The Resource Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, Joseph Lelyveld

Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, Joseph Lelyveld

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Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India
Title
Great soul
Title remainder
Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Lelyveld
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments -- his success in seizing India's imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country's minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Joseph Lelyveld shows how Gandhi's sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent -- during two decades in South Africa -- and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or "Great Soul," while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history's most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the last months of this leader's long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as "Father of the Nation" but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables -- for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole -- produced their own leaders. Here is a reconsideration of Gandhi's struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lelyveld, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 954.03/5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS481.G3
LC item number
L337 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
B G196Le
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gandhi
  • Statesmen
  • Nationalists
  • India
  • South Africa
Label
Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, Joseph Lelyveld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-398) 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: An unwelcome visitor -- No-touchism -- Among Zulus -- Upper house -- Leading the indentured -- Waking India -- Unapproachability -- Hail, deliverer -- Fast unto death -- Village of service -- Mass mayhem -- Do or die
Control code
ocn657270884
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 425 pages
Isbn
9780307269584
Lccn
2010034252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019129999
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)657270884
Label
Great soul : Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India, Joseph Lelyveld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-398) 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: An unwelcome visitor -- No-touchism -- Among Zulus -- Upper house -- Leading the indentured -- Waking India -- Unapproachability -- Hail, deliverer -- Fast unto death -- Village of service -- Mass mayhem -- Do or die
Control code
ocn657270884
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 425 pages
Isbn
9780307269584
Lccn
2010034252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019129999
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)657270884

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