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Gandhi in his time and ours : the global legacy of his ideas

Author: David Hardiman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
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Gandhi was the creator of a radical style of politics that has proved effective in fighting insidious social divisions within India and elsewhere in the world. How did this new form of politics come  Read more...

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Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; Gandhi, Mahatma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hardiman
ISBN: 0231131143 9780231131148
OCLC Number: 52127756
Description: xiii, 338 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : the Gandhian dialogic --
2. An incorporative nationalism --
Forging a nationalist hegemony --
The disciplined nation --
Invented histories of the nation --
3. Dialogic resistance --
Popular forms of mass resistance in India --
Satyagraha --
Individual conscience --
Ahimsa --
Satyagraha within the Indian polity --
4. An alternative modernity --
Hind Swaraj --
A Gandhian civilisation --
The constructive programme --
Gandhi, socialism, and the doctrine of trusteeship --
The Gandhian critique beyond India --
5. Father of the nation --
Gandhi's family life --
Gandhi and sexual desire --
Marriage and patriarchy --
Women and Satyagraha --
The critique of patriarchy --
6. Dalit and Adivasi assertion --
Dalits --
Adivasis --
Dalits, Adivasis, and the Indian nation --
7. Fighting religious hatreds --
Gandhi, Muslims, and Hindu nationalists --
The 'national duty' of the Hindu patriot --
Gandhi and Christianity --
Partition and Gandhi's 'finest hour' --
Gandhian anti-communal work since independence --
8. Gandhian activism in India after independence --
The Bhoodan and Gramdan movements --
The Naxalite alternative --
The JP movement --
JP's 'total revolution' --
The Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Vahini --
Women and anti-liquor movements in India --
Vahini and women's rights --
Chipko Andolan --
Narmada Bachao Andolan --
Gandhian activism since 1980 --
9. Gandhi's global legacy --
Some contemporary Western reactions --
Gandhi and the Pacifist movement --
Gandhian resistance on a world stage --
The African-American struggle in the USA --
The revolt against apartheid in South Africa --
Petra Kelly and the German greens --
10. The moral activists' lonely path to martyrdom.
Responsibility: David Hardiman.

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Well written and well documented...Very highly recommended. Choice Hardiman's book is an excellent review and synthesis of the literature and a sober evaluation of Gandhi's legacy in India and Read more...

 
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