliant but eccentric teacher. She retained her interest in Gandhi’s future career and they kept in touch by correspondence. Schlesin and Gandhi shared many ideals which they both lived out to an unusual degree.
Cost: £7.50, including postage