Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

by Matt Doeden


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On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary—in his native India and around the globe—as the Mahatma, a "great soul." So why did Nathuram Godse, an ardent Hindu nationalist, murder him?

Darkness Everywhere traces the remarkable journey of one of the twentieth century's most unconventional warriors—and his assassins—to their fateful encounter in Delhi. This is a story of Gandhi's great achievements, the enemies who brought him down, and the legacy that continues to inspire the fight for freedom and justice around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761354833
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,218,375
Product dimensions: 6.98(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 18 Years

About the Author

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Our Light has Gone Out" 4

Chapter 1 A Life 6

Chapter 2 Turbulent India 22

Chapter 3 The Tipping Point 34

Chapter 4 Assassination 46

Chapter 5 The Fallout 54

Speaking to Tragedy 68

Timeline 70

Who's Who? 72

Glossary 74

Source Notes 75

Selected Bibliography 76

For Further Information 76

Index 78

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