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The Resource Gandhi's interpreter : a life of Horace Alexander, by Geoffrey Carnall ; foreword by Philippa Gregory

Gandhi's interpreter : a life of Horace Alexander, by Geoffrey Carnall ; foreword by Philippa Gregory

Label
Gandhi's interpreter : a life of Horace Alexander
Title
Gandhi's interpreter
Title remainder
a life of Horace Alexander
Statement of responsibility
by Geoffrey Carnall ; foreword by Philippa Gregory
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Horace Alexander was an English Quaker who played a significant part in relations between Indian nationalist leaders and the British Government in the years before the transfer of power in 1947. He came to know Gandhi well, and was trusted by him as an intermediary. At the same time he enjoyed the confidence of the British Conservative ministers R.A.Butler and Leo Amery, as well as, on the Labour side, Sir Stafford Cripps and Lord Pethick Lawrence. He avoided publicity so successfully that his role has almost entirely escaped the attention of historians of the period. He taught international relations at Woodbrooke, the Quaker college in Birmingham, where many students came from Europe, including, after 1933, refugees from Nazi Germany. Such contacts formed the basis for involvement with efforts to prevent the outbreak of the Second World War. This beautifully written biography relates the development of Alexander's commitment to a humane and just international order from its origins in Quaker pacifism and the optimistic liberal ideology prevailing in early twentieth-century Cambridge, to its attempted realisation in the League of Nations. As Geoffrey Carnall demonstrates Alexander saw Gandhi's ideas as a fulfilment of this vision, and sought to interpret them in terms comprehensible to people in the West."
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carnall, Geoffrey
Dewey number
327.172092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX7795.A54
LC item number
C37 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander, Horace Gundry
  • Gandhi
  • Quakers
  • Pacifists
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • Alexander, Horace Gundry
  • Gandhi
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Pacifists
  • Quakers
  • Great Britain
  • India
Label
Gandhi's interpreter : a life of Horace Alexander, by Geoffrey Carnall ; foreword by Philippa Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; DEDICATION; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ARCHIVE SOURCES; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 THE MAKING OF AN INTERNATIONALIST; 2 THE HUMANISING OF AN INTELLECTUAL; 3 THE DISCOVERY OF GANDHI; 4 QUAKER INTERVENTIONS; 5 THE 1930s; 6 THE SECOND WORLD WAR; 7 TO INDIA WITH THE FRIENDS' AMBULANCE UNIT; 8 CAMPAIGNING IN BRITAIN ANDTHE USA; 9 INDIAN INDEPENDENCE AND ITS AFTERMATH; 10 INDIA AND THE QUEST FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD ORDER; APPENDIX: FRITZ BERBER IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
659590161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748641857
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612749766
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 274976
  • 22573/cttk15kv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659590161
Label
Gandhi's interpreter : a life of Horace Alexander, by Geoffrey Carnall ; foreword by Philippa Gregory
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; DEDICATION; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ARCHIVE SOURCES; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 THE MAKING OF AN INTERNATIONALIST; 2 THE HUMANISING OF AN INTELLECTUAL; 3 THE DISCOVERY OF GANDHI; 4 QUAKER INTERVENTIONS; 5 THE 1930s; 6 THE SECOND WORLD WAR; 7 TO INDIA WITH THE FRIENDS' AMBULANCE UNIT; 8 CAMPAIGNING IN BRITAIN ANDTHE USA; 9 INDIAN INDEPENDENCE AND ITS AFTERMATH; 10 INDIA AND THE QUEST FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD ORDER; APPENDIX: FRITZ BERBER IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
659590161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748641857
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612749766
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 274976
  • 22573/cttk15kv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659590161

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