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The Resource M.K. Gandhi, attorney at law : the man before the Mahatma, Charles R. DiSalvo

M.K. Gandhi, attorney at law : the man before the Mahatma, Charles R. DiSalvo

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M.K. Gandhi, attorney at law : the man before the Mahatma
Title
M.K. Gandhi, attorney at law
Title remainder
the man before the Mahatma
Statement of responsibility
Charles R. DiSalvo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1888, at the age of eighteen, Mohandas Gandhi sets out from his modest home in India. Shy, timid, and soft-spoken, he embarks on what he believes will be a new life abroad. Twenty-seven years later, at the age of forty-five, he returns-this time fearless, impassioned, and ready to lead his country to freedom. What transformed him? The law. M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law is the first biography of the Mahatma's early years as a lawyer. It follows Gandhi as he embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery: from his education in Britain, through the failure of his first law practice in India, to his eventual migration to South Africa. Though he found initial success representing wealthy Indian merchants, events on the ground would come to change him. Relentless attacks by the white colonial establishment on Indian civil rights prompted Gandhi to give up his lucrative business in favor of representing the oppressed in court. Gandhi had originally hoped that the South African legal system could be relied upon for justice. But when the courts failed to respond, he had no choice but to shift tactics, developing what would ultimately become his lasting legacy-the philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience. As he took on the most powerful governmental, economic, and political forces of his day, Gandhi transformed himself from a modest civil rights lawyer into a tireless freedom fighter. Relying on never-before-seen archival materials, this book provides the reader with a front-row seat to the dramatic events that would alter Gandhi-and history-forever."--
  • "This book shows how Gandhi's early life in the law played a critical role in the subsequent evolution of his philosophy and theory of nonviolent civil disobedience. The author traces Gandhi's maturation from a tongue-tied novice to a competent professional, from civil rights lawyer to freedom fighter, finally integrating his principles of morality and spirituality into his political life"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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DiSalvo, Charles R.
Dewey number
340.092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS481.G3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gandhi
  • Gandhi
  • Lawyers
  • South Africa
  • Gandhi
  • Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Lawyers
  • Politics and government
  • Travel
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Rechtsanwalt
  • South Africa
Label
M.K. Gandhi, attorney at law : the man before the Mahatma, Charles R. DiSalvo
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Introduction; 1 Dispatched to London; 2 The Barrister Who Couldn't Speak; 3 An Abundant and Regular Supply of Labour; 4 Dada Abdulla's White Elephant; 5 Not a White Barrister; 6 Formation Lessons; 7 Waller's Question; 8 A Public Man; 9 To Maritzburg; 10 Moth and Flame; 11 Sacrifice; 12 Transition and the Transvaal; 13 No Bed of Roses; 14 Disobedience; Illustrations follow page; 15 Courthouse to Jailhouse; 16 Malpractice; 17 Courtroom as Laboratory; 18 Closing Arguments
  • Mohandas K. Gandhi ChronologyAbbreviations; Notes; Sources; Acknowledgments; Index
Control code
858875642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520956629
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022804020
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • bc144d29-d107-41b7-911e-895d1a97e265
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858875642
Label
M.K. Gandhi, attorney at law : the man before the Mahatma, Charles R. DiSalvo
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Introduction; 1 Dispatched to London; 2 The Barrister Who Couldn't Speak; 3 An Abundant and Regular Supply of Labour; 4 Dada Abdulla's White Elephant; 5 Not a White Barrister; 6 Formation Lessons; 7 Waller's Question; 8 A Public Man; 9 To Maritzburg; 10 Moth and Flame; 11 Sacrifice; 12 Transition and the Transvaal; 13 No Bed of Roses; 14 Disobedience; Illustrations follow page; 15 Courthouse to Jailhouse; 16 Malpractice; 17 Courtroom as Laboratory; 18 Closing Arguments
  • Mohandas K. Gandhi ChronologyAbbreviations; Notes; Sources; Acknowledgments; Index
Control code
858875642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520956629
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022804020
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt4bnkgb
  • bc144d29-d107-41b7-911e-895d1a97e265
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858875642

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