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Gandhi : pioneer of nonviolent social change

Author: Tara Sethia
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2012.
Series: Library of world biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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His biography examines the life and work of Gandhi within a global context, with an emphasis on how Gandhi's ideas and life shaped the 20th-century world. Gandhi: Pioneer of Nonviolent Social Change, part of the Library of World Biography Series, is aimed primarily at readers with little or no background knowledge of Gandhi or his ideas. This book covers the important aspects of his life and the major components of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Sethia
ISBN: 9780321333056 0321333055
OCLC Number: 743214142
Description: xii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Formative Years --
Transformative Years --
Satyagraha in South Africa --
Hind Swaraj: Gandhi's Vision of Freedom --
Cooperation, Caution, and Introduction of Satyagraha in India --
Noncooperation and the 1920s --
Civil Disobedience and the 1930s --
"Quit India" to 1947 --
Fasts: Satyagraha to the Last --
Global Legacies in Nonviolent Social Change.
Series Title: Library of world biography.
Responsibility: Tara Sethia.

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His biography examines the life and work of Gandhi within a global context, with an emphasis on how Gandhi's ideas and life shaped the 20th-century world. Gandhi: Pioneer of Nonviolent Social Change, part of the Library of World Biography Series, is aimed primarily at readers with little or no background knowledge of Gandhi or his ideas. This book covers the important aspects of his life and the major components of his philosophy. Through an examination of Gandhi's life and legacy, particularly as a pioneer in the quest for justice and freedom through nonviolent means, this biography reveals lessons that inform our world--both present and future. -- Book Description.

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