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Wolpert, Stanley A. 1927-

Works: 54 works in 364 publications in 5 languages and 22,134 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Encyclopedias  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 )
77 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,505 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 )
31 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gandhi's passion : the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2,685 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 )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,836 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 histo
India and Pakistan continued conflict or cooperation? by Stanley A Wolpert( )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Beginning in 1947, when "India and Pakistan were born to conflict," renowned India scholar Stanley Wolpert provides an authoritative, accessible primer on what is potentially the world's most dangerous crisis. He concisely distills sixty-three years of complex history, tracing the roots of the relationship between these two antagonists, explaining the many attempts to resolve their disputes, and assessing the dominant political leaders. While the tragic Partition left many urgent problems, none has been more difficult than the problem over Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan. This intensely divisive issue has triggered two conventional wars, killed some 100,000 Kashmiris, and almost ignited two nuclear wars since 1998, when both India and Pakistan openly emerged as nuclear-weapon states. In addition to providing a comprehensive perspective on the origin and nature of this urgent conflict, Wolpert examines all the proposed solutions and concludes with a road map for a brighter future for South Asia"--Provided by publisher
Encyclopedia of India ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,073 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
Nehru : a tryst with destiny by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 958 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 )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jinnah of Pakistan by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
21 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 )
26 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine hours to Rama by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan : his life and times by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 580 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 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documented study of John (later Viscount) Morley's regime in India
Congress and Indian nationalism : the pre-independence phase ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An error of judgment by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The expedition; a novel by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gandhi by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and Polish and held by 51 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 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Massacre at Jallianwala Bagh by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to India by Stanley A Wolpert( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Wolpert, Stanley
Wolpert Stanley 1927-
Wolpert, Stanley A.
Wolpert, Stanley Albert 1927-
ولپرت، ستانلي ا.، 1927-‬
English (280)
Italian (12)
Spanish (12)
Polish (3)
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