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In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

B. R. Nanda


Despite being an important figure and a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, Jamnalal Bajaj has not been included in modern depictions of the struggle for a free India. This book sheds more light on the life and achievements of Jamnalal, the adopted grandson of a wealthy Marwari merchant, Seth Bachhraj. It shows how he handled the businesses he inherited from his grandfather and how his search for a guru led him to his meeting with Gandhi. From there, the book turns to Jamnalal’s unwavering support for Gandhi and his various movements against the British rule, including the non-cooperation movement ... More

Keywords: Jamnalal Bajaj, industrialist, Mahatma Gandhi, British rule, non-cooperation movement, civil disobedience, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195663433
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. R. Nanda, author