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Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India's Freedom

Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India's Freedom (Hardback)

By Guha, Ramachandra

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An extraordinary history of resistance and the fight for Indian independence from Ramachandra Guha. Renegades tells the little known story of seven people who chose to struggle for a country other than their own: foreigners to India who across the late 19th to late 20th century a...rrived to join the freedom movement fighting for independence.. Of the seven, four were British, two American, and one Irish. Four men, three women. Before and after their jail terms they did remarkable and pioneering work in a variety of fields: journalism, social reform, education, organic agriculture, environmentalism. This book tells their stories, each renegade motivated by idealism and genuine sacrifice; each connected to Gandhi, though some as acolytes where others found endless infuriation in his views; each understanding they would likely face prison sentences for their resistance, and likely live and die in India; each one 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. Through the entwined lives, wonderfully told by one of the world's finest historians, we reach deep insights into Indo-British relations, and India's story as a country searching for its identity and liberty beyond British colonial rule.
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ISBN 9780008498764
Released NZ 1 Jun 2022
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780008498764
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 1 Jun 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Guha, Ramachandra
Category World History: From C 1900 -
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Colonization & Independence
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 44mm
Dewey Code 954.030922
Weight 750g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Protest movements - History - 19th century - India, Protest movements - History - 20th century - India, Anti-imperialist movements - History - 19th century - India, Anti-imperialist movements - History - 20th century - India, India - History - British occupation, 1765-1947
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade