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At the same time, Gandhi read for the first time John Ruskin's book  Unto This Last which maintained that the life of labor–that is, of work done with the hands, rather than  machines–was superior to all other ways of living. Gandhi was convinced by the  argument, and he considered this new idea the final piece to his personal philosophy.  He quickly applied Ruskin's belief to his personal life, abandoning Western dress and  habits, and moving his family and staff to a farm in the Transvaal that he called the  Phoenix Settlement. There he strove to live the life that Ruskin's book urged–after some  time, he even gave renounced the use of an oil-powered engine and printed  Indian  Opinion  by hand-wheel. From that point on, he conceived of his political work not in  terms of a  modernization  of India, but as a restoration of the old Indian virtue and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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