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The forgotten woman : the untold story of Kastur Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi
Gandhi, Arun.
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Publication Information:
Huntsville, Ark. : Ozark Mountain Pub., [1998]

Physical Description:
314 pages, xxiv pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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DS481.G25 G36 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Numerous books have been written about Mahatma Gandhi, the man who freed India, but nothing about the woman who shared his successes and failures. Known simply as 'Ba' -- Mother -- to millions of people in India, her story has been untold until now. She is truly the forgotten woman, who history has side-lined. The woman who shared his loves, his sorrows, his triumphs, and his tragedies. Together since childhood, she knew the flaws and human frailties of the man behind the legend.

Author Notes

Born in 1932 in India's Gujarat province, Sunanda Gandhi is the wife of Arun Gandhi and co-founder of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 The Merchant's Daughterp. 5
Chapter 2 A Marriage of Childrenp. 11
Chapter 3 A Housewife at Thirteenp. 18
Chapter 4 A Child Motherp. 30
Chapter 5 The Long Lonelinessp. 40
Chapter 6 Shattered Dreamsp. 47
Chapter 7 Revelationsp. 58
Chapter 8 Journey into the Unknownp. 66
Chapter 9 A Home of Her Ownp. 76
Chapter 10 Seasons of Changep. 89
Chapter 11 Home Again!p. 98
Chapter 12 I Will Follow ... Alwaysp. 111
Chapter 13 At Phoenix with Snakesp. 121
Chapter 14 The Vowsp. 129
Chapter 15 Satyagrahap. 143
Chapter 16 In Every Worthy Wishp. 150
Chapter 17 Divided Loyalty, Despairing Heartsp. 167
Chapter 18 The Commitmentp. 181
Chapter 19 Transformationsp. 193
Chapter 20 Home Truthsp. 206
Chapter 21 Sharing Joys and Sorrowsp. 216
Chapter 22 The Remedy Lies with Usp. 230
Chapter 23 Strength of Willp. 240
Chapter 24 The Force of Truthp. 250
Chapter 25 That We May Serve the Peoplep. 261
Chapter 26 Return to Rajkotp. 272
Chapter 27 Leave India to Godp. 284
Chapter 28 And Ever Live as Friendsp. 292