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How did this shy, unassuming lawyer transform himself into the leader of India’s freedom movement? Renouncing wealth, ambition and comfort, Gandhi led by example, becoming one with the people he sought to free, facing imprisonment, hardship and humiliation while never raising his voice in anger. His strategy of nonviolent protest would become the model for the US civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and continues to change history throughout the world.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as the Mahatma or Great Soul, took on the might of the British Empire armed only with a message of love and non-violence. In Gandhi: Apostle of Peace we discover the man behind the legend, following him from his birth in the Indian coastal town of Porbandar in 1869, to the moment of his tragic death at the hands of an assassin in January 1948, just months after the Independence of India.
"Impressive in its text and art, this graphic novel describes how one man defeated an empire by leading patient, nonviolent protests. The story shows an elderly Gandhi reflecting on his life, remembering how his experiences with British colonial authority in South Africa and India taught him that anger and hatred should be met with love and respect. This faith eventually gained India's independence and influenced the American civil rights movement, though the authors admit that it didn't overcome the simmering distrust between India's Hindu and Muslim citizens, which led to Gandhi's assassination. Relying on Gandhi's own words to express his thoughts, Quinn's script is necessarily text heavy; however, the layout does a remarkably graceful job of keeping a reader's eye moving through each page, and the art itself is lively, though muted in color. Although the format and storytelling conceit is somewhat clichÃ©d, the execution is strong, making the book a good introduction to a serious subject, respectful but not sanctimonious." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Jason Quinn is the author of Campfire's Award Winning Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
graphic novel. He began his publishing career as editor of Barbie
comic, before going on to write for Spider Man, Ben 10
and many more. He now lives and works in Delhi as Head of Creative Content at Campfire Graphic Novels.
Sachin Nagar has worked on many of Campfire's most successful books including the award winning Sundarkaand: The Triumph of Hanuman, Ravana: Roar of the Demon King and Mother Teresa: Angel of the Slums. Sachin is one of the most versatile artists working in the graphic novel industry today and says that he likes to push the boundaries and try something new and daring with every project he works on.
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