Famous People, Famous Lives: Gandhi by Emma Fischel
  

Famous People, Famous Lives: Gandhi

Written by Emma Fischel
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Part of the Famous People, Famous Lives Series

Synopsis

Famous People, Famous Lives: Gandhi by Emma Fischel

Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived. The life of one of India's greatest historical figures is told in a dramatic narrative and vividly drawn illustrations, from his earliest beginnings as a lawyer in the then British colony of South Africa at the end on the nineteenth century - where he first became involved in civil disobedience against the ruling power - to his peaceful protests that led eventually to India's independence. The reader learns, through his life, the recent history of India, first as a British colony, then as a free nation. By the story of his death, they can also begin to understand the deep religious divisions on the subcontinent that still give rise to conflict.

About the Author

Emma Fischel

Emma Fischel grew up in the country, the middle of five children, and had a happy, muddy childhood. She now lives in London and has three nearly grown-up children of her own - two boys and one girl, all very tall, and extremely useful at changing light bulbs she can't reach. Emma writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her books have been published by Bloomsbury, Usborne, Watts, and others.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Emma Fischel
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Publisher

Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

14th March 2002

ISBN

9780749643546


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