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The Vykom Compromise: Gandhi’s Role and Broader Implications

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

An important social struggle of modern India, Vykom inherently questioned the basis of social power. Yet as an emerging sense of citizenship and democratic inclination were becoming tangible, Gandhi ... More


From the Inland Out: Caste Purity to Caste Modernity

in Shorelines: Space and Rights in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761468
eISBN:
9780804786850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761468.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to the agrarian interior in an effort to provide a better understanding of coastal marginality. It starts by looking at the changing definitions of inland political space that is ... More


Rare Earths: The Cold War in the Annals of Travancore

Itty Abraham

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter traces the changes in the political economy with respect to “rare earths,” which are mineral-laden compounds that are hard to find. The discovery of one such “rare earth”—monazite, a ... More


Colonial Transformations: Situating the Experience of Slave Castes in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Kerala

P. Sanal Mohan

in Modernity of Slavery: Struggles against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198099765
eISBN:
9780199085392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099765.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In this chapter, the main focus is on the colonial intervention and the transformation of the slave castes. The colonial law redefined the juridical redefinition of the slave castes in Travancore. ... More


Conclusion

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

Gandhi’s notion of suffering and uncritical belief that nonviolent action can “melt the stoniest heart” is a hazardous article of faith. Vykom can illustrate impediments faced today in nonviolent ... More


Introduction

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Within a decade after the Vykom struggle in the princely state of Travancore concluded with a compromise of ambiguous meaning, accounts were published that established a narrative in which all the ... More


Travancore Society: Early Stirrings of Organized Opposition against Caste

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Hindu caste system developed over thousands of years into a prominent method of social demarcation based on a hierarchy whose placement related to theoretical degrees of purity. To avoid ... More


The Maharani Regent and Travancore Governmental Change

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

On September 1, Sethu Lakshmi Bayi became the maharani regent, ruling over 4 million persons. She swiftly freed 20 Vykom detainees. A savarna jatha, a grand procession of high-caste Hindus (men), ... More


The Settlement

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

Accompanying Gandhi in Travancore, Pitt received from him a letter dated March 18, disclosing his search for a settlement. The two had discussed removing the bamboo barriers at Vykom, while the ... More


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