Gandhi and Nationalism: The Path to Indian Independence (BOK)

Simone Panter-Brick

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Gandhi's nationalism seems simple and straightforward: he wanted an independent Indian nation state and freedom from British colonial rule. But in reality his nationalism rested on complex and sophisticated moral philosophy. His Indian state and nation were based on no shallow ethnic or religious communalism, despite his claim to be Hindu to his very core, but were grounded on his concept of swaraj - enlightened self-control and self-development leading to harmony and tolerance among all communities in the new India. He aimed at moral regeneration, not just the ending of colonial rule. Simone Panter-Brick's perceptive and original portrayal of Gandhi's nationalism analyses his spiritual and political programme. She follows his often tortuous path, as a principal spiritual and political leader of the Indian Congress, through his famous campaigns of non-violent resistance and negotiations with the Government of India leading to Independence and, sadly for Gandhi, the Partition in 1947. Gandhi's nationalism was, in Wm Roger Louis's phrase, 'larger than the struggle for independence'. He sought a tolerant and unified state that included all communities within a 'Mother India'. Panter-Brick's work will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Indian history and political ideas.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Simone Panter-Brick
Forlag
I B TAURIS
ISBN 9781780760810
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21,8cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 431 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Asian history, Nationalism, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism