A frank friendship: Gandhi and Bengal : a descriptive chronology

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Seagull Books, Feb 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 594 pages
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"Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi'S First Visit To Bengal Was On 4 July 1896 When He Disembarked In Calcutta While On A Visit From South Africa. Lord Elgin Was Viceroy And Governor General Of India. His Last Visit To Calcutta Commenced Shortly Before 15 August 1947, The Day India Became Free. Through This Meticulous Compilation Of Newspaper Reports, Letters, Excerpts From Contemporary Accounts And Gandhi'S Own Writings, And The Extensive Annotations That Bring To Light Many Known And Unknown Characters And Events Of The Time, As Well As Accounts Of Gandhi'S Interactions With The 'Greats' Of Bengal Such As Rabindranath Tagore, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das And The Impactful Bose Brothers That Reveal Tehir Extraordinary Personalities, We See A Man Continually Evolving As A Politician And A Strategist In The Struggle Against Colonialism, An Organizer Of Mass-Struggles And Of Individual Initiatives, Mainly His Own. Running Through The Text, As It Does Through Gandhi'S Thoughts, Prayers, Decisions And Extensive Travels, Is The Pulse Of The People Of Bengal, A People Whose Manifold Talents And Perspectives Set Them At The Heart Of Renascent India."

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PART TWO 19151925
PART THREE 19261936

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Gopalkrishna Gandhi (b. 1945) is one of Mahatma Gandhi's grandsons. He has worked in administrative and diplomatic positions and is currently Governor of West Bengal.

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