Photos & Text: Pramod Kapoor & Roli Books

Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography is an intimate study into the evolution of a mischievous, fun-loving boy, into the Mahatma. From his schooling and early marriage in Kathiawar to his first brushes with the grandeur of London; from his chance employment for a legal case in South Africa to a train ride in Pietermaritzburg that led to his first fight for equality; from a relatively unsuccessful lawyer to a globally celebrated crusader for human rights – Gandhi was that rare rebel who redefined the meaning of mass resistance for generations to come.

This book is the result of intensive research and tracks Gandhi’s life through photographs sourced from across the world, some of which are presented here. The chronological text and accompanying photographs bring out his unique complexities – his failures and successes, the intimate relations he shared with his contemporaries, and the difficult one he shared with his own family.  It is a labour of love and an attempt to portray Gandhi’s methods and his message for a new generation of
readers.

Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography by Pramod Kapoor is published by Lustre Press, Roli Books; priced Rs 2,495

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