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

Overview

Jamnalal Bajaj was probably the only leading businessman in India to cast his lot with Gandhi, and the only Congress leader of the first rank to be involved equally in Gandhi's political and non-political campaigns. This volume is essentially a biography of Bajaj but his close links with Gandhi necessarily draw the Mahatma continuously into the focus of the study.
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Overview

Jamnalal Bajaj was probably the only leading businessman in India to cast his lot with Gandhi, and the only Congress leader of the first rank to be involved equally in Gandhi's political and non-political campaigns. This volume is essentially a biography of Bajaj but his close links with Gandhi necessarily draw the Mahatma continuously into the focus of the study.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195663433
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.90 (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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