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Coolie Nationalism: The Category “Freedom” and Indian Nationalist Campaigns against Labor Indenture

Andrew B. Liu

in Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243734
eISBN:
9780300252330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243734.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on how, from the time penal labor laws were liberalized in the 1880s until they were abolished in 1926, Indian nationalists charged that indenture was unfree and resembled ... More


Liberalism at Large: Mazzini and Nineteenth-century Indian Thought

C. A. Bayly

in Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264317
eISBN:
9780191734472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the appropriation and deployment of the writings and image of Giuseppe Mazzini by the first generation of Indian liberal nationalists, notably the Bengali political leader ... More


The Debate on Gandhian Ideas

Benjamin Zachariah

in Developing India: An Intellectual and Social History, c. 1930-50

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670585
eISBN:
9780199081639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670585.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the ways in which Gandhian ideas were sought to be justified by Gandhians before an audience of intellectuals, who were the main protagonists in debates on ‘development’ in the ... More


Introduction: The Relevance of Social Service in Indian History

Carey Anthony Watt

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195668025
eISBN:
9780199081905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195668025.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Introduction outlines the background for social service and philanthropy in colonial India during the 1910s. It mentions the four main groups under scrutiny in the book: the Arya Samaj, the ... More


Developing India: An Intellectual and Social History, c. 1930-50

Benjamin Zachariah

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670585
eISBN:
9780199081639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is about ideas which were crucial for the articulation of a vision of a future independent India. Such ideas were organized around notions of ‘development’— a term which encompassed far ... More


Introduction

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The introduction discusses the importance of the Bhagavadgita in the nationalist discourse in India. No religious text has been as frequently invoked or as passionately deployed by Indian ... More


The Political Self

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji's political thinking had an important bearing on her life and work. The most distinguishing aspect of her political self was her implicit faith in the British Empire. In defending ... More


Conclusions

Benjamin Zachariah

in Developing India: An Intellectual and Social History, c. 1930-50

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670585
eISBN:
9780199081639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670585.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This concluding chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. Topics covered include the notion of ‘development’ in the India of the 1930s; Indian nationalist arguments; the Gandhian position on ... More


‘Passive Resistance’ in India, 1905–09

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/9780190920678.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The first chapter examines the development of civil forms of protest in India under the rubric of ‘passive resistance’. This method was devised initially by nationalist activists who were impressed ... More


Eugenic Feminism and the Problem of National Development

Asha Nadkarni

in Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter presents the accounts of birth control activists Margaret Sanger and Dhanvanthi Rama Rau to argue that positive eugenics in pre-independence Indian nationalist feminism is ... More


Democratic Institutions

Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson

in Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300215922
eISBN:
9780300224993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215922.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks at Indian democratic institutions. Contrary to popular belief, the British did little or nothing to promote the growth of democratic institutions in India. Instead, Indian ... More


National Recognition and Community Acknowledgment

Christine L. Garlough

in Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037320
eISBN:
9781621039242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037320.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines and explores an event called the Festival of Nations, which showcases a myriad of folk demonstrations that range from African American doll making to Iranian rug weaving. The ... More


Introduction

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/9780190920678.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the book combines a longstanding interest of the author, namely the Indian nationalist movement and Gandhi’s role in it, with a more recent engagement ... More


Conclusion

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/9780190920678.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The themes of the book are summarized and there is a discussion of the two main forms of nonviolent protest developed by Indian nationalists during this period: the pragmatic use of it as a political ... More


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