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Book details of 'Gandhi : A Life'

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TitleGandhi : A Life
Author(s)Yogesh Chadha
PublishedMarch 1998
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
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If we think about those people of the 20th century whose influence will reach far beyond their lifetimes, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi should be near the top of the list. A shy schoolboy, a foreign law student, an indifferent barrister, Gandhi's firsthand experience with racist degradation in South Africa transformed him into a political powerhouse that would shake the British empire to its foundations. His program of Satyagraha, or nonviolent civil disobedience, would also provide the blueprint for similar peaceful rebellions across the globe. Yogesh Chadha retells the story of Gandhi's life with a reverence tempered by the realities of a complex man. Chadha consciously sets aside intricate detail on behalf of the larger narrative, which turns out to be not only compelling but sometimes breathless reading. And in the sweep of the drama, the essence of Gandhi crystallizes--a man of political force, yes, but even more a man of unshakable religious conviction, a man whose ultimate struggle was to "see God face to face."

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