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An American in Gandhi's India : the biography of Satyanand Stokes

Author: Asha Sharma; Nandini Sharma
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Samuel Evans Stokes, Jr, a son of a prominent Philadelphia family, was a 21-year-old Quaker missionary when he arrived in India in 1904 to work in a home for lepers. Stokes became a leader in  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Samuel Stokes; Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Samuel Stokes; Samuel Evans Stokes, Jr.; M K Gandhi; Samuel Stokes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asha Sharma; Nandini Sharma
ISBN: 9780253351586 0253351588 9780253219909 0253219906
OCLC Number: 177008291
Notes: Originally published: New Delhi : Penguin Books India ; New York, NY : Penguin Putnam, 1999, with title An American in khadi : the definitive biography of Satyanand Stokes.
Description: xiii, 373 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Dalai Lama --
1. A Journey of No Return --
2. The Quest Begins --
3. The Ascetic --
4. Visit Home --
5. The Brotherhood in India --
6. Alternate Path --
7. An Inner Struggle --
8. Home at Last --
a Family Man --
9. War on Two Fronts --
10. For the Rights of Men --
Begar --
11. Joining the Freedom Struggle --
12. The Fight Continues --
13. In Khadi --
14. Following the National Trail --
15. Arrest and Trial --
16. Guest of the British Empire --
17. Debates with Gandhi --
Test of Friendship --
18. Johnny Appleseed of the Himalayas --
19. A School in My Garden --
20. Came to Teach and Stayed to Learn --
21. Satyakamvadi --
22. The Burdens Increase --
23. Marketing the Fruits of Labor --
24. World War II and After --
25. The Vedantist --
26. Eventide --
Appendix 1. Folk Song Composed on the Occasion of Stokes' Marriage --
Appendix 2. Stokes' Written Statement --
Appendix 3. Verses Written in Jail --
Photographs are on pp. 171-1863.
Responsibility: Asha Sharma ; with Nandini Sharma ; foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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