Arun Gandhi is an author of multiple books (two for children) which share Gandhian history, philosophies, as well as both Arun’s personal experiences and research based upon his grandparents Mohandas K. “Mahatma” and Kasturba Gandhi.  Below you will find synopsizes of the books that are currently in print in English as well as links out to retailers selling Arun’s books. 

The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi

April 2017

Discover ten vital and extraordinary life lessons from one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the twentieth century—Mahatma Gandhi—in this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before.

“We should not be ashamed of anger. It’s a very good and a very powerful thing that motivates us. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it.” —Mahatma Gandhi

Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

August 2016 – Children’s Book

In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk.

At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste.

How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Grandfather Gandhi

March 2014 – Children’s Book

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.

Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence

January 2003

Called a messenger of peace, Arun Gandhi — Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson — has dedicated his life to spreading his grandfather’s teachings around the globe. This compelling memoir begins in the heart of apartheid South Africa where the author lived under conditions of zealous racism until he was 12 years old. Following are the two pivotal years he spent with his grandfather in India, learning the lessons that would undo his anger and cultivate a profound activism. 

Kasturba: A Life


Biography of Kasturba Gandhi, 1869-1944, wife of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian statesman.

The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kasturba Gandhi, Wife of Mahatma Gandhi

December 1997

This book is the biography of the woman in Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The incredible woman known simply as “Ba” — Mother, to millions of people in India, her story untold until now. Together since childhood she knew the flaws and human frailties of the man behind the legend. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and his wife Sunanda, spent almost thirty years gathering the material for this book, which discloses personal facts and details never reported in any other Gandhi biography. Also contains never before published photographs.