๐Ÿ“’ Author : G. B. Singh
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Prometheus Books
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date :
๐Ÿ“’ Pages :
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781615923601
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Among prominent leaders of the twentieth century, perhaps no one is more highly regarded than Mahatma Gandhi. He is revered by the vast majority of Hindus as the hero of Indian independence, and many people throughout the world consider him to be a modern saint.In this explosive, intriguing, and provocative investigation, Colonel G. B. Singh charges that the popular image of Gandhi is highly misleading. Despite his famous philosophy of nonviolent resistance (satyagraha), Colonel Singh's analysis of the evidence leads him to conclude that Gandhi's ideology was in fact rooted in racial animosity, first against blacks in South Africa and later against whites in India. The author also finds evidence of multiple cover-ups designed to hide Gandhi's real history, including even collusion to cover up the murder of an American.This provocative thesis is sure to be controversial.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Ramachandra Guha
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Knopf
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2018-10-02
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 1004
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780385532327
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : The second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in world history. This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades: to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India's Hindu and Muslim populations, to end the pernicious Hindu practice of untouchability, and to develop India's economic and moral self-reliance. We see how in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of nonviolence--strikes, marches, fasts--that successfully challenged British authority, religious orthodoxy, social customs, and would influence non-violent, revolutionary movements throughout the world. In reconstructing Gandhi's life and work, Ramachandra Guha has drawn on sixty different archival collections, the most significant among them, a previously unavailable collection of papers belonging to Gandhi himself. Using this wealth of material, Guha creates a portrait of Gandhi and of those closest to him--family, friends, political and social leaders--that illuminates the complexity inside his thinking, his motives, his actions and their outcomes as he engaged with every important aspect of social and public life in the India of his time.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Dana Meachen Rau
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-11-13
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 112
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780698187344
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation. Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights around the world. Gandhi is recognized internationally as a symbol of hope, peace, and freedom.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Yogesh Chadha
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Wiley
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1997
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 546
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015040138011
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Based on complete access to all of Gandhi's writings and government papers only recently made available, the first major biography of its subject in more than twenty years offers a candid portrait of the man behind the crusader


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Rajmohan Gandhi
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Univ of California Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2006
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 738
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0520255704
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : The author, the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, describes the life of the Indian leader as well as the history of India during Gandhi's time.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Joseph Lelyveld
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Vintage
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2012
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 425
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307389954
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : An analysis of Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and civil rights advocate reveals his conflicted ideologies and feelings about his place in history, offering insight into his philosophies, social campaigns, and private disappointments.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Ramachandra Guha
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Vintage
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-04-15
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 688
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780385532303
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influentialโ€”and controversialโ€”men in modern history. Ramachandra Guhaโ€”hailed by Time as โ€œIndian democracyโ€™s preeminent chroniclerโ€โ€”takes us from Gandhiโ€™s birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his two years as a student in London and his two decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. Guha has uncovered myriad previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhiโ€™s contemporaries and co-workers; contemporary newspapers and court documents; the writings of Gandhiโ€™s children; and secret files kept by British Empire functionaries. Using this wealth of material in an exuberant, brilliantly nuanced and detailed narrative, Guha describes the social, political and personal worlds inside of which Gandhi began the journey that would earn him the honorific Mahatma: โ€œGreat Soul.โ€ And, more clearly than ever before, he elucidates how Gandhiโ€™s work in South Africaโ€”far from being a mere prelude to his accomplishments in Indiaโ€”was profoundly influential in his evolution as a family man, political thinker, social reformer and, ultimately, beloved leader. In 1893, when Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a twenty-three-year-old lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, the author makes clear the fundamental ways in which Gandhiโ€™s ideas were shaped before his return to India in 1915. It was during his years in England and South Africa, Guha shows us, that Gandhi came to understand the nature of imperialism and racism; and in South Africa that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would undermine and eventually overthrow the British Raj. Gandhi Before India gives us equally vivid portraits of the man and the world he lived in: a world of sharp contrasts among the coastal culture of his birthplace, High Victorian London, and colonial South Africa. It explores in abundant detail Gandhiโ€™s experiments with dissident cults such as the Tolstoyans; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his often overlooked failures as a husband and father. It tells the dramatic, profoundly moving story of how Gandhi inspired the devotion of thousands of followers in South Africa as he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime. Researched with unequaled depth and breadth, and written with extraordinary grace and clarity, Gandhi Before India is, on every level, fully commensurate with its subject. It will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of twentieth-century Indiaโ€™s greatest man. From the Hardcover edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mahatma Gandhi
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : North Atlantic Books
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-06-15
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 248
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1556438001
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful poetic language meant to be chanted. Equally treasured as a guide to action, a devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational reading, it remains one of the worldโ€™s most influential, widely read spiritual books. The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi is based on talks given by Gandhi between February and November 1926 at the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. During this timeโ€”a period when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activityโ€”he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati. As a result, he met with his followers almost daily, after morning prayer sessions, to discuss the Gitaโ€™s contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions. From the Trade Paperback edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Demi
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2001-09-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 36
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780689841491
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : Presents the story of the great leader who succeeded in bringing about social and political change in India through nonviolent means.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Pramod Kapoor
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-10-24
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 328
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780316554169
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Rarely seen images and rigorous research provides fascinating insight into one of the most revered figures in modern Indian history. Gandhi is an intimate history of the evolution of a mischievous, fun-loving boy into the Mahatma. From his schooling and early marriage in Kathiawar to his first brushes with the grandeur of London; from his chance employment for a legal case in South Africa to a train ride in Pietermaritzburg that led to his first fight for equality; from a relatively unsuccessful lawyer to a globally celebrated crusader for human rights-Gandhi was that rare rebel who redefined the meaning of mass resistance for generation to come. The chronological text and rarely seen photographs bring out his unique complexities for a new generation of readers.