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Gandhi's Johannesburg : birthplace of Satyagraha / Eric Itzkin
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Gandhi as a successful lawyer.

About the book:

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was twenty-four years old when he boarded the train in Durban bound for the Transvaal.

From 1893 to 1914 Gandhi waged battle after brave battle against racial discrimination. Though much of that time was spent in Durban and in Phoenix Settlement which he established outside Durban, a good deal was also spent in the Transvaal - in Pretoria, Johannesburg and on the fecund acreage of Tolstoy Farm near that city where under his direct attention, fruit and passive resistance grew.

It was in these places that Gandhi moved - and helped others to move - into the domain of future history. Lawyer, activities, pamphleteer, journalist, author, farmer, householder, passive resister, prisoner and negotiator. He made lifelong friends there and found causes and affiliations that were to last him a lifetime.
















Gandhi Hall, a symbol of the Gandhian tradition for more than forty years

About the author:

Eric Itzkin, a specialist in African Studies, has worked as a research, archivist and museum curator.

Source: Eric Itzkin. 2000. Gandhi's Johannesburg : birthplace of Satyagraha. Johannesburg: Wits University Press

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