Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope, Volume 21

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 440 pages
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The definitive biography of one of this century’s most important - and controversial - figures. Drawing on sources only recently made available, Judith M. Brown sketches a fresh and surprising portrait of Gandhi within the context of his time, in which the Indian leader emerges as neither a plaster saint nor a wily politician, but as a complex man whose actions followed honorably from his convictions.

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This book gives an insightful account of not only Gandhi's life and times but also of Gandhi as a person. Considerable space is devoted to discussing his inner conflicts and his response to the socio-political conflicts. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

'm glad I read it. The author puts Gandhi's amazing, tough, confusing life together in a way that shows the way in which he was really constantly engaging in what he called experiments in truth ... Read full review


An Indian nonentity
The selftaught
The satyagrahi
India and the returning exile
The road to swaraj?
Fruits of reflection roots of identity
The quest for legitimacy
Where there is no vision the people perish
Nonviolence on trial
Suggestions for further reading
Photographic acknowledgements

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Judith E. Brown, R.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Nutrition at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The author of more than one hundred scientific publications, Dr. Brown is a recipient of the March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Award in Maternal Nutrition.

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