Ghaffar Khan : Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns
- from their violent traditions and fight for a separate Pakhtun homeland that would no longer be a buffer between Russia and Britain in the Great Game. In 1929 came Mahatma Gandhi's call for nonviolent resistance against British rule and Badshah Khan, responded by raising the Khudai Khidmatgars ('Servants of God'), an 'army' of 1,00,000 men who pledged themselves to the service of mankind and nonviolence as a creed. For this, and for his steadfast devotion to his principles, this towering figure was imprisoned for a total of twenty-seven years, first by the British and later by the Pakistani government. This is a perceptive biography that offers fresh insights into the life and achievements of an extraordinary man, drawing close parallels with the life of Mahatma Gandhi, his 'brother in spirit'.
- 116.84 x 177.8 x 20.32mm | 158.76g
- 27 Oct 2008
- Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
- Penguin Books India
- New Delhi, India