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In Search of Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195672039
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0001
In Search of Gandhi

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This chapter traces the development of the author’s interest in Mahatma Gandhi. The author was never an uncritical admirer of Gandhi but he was desolate, inconsolable, and unable to hold back his tears upon hearing the death of Gandhi in January 1948. He thus became determined to find out how Gandhi had influenced him so deeply. By the beginning of 1957, he had almost completed his book titled Mahatma Gandhi: A Biography. This became the start of his lifelong engagement with Gandhi. He believed that the Gandhi he portrayed in his book was the man who had laboured for the solution of social and political problems in his own country in a non-violent way, something which is applicable for all countries and all times.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; Gandhi’s death; Mahatma Gandhi: A Biography; social problem; political problem; non-violence

Chapter.  3679 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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