Ghaffar Khan  - Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns
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Ghaffar Khan - Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns (English, Paperback, Gandhi Rajmohan)


Ghaffar Khan - Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns  (English, Paperback, Gandhi Rajmohan)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: History
  • ISBN: 9780143065197, 014306519X
  • Edition: 2008
  • Pages: 312
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    Born into the Muhammadzai tribe, from the Charsadda valley in the Pakhtun heartland, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a passionate believer in the nonviolent core of Islam and sought to wean his people"the fierce warrior Pakhtuns or Pathans of the North-West Frontier Province"from their violent traditions and fight for a separate Pakhtun homeland that would no longer be a buffer between Russia and Britain in the Great Game. In 1929 came Mahatma Gandhi's call for nonviolent resistance against British rule and Badshah Khan, responded by raising the Khudai Khidmatgars (-Servants of God'), an -army' of 1,00,000 men who pledged themselves to the service of mankind and nonviolence as a creed. For this, and for his steadfast devotion to his principles, this towering figure was imprisoned for a total of twenty-seven years, first by the British and later by the Pakistani government. This is a perceptive biography that offers fresh insights into the life and achievements of an extraordinary man, drawing close parallels with the life of Mahatma Gandhi, his -brother in spirit'.

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    Book Details
    • Penguin Books India
    Publication Year
    • 2008 October
    Author Info
    • A former parliamentarian in India, Rajmohan Gandhi currently teaches in the USA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Apart from several biographies, his works include Understanding the Muslim Mind and Revenge and Reconciliation: Understanding South Asian History, both published by Penguin India .
    • 181 mm
    • 111 mm
    • 228 g
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