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Early Life

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter details the early life of Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Gokhale was born on 9 May 1866, in the little village of Kotluk in the Ratnagiri district of, what was then, the Bombay Presidency. In ... More


The Clouds Lift

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
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October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the resurgence of Gokhale’s political career. It seems that for years, Gokhale had cherished the ambition of a parliamentary career at heart, but was reluctant to avow it. In ... More


The Last Battle

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
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October 2012
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9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0039
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes Lord Hardinge’s distrust of Gokhale. This distrust was not new. It had been entertained not only by Hardinge, but by his predecessors, Minto and Curzon, who had reacted to ... More


Nation-building: Politics, the Culture of Association and Civil Society

Carey Anthony Watt

in Serving the Nation: Cultures of Service, Association and Citizenship

Published in print:
2005
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October 2012
ISBN:
9780195668025
eISBN:
9780199081905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195668025.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter illustrates how the development of an associational culture relates to the shaping of Indian society and the conceptualization of the Indian ‘nation.’ The author discusses the views of ... More


Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This biography of Gopal Krishna Gokhale—one of the pre-eminent leaders of India during its struggle for independence—reassesses the Indian political scene during the last decades of the nineteenth ... More


‘The Greatest Indian’

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0042
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes the tributes to Gokhale after his death and reviews his many achievements during his career. The Statesman reported on 21 February 1915 that ‘Mr Gokhale was the greatest leader ... More


Motilal the Moderate

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

Published in print:
2007
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October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the Moderate leadership, specifically Gopal Krishna Gokhale, who was considered the ablest exponent of political moderation. Gokhale was also considered to be more than qualified ... More


Professor Gokhale

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s career at Fergusson College, where he taught English literature and mathematics. The study of mathematics was a useful discipline for Gokhale; it gave a statistical ... More


Gandhi and Gokhale

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0037
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the meetings between M.K. Gandhi, a young barrister practising at Durban, and Gokhale. It details their very brief first meeting on 12 October 1896, which has been graphically ... More


On the Congress Platform

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
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October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes Gokhale’s participation in the Indian National Congress. His maiden speech on the Congress platform was delivered on 27 December 1889. He spoke in support of an amendment moved ... More


Triumph

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s speech during the budget debate of the Imperial Council on 26 March 1902. Gokhale pointed out how, in the preceding sixteen years, the income tax, the salt tax, the ... More


The Rising Star

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The relationship between Gokhale and Sir William Wedderburn, who became chairman of the British Committee of the Indian National Congress in 1889, is explored in this chapter. For the following ... More


Servants of India

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

By 1904, it was clear to Gokhale that the Indian National Congress was losing its influence in India, and its branch in England, the British Committee, was on the verge of insolvency and collapse. ... More


Apprenticed to Ranade

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
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October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Western education directed the thoughts of Poona’s rising generation of Chitpavan Brahmans towards greater participation in the government of their own country through representative institutions. ... More


Eclipsed

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes the famine of 1896–7 in India, followed by the spread of the bubonic plague, which added to the rigours of the famine. The impact of the shooting of Mr W.C. Rand and Lt O.E. ... More


Gokhale Comes of Age

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
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October 2012
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9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

An account of the steady rise of Gokhale’s political career is provided in this chapter. From 1902, Gokhale spent the best part of the winter not in Poona, but in Calcutta. Calcutta was the seat of ... More


Advocate for India

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In the last months as viceroy, Curzon had so thoroughly alienated large sections of the Indian opinion that almost any viceroy succeeding him would have been popular. Lord Minto did not have Curzon’s ... More


Leader of the Opposition

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0034
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the perception of Gokhale as ‘Leader of the Opposition’. Towards his Indian colleagues, even those who toed the official line, Gokhale did not adopt a superior or ... More


Educating the British

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0036
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on Gokhale’s visit to England to canvass support for his Education Bill. It also describes his speech about the inevitability of Indian self-government. Lord Crewe, who was the ... More


Crisis in South Africa

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0038
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter considers the Indian problem in South Africa. The hope that Gokhale’s visit to South Africa would be a turning point in the solution of the Indian question proved illusory. The ... More


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