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The Dandi March

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter recounts Gandhi’s 241-mile trek from Ahmedabad to Dandi, inaugurating the ‘Salt Satyagraha’, which proved to be one of the most dramatic and successful episodes in the history of the ... More


Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Ajay Skaria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Unconditional Equality explores Gandhi’s critique of liberal conceptions of freedom and equality, and his practice of another freedom and equality organized around religion. Liberal traditions affirm ... More


Prologue

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/9780195658279.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Prologue introduces Mahatma Gandhi and his ‘Passive Resistance’ technique, or the Satyagraha. It considers his doubts on the prospect of ending British rule in India and looks at the Hind Swaraj. ... More


Decade of Transition 1910–1919

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The first section of this chapter discusses India and the First World War. The second section considers the Home Rule Movement. The third section examines the Montagu-Chelmsford Report. The fourth ... More


The Eleven Vows of Mahatma Gandhi

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Mahatma Gandhi's eleven vows, which contain the essence of his teaching in its relation to India and represent a trend in the writings of the world-intelligentsia, as well as ... More


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


The Diary of Manu Gandhi: 1943–1944

in The Diary of Manu Gandhi: 1943–1944

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496167
eISBN:
9780199098088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496167.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The first volume (1943–44) chronicles the spiritual and educational pursuits of an adolescent woman who takes up writing as a mode of self-examination. The author shares a moving portrait of Kasturba ... More


Political Self-Rule: Gandhi and the Future of Democracy

Fred Dallmayr

in Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141916
eISBN:
9780813142364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141916.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter ten examines Mahatma Gandhi and focuses on his lessons for modern and contemporary democracy. Together with many political thinkers, Gandhi saw the essence of democracy in popular self-rule ... More


Emergence of Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the arrival of M.K. Gandhi into the Indian political sphere. It first introduces Gandhi, who started out as a struggling Gujarati lawyer in the Bombay courts. It was only when ... More


The Moderate Era in Indian Politics

B. R. Nanda

in The Moderate Era in Indian Politics

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195616187
eISBN:
9780199081370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195616187.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The Moderate Era in Indian politics covered the last two decades of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth century. The Moderate leaders are now often forgotten or ... More


Towards Understanding Gandhi

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents an essay on understanding Mahatma Gandhi. The West, particularly the British, was baffled by Gandhi’s ideas because they did not fit into neat categories. One of the principal ... More


Gandhi Comes to Wardha

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter studies Gandhi’s arrival in Wardha during the 1930s. It shows that it was Jamnalal who was responsible for persuading Gandhi to establish a branch of the Sabarmati Ashram at Wardha in ... More


Introduction: Surrender without Subordination

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/9780816698653.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction explains Gandhi’s use of the words satyagraha and swaraj, and their meaning in a Hindu culture. Here, to practice satyagraha is not only to refuse to take up arms, but to surrender ... More


Daya Otherwise

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/9780816698653.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The rest of the book attends to the second and more intriguing of Gandhi’s two radical conservatisms: how the striving of satyagrahis for absolute equality destroys the immeasurable inequality they ... More


Ciphering the Satyagrahi

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/9780816698653.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Gandhi implicitly contrasts the liberal principle and the conservative vow. But since vows can be profoundly violent (for example, the warrior), Gandhi also asks: what is the vow proper to ... More


The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism

Deep K. Datta-Ray

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190206673
eISBN:
9780190492144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206673.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book Indian diplomacy overturns much of the accepted wisdom about India’s Ministry of External Affairs being simply a derivative of European colonial models, in the process shedding new light on ... More


The South African Indian Problem in the 1920s and 1930s

Uma Das Gupta (ed.)

in Friendships of 'Largeness and Freedom': Andrews, Tagore, and Gandhi : An Epistolary Account, 1912-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199481217
eISBN:
9780199091133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481217.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

A revival of satyagraha seemed imminent in South Africa even after five to ten years of the Smuts–Gandhi Agreement of 1914. Gandhi, of course, had forewarned that grievances remained even after the ... More


Diplomacy Reborn

Deep K. Datta-Ray

in The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190206673
eISBN:
9780190492144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206673.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

That independence really signified India’s accession to the Westphalian system, thereby certifying modernity’s victory, is axiomatic, but compromised by the most significant relationship in the ... More


Violence of Ignorance

Deep K. Datta-Ray

in The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190206673
eISBN:
9780190492144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206673.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Verifying whether the cosmological persisted beyond Nehru requires a consistent diplomatic terrain spanning the Indian state’s “history”. Nuclear diplomacy is that landscape, and its subjection to ... More


Writing History in a Cell

Mushirul Hasan

in When Stone Walls Cry: The Nehrus in Prison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466894
eISBN:
9780199087396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466894.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter returns to the writings of Jawaharlal Nehru as he reflects on his political ideals, beliefs, and activities and, to a broader scale, certain key historical events leading up to India’s ... More


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