Gandhi: Naked Ambition, by Jad Adams, offers an account of Gandhi?s life ? from his birth and upbringing, to his assassination at the hands of an extremist.
Summary of the Book
Gandhi was not only a prominent political leader, but a spiritual leader of India?s independence movement, who was a pioneer of non-violent resistance to tyranny through 'satyagraha'. He is revered as the Father of the Nation due to the significant role he played in the formation of India. This book recounts the life story of Mahatma Gandhi, his role in South Africa, his leadership of the Indian National Congress, his campaigns of non-cooperation and nonviolence, and his determination of obtaining self-governance and control of all Indian government institutions, among other enormous contributions. Jad Adams's thoughtful biography not only traces an extraordinary life with exemplary precision, but also studies why Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings are profoundly relevant even today.
About Jad Adams
Jad Adams is a historian, author and an independent TV producer. He has written several biographies on the lives of Tony Benn, Emmeline Pankhurst, and the Nehru dynasty. Some of his other literary works are Madder Music, Stronger Wine: The Life of Ernest Dowson, Poet and Decadent and Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle among others.