Gandhi Before India

CD - unabridged
Audio (19 discs)
Product Number: DD39371
Released: Oct 02, 2018
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ISBN: #9781684415960
Narrator/s: Derek Perkins
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Ramachandra Guha-hailed by Time as "Indian democracy's preeminent chronicler"-takes us from Gandhi'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 Gandhi's contemporaries and coworkers; contemporary newspapers and court documents; the writings of Gandhi'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: "Great Soul." And, more clearly than ever before, he elucidates how Gandhi's work in South Africa-far from being a mere prelude to his accomplishments in India-was profoundly influential in his evolution as a family man, political thinker, social reformer and, ultimately, beloved leader. Researched with unequaled depth and breadth, and written with extraordinary grace and clarity, Gandhi Before India will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of twentieth-century India's greatest man.

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Author(s): Ramachandra Guha
Narrator(s): Derek Perkins
Product Number Z100109015
Released: Dec 31, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684415977
Author(s): Ramachandra Guha
Product Number EB00161591
Released: Apr 15, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385532303

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