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Gandhi / David Arnold
Bib ID 114
Format BookBook
Author
Arnold, David, 1946-
 
Description New York : Longman, 2001 
x, 266 p. : ill. , maps ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0582319781 (alkaline paper)
Series

Profiles in power (London, England)

Summary

"Few individuals have made so great a mark upon their times, yet Gandhi held no high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. How then can his power be explained? How and why did the shy student and affluent lawyer come to challenge a Western empire?" "David Arnold's profile tracks 'Mahatma' Gandhi's influence and image over more than forty years of public life. It covers: the struggle for the rights of Indians in South Africa which pitched him against white racism; Gandhi's techniques of non-cooperation and civil disobedience to drive out the British and wrest India's freedom; his ascendancy over the British, the Salt March of 1930, and his unique appeal as both Hindu saint and ordinary colonial subject; why India's independence in 1947, and violent partition, was not the freedom for which Gandhi had struggled; and Gandhi's bitter disillusionment before his assassination in January 1948.".

"In leading India to independence, Gandhi also contributed uniquely to British political life and to the eventual dissolution of a worldwide Empire. This is a vivid introduction to his life and times."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.  |  Nationalists -- India -- Biography.  |  Statesmen -- India -- Biography.  |  India -- Politics and government -- 1857-1919.  |  India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.

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