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Three Disciples

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/9780195672039.003.0018
Three Disciples

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This essay talks about the three closest disciples of Mahatma Gandhi. They are small-town lawyer Mahadev Desai; US-trained economist J.C. Kumarappa; and Mirabehn, the daughter of a British admiral. Despite their differences, they were all drawn to Gandhi and devoted their lives to the causes he championed. It discusses the insights their stories provide into the character of the man who won their whole-hearted allegiance and suggests that such a relationship could not have been established and nurtured without the guru–shishya tradition.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; disciples; Mahadev Desai; J.C. Kumarappa; Mirabehn; guru–shishya tradition

Chapter.  9379 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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