Gandhi Before India, available in hardcover, is a book about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is considered as the Father of the Nation in India. It speaks about the stories of his life that are not widely known, but which played an important role in shaping young Gandhi into a Mahatma.
This book delves into the early life of Gandhi, the details of which are not popularly known to people. The author has traced the life of Gandhi from the year 1869 to the year 1914. This is the time interval which begins from when he was born, all the way up to the point he returned to India from South Africa as a lawyer.
In Gandhi Before India, the author describes the childhood of Gandhi in detail. He also talks about the two decades he spent in South Africa, where he successfully carried out a revolution. The book tries to give the readers an insight into the philosophies and ideologies followed by Gandhi very early in his life.
The book, Gandhi Before India, was published on 2nd October, 2013. It portrays a realistic picture of a young Gandhi. His experiments with different cults and friendship with people belonging to different religions is beautifully expressed. in addition to all this, the book also describes his enemies and talks about the failures he encountered in life.
About the Author
Ramachandra Guha was born in the year 1958 in Dehra Dun. He is well known as an author and a historian from India. He has written mostly on environment, sports and politics. He got his Master's degree from the Delhi school of economics and is known for researching extensively into the Chipko Movement. Apart from this book, he has authored wickets in the east, makers of modern India, spin and other turns, the states of Indian cricket and environmentalism a global history. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Sahitya Akademi Awards.