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Wolpert, Stanley A. 1927-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 422 publications in 7 languages and 23,255 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Sea stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: DS436, 954
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Most widely held works about Stanley A Wolpert
 
Most widely held works by Stanley A Wolpert
A new history of India by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

92 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive survey of Indian history from its early beginnings to the present. Includes discussion of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi; violence in Kashmir, Punjab, and Assam; and the effects of rural development."
India by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ancient civilization reborn as a modern nation
Gandhi's passion : the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wolpert chronicles the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his early days as a child of privilege to his humble rise to power and his assassination at the hands of a man of his own faith. This trajectory, like that of Christ, was the result of Gandhi's passion: his conscious courting of suffering as the means of reaching divine truth. From his early campaigns to end discrimination in South Africa to his leadership of a people's revolution to end the British imperial domination of India, Gandhi emerges as a man of inner conflicts conquered by his political genius and moral vision. Early influenced by nonviolent teachings in Hinduism, Jainism, Christianity, and Buddhism, he came to insist on the primacy of love for one's adversary in any conflict as the invincible power for change. He fearlessly courted suffering and imprisonment in pursuit of his moral vision. The sweet reasonableness of his "Great Soul," combined with the steel of his unyielding opposition to intolerance and oppression, would inspire India like no leader had since the Buddha - creating a legacy that would encourage Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and other global leaders to demand a better world through peaceful civil disobedience."--Jacket
Shameful flight : the last years of the British Empire in India by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947 - condemned as a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill - had a truly catastrophic effect on South Asia, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake and creating a legacy of chaos, hatred, and war that has lasted over half a century. Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain's decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. Stanley Wolpert, a leading authority on Indian history, paints memorable portraits of all the key participants, including Gandhi, Churchill, Attlee, Nehru, and Jinnah, with special focus on British viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten. Wolpert places the blame for the catastrophe largely on Mountbatten, the flamboyant cousin of the king, who rushed the process of nationhood along at an absurd pace. The viceroy's worst blunder was the impetuous drawing of new border lines through the middle of Punjab and Bengal. Virtually everyone involved advised Mountbatten that to partition those provinces was a calamitous mistake that would unleash uncontrollable violence. As Wolpert shows, civil unrest among Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs escalated as Independence Day approached, and when the new boundary lines were announced, arson, murder, and mayhem erupted. Partition uprooted over ten million people, 500,000 to a million of whom died in the ensuing inferno. Here then is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of Indian, Pakistan, and Britain, an event that ignited fires of continuing political unrest that still burn in South Asia
Nehru : a tryst with destiny by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolpert describes Nehru's brief career as a barrister, and his devotion to India's struggle for freedom, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi to the dust and poverty of India's villages. The book traces Jawaharlal's swift rise to the presidency of India's National Congress, revealing how his radical ideas and fearless leadership of Congress's left wing soon won him the martyrdom of long years behind British bars for conducting civil disobedience campaigns. After his release in 1945, Nehru met Lord Mountbatten, with whom he was destined to negotiate the independence and partition of British India into the nation states of India and Pakistan in 1947. Nehru then went on to become India's immensely popular Prime Minister for almost two decades
Roots of confrontation in South Asia : Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the superpowers by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, 1876-1948, statesman and founder of Pakistan
Tilak and Gokhale : revolution and reform in the making of modern India by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine hours to Rama by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and German and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story in the form of a novel of the assassination of India's saintly leader, Mahatma Gandhi, in January, 1948
Encyclopedia of India( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 580 alphabetized articles on topics and people related to India's history, culture, religion, and politics, and features maps, charts, sidebars, and more than four hundred black-and-white illustrations
Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan : his life and times by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No individual in the history of Pakistan - indeed, few people in modern history - have achieved greater popular power or suffered so ignominious a death as Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Bhutto's political rise and fall were so meteoric that his name became a legend in the land he once ruled. Indeed, a full decade after his execution his continuing popularity ensured the election of his daughter, Benazir, to the premier position he once held. As she campaigned in Sind and Punjab, the crowds cried "Jiye Bhutto!"--"Bhutto Lives!"--and the Bhutto they meant was Zulfi. Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistani tells the story of this remarkable life in a vivid, insightful narrative. Written by Stanley Wolpert, a leading authority on South Asia and the author of the acclaimed biography Jinnah of Pakistani, the volume traces the life of this remarkable figure front the colorful days of his feudal ancestors to his imprisonment and hanging at the hands of a military dictatorship. Bhutto, Wolpert writes, was a charismatic and contradictory man, a microcosmic reflection of Pakistan itself - a nation bond out of division with India which later fell victim to its own internal split with the creation of Bangladesh. Wolpert follows him from his privileged youth in British-ruled India, to his years as a student at the University of Southern California and University of California, Berkeley (where he sported a thin moustache, shiny two-tone shoes, and proved a keen, if rakish, fraternity brother), to Oxford and back to Pakistan. Bhutto climbed to the heights of power with amazing swiftness, winning a seat in the central Cabinet of Pakistan at the unprecedented age of thirty. Wolpert weaves Pakistan's turbulent politics and repeated wars with India together with Bhutto's ambitious maneuvering, tracing his rise to Foreign Minister, the founding of his own political movement, and finally leadership of the nation. The story of Bhutto's sometimes inspiring, sometimes quixotic career is a fascinating one, and Wolpert tells it brilliantly, through Bhutto's triumphant years in the mid-1970s, the military coup in 1977, and his treacherous imprisonment and execution in 1979. Like the nation he embodied, Bhutto led a sprawling, ambitious, and tragic existence. Wolpert's intensively researched, engagingly written account captures the scheming, the grandeur, and the contradictions of one of modern history's most fascinating figures
Morley and India, 1906-1910 by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documented study of John (later Viscount) Morley's regime in India
India and Pakistan : continued conflict or cooperation? by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an authoritative, accessible primer on what is potentially the world's most dangerous crisis, concisely distilling sixty-three years of complex history, tracing the roots of the relationship between India and Pakistan, explaining the many attempts to resolve their disputes, and assessing the dominant political leaders -- from cover
Congress and Indian nationalism : the pre-independence phase( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An error of judgment by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the afternoon of April 13, 1919, in the walled meeting ground known as the Jallianwala Bagh, in the Punjab city of Amritsar, India, there occurred one of those chilling footnotes of the history of the British Empire that the British have long struggled to forget. In the course of ten minutes, several hundred unarmed Indians were killed, thousands more were injured, as the orders of a British brigadier general turned the fire of one hundred sharp-shooting Gurkha rifles into a tightly packed afternoon-fair crowd. -- Taken from jacket flap
The expedition; a novel by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gandhi by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and Polish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboard the Flying Swan by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India by Stanley A Wolpert( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gandhi's passion : the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi
Alternative Names
Stanley Wolpert Amerikaans historicus

Stanley Wolpert US-amerikanischer Indologe

Wolpert S. 1927 -

Wolpert, Stanley

Wolpert Stanley 1927-

Wolpert, Stanley A.

Wolpert, Stanley Albert 1927-

اسٹینلی وولپرٹ

ولپرت، ستانلي ا.، 1927-‬

স্ট্যানলি ওয়লপার্ট

월퍼트, 스탠리

Languages
English (305)

Italian (12)

Spanish (12)

German (7)

Polish (4)

Turkish (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
IndiaGandhi's passion : the life and legacy of Mahatma GandhiShameful flight : the last years of the British Empire in IndiaNehru : a tryst with destinyJinnah of PakistanEncyclopedia of IndiaIndia and Pakistan : continued conflict or cooperation?Gandhi