M. K. Gandhi: An Indian Patriot in South Africa
Joseph John Doke, M. K. Gandhi: An Indian Patriot in South Africa, London: The London Indian Chronicle, 1909
pp. vii, 97, 2 plates; original cloth binding with gilt title on cover and spine. Spine somewhat faded
8.8 x 5.8 in (22 x 14.5 cm)
The first biography of Gandhi, published before he returned to India and became the Mahatma. Joseph John Doke was a Baptist minister and Christian missionary who first met Gandhi at his home in Johannesburg in 1907. In December 1908, Doke and his wife nursed Gandhi back to health after he was assaulted and wounded by some 'anti-social elements'. After Gandhi's arrest by the authorities in South Africa Doke temporarily took over the editorship of 'Indian Opinion' - a newspaper Gandhi had set up in 1903.
This is a rare copy of the book.
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