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Author Chadha, Yogesh.

Title Rediscovering Gandhi / Yogesh Chadha
Published London : Century, 1997

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Description ix, 546 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1 The Mahatma: Background and Boyhood -- 2 Growing Pains -- 3 Law Student in London -- 4 Briefless Barrister -- 5 Unwelcome Visitor -- 6 Exposure to Christianity -- 7 Emerging Leader -- 8 The Green Pamphlet -- 9 Self-reliance and War -- 10 Indian Interlude -- 11 Phoenix -- 12 Brahmacharya -- 13 A Mission to London -- 14 Birth of Satyagraha -- 15 The Petitioner and the Terrorists -- 16 The New Outlook -- 17 Tolstoy Farm -- 18 Glimmer of Hope -- 19 Satyagraha: A Moral Victory -- 20 The Moderates and the Extremists -- 21 Return of the Native -- 22 A Speech to Remember -- 23 The Stain of Indigo -- 24 Sabarmati -- 25 Massacre -- 26 Leader of the Nation -- 27 The Great Trial -- 28 The 'Silent' Years -- 29 A Pinch of Salt Rocks an Empire -- 30 Truce -- 31 Round Table Conference -- 32 Crusade Against Untouchability -- 33 In Turmoil -- 34 The Rift Widens -- 35 Subhas Chandra Bose -- 36 Descent into War -- 37 'Quit India' Movement -- 38 Detention in the Aga Khan Palace -- 39 India in Suspense -- 40 The Cabinet Mission -- 41 The Ordeal of Noakhali -- 42 Vivisection -- 43 Calcutta -- 44 Anguished Refugees -- 45 The Last Fast -- 46 Message to Congress -- 47 The Last Journey -- 48 The Hatching of the Plot -- 49 A Permissive Assassination -- 50 The Judicial Verdict -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Chapter Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Summary "Gandhi's life is a fascinating study of the transformation of a mediocre and timid young man into a crusader who stood against a mighty empire and launched millions of poor, illiterate and socially backward Indians - as well as the intelligentsia and the rich - into a sustained, non-violent movement for independence. This book vividly portrays the turning-points in Gandhi's spiritual journey that were to become turning-points in history. Picking up the strands of Gandhi's childhood and adolescence, the author explores Gandhi's extraordinary personal traits as well as his political and social philosophies. If any ambivalence about his views on celibacy remains, and if some of his opponents, including Winston Churchill, doubted his sanctity, what stands out is one distinctive quality - tenacity of purpose - that overrode all his weaknesses and made him what he was." "The book reveals for the first time the extraordinary events surrounding Gandhi's assassination - its planning, execution and the trial that followed."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-513) and index
Subject Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
Nationalists -- India -- Biography.
Pacifists -- India -- Biography.
Premiers -- India -- Biography
Prime ministers -- India -- Biography.
Statesmen -- India -- Biography.
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 97222071
ISBN 0712677313