In Gandhi and Rajchandra: The Making of the Mahatma. (Lexington Books), Dr. Uma Majmudar walks the reader through the life and times of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, exploring his transformation through various influences in his life, Srimad Rajchandra in particular. Through her comprehensive research and analysis, she convincingly presents the profound impact of a Jain zaveri (jeweler)-cum-spiritual seeker upon Gandhi, who “molded Gandhi’s inner self, his character, his life, thoughts and actions.” . . . Dr. Majmudar’s earnest efforts in highlighting this exceptional bond only enhances and elevates an evergreen, ever-relevant study of the Mahatma and his principles.
The lay Jain spiritual teacher Shrimad Rajchandra profoundly influenced many of Gandhi’s beliefs and practices, from celibacy in marriage to ideas about non-violence. This book provides an absorbing, readable introduction to Gandhi and Rajchandra’s relationship.