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The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

David Hardiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920678
eISBN:
9780190943233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920678.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Much of the recent surge in writing about the practice of nonviolent forms of resistance has focused on movements that occurred after the end of the Second World War, many of which have been ... More


New Perspectives on Gandhi

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about Mahatma Gandhi, globalization, and non-violence. A follower of Gandhian activism, Vandana believes that she is philosophically attached to Gandhi’s ... More


The Sacrifice of the Gita

Ajay Skaria

in Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Gandhi argues, surprisingly, that the Bhagavad Gita (where the divine Krishna urging the warrior Arjuna to take up arms) preaches ahimsa. This chapter explores how Gandhi reads the Gita as the ... More


The Extreme Limit of Forgiveness

Ajay Skaria

in Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Gandhi describes ahimsa as the ‘extreme limit of forgiveness’, or as aneconomic. This chapter argues that this claim cannot be comprehended by either liberalism (which strictly speaking cannot even ... More


Nonviolence

David Hardiman

in The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920678
eISBN:
9780190943233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920678.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The fourth chapter examines the way that Gandhi began to emphasize the centrality of ‘nonviolence’ to satyagraha after his return to India from South Africa in 1915. He adapted the religious ... More


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