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Gandhi Before India

Apr 21
2014
6:30 p.m.
Reading
Montrose / Museum District
1633 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

Co-presented by Inprint and the Menil Collection.

Noted historian Ramachandra Guha will discuss his new book, the first of a multivolume biography of Gandhi based on extensive primary research and new discoveries.

This magisterial and revelatory book, destined to become one of the most important biographies of Gandhi, takes us from his birth through his decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. Using a wealth of previously untapped documents and a propulsive narrative voice, Guha constructs a brilliantly nuanced narrative to describe the social, political, and personal worlds in which Gandhi began his journey, one that led him to become the modern era’s most influential political actor.

Guha has taught at Yale, Stanford, the University of Oslo, and the London School of Economics. His books include the award-winning India After Gandhi and The Unquiet Woods: Ecological change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya.