Gandhi: The Father of Modern India

Gandhi: The Father of Modern India

by Pratima Mitchell, Mrinal Mitra
     
 

Mohandas Gandhi grew up in India at a time when it was ruled by a foreign power—Great Britain. Gandhi fought against the injustice of British people by leading peaceful marches and protests. Many times he was imprisoned for his beliefs, but through his leadership, Britain was finally forced to hand over power. Gandhi became leader of India, and "father of

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Mohandas Gandhi grew up in India at a time when it was ruled by a foreign power—Great Britain. Gandhi fought against the injustice of British people by leading peaceful marches and protests. Many times he was imprisoned for his beliefs, but through his leadership, Britain was finally forced to hand over power. Gandhi became leader of India, and "father of his people."

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"A serviceable, simple biography of the famous man of peace who freed India from British rule... The author covers Gandhi's entire life... Delicate watercolors add informative details."—School Library Jounral

Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
It's refreshing to find a Gandhi biography written for young readers from a distinctly Indian perspective. In thirty-two pages, Mitchell manages to convey the complex energy of the enigmatic man who took on the Empire and led a nation to its freedom. Some aspects of Gandhi's life, such as his childhood marriage, or his responses to Hindu-Muslim conflicts, have been rushed or glossed over because of space constraints, and in those paragraphs an adult narrative voice is unfortunately in evidence. But on the whole this is a worthy addition to the reference shelf. Mitra's watercolors are clearly inspired by archival photographs of Gandhi. Part of the publisher's "What's Their Story?" series. 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-A serviceable, simple biography of the famous man of peace who freed India from British rule. The format will appeal to upper-primary or less-competent intermediate readers: one half-page of text and a watercolor drawing on each page. The author covers Gandhi's entire life, with emphasis on his profound belief that standing up against unfair laws and practices could be done through peaceful means. For Gandhi, this meant great personal sacrifice: fasting to near death, 2,089 days in prisons, and, eventually, his assassination. The delicate watercolors add informative details to the sparse text about events, setting, and modes of dress.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195214345
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
What's Their Story? Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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