Gandhi

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Overview

The definitive biography of one of this century's most important-and controversial-figures. Drawing on sources only recently made available, Judith Brown sketches a fresh and surprising portrait of Gandhi within the context of his time, in which the Indian leader emerges as neither the plaster saint nor the wily politician, but as a complex man whose actions followed honorably from his convictions.
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Editorial Reviews

Tariq Ali
It is a superb book, elegantly written, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Ghandi as well as the social context which helped to mold him as a man and a politician. Guardian
Jim Miller
In fascinating detail, Brown chronicles the fate of non-violent tactics in South Africa and, after 1916, in India, where Ghadhi.... quickly became a patriotic hero.
Newsweek
Antony Copley
This is as fine an exposition of Ghandi's religious beliefs as we are likely to get... [Brown] has clearly established herself as [Ghandi's] leading interpreter through a generation.
History Today
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300051254
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

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