Author: Shimon LevPublisher: Orient BlackSwanYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 204ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788125046998
Over six decades after his death, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi continues to play a role in inspiring the lives, thought and philosophy of nations and their leaders. The few relatively unexplored gaps that remain in research into his life largely concern his personal life, comradeship and friendships—among them, his close association with Hermann Kallenbach, the German-Jewish architect with whom the Mahatma developed an enigmatic friendship in South Africa, which stayed with him for the rest of his life.Soulmates: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach is the first full-length, comprehensive study of this unique relationship. The account of the strands linking these two remarkable lives is a valuable addition to Gandhi Studies. This volume will inform and fascinate a readership well beyond academic or professional interests.
ContentsList of Photographs Acknowledgements Introduction Background Gandhi and Kallenbach Jews and Indians in South Africa From Russ to Johannesburg: Kallenbach’s Migration to South Africa 1. Gandhi and Kallenbach’s Meeting 2. The Upper House and the Lower House 3. Tolstoy Farm 4. ‘The people you want to serve may be your death-traps’5. ‘The remedy lies not in Palestine’ 6. Kallenbach’s Role in the Third Wave of the Satyagraha7. World War I—Gandhi and Kallenbach Part 8. Between Gandhi and Zion 9. ‘The Jews’ Conclusion Photo Gallery BibliographyIndex