The Resource Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha

Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha

Label
Gandhi before India
Title
Gandhi before India
Statement of responsibility
Ramachandra Guha
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades as a lawyer in South Africa
  • "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 Gandhi'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 Gandhi'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."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guha, Ramachandra
Dewey number
  • 954.03/5092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS481.G3
LC item number
G824 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gandhi
  • East Indians
  • South Africa
  • Statesmen
Label
Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 563-631) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Gandhi from all angles -- 1. Middle caste, middle rank -- 2. Among the vegetarians -- 3. From coast to coast -- 4. A barrister in Durban -- 5. Travelling activist -- 6. Lawyer-loyalist -- 7. White against brown -- 8. Pluralist and puritan -- 9. Trouble in the Transvaal -- 10. A lobbyist in London -- 11. From conciliation to confrontation -- 12. To jail -- 13. A Tolstoyan in Johannesburg -- 14. Prisoner of conscience -- 15. Big little chief -- 16. The contest of civilizations -- 17. Seeking a settlement -- 18. A son departs, a mentor arrives -- 19. A physician at Phoenix -- 20. Breaking boundaries -- 21. Farewell to Africa -- 22. How the Mahatma was made
Control code
ocn854906204
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 672 pages
Isbn
9780385532297
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)854906204
Label
Gandhi before India, Ramachandra Guha
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 563-631) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Gandhi from all angles -- 1. Middle caste, middle rank -- 2. Among the vegetarians -- 3. From coast to coast -- 4. A barrister in Durban -- 5. Travelling activist -- 6. Lawyer-loyalist -- 7. White against brown -- 8. Pluralist and puritan -- 9. Trouble in the Transvaal -- 10. A lobbyist in London -- 11. From conciliation to confrontation -- 12. To jail -- 13. A Tolstoyan in Johannesburg -- 14. Prisoner of conscience -- 15. Big little chief -- 16. The contest of civilizations -- 17. Seeking a settlement -- 18. A son departs, a mentor arrives -- 19. A physician at Phoenix -- 20. Breaking boundaries -- 21. Farewell to Africa -- 22. How the Mahatma was made
Control code
ocn854906204
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 672 pages
Isbn
9780385532297
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013025014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)854906204

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