This is a systematic study of Mohandas Gandhi's conception of religion and of his personal religious practices, based on the 90 volumes of his "Collected Works". With an awareness of chronology, it focuses on Gandhi's own statements, revealing the development of his ideas within an ideological and moral framework. This biography of Gandhi as a Hindu discloses why he was influenced by, and reacted to, Hindu traditions, and why the Hindu establishment rejected him.
J.T.F. Jordens now retired, was Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University from 1990-95 and Dean from 1982-88.