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The Good Boatman

The Good Boatman

A Portrait Of Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi
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A new and illuminating portrait of one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has been the subject of over a dozen well-regarded biographies, yet key aspects of the man still prove elusive. In this book, Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and an acclaimed biographer and scholar, attempts to understand the phenomenon that was Gandhi. This he does by examining in detail dominant and varied themes of Gandhi’s life”his unsuccessful bid to keep India united, his attitude towards caste and untouchability; his relationship with those whose empire he challenged; his controversial experiments with chastity; his views on God, truth and non-violence; and his selection of heirs to lead a new-born nation. For a generation growing up on images of a simplified Father of the Nation and apostle of non-violence frozen in statues or reduced to a few predictable strokes of an artist’s pen, this biography offers a rewarding insight into the man, his victories and his defeats.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jan/2018

ISBN: 9780140255638

Length : 516 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

The Good Boatman

A Portrait Of Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi

A new and illuminating portrait of one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has been the subject of over a dozen well-regarded biographies, yet key aspects of the man still prove elusive. In this book, Rajmohan Gandhi, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and an acclaimed biographer and scholar, attempts to understand the phenomenon that was Gandhi. This he does by examining in detail dominant and varied themes of Gandhi’s life”his unsuccessful bid to keep India united, his attitude towards caste and untouchability; his relationship with those whose empire he challenged; his controversial experiments with chastity; his views on God, truth and non-violence; and his selection of heirs to lead a new-born nation. For a generation growing up on images of a simplified Father of the Nation and apostle of non-violence frozen in statues or reduced to a few predictable strokes of an artist’s pen, this biography offers a rewarding insight into the man, his victories and his defeats.

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Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi, born in 1935, has written, among other works, The Good Boatman: A Portrait of Gandhi (Viking), Understanding the Muslim Mind (Penguin) and Patel: A Life.
Currently, he is a professor with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

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