|Pages/Publication Date:||1 / 2018|
Leaving South Africa for his native India in 1915, Mohandas Gandhi was a man with a mission. In this magisterial biography, Ramachandra Guha follows Gandhi's struggle to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between Hindus and Muslims, to end the practice of untouchability, and to nurture India's economic and moral self-reliance. He shows how in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of nonviolence that successfully challenged British authority and would inspired people around the world. Examining Gandhi's thinking and motives, Guha crafts a portrait of not only the man himself, but also those closest to him—family, friends, and political and social leaders.