Title In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 14 x 22 Cm
Publisher New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2004
0195672038 / 9780195672039
Seller ID 013548
B.R. Nanda s first work on Gandhi was published in 1958 and since then he has written extensively on many related topics but Gandhi appears as a leitmotif in the entire corpus of his work. Nanda s intensive and abiding curiosity about this key figure of modern India has resulted in an insightful and unique understanding of Gandhi s motivations and the circumstances surrounding his political decisions and personal choices. The 29 essays cover a vast territory: Gandhi s formative years his struggle against racism in South Africa and imperialism in India his attitude to religion and the partition of India his public life and his relations with colleagues, disciples, and opponents and the continuing relevance of his political and economic thought for India and the world, even in the twenty-first century. In Search of Gandhi presents in compact and lucid form, the major events and personalities of Gandhi s long public life. This comprehensive and scrupulously researched selection wil l be of immense interest to scholars of Gandhian studies and the history of the Indian freedom movement. It has much to offer those who want to know more about the man whose ideas and methods are recognized as being increasingly relevant in a world racked by ethnic conflict, religious fundamentalism and international terrorism. Printed Pages: 280.