Dr. Padma Ramakrishnan
Gandhi and Indian Independenceby: Dr. Padma Ramakrishnan
Several years after his assassination, Mahatma Gandhi remains an elusive figure – discomfiting and difficult to comprehend. In this book, Dr Padma Ramakrishnan gives great weight to Gandhi’s role in Indian Independence and assesses his influence and triumphs. She has appraised the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the transfer of power from the point of view of a political scientist. The book is analytical and objective – presenting Gandhi as a political leader, not as a visionary. The author analyses the politics of negotiation in her chapters on the Shimla Conference, the Cabinet Mission Plan, and Interim Government. In the chapter “Gandhi and the Partition of India”, she concludes that it was not Gandhi who was responsible for the partition of India. This is a distinct contribution to the scholarly output of Gandhian studies.
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