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‘A Hindu of Hindus’

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi’s critics sneered at his ‘saintliness’ and his pursuit of ‘personal holiness, at the expense of public good’. They labelled him ‘a Hindu of Hindus’ and dismissed his religious ideas as ... More


The Burden of the Past

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the history of Hindus and Muslims in India. The first section studies the Muslim invasion of India, which challenged Hinduism. It describes the State in medieval India as ... More


Gandhi and the Caste System

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi was accused of acting as an apologist for the caste system in India. In 1932, he resorted to fasting ‘to block an affirmative action’ planned by Britain in favour of the outcastes, the ... More


Raising the Banner of Hinduism in Colonial India

Leah Renold

in A Hindu Education: Early Years of the Banaras Hindu University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674835
eISBN:
9780199081493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674835.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter traces the establishment of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which was to serve as an experiment in Hindu education, and even helped in the revival of Hinduism. The discussion views ... More


The Regions of Gujarat, c. 100–1200

Samira Sheikh

in Forging a Region: Sultans, Traders, and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060192
eISBN:
9780199080137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060192.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Gujarat is a political region shaped by too many topographical and climatic zones such as fertile plains, forested hills, and arid desert lands. The overarching political formations of the Caulukyas ... More


Court and State: Evolution of a Regional Consensus, c. 1390–1511

Samira Sheikh

in Forging a Region: Sultans, Traders, and Pilgrims in Gujarat, 1200-1500

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060192
eISBN:
9780199080137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060192.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

By the early fifteenth century, the Gujarat sultanate was becoming more prosperous, as reflected by its expansion and increasing power. The state's prosperity could be attributed to the prevalence of ... More


In the Footsteps of Gandhi

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on Halide’s admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. As Gandhi’s best interpreter in Turkey, Halide wanted to study his ideas seriously, for he offered one of the ways for the West to ... More


Reason and Religion: Historic Rivals

Deepak Kumar

in The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self, and Society in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199461530
eISBN:
9780199086399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461530.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This interesting chapter examines how during the last few decades the Indian society has become more religious than ever before and how fundamentalism in different kinds has grown. All this is ... More


From the Old World to the New: A Family in Transition

Chandak Sengoopta

in The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter charts the history of the Ray family of Mymensingh (eastern Bengal) from the earliest known figures to the early youth of Upendrakishore Ray. Originating from the pre-colonial scribal ... More


Ambedkar and Environmental Thought

Mukul Sharma

in Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477562
eISBN:
9780199090969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477562.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Building on the previous chapter, which deals with a wide range of Dalit materials and writers, this chapter focuses primarily on Ambedkar’s views, and their relationship to Indian agrarian and ... More


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