World History Biographies: Gandhi - The Young Protester Who Founded a Nation

World History Biographies: Gandhi - The Young Protester Who Founded a Nation

by Philip Wilkinson
     
 

A shy, serious boy, Mahatma Gandhi would later lead India to nationhood and change the course of history. After studying law in London, he championed Indian rights in South Africa for two decades. He returned to India in 1914, leading a campaign of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience against British rule. Philip Wilkinson's lively narrative takes us through

Overview

A shy, serious boy, Mahatma Gandhi would later lead India to nationhood and change the course of history. After studying law in London, he championed Indian rights in South Africa for two decades. He returned to India in 1914, leading a campaign of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience against British rule. Philip Wilkinson's lively narrative takes us through his remarkable life, up to India's independence in 1947, and the tragic conclusion; in 1948 Gandhi was assassinated by a fanatic opposed to his program of tolerance for all creeds and religions.

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From the Publisher
"A fine starting place for reports about Gandhi and Indian history, this book is also concise and lively enough to inspire young people's personal interest." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426301322
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Series:
NG World History Biographies Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
738,901
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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