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Mohandas K. Gandhi
Shields, Charles J., 1951-
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Philadelphia : Chelsea House, [2002]

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106 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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DS481.G3 S4868 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Biography

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-- Provocative biographies of prominent figures, both contemporary and historical, who have overcome adversity to achieve greatness and success -- Subjects come from a diverse range of backgrounds Gandhi led his followers in a campaign of nonviolent resistance that eventually won India's independence from Great Britain.

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Gr. 8-12. Part of the Overcoming Adversity series, this solid biography of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi focuses on his groundbreaking work as a pacifist and peacemaker, and how injustice inspired him to take up this cause. The book begins with Gandhi's assassination, and then moves back in time to Gandhi's childhood and proceeds chronologically through his school days in England, his years as a lawyer-activist in South Africa, and his return to India, where he revolutionized the society as it broke away from Great Britain. There isn't a lot about Gandhi's personal life, and the book is overwhelmingly positive. However, the last chapter, which puts Gandhi's philosophy into context, does a good job of explaining the opposition to some of his ideas as well as how other notable twentieth-century figures adapted them and put them to use. The many black-and-white photos are well chosen. A chronology, a bibliography, and a list of Web sites are appended. --Ilene Cooper



Mohandas Gandhi displayed such a profound devotion to peace, justice, and truth that fellow citizens of India called him Mahatma, meaning Great Soul. Gandhi led his country to independence from Great Britain through an incredible campaign of nonviolent resistance. His methods have inspired other great leaders the world over. Excerpted from Mohandas K. Gandhi by Charles J. Shields All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.