Gandhi Before IndiaDAISY - 2015
Takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his 2 years as a student in London, and his 2 decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. The author has uncovered a myriad of previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhi's contemporaries and co-workers; contemporary newspapers and court documents; and secret files kept by British Empire functionaries. Guha describes the social, political and personal worlds in which Gandhi began his journey to become the modern era's most important and influential political actor. And Guha makes clear that Gandhi's work in South Africa - far from being a mere prelude to his accomplishments in India - was profoundly influential on his evolution as a political thinker, social reformer and beloved leader.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Canadian National Institute for the Blind, .
Branch Call Number: 954.035092 GANDH-G
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (39 hr., 50 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.