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Radical Equality : Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Author: Aishwary Kumar
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on two foundational thinkers of the twentieth century, M. K. Gandhi and B. R. Ambedkar, this book examines how they radically adapted the secular, humanistic concept of equality to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: B R Ambedkar; Gandhi, Mahatma; M K Gandhi; Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar; B R Ambedkar; Gandhi, Mahatma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aishwary Kumar
ISBN: 9780804791953 0804791953
OCLC Number: 889688525
Description: xiv, 393 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : a global measure --
Spirits of satyagraha : a history of force --
Sacrifices : against the mystical foundation of authority --
Apotheosis of the unequal (1931) : Gandhi's harijan --
Freedom at the limits of the state : Annihilation of caste (1936) and constituent power --
Fascism, mastery, and measure --
A sunnyata proper to justice : Ambedkar, friendship, and finitude --
Epilogue : equality and its others.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Aishwary Kumar.
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