Gandhi by Jad Adams
The True Man Behind Modern India

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“Provocative. Adams strips away Gandhi’s saintly aura and explores the duality . . . of India’s most famous leader.” —Financial Times Jad Adams traces the course of Gandhi’s multi-faceted life, and the development of his religious, political, and social thinking over seven tumultuous decades: from his comfortable upbringing in a princely state in Gujarat; his early civil rights campaigns; his leadership through civil disobedience in the 1920s and 1930s that made him a world icon; and finally to his assassination by a Hindu extremist in 1948, only months after the birth of independent India. An elegant and masterly account of one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century history, Adams presents for the first time the true story behind the man whose life may truly be said to have changed the world.
 

About Jad Adams

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Jad Adams is a historian and television producer. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is currently a visiting research fellow of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Pegasus Books. 284 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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A concise, critical look at the Indian leader, emphasizing his striving for spiritual perfection.

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The Guardian

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Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi Katherine Frank 545pp, HarperCollins £19.99 Buy it at a discount at BOL I shall never forget boarding an Air India plane at Heathrow 17 years ago to find the entire cabin crew in tears.

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Publishers Weekly

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Adding fresh insight to a life so well documented is no mean feat, but Adams's biography of Gandhi eschews hagiography and offers critical insights about the revered political and spiritual leader.

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Journalist, TV producer and historian Jad Adams takes on one of the world’s most iconic figures in Gandhi.

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The Bookbag

Looking back on his life and career from an Indian perspective, he was clearly a great man.

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The Oxonian Review

It has been available since 2002 on the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi website, headed with the remark: “Below volumes form the revised—erroneous—version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi as published on the CD-Rom…Page and volume nos.

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