Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India (Google eBook)
“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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Review: Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern IndiaUser 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
Review: Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern IndiaUser Review - Melani - Goodreads
I found this book to be very repetitive. THe author covered the same topics over and over again. I knew that Gandhi was, to some, a very controversial figure, and I wanted to read a book that covered ... Read full review