This is the hitherto-untold story of Gandhi's greatest friend and benefactor, Dr Pranjivan Mehta (1864 –1932). It was to Mehta that Gandhi first revealed his newly-found philosophy of life in a London hotel in ...

'Pranjivan Mehta was to Mohandas Gandhi what Friedrich Engels was to Karl Marx: at once a disciple and a patron, who saw, very early, that the friend of his youth had the makings of the heroic, world-transforming figure he was to later become.'

Ramchandra Guha,
Gandhi Before India (2013), pg420.


Dr S.R. Mehrotra is former Professor of History, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, and Jawaharlal Nehru University and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He has also taught at the universities of Sagar, London, Wisconsin, and Rabindra Bharati. He was a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and a Visiting Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He is the author of India and the Commonwealth ...

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