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A shy, serious boy, Mahatma Gandhi would later lead India to nationhood and change the course of history. After studying law in London, he championed Indian rights in South Africa for two decades. He returned to India in 1914, leading a campaign of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience against British rule. Philip Wilkinson's lively narrative takes us through his remarkable life, up to India's independence in 1947, and the tragic conclusion; in 1948 Gandhi was assassinated by a fanatic opposed to his program of tolerance for all creeds and religions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781426301322
ISBN-10: 1426301324
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 168mm x 5mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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