Gandhi: In His Time and Ours

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Permanent Black, 2003 - India - 338 pages
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The Author Examines Gandhi As The Creator Of A Radical Style Of Politics Which Has Proved Effective In Fighting Insidious Social Divisions Within India And, At Various Times, Elsewhere In The World. He Argues That Whereas Politicians Usually Garner Support By Demonising Those They Oppose, Gandhi Resisted Such A Politics With His Whole Being. Various Key Issues In Gandhi`S Life And Legacy Are Alsop Examined. Gandhi`S Sexuality And His Programme For Women Are Looked At In The Light Of Feminist Critiques. Gandhi`S Inconsistencies, Mistakes And Failures (For Example As Husband And Father) Are Carefully Scrutinised. Hardiman`S Effort Is To Show Precisely How Gandhi, Despite His Limitations, Provides A Beacon For Women And Men Because Of The Uncompromising Honesty Of His Political Life And Moral Activism.

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