The True Man Behind Modern IndiaBook - 2011
Jad Adams traces the course of Gandhi's multi-faceted life, and the development of his religious, political, and social thinking over seven tumultuous decades: from his comfortable upbringing in a princely state in Gujarat; his early civil rights campaigns; his leadership through civil disobedience in the 1920s and 1930s that made him a world icon; and finally to his assassination by a Hindu extremist in 1948, only months after the birth of an independent India.An elegant and masterly account of one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century history, Adams presents for the first time the true story behind the man whose life may truly be said to have changed the world.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
Branch Call Number: B Gandhi Adams
Characteristics: 323 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm