Books Read by Gandhi
|1.|| Abott, Lyman. What Christianity Means To Me: A Spiritual Autobiography. New
York: The Macmillan Company, 1921. xi, 194p.|
Jail diary entry dated December 16, 1922. Vide Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Vol. 23:153.
|2.|| Addison, Joseph. Essays. Selected by Joseph Addison. New York: Macmillan
Company, 1929. xii, 419p.|
Read during his stay in South Africa. His letter of December 14, 1913, to Miss West. Vide Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Vol. 12:271.
|3.||Advice To A Mother.|
Gandhi read this book on obstetrics and infant care in preparation for helping his wife in her delivery of their fourth son, Devdas, on May 22, 1900.
|4.||Aesop. Aesop's Fables. By Rev. T. James. Illustrated by J. Tenniel. Boston: Robert B. Collins, n.d. 224p.|
|5.||Ali, Amir. History of The Saracens.|
|6.|| Ali, Amir Syed. Spirit of Islam: A History of The Evolution and Ideals of Islam. London: Christophers, 1935. ixxi, 515p.|
Read during his imprisonment in Yeravda. Vide Gandhi The Writer: The Image As It Grew. By Bhabani Bhattacharya. New Delhi: National Book Trust, India, c. 1969. p. 108.
|7.|| Allison, Dr. T. R. Hygienic Medicine ( 1886).|
The author prescribed vegetarian diet for his patients. Allison's writings made a lasting impression on Gandhi. Read this book during his student days in London. Vide Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Vol. 1:40, 120.