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In Gandhi: Naked Ambition, Jad Adams delineates Gandhi's searing ambition, including his relentless recreation of his own image, from London dandy to naked wise man; his ruthless sacrifice of his family for his principles; and his role in the tragedy of partition.

Pages: 288, 174. ISBN 13: 9780857381613.

Gandhi: Naked Ambition has been added to your Cart. A lot of petty opinions. Seems like I was reading Jad's cliff notes on Gandhi's Experiments with truth with his flawed interpretations

Gandhi: Naked Ambition has been added to your Cart. Seems like I was reading Jad's cliff notes on Gandhi's Experiments with truth with his flawed interpretations.

Gandhi: Naked Ambition. Jad Adams writes a moving but deeply bigoted book. Adams repeatedly insists that Gandhi was a scheming, ambitious man without even a single piece of substantiation. He reads motives where none exist. by. Jad Adams (Goodreads Author). Of course, Gandhi had his faults - and not one escapes Adams' judging eye or salacious tongue - but personal ambition was not one of them. When Adams acknowledges some good in Gandhi, he damns him with faint praise.

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This book delineates Gandhi’s searing ambition, involving the relentless creation of an image from London dandy to naked wise man; his ruthless sacrifice of his family for his principles; and the tragedy of partition in which he became not the father of India, but of Pakistan, through his refusal to accept a constitutional settlement.

The pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India's independence movement, pioneer of non-violent resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience (satyagraha), honoured in India as 'father of nation', Mohandas K. Gandhi has inspired movements for civil rights and political freedom across the world. Jad Adams offers a concise and elegant account of Gandhi's life: from his birth and upbringing in a small princely state in Gujarat during the high noon of the British Raj, to his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948 only months after the birth of the independent India which he himself he had done so much to bring about. He delineates the principal events of a career that may truly be said to have changed the world: his training as a barrister in late Victorian London; his civil rights work in Boer War-era South Africa; his leadership of the Indian National Congress; his focus on obtaining self-government and control of all Indian government institutions, and the campaigns of non-cooperation and non-violence against British rule in India whereby he sought to achieve that aim (including the famous 'Salt March' of March/April 1930); his passionate opposition to partition in 1947 and his fasts-unto-death in a bid to end the bitter and bloody sectarian violence that attended it. Jad Adams's accessible and thoughtful biography not only traces the outline of an extraordinary life with exemplary clarity, but also examines why Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings are still profoundly relevant today.

Comments: (6)

Shezokha
Not a well researched book. A lot of petty opinions. Seems like I was reading Jad's cliff notes on Gandhi's Experiments with truth with his flawed interpretations. The same author has written "Aids: HIV Myth" where he claims HIV is not the reason for AIDS! The reviewers called that an "Unfortunate Publication". This too fall into the same category. Gald I bought a cheap used book.
Togar
good
Livina
While Gandhi life is now opening up to more critical appraisal more than 50 years after his death this is not the book to do it. Poorly researched with frequent factual errors (it get names of prominent Indians wrong), primarily relying on gandhis own autobiography and letters as a source of information, and obsessed with Gandhi sexuality over his effectiveness as a leader - this is a sad waste of carbon credits.. For a more intelligent critical examination of gandhi ideas and their ultimate futility read Gandhi a sublime failure by S S Gill.
Vizil
Awesome book, truly reveals him what he was.
Jerinovir
Though well researched, Adams has a obvious bias against Gandhi. He doubts Gandhi's intentions from the very beginning, and on everything he did. And ofcourse he implies that all Gandhi learnt was from Tolstoy and other white people. He did not have anything of his own.

And according to the book almost everything Gandhi did had an ulterior and selfish motive.

And sometimes his inferences are ridiculous. Asking his children to seal envelopes and stamp them is considered child labour by him. Who of us have not helped our parents, at-least when we were small.

And most ludicrously he links Gandhi's use of fasting to terrorist organizations such as the Irish Republican Army, the Tamil Tigers and animal-rights militants.

He must have some deep rooted hatred for Gandhi to be so, so, negative about him.

There are much better, and objective, books available in the market.
Jarortr
This is the truth behind this mahatma ! ????
Gandhi: Naked Ambition download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Jad Adams
ISBN: 085738161X
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Quercus Books (April 1, 2011)
Pages: 288 pages