In Gandhi's Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

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Jamnalal Bajaj was one of the few leading businessmen--and the only Congressional leader--who was involved equally in Gandhi's political and non-political campaigns. This biography of Bajaj's life and struggles details his role in the upper echelons of the Indian National Congress; his participation in the satyagraha struggles; and his support of Gandhi in the promotion of khadi and the fight against untouchability. The biography also offers intriguing glimpses at facets of Gandhi's personality and ideas which ...
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Jamnalal Bajaj was one of the few leading businessmen--and the only Congressional leader--who was involved equally in Gandhi's political and non-political campaigns. This biography of Bajaj's life and struggles details his role in the upper echelons of the Indian National Congress; his participation in the satyagraha struggles; and his support of Gandhi in the promotion of khadi and the fight against untouchability. The biography also offers intriguing glimpses at facets of Gandhi's personality and ideas which have been largely overlooked in political narratives.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195625509
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/8/1990
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Glossary
1 Ancestry 1
2 The Merchant Prince 12
3 The Coming of the Mahatma 27
4 Plunge Into Politics 39
5 High Tide 57
6 Low Tide 75
7 Vinoba Bhave in Wardha 89
8 The Nagpur Flag Satyagraha 96
9 The Khadi Board 106
10 Gandhi at Bay 112
11 The Mahatma in Retirement 121
12 In the Gandhian Mould 134
13 The Cult of the Spinning Wheel 148
14 Political Revival 163
15 Civil Disobedience 196
16 Battle Against Untouchability 176
17 Gandhi Comes to Wardha 210
18 The Crisis of the Congress Party 224
19 Life with the Mahatma 244
20 Facing the Family 267
21 Princes and the People 284
22 Business and Ethics 301
23 Business and Politics 317
24 The Last Battle 334
25 Last Days 348
Epilogue 361
Notes 368
Select Bibliography 383
Index 387
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