Published by : Cambridge Press
Pages : 296
Price : Rs. 395/-
About the Book:
Even today, six decades after his assassination in January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi is still revered as the father of the Indian nation. His intellectual and moral legacy, and the example of his life and politics, serve as an inspiration to human rights and peace movements, political activists and students. This book, comprised of essays by renowned experts in the fields of Indian history and philosophy, traces Gandhi's extraordinary story. The first part of the book explores his transformation from a small-town lawyer during his early life in South Africa into a skilled political activist and leader of civil resistance in India. The second part is devoted to Gandhi's key writings and his thinking on a broad range of topics, including religion, conflict, politics and social relations. The final part reflects on Gandhi's image and on his legacy in India, the West, and beyond.
JUDITH M. BROWN is Beit Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Oxford. Her many publications include Gandhi's Rise to Power: Indian Politics 1915-1922 (1972), Gandhi and Civil Disobedience: The Mahatma in Indian Politics 1928-1934 (1977), Gandhi. Prisoner of Hope (1989), Modern India: The Origins of an Asian Democracy (1984), Global South Asians: Introducing the Modern Diaspora (2006), Nehru: A Political Life (2005), and The Oxford History of the British Empire: The Twentieth Century, co-edited with William Roger Louis (2001).
ANTHONY PAREL is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Calgary. His published works include Gandhi: Hind Swaraj and Other Writings Centenary Edition (2009) and Gandhi's Philosophy and the Quest for Harmony.