Al-Mahatma Ghandi, Hayatoh Wa Jihaduh (Mahatma Ghandi, His Life and His Struggle) by Fathy Radwan. General Authority for Cultural Palaces, Zakirat Al-Kitabah Series, 2011. 303pp.
The first edition of this book was published in the 1930s, when the political role played by Ghandi to resist British colonisation was increasing.
It is not strange that this book was the first published by departed struggler, writer and politician, Fathy Radwan. Egypt was suffering from the same conditions as India. He wrote in the introduction, “There is a creed shaped in Ghandi which we have been deprived of for a long time. He is not a hero, but he is great. He did not think he would lead the people and impose certain opinions on them. He did not dream to be a hero when he was young, and he did not take advantages to fulfil an old dream. That is the secret of his strength.”