Ramachandra Guha - Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Guha launched his magisterial two-volume biography of Gandhi with Gandhi Before India, which
chronicled the leader’s law apprenticeship in London, his unsuccessful early attempt to establish himself in Bombay, and his coming-of-age in South Africa, where he defended Indians and Muslims against discriminatory policies. The second installment picks up with Gandhi’s return to Bombay in 1915, and follows his efforts to free India from British rule, unite Hindus and Muslims, and end the rigid caste system. Drawing on sixty archival collections, including previously unavailable material that belonged to Gandhi himself, Guha reveals new details about his subject’s life, times, and associates, and vividly illuminates Gandhi’s thoughts and feelings about issues including nonviolence, religious conflict, the role of the state in social life, the status of women, and more.


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Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385532310
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Published: Knopf - October 2nd, 2018

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