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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Nelson Mandela: The African Gandhi

Title: Nelson Mandela: The African Gandhi
Author: Prof. Gopal Sharma 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-43-0
First Edition: 2014
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: English

About The Author:

Prof. Gopal Sharma Ph.D. M.Ed. PGDTE (CIEFL) has been involved in English language teaching since 1975. He taught in Indian Universities before working at Garyounis University (Now University of Benghazi) Libya and Wollega University, Ethiopia. He has written and edited several books in English and Hindi and published research papers in reputed national and international journals. A scholar of International repute and widely appreciated and honoured for his translations from English to Hindi and Hindi to English, his current academic interests are World Englishes, Applied Linguistics and English for Specific Purposes.
This is the second biographical book by him, the first being on Narendra Modi.
Grants and Awards
1. Dronacharya Award (2005): Best Instructor- KVS Delhi
2. Jagat Ram Arya Memorial Award (2005): Outstanding Reviewer - Kitabghar Delhi
3. Pt. Gauri Dutt Devnagri Puraskar (2004): Outstanding Editing of a rare Manuscript
4. Selected to work abroad as Hindi instructor by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations- 2003.
5. Vidya Marthand Award (2004): Promoting Indian values among youth of Hyderabad, India.
6. Two goal medals for outstanding research (one for Hyderabad region and another for all the four southern states of India) 1998 - Sampreshanpark Hindi Bhasha Shikshan (Sahitya Sahkar, New Delhi)
7. Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) Delhi citation for promoting Indian culture-1986.

About the Book:

Nelson Mandela is the African Gandhi for the Indians. The book is a tribute to the noble soul and as with the tributes it underlines the wisdom of Mandela. No other person, not even our own Gandhiji, suffered so much for getting his people freedom from apartheid and racial discrimination. The author of the book lived in Africa and was able to sense the kind of love and affection Africans have for Madiba. Though largely biographical and based on the accounts narrated by Mandela in his work “Long Walk to Freedom”, the book discusses in depth the philosophy and message of “a giant of history who moved a nation toward justice and in the process moved billions around the world.”

Online Purchase:
http://www.infibeam.com/Books/nelson-mandela-african-gandhi-prof-gopal-sharma/9789382395430

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