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This reader brings together varied interpretations of Gandhi’s views on key issues like the impact of traditional ideas and western influences; his negotiations with modernity; and his views on truth, position of women, modern science and environment, caste system; including his complex intellectual relationship with B.R. Ambedkar. Focusing on topics of contemporary relevance, renowned scholars—A.L. Basham, Ashis Nandy, Partha Chatterjee, A.K. Saran, Bhikhu Parekh, Sunil Sahasrabudhey, Shiv Visvanathan, Ramachandra Guha, Sumit Sarkar, Akeel Bilgrami, Madhu Kishwar, Sujata Patel, and D.R. Nagaraj—critically analyse Gandhi as a thinker and a historical phenomenon.