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.
List of Photographs
Gandhi and Kallenbach
Jews and Indians in South Africa
From Russ to Johannesburg: Kallenbach’s Migration to South Africa
Chapter 1. Gandhi and Kallenbach’s Meeting
Chapter 2. The Upper House and the Lower House
Chapter 3. Tolstoy Farm
Chapter 4. ‘The people you want to serve may be your death-traps’
Chapter 5. ‘The remedy lies not in Palestine’
Chapter 6. Kallenbach’s Role in the Third Wave of the Satyagraha
Chapter 7. World War I—Gandhi and Kallenbach Part
Chapter 8. Between Gandhi and Zion
Chapter 9. ‘The Jews’