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Nine Hours to Rama

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  5 reviews
"This is a terrifying, yet inspiring novel. As the nine fateful hours pass & the brutal, ruthless moment of the cataclysm draws nearer, the reader cannot help but associate himself with each character in turn. He knows what the end will be, but is still a profound & searing shock when these tragically ironic events reach their historic climax."--back flap
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published June 1st 1962 by Random House (NY)
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Erik Graff
Aug 15, 2014 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Gandhi fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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A novelization of the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi by an Indologist, read after seeing the movie based upon it as a child.
May 07, 2011 Abby added it
This book was crazy good! I want to read it again! It kind of was about good and evil. It showed the good people and the "evil" people, and when you got into the "evil"'s people's heads, they didn't seem so evil! It was about the guy who assassinated Gandhi. But he didn't seem evil. He was a messed up guy, but he was always praying and wanting something. I want to read it again!

Joanne Miller
Wolpert's style is a little dated (as expected for a book written several decades ago) but this story of the hours prior to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi reads like a modern mystery. The details of the setting and political background are fascinating. Hard to find, but worth it!
Very gripping political realism with a hint of drama leading towards the freedom of a country.
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Stanley Wolpert is an American academic, Indologist, and author considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the political and intellectual history of modern India and Pakistan and has written fiction and nonfiction books on the topics. He taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1959-2002.
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