Gandhi’s Vision: Freedom and Beyond


Aparna Basu



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Publication Year 2018


ISBN-10 9385285939

Hard Cover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 280 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22X22X2
Weight (grms) 1058

Gandhi’s Vision: Freedom and Beyond chronicles the principal events leading to India’s independence under Gandhi’s leadership and his vision of a free India. The book commemorates 71 years of Indian independence and is replete with portraits of the Mahatma in action—invoking the spirit of patriotism, uniting people from all religions, regions and social groups across the country: Hindus, Muslims and Parsis, peasants and landlords, workers and capitalists, the intelligentsia and the illiterates, men and women, the young and the old. 

Among those stalwarts who led the freedom movement, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi shines not only for the novel means of non-violence, but also for simultaneously wanting to root out social evils like communal hatred, untouchability and gender disparity. With several such issues espoused by him continuing to dominate the social space, his teachings remain relevant even today. 

This book, embodying the above vision, is brought out as a part of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations.

Aparna Basu

Late Dr Aparna Basu was the Chairperson of the National Gandhi Museum, Raj Ghat, New Delhi. Formerly a Professor of History at University of Delhi, Dr Basu obtained her BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and her MA from George Washington University, USA. She has written widely on women’s history and history of education. She was on the editorial board of Indian Economic and Social History Review and also on the Advisory Board of the Indian Journal of Gender Studies. She has published biographies of Mridula Sarabhai, G.L. Mehta, Abbas Tyabji, and Kasturba Gandhi, and has been a Fellow of St. Antony’s College and Queen Elizabeth House Oxford and Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK.
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