Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire
This monumental biography of one of the most intriguing figures of the twentieth century, written by his grandson, is the first to give a complete and balanced account of Mahatma Gandhi's remarkable life, the development of his beliefs and his political campaigns, and his complex relations with his family. Written with unprecedented insight and access to family archives, it reveals a life of contrasts and contradictions: the westernized Inner Temple lawyer who wore the clothes of India's poorest and who spun cotton by hand, the apostle of nonviolence who urged Indians to enlist in the First World War, the champion of Indian independence who never hated the British. It tells of Gandhi's campaigns against racial discrimination in South Africa and untouchability in India, tracks the momentous battle for India's freedom, explores the evolution of Gandhi's strategies of non-violent resistance, and examines relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, a question that attracted Gandhi's passionate attention and one that persists around the world today. Published to rave reviews in India in 2007, this riveting book gives North American readers the true Gandhi, the man as well as the legend, for the first time.
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Review: Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the EmpireUser Review - Goodreads
I learned a lot reading this, but the book is basically just a catalog of all the things that happened and all of the people who were present for different events of Gandhi's life. It wasn't until the ...
Review: Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the EmpireUser Review - Mikey B. - Goodreads
A well-rounded description of one of the greatest figures of the 20th century. It follows him from his beginnings in India, to London as a young man, then South Africa and back to India. His evolution ... Read full review
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