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Rebels against the Raj : Western fighters for India's freedom
Title:
Rebels against the Raj : Western fighters for India's freedom
ISBN:
9781101874837

9781101873526
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
xix, 476 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents:
Mothering India -- Home ruler, congress president -- Freedom-loving Englishman -- Anti-colonial American -- Daughtering Gandhi -- Blowing up India -- Retreat of the matriarch -- Seekers north and south -- The second innings of B.G. Horniman -- Going solo -- Recovering revolutionary -- From Samuel to Satyanand -- The elusive search for 'Bapu Raj' -- Reading from left to right -- A Himalayan heroine -- Keithahn soldiers on -- The last Gandhians.
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Summary:
"Guha explores the fight for Indian independence by focusing on foreigners to India who across the late 19th to late 20th century arrived to join the freedom movement fighting for independence from British colonial rule. Four were British, two American, and one Irish. Four men, three women. Before and after being jailed or deported they did remarkable and pioneering work in a variety of fields: journalism, social reform, education, the emancipation of women, environmentalism. Guha tells their stories: each motivated by idealism and genuine sacrifice; each connected to Gandhi in some way; each leaving a profound impact on the region in which they worked, their legacies continuing through the institutions they founded and the generations and individuals they inspired." --
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