Author(s): Louis Fischer
Mahatma Gandhi became a legend in his own time. A tireless fighter for human rights and for Indian independence, his strategy of satyagraha, or passive resistance, earned him the admiration of millions. Louis Fischer's biography is the definitive account of Gandhi's life; it tells the astonishing story of one man who changed the world forever.
'The best biography of Gandhi... I was enthralled from the first page...it changed my life' Sir Richard Attenborough
"The best biography of Gandhi... I was enthralled from the first page...it changed my life" Sir Richard Attenborough "A monumental yet intimate biography, a vivid portrait of the man, the statesman and the saint" The Times "An important work" London Review of Books "Generous and conscientious... You feel Gandhi would have liked it that way" New York Herald Tribune "Equally successful in presenting the world figure with a cure for the world's woes and the plain little man with the kind look and smile" The Times
Louis Fischer was born in Philadelphia in 1896. After a period as a school teacher, he served as a volunteer in the British Army between 1918 and 1920. Fischer made a career as a journalist, and worked in Europe and Asia from 1921 onwards. He wrote for the New York Times, the Saturday Review and for European and Asian publications, reporting on events in Russia, Spain and India, among other countries. The author of numerous books, chiefly on political topics, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and was a member of the faculty of Princeton University. Louis Fischer died in 1970.