Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
In Search of GandhiEssays and Reflections$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195672039

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 December 2018

Gandhi in South Africa

Gandhi in South Africa

(p.31) Three Gandhi in South Africa
In Search of Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

Oxford University Press

This essay examines the influence of Mahatma Gandhi’s travel to South Africa on his beliefs and career. His days in South Africa were ‘the best part of his life’; this was also the most formative period of his career. The essay suggests that without his South African experience, it is unlikely that Gandhi’s personality and politics could have been cast in the unique mould which made him one of the most charismatic and creative leaders of the twentieth century. It argues that it was not only Gandhi’s politics, but also his personality that was shaped in South Africa because without the inner transformation he underwent there, he could scarcely have acquired the remarkable qualities of leadership that made him the dominant figure in Indian politics.

Keywords:   Mahatma Gandhi, South Africa, beliefs, career, formative period, personality, leadership, Indian politics

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .