The second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influentialand controversialmen in world history.
This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades: to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India's Hindu and Muslim populations, to end the pernicious Hindu practice of untouchability, and to develop India's economic and moral self-reliance. We see how in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of nonviolencestrikes, marches, faststhat successfully challenged British authority, religious orthodoxy, social customs, and would influence non-violent, revolutionary movements throughout the world. In reconstructing Gandhi's life and work, Ramachandra Guha has drawn on sixty different archival collections, the most significant among them, a previously unavailable collection of papers belonging to Gandhi himself. Using this wealth of material, Guha creates a portrait of Gandhi and of those closest to himfamily, friends, political and social leadersthat illuminates the complexity inside his thinking, his motives, his actions and their outcomes as he engaged with every important aspect of social and public life in the India of his time.
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About the Author
RAMACHANDRA GUHA has taught at Yale and Stanford universities, the University of Oslo, the Indian Institute of Science, and the London School of Economics. His books include the award-winning India After Gandhi, and the first volume of this biography, Gandhi Before India which was a 2014 New York Times Notable Book, and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. He writes regularly on social and political issues for The New York Times, and for the British and Indian presses, including The Telegraph and the Hindustan Times. He lives in Bangalore, India.
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Table of Contents
Part I Claiming a Nation (1915-1922)
1 The Returning Hero 3
2 Coming out in Banaras 27
3 Three Experiments in Satyagraha 39
4 Going National 65
5 The Personal and the Political 93
6 Capturing the Congress 109
7 The Rise and Fall of Non-Cooperation 128
8 The Mahatma from Above and Below 155
Part II Reaching Out To The World (1922-1931)
9 Prisoner Number 827 185
10 Picking up the Pieces 202
11 Spinning in Sabarmati 229
12 The Moralist 253
13 The Memoirist 267
14 Once More into the Fray 282
15 Father, Son, Holy Spirit 298
16 The March to the Sea 311
17 The Prison and the World 340
18 Parleys with Proconsuls 356
19 At Home in London 379
Part III Reform and Renewal (1931-1937)
20 Arguments with Ambedkar 405
21 Shaming the Hindus 431
22 A Second Sabbatical 468
23 From Rebels to Rulers 490
Part IV War and Rebellion (1937-1944)
24 The World Within, and Without 513
25 (Re)capturing the Congress 540
26 One Nation, or Two? 556
27 Pilgrimages to Gandhi 584
28 Somewhere between Conflict and Cooperation 597
29 Towards 'Quit India' 618
30 A Bereavement and a Fast 649
31 The Death of Kasturba 681
Part V The Last Years (1944-1948)
32 Picking up the Pieces (Again) 701
33 Prelude to Partition 727
34 Marching for Peace 752
35 The Strangest Experiment 777
36 Independence and Division 793
37 The Greatest Fasts 812
38 Martyrdom 838
Epilogue: Gandhi in Our Time 867