Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Jul 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
3 Reviews
“Provocative. Adams strips away Gandhi’s saintly aura and explores the duality . . . of India’s most famous leader.” Financial Times Jad Adams traces the course of Gandhi’s multi-faceted life, and the development of his religious, political, and social thinking over seven tumultuous decades: from his comfortable upbringing in a princely state in Gujarat; his early civil rights campaigns; his leadership through civil disobedience in the 1920s and 1930s that made him a world icon; and finally to his assassination by a Hindu extremist in 1948, only months after the birth of independent India. An elegant and masterly account of one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century history, Adams presents for the first time the true story behind the man whose life may truly be said to have changed the world.
  

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Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India

User Review  - Ravi Shenoy - Book Verdict

Historian Adams (visiting research fellow, Sch. of Advanced Study, Univ. of London; Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle) bases this biography (published in the UK with the subtitle ... Read full review

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User Review  - TP Williams - Goodreads

Not bad for a general overview of Gandhi's life. Was not aware of the obsessions of Gandhi, particularly food and "digestion." Overly principled, if there is such a thing, to the detriment of family ... Read full review

Contents

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Image Gallery
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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About the author (2011)

Jad Adams is a historian and television producer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.

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