Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World – Ramachandra Guha

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A “new copy” MINT only flaw prev owners name inscribed on title page otherwise its fabulous, Dust Wrapper flawless
‘A vivid, absorbing read’ Sunday Times
‘Magisterial’ Literary Review

The magnificent new biography of Gandhi by India’s leading historian
A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

Gandhi lived one of the great 20th-century lives. He inspired and enraged, challenged and galvanized many millions of men and women around the world. He lived almost entirely in the shadow of the British Raj, which for much of his life seemed a permanent fact, but which he did more than anyone else to destroy, using revolutionary tactics. In a world defined by violence on a scale never imagined before and by ferocious Fascist and Communist dictatorship, he was armed with nothing more than his arguments and example.

This magnificent book tells the story of Gandhi’s life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948. It is a book with a Tolstoyan sweep, both allowing us to see Gandhi as he was understood by his contemporaries and the vast, varied Indian societies and landscapes which he travelled through and changed beyond measure. Drawing on many new sources and animated by its author’s wonderful sense of drama and politics, Gandhi is a major reappraisal of the crucial years in this titanic figure’s story.

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SKU: 9781846142673 Category: Title: Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World
Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Year: 2018
ISBN10: 1846142679
ISBN13: 9781846142673
Condition: Fine
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 148

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A “new copy” MINT only flaw prev owners name inscribed on title page otherwise its fabulous, Dust Wrapper flawless
‘A vivid, absorbing read’ Sunday Times
‘Magisterial’ Literary Review

The magnificent new biography of Gandhi by India’s leading historian
A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

Gandhi lived one of the great 20th-century lives. He inspired and enraged, challenged and galvanized many millions of men and women around the world. He lived almost entirely in the shadow of the British Raj, which for much of his life seemed a permanent fact, but which he did more than anyone else to destroy, using revolutionary tactics. In a world defined by violence on a scale never imagined before and by ferocious Fascist and Communist dictatorship, he was armed with nothing more than his arguments and example.

This magnificent book tells the story of Gandhi’s life, from his departure from South Africa to his assassination in 1948. It is a book with a Tolstoyan sweep, both allowing us to see Gandhi as he was understood by his contemporaries and the vast, varied Indian societies and landscapes which he travelled through and changed beyond measure. Drawing on many new sources and animated by its author’s wonderful sense of drama and politics, Gandhi is a major reappraisal of the crucial years in this titanic figure’s story.

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Weight 1.44 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 5 cm

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