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Gandhi's InterpreterA Life of Horace Alexander$
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Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640454

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.001.0001

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The discovery of Gandhi

The discovery of Gandhi

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(p.61) 3 The discovery of Gandhi
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Gandhi's Interpreter
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Geoffrey Carnall

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.003.0003

This chapter studies Alexander's travels abroad, which eventually led him to his meeting with Mahatma Gandhi, and starts with a section on Alexander's lectureship on international studies at Woodbrooke. It introduces three individuals who played important roles in Alexander's life: Fritz Berber, Willi Schubert and Reginald Reynolds. The next section looks at Alexander's interest in the different attempts to control the traffic of narcotics, most especially opium. Finally, the chapter considers Alexander's meeting with Gandhi and the conferences in Geneva that he attended.

Keywords:   Mahatma Gandhi, lectureship, international studies, Woodbrooke, Fritz Berber, Willi Schubert, Reginald Reynolds, narcotics, opium, Geneva conferences

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