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Colonialism, Tradition and Reform - An Analysis of Gandhi's Political Discourse
Colonialism, Tradition and Reform - An Analysis of Gandhi's Political Discourse

Colonialism, Tradition and Reform - An Analysis of Gandhi's Political Discourse

by Bhikhu Parekh

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Language

English

Publisher

Sage Publications

ISBN

0761993835 - Year: 1999 - Pages: 359

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Bhikhu Parekh
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 359
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761993835

Description

Gandhi was profoundly disturbed by the degenerate state of Indian society. One of his lifelong preoccupations was to explore a new moral order appropriate to India in the modern age. How he went about this task is the central concern of this widely acclaimed book on Gandhi.

This is the first time Gandhi’s ideas and actions have been analysed in this manner. The book’s appeal will not be limited to those studying Gandhi but will be invaluable for all those interested in Indian philosophy, religion, history, politics and sociology.

First published in 1989. This revised edition includes a new chapter dealing with the Marxist critique of Gandhi. It also incorporates new and hitherto inaccessible material, takes into account recent published works on Gandhi, and draws upon the author’s won deeper understanding of Gandhi.

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION

Parekh’s excellent book sets out Gandhi’s main ideas in a clear and cogent form….Convincing places Gandhi’s thought within a more general nineteenth century context.
-Gordon Johnson, Political Studies

Closely reasoned, well documented and elegantly written…Rarely has Gandhi been so closely examined under the microscope of a political scientist.
-B R Nanda, The Indian Economic and Social History Review

A fine book, a most welcome one.
-Judith Brown, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics

Wiser and more convincing explanations of the Mahatma may exist, but I have yet to read them.
-Ian Jack, New Statesman and Society

An exceptionally important contribution to the literature on Gandhi. Parekh’s style is elegant and his interpretations shine like diamonds.
-C W Paige, Choice

Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition

Acknowledgements

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction

CHAPTER TWO
Hindu Responses to British Rule

CHAPTER THREE
Gandhi and Yugadharma

CHAPTER FOUR
Theory of Non-Violence

CHAPTER FIVE
Dialogue with the Terrorists

CHAPTER SIX
Sex, Energy and Politics

CHAPTER SEVEN
Discourse on Untouchability

CHAPTER EIGHT
Indianisation of Autobiography

CHAPTER NINE
Gandhi and the Bourgeoisie

Endnotes

Index

About the Author

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