Gandhi before India

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 15, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 688 pages
31 Reviews
In 1893, when Mohandas Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a briefless lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, Ramachandra Guha argues that the two decades that Gandhi spent in the diaspora were the making of the Mahatma. It was here that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would ultimately destroy the British Empire. Based on archival research in four continents, this book explores Gandhi’s experiments with dissident cults, his friendships and enmities, and his failures as a husband and father. Gandhi Before India tells the dramatic story of how he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a racist regime. Deeply researched and beautifully written, this book will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of modern India’s greatest man.

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User Review  - Alok - Goodreads

Ramchandra guha has written this book after through research.This is one of the best book on Gandhiji. Must read book. Read full review

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User Review  - Hannah - Goodreads

This book was 550 pages and too detailed. It was a biography of Gandhi before he even started his struggles and protests in India. I learned a lot, but there was also pages and pages of dates and ... Read full review

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