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Scorching Love

Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to his son, Devadas

Tridip Suhrud & Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Scorching Love

Scorching Love

Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to his son, Devadas

Scorching Love

 

This book publishes - for the most part, for the first time - Gandhi's letters to his youngest son, Devadas from 1914, when father and son were both in South Africa to 1948, India.


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Beschrijving Scorching Love

This book publishes - for the most part, for the first time - Gandhi's letters to his youngest son, Devadas from 1914, when father and son were both in South Africa to 1948, when they were both in Delhi, the capital of free India where within hours of the last letter Gandhi was assassinated. Gandhi wrote these letters by day, he wrote them by night, he wrote them from aboard trains, steamers, both right and left hands being pressed into service to rest one when
tired out.
The letters span three decades during which the writer grew from being a fighter for the rights of Indians in South Africa to being hailed as Father of the Nation by millions in India and - opposed by many as well including the man who felled him by three bullets fired at point blank range on 30 January, 1948. The letters hold his aspirations for his son and for his nation. They bear great love and they also scorch. And we see Devadas, the recipient of the letters, move in them from compliant
childhood and youth, to adulthood, questioning and remonstrating with his father and being just the independent son his father wants him to be.


ISBN
9780192858382
Pagina's
528
Verschenen
NUR
741
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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