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'A monumental yet intimate biography, a vivid portrait of the man, the statesman and the saint' The Times Mahatma Gandhi became a legend in his own time. A tireless fighter for human rights and for Indian independence, his strategy of satyagraha, or passive resistance, earned him the admiration of millions. Louis Fischer's biography is the definitive account of Ghandi's life; it tells the astonishing story of one man who changed the world forever. This is the perfect read to celebrate and understand Ghandi in the year of the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Louis Fischer was born in Philadelphia in 1896. After a period as a school teacher, he served as a volunteer in the British Army between 1918 and 1920. Fischer made a career as a journalist, and worked in Europe and Asia from 1921 onwards. He wrote for the New York Times, the Saturday Review and for European and Asian publications, reporting on events in Russia, Spain and India, among other countries. The author of numerous books, chiefly on political topics, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and was a member of the faculty of Princeton University. Louis Fischer died ...More About Louis Fischer