Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

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The second and concluding volume of the definitive biography of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in world history.

Opening in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1918 traces the Mahatma's life over the next three decades: his struggle to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India's Hindus and Muslims, to end the pernicious practice of untouchability, and to nurture 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. Drawing on new archival materials, Ramachandra Guha has crafted a luminous portrait not only of Gandhi, but also those closest to him--family, friends, and political and social leaders.

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2019