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Gandhi and His Critics
     

Gandhi and His Critics

by Bal Ram Nanda
 

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Written for all those whose curiosity about Gandhi was sparked by Richard Attenborough's film, or for anyone who would like to know more about this strangely enigmatic leader, this is a fascinating in-depth study of Gandhi's personality and thought. The book explores the evolution of Gandhi's ideas, his attitudes toward religion, the racial problem, the caste

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Written for all those whose curiosity about Gandhi was sparked by Richard Attenborough's film, or for anyone who would like to know more about this strangely enigmatic leader, this is a fascinating in-depth study of Gandhi's personality and thought. The book explores the evolution of Gandhi's ideas, his attitudes toward religion, the racial problem, the caste system, his conflict with the British, his approach to Muslim separatism and the division of India, his attitude toward social and economic change, his doctrine of nonviolence, and other key issues. Throughout, the author sheds new light on the mighty figure who initiated revolutions against racism, colonialism, and violence.

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"Nanda's essays are rich in historical detail, splendidly written, and will be of benefit to those who, as Nanda puts it, 'want to steer clear of deification as well as denigration,' and find in Gandhi 'a degree of rationality, radicalism and relevance to our times'."—Religious Studies Review

"[Nanda] makes his case incisively, supported by solid research and a succinct style."—Journal of Asian Studies

"Nanda has proved to be an outstanding researcher and his presentation is precise and fascinating."—International Journal on World Peace

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195617221
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/21/1985
Series:
Oxford India Paperbacks Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 5.56(h) x 0.69(d)

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