Rarely seen images and rigorous research provides fascinating insight into one of the most revered figures in modern Indian history.
Gandhi is an intimate history of the evolution of a mischievous, fun-loving boy into the Mahatma. From his schooling and early marriage in Kathiawar to his first brushes with the grandeur of London; from his chance employment for a legal case in South Africa to a train ride in Pietermaritzburg that led to his first fight for equality; from a relatively unsuccessful lawyer to a globally celebrated crusader for human rights-Gandhi was that rare rebel who redefined the meaning of mass resistance for generation to come. The chronological text and rarely seen photographs bring out his unique complexities for a new generation of readers.
In this elegant and deceptively simple work, where words and images are brought together into lively conversation, the tragic grandeur of Gandhi's life is palpable on every page.—Vinay Lal, Professor of History, University of California