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The Makings of a Multicultural Mahatma

The Makings of a Multicultural Mahatma

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Ramachandra Guha
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No Gandhi before Mohandas had travelled outside India. Few had left Kathiawar. But in 1893, Mohandas Gandhi was a London-returned barrister on his way to Durban, South Africa, after having spent some time in Bombay.

By this point, Mohandas had worked closely with vegetarians and theosophists in London and was deeply inspired and influenced by a Jain savant. Unbeknown to him, he was on his way to continue his spiritual and political education. A small-town bania with the habits, manners and prejudices of his caste, he was transforming. It was as if his circumstances were laying the foundation for what was to be his destiny: leading India towards political and religious freedom.

The Makings of a Multicultural Mahatma by Ramachandra Guha takes a look at Gandhi’s early years as a practising barrister in South Africa, a period that shaped the beliefs that would fuel a revolution in a few years.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Nov/2018

Length : 31 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

The Makings of a Multicultural Mahatma

(Penguin Petit)

Ramachandra Guha

No Gandhi before Mohandas had travelled outside India. Few had left Kathiawar. But in 1893, Mohandas Gandhi was a London-returned barrister on his way to Durban, South Africa, after having spent some time in Bombay.

By this point, Mohandas had worked closely with vegetarians and theosophists in London and was deeply inspired and influenced by a Jain savant. Unbeknown to him, he was on his way to continue his spiritual and political education. A small-town bania with the habits, manners and prejudices of his caste, he was transforming. It was as if his circumstances were laying the foundation for what was to be his destiny: leading India towards political and religious freedom.

The Makings of a Multicultural Mahatma by Ramachandra Guha takes a look at Gandhi’s early years as a practising barrister in South Africa, a period that shaped the beliefs that would fuel a revolution in a few years.

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Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha is the author of a number of major history books, including INDIA AFTER GANDHI. He lives in Bangalore.

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