Gandhi Before India by Ramachanda Guha

Watch Ramachanda Guha, author of Gandhi Before India, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

“A remarkable new biography . . . He writes vividly enough to compete with that bête noire of all Gandhi biographies, Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film ‘Gandhi’ . . . Guha makes a persuasive case that this period is just as significant politically as the years in India.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Guha is a brilliant historian who combines the gift of a storyteller, the discipline of an academic and the critical ability of seeing Gandhi as a fascinating human being, by not placing him on a pedestal…a rich tapestry. A less ambitious writer would find the project daunting. But Guha is the man for the task.” —San Francisco Chronicle