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The Resource Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha

Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha

Label
Gandhi before India
Title
Gandhi before India
Statement of responsibility
Ramachandra Guha
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ramachandra Guha—hailed by Time as “Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler”—takes us from Gandhi’s birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his two years as a student in London and his two decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. Guha has uncovered myriad previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhi’s contemporaries and co-workers; contemporary newspapers and court documents; the writings of Gandhi’s children; and secret files kept by British Empire functionaries. Using this wealth of material in an exuberant, brilliantly nuanced and detailed narrative, Guha describes the social, political and personal worlds inside of which Gandhi began the journey that would earn him the honorific Mahatma: “Great Soul.” And, more clearly than ever before, he elucidates how Gandhi’s work in South Africa—far from being a mere prelude to his accomplishments in India—was profoundly influential in his evolution as a family man, political thinker, social reformer and, ultimately, beloved leader
Has edition
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Bklst 03/01/2014
  • LJ 03/01/2014
  • PW 01/20/2014
  • Kirkus 03/01/2014
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 563-631) and index
Control code
zzv194 b2042636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 672 pages
Isbn
9780385532297
Lccn
2013025014
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 563-631) and index
Control code
zzv194 b2042636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 672 pages
Isbn
9780385532297
Lccn
2013025014
Other physical details
illustrations

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