Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire / Edition 1

Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire / Edition 1

by Rajmohan Gandhi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520255704

ISBN-13: 9780520255708

Pub. Date: 03/10/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

This monumental biography of one of the most intriguing figures of the twentieth century, written by his grandson, is the first to give a complete and balanced account of Mahatma Gandhi's remarkable life, the development of his beliefs and his political campaigns, and his complex relations with his family. Written with unprecedented insight and access to family

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This monumental biography of one of the most intriguing figures of the twentieth century, written by his grandson, is the first to give a complete and balanced account of Mahatma Gandhi's remarkable life, the development of his beliefs and his political campaigns, and his complex relations with his family. Written with unprecedented insight and access to family archives, it reveals a life of contrasts and contradictions: the westernized
Inner Temple lawyer who wore the clothes of
India's poorest and who spun cotton by hand, the apostle of nonviolence who urged
Indians to enlist in the First World War, the champion of
Indian independence who never hated the British. It tells of Gandhi's campaigns against racial discrimination in South Africa and untouchability in
India, tracks the momentous battle for
India's freedom, explores the evolution of Gandhi's strategies of non-violent resistance, and examines relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, a question that attracted Gandhi's passionate attention and one that persists around the world today. Published to rave reviews in
India in 2007, this riveting book gives North American readers the true Gandhi, the man as well as the legend, for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520255708
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/10/2008
Series:
Philip E. Lilienthal Book in Asian Studi
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
759
Sales rank:
760,205
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Boyhood 1
Chapter 2 London and Identity 25
Chapter 3 South Africa and a Purpose 53
Chapter 4 Satyagraha 91
Chapter 5 Hind Swaraj 117
Chapter 6 A Great March 147
Chapter 7 Engaging
India 177
Chapter 8 The Empire Challenged 222
Chapter 9 Building Anew 258
Chapter 10 Assault – with Salt 302
Chapter 11 Negotiating Repression 353
Chapter 12 Dream Under Fire 385
Chapter 13 ‘Quit
India!’ 425
Chapter 14 Rejected 497
Chapter 15 Walk Alone … 541
Chapter 16 To Rama 574

Postscript 657
Notes 665
Further Reading 703
Glossary 709

Index 715

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