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

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948 by Ramachandra Guha
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Oct 02, 2018 | 1104 Pages
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Praise for Ramachandra Guha’s Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

“Magisterial . . . balanced and brilliantly readable . . . This biography reads like the final word on its subject. . . . In fact, this masterly assessment should serve for several generations, and for non-Indians as well.”
—Bernard Porter, Literary Review (UK)
 
“Ramachandra Guha is as dogged a researcher as Gandhi was an agitator. . . . [This book] is the most exhaustive account yet of Gandhi’s temporal and spiritual crusades. A vivid and absorbing read. . . . Gandhi’s character and mission demands rigorous exploration and Guha weaves together the narrative as deftly as Gandhi’s homespun cloth. . . . A remarkable, pioneering leader who changed the world and still has much to teach us.”
—Tarquin Hall, The Sunday Times (UK)

“A massive and much-needed study of [Guha’s] subject’s emergence as a world leader. . . . Superb. On nearly every page, Guha offers evidence why Gandhi remains relevant in the world 70 years after his death.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“Guha mines newly discovered archival material to produce a portrait of the Indian leader that is both panoramic in scope and surprisingly intimate, both admiring of Gandhi and cognizant of his flaws. . . . Incisively written, this is a landmark account of Gandhi’s engagement with the world he would transform forever.”
Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Ramachandra Guha’s Gandhi Before India
 
“Remarkable. . . . [A] moving portrait [with] cinematic richness.”
—Jyoti Thottam, The New York Times Book Review
 
“A work of vivid social history as well as biography.”
—Patrick French, The Guardian
 
“Deeply contextualized, dexterously researched, and judiciously written, this deserves to become the landmark biography of the early Gandhi.”
—Maya Jasanoff, The New Republic
 
“Guha is a brilliant historian who combines the gift of a storyteller, the discipline of an academic and the critical ability of seeing Gandhi as a fascinating human being, by not placing him on a pedestal. . . . [He] has re-created the past by connecting scattered dots . . . to weave a rich tapestry.”
—Salil Tripathi, San Francisco Chronicle
 
“In Ramachandra Guha, a great man has found a great biographer, a wise, persistent and elegant historian who has done justice to perhaps his nation’s greatest story.”
—Christopher Kremmer, Sydney Morning Herald
 
“Fascinating. . . . A biography with a remarkable ear for the resonances of Gandhi’s work and time—for the fan-mail and hate-mail; for overheard disagreements with family and colleagues; for his exchanges with political acquaintances, including his enemies. . . . As exhaustively researched a biography of the African Gandhi as we will have for some time. . . . [Gandhi Before India] triumphs.”
—Elleke Boehmer, The Independent (London)

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