A Frank Friendship: Gandhi and Bengal: A Descriptive Chronology

by Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Foreword by Amartya Sen

Seagull Books | February 1, 2008 | Hardcover

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Gandhi’s close relationship with people and events in Bengal extended over 50 years. He first entered Calcutta in 1896 when visiting India from South Africa. His last visit in 1947 coincided almost to the day with India’s independence from British rule. Bengal has always been one of India’s most vibrant regions, politically, commercially and artistically, never moreso than during the struggle for independence. Over this half century, Gandhi forged close links with the region, connecting himself with many of Bengal’s cultural and political leaders - Rabindranath Tagore, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, and the Bose brothers.Gandhi and Bengal draws on a wide range of contemporary documents – from newspaper reports, letters, journals, and Gandhi’s own writings. The book throws new light on Gandhi’s own evolution as a politician and a strategist, revealing his continual struggle against colonialism as well as his very personal dilemmas, torn between the practical and the spiritual.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 616 pages, 9.5 × 7.75 × 1 in

Published: February 1, 2008

Publisher: Seagull Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1905422636

ISBN - 13: 9781905422630

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A Frank Friendship: Gandhi and Bengal: A Descriptive Chronology

A Frank Friendship: Gandhi and Bengal: A Descriptive Chronology

by Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Foreword by Amartya Sen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 616 pages, 9.5 × 7.75 × 1 in

Published: February 1, 2008

Publisher: Seagull Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1905422636

ISBN - 13: 9781905422630

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface

Foreword by Amartya Sen

Introduction

Part One (1896-1905)

Part Two (1915-1925)

Part Three (1926-1936)

Part Four (1937-1947)

Epilogue

References Cited

Further Reading

 

Appendices

1. Gandhi’s Meetings with Governors of Bengal

2. Gandhi’s Visits to Santiniketan

3. A List of Places where Gandhi stayed in Calcutta

4. Maps

5. Gandhi in Bengal: a Chronological Table

Index of Personalities

Index of Places

From the Publisher

Gandhi’s close relationship with people and events in Bengal extended over 50 years. He first entered Calcutta in 1896 when visiting India from South Africa. His last visit in 1947 coincided almost to the day with India’s independence from British rule. Bengal has always been one of India’s most vibrant regions, politically, commercially and artistically, never moreso than during the struggle for independence. Over this half century, Gandhi forged close links with the region, connecting himself with many of Bengal’s cultural and political leaders - Rabindranath Tagore, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, and the Bose brothers.Gandhi and Bengal draws on a wide range of contemporary documents – from newspaper reports, letters, journals, and Gandhi’s own writings. The book throws new light on Gandhi’s own evolution as a politician and a strategist, revealing his continual struggle against colonialism as well as his very personal dilemmas, torn between the practical and the spiritual.