Gandhi (A Manga Biography)
Author: Kazuki Ebine
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics); Original edition (September 27, 2011)
Note: I received this book free from the publisher, Viking Adult. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.
★ ★ ★ ★
I enjoyed reading this manga. It was a fast read as this manga/graphic novel is just 192 pages. I knew that Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian hero, and that he was the one who lead the salt march (for the Indian Independence). However, I was not aware of all the things he did for his country to be considered as a great man in India. I even didn't know the meaning of Mahatma until I read this manga. Mahatma means Great Soul and that Mahatma Gandhi's real name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
This manga would be a great help to teachers of history. It's a great way to entice the students in reading his life. If all history books are done in manga/graphic novel style, I'm sure no one will get bored in reading them. I also recommend Gandhi: A Manga Biography to other readers looking for a unique experience.
About the book:
The life of a true twentieth-century hero told in a vibrant graphic novel format.
Through his quietly powerful leadership and influential use of nonviolent resistance in India's struggle against the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi became one of the most revered figures of the modern era. While history has recorded Gandhi's words and deeds, the man himself has been eclipsed by maxims of virtuosity that seem to have little resonance in our everyday lives. In Gandhi, the third volume in our exciting new manga biography series, created in conjunction with Emotional Content, Kazuki Ebine combines a gripping narrative with stunning illustrations to share Gandhi's inspiring and deeply human story with a whole new generation of readers.
Developed in conjunction with Emotional Content.
About the author:
Kazuki Ebine is an up-and-coming manga artist and has won several highly recognized awards from the major comic book magazines in Japan. He lives in Tokyo.