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In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

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This book offers a collection of twenty-nine essays by noted scholar of Gandhian studies, BR Nanda. Presenting a composite picture of Gandhi's life and thought, the essays discuss Gandhi's formative years, his struggle against racism, his views on religion and the partition of India, his public life and professional relationships, and his political and economic thought.
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This book offers a collection of twenty-nine essays by noted scholar of Gandhian studies, BR Nanda. Presenting a composite picture of Gandhi's life and thought, the essays discuss Gandhi's formative years, his struggle against racism, his views on religion and the partition of India, his public life and professional relationships, and his political and economic thought.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195656497
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The making of the Mahatma
1 In search of Gandhi 3
2 Gandhi and religion 11
3 Gandhi in South Africa 31
4 Gandhi against racialism 38
5 Encounters with death 44
6 Gandhi's identity crisis 52
7 Gandhi and Vivekananda 65
Pt. II Freedom's battle
8 'And then Gandhi came' 73
9 The Dandi march 78
10 'Quit India' 82
11 Gandhi and pan-Islamism 86
12 Abdul Ghaffar Khan : the 'frontier Gandhi' 107
13 Gandhi and the capitalists 124
14 Mahadev Desai 138
15 Gandhi and national integration 143
16 Tragedy and triumph : Gandhi and the partition of India 147
Pt. III Towards understanding Gandhi
17 Gandhi and Nehru 161
18 Three disciples 171
19 Jamnalal Bajaj 192
20 Gandhi as a trade union leader 197
21 Pyarelal 202
22 'I have become a villager' 206
23 Gandhi and the Jews 216
24 Gandhi and the West 222
25 Churchill's 'half-naked faqir' 226
26 C. F. Andrews and Gandhi 230
27 The film Gandhi 244
28 Gandhi and non-violence 247
29 Towards understanding Gandhi 254
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