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Gandhi

Gandhi

The Years That Changed the World

Ramachandra Guha
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Beginning in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 traces the Mahatma’s life over the three decades preceding his assassination. Drawing on new archival materials, acclaimed historian Ramachandra Guha follows Gandhi’s struggle to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India’s Hindus and Muslims, to end the pernicious practice of untouchability and to nurture India’s economic and moral self-reliance. Guha shows how, in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of non-violence that successfully challenged British authority and influenced revolutionary movements throughout the world. A revelatory look at the complexity of Gandhi’s thinking and motives, the book is a luminous portrait of the man himself, as well as his family, friends, colleagues, rivals and adversaries.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Nov/2020

ISBN: 9780143452652

Length : 1152 Pages

MRP : ₹799.00

Gandhi

The Years That Changed the World

Ramachandra Guha

Beginning in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 traces the Mahatma’s life over the three decades preceding his assassination. Drawing on new archival materials, acclaimed historian Ramachandra Guha follows Gandhi’s struggle to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India’s Hindus and Muslims, to end the pernicious practice of untouchability and to nurture India’s economic and moral self-reliance. Guha shows how, in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of non-violence that successfully challenged British authority and influenced revolutionary movements throughout the world. A revelatory look at the complexity of Gandhi’s thinking and motives, the book is a luminous portrait of the man himself, as well as his family, friends, colleagues, rivals and adversaries.

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Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha was raised in Dehradun and educated in Delhi and Kolkata. Now based in Bangalore, he has previously taught at Yale, Stanford, Oslo, and the London School of Economics. He has pioneered three distinct fields of historical inquiry: environmental history (as in The Unquiet Woods, 1989), the social history of sport (A Corner of a Foreign Field, 2002), and contemporary history (India After Gandhi, 2007). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Patriots and Partisans, published by Penguin in 2012. His other books include Savaging the Civilized: Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India (1999).
Guha's awards include the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society for Environmental History, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Padma Bhushan. His books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2008, and again in 2013, Guha featured on Prospect magazine's list of the world's most influential thinkers.

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