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1. Life and work

1. Life and work  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854575
‘Life and work’ explores the development of Gandhi's political views. Gandhi grew up in an eclectic religious environment in Porbandar. He left for England in 1888 to train as a lawyer and ... More
3. Human nature

3. Human nature  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192854575
‘Human nature’ explains how Gandhi's theory of man bypasses the traditional Western debate on whether human beings were naturally good or evil. Since human beings had souls and were ... More
7. Brave new China?

7. Brave new China?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198753704
Since the ascension to power of Xi Jinping, China has become less liberal at home and more assertive overseas. It is likely it will change further. ‘Brave new China?’ questions whether ... More
Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction  

Bhikhu Parekh

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776816
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854575
Gandhi was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he ... More

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