Title: The Living Gandhi: Lessons for Our Times; Author: Tara Sethi and Anjana Narayan (Ed); Publisher: Penguin Books; Pages: 334; Price: Rs.399
What can we learn from Mahatma Gandhi as far as leadership is concerned? Was there anything new about his style of leadership? And can we put those lessons to good use now? Posing these questions, educationalist and inspirational guru Virender Kapoor comes out with an incisive analysis of the phenomenon called the Mahatma and how his deeds and words can still be relevant today.
The slim volume is not a biography of Mahatma Gandhi. Nor is it about his politics. It is an autopsy of how Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi became an icon by leading a life of simplicity and honesty; preached through practice, motivated millions (rich and poor, men and women) to follow him, and developed strong will power that amazed even his foes.