Gandhi Before India
The most ambitious and insightful work on Gandhi in decades!
Landmark launches the book “Gandhi Before India” by Ram Guha
Landmark is excited to launch the book “Gandhi Before India” by Ramachandra Guha at Landmark store, Apex Plaza, Chennai on Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 6.30 pm. Fans will get a chance to interact with the author during the launch. In the book ‘Gandhi Before India’, Ramachandra Guha argues that Gandhi’s ideas were fundamentally shaped before his return to India in 1915.
It was during his years in England and South Africa that he came to understand the nature of imperialism and racism; and it was in South Africa that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would undermine and ultimately destroy the British Empire. Based on a wealth of new material, and archival research in four continents, Gandhi Before India presents a vivid portrait of Gandhi and the world he lived in.
It explores in rich detail his experiments with dissident cults such as Tolstoyans and vegetarians; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians, and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his failures as a husband and father.
This deeply researched and beautifully written book will radically alter the understanding and appreciation of India’s greatest man Interested readers will be able to find out more about the book at Landmark store, Apex Plaza, Chennai on Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 6.30pm