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    Gandhi (Routledge Historical Biographies) (Paperback) By (author) Benjamin Zachariah

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    DescriptionThe iconic figure of Gandhi has come to symbolise the Indian nationalist movement, both in India and throughout the world. This new biography looks at Gandhi, his actions and beliefs, placing them firmly in the context of India at the time. It gives an even-handed view of a man who has in the past been claimed by various schools of thought and tells the story of Gandhi's early life, including his time as a student in Britain and his many years in South Africa, as well as his return home to take a pivotal role in the Indian nationalist movement. His commitment to non-violence has been an inspiration to generations, but other important elements of Gandhi's thought need to be examined too. Issues including his patriarchal views of women, how far he was successful in being inclusive of other castes and of Muslims, and how far he was pro-capitalist and aligned with the right, are fully analysed here. Gandhi's death by assassination became his last, and possibly most crucial contribution to the nature of the future India, enabling Nehru to push through a vision of India that was not a Hindu sectarian one.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Zachariah
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    ISBN 13: 9780415432603
    ISBN 10: 041543260X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    LC classification: D
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 954.035092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000, A41200000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHF
    Illustrations note
    10 black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    28 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    University of Sheffield, UK
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Formative Years 2. The Making of a Colonial (Anti-)Intellectual 3. The Revolutionary Conservative 4. Bolshevik or Capitalist Tool? Interlude: Gandhi's Truths 5. Control from without: Gandhi vs the left 6. The Limits of Non-Violence. Conclusion: The Death of Gandhi and the Afterlife of Gandhism