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Gandhi 1914-1948

The Years That Changed the World

Ramachandra Guha



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Allen Lane
01 October 2018
Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Demonstrations & protest movements
Gandhi lived one of the great 20th-century lives. He inspired and enraged, challenged and delighted many million men and women around the world. He lived almost entirely in the shadow of the British Raj, which for much of his life seemed a permanent fact, but which he did more than anyone else to destroy, using revolutionary and inspirational tactics. In a world defined by violence on a scale never imagined before and by ferocious Fascist and Communist dictatorship, he was armed with nothing more than his arguments and example. This magnificent book tells the story of Gandhi's life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948. It is a book with a Tolstoyan sweep, both allowing us to see Gandhi as he was understood by his contemporaries and the vast, unbelievably varied Indian societies and landscapes which he travelled through and changed beyond measure. Drawing on many new sources and animated by its author's wonderful sense of drama and politics, the publication of Gandhi is a major event.
By:   Ramachandra Guha
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 52mm
Weight:   1.440kg
ISBN:   9781846142673
ISBN 10:   1846142679
Pages:   1040
Publication Date:   01 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Ramachandra Guha is the author of a number of major history books, including India After Gandhi. He lives in Bangalore.

Reviews for Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World

A magnificent achievement -- Ian Jack * Guardian * Reliable, balanced and brilliantly readable ... this masterly assessment should serve for several generations * Literary Review * Gandhi's finest biographer. -- David Kynaston * Guardian * Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World will not be bettered, and it is essential reading even for those who do not think of themselves as India buffs, because Gandhi is a maker of our whole modern world, -- Ferdinand Mount * Wall Street Journal *

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