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Overview

Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy student and affluent lawyer became one of the most powerful anti-colonial figures Western empires in Asia ever faced and why he aroused such intense affection, loyalty (and at times much bitter hatred) among Indians and Westerners alike. Attaching as much influence to the idea and image of Gandhi as to the man himself, Arnold sees Gandhi not just as a Hindu saint but as a colonial subject, whose attitudes and experiences expressed much that was common to countless others in India and elsewhere who sought to grapple with the overwhelming power and cultural authority of the West.

A vivid and highly readable introducation to Gandhi's life and times, Arnold's book opens up fascinating insights into one of the twentieth century's most remarkable men.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582319783
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Profiles In Power Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.11 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

David Arnold is professor of South Asian History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Idea of Gandhi.

2. A Diwan's Son.

3. South Africa and Self-Rule.

4. Peasant Power.

5. Power to the Nation.

6. 'Half-Naker Fakir'.

7. The Lone Satyagrahi: Gandhi, Religion and Society.

8. Gandhi in Old Age: Triumph or Nemesis?

Conclusion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2005

    Awesome

    I thought your book was awesome. It helpeled me a lot for a project I am doing on this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2003

    Hell Ya....

    Mr arnold wrote an exciting autobiography on Gandhi that wasnt boring like the others i have read So to the author..good job dude, and thank u for making my life easier by writing this book it really helped me alot

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