Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India

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Open Road Media, Jul 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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“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

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A concise, critical look at the Indian leader, emphasizing his striving for spiritual perfection.Unlike Joseph Lelyveld's recent exhaustive study of Gandhi and the evolution of his ideas, Great Soul ... Read full review

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Notes
Bibliography
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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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