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Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory


Horace Alexander was an English Quaker who played a significant part in relations between Indian nationalist leaders and the British Government in the years before the transfer of power in 1947. He came to know Gandhi well, and was trusted by him as an intermediary. At the same time he enjoyed the confidence of the British Conservative ministers R.A. Butler and Leo Amery, as well as, on the Labour side, Sir Stafford Cripps and Lord Pethick Lawrence. Alexander avoided publicity so successfully that his role has almost entirely escaped the attention of historians of the period. He taught interna ... More

Keywords: Horace Alexander, Quaker, India, British Government, Gandhi, R.A. Butler, Leo Amery, Sir Stafford Cripps, Lord Pethick Lawrence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640454
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Carnall, author

Philippa Gregory, author