Gandhi and Civil Disobedience

The Mahatma in Indian Politics 1928-1934
Author: Judith M. Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521066952
Category: History
Page: 436
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Mahatma Gandhi's lengthy Indian career was of central importance in the development of Indian politics and the changing relationship of the British raj and its subjects. But the extent of his political influence and his role varied considerably at different times. This book is an analysis, based on new material, of the phase between 1928 and 1934 when Gandhi was leader of a continental campaign of civil disobedience against the Raj. During this time Gandhi emerged from the comparative political quiescence which had followed his initial rise to prominence in 1920 as architect of a campaign of non-cooperation with the Raj. He resumed a crucial role as leader of the Congress movement against the British. At the peak of his political influence he negotiated a 'pact' with the Viceroy by which the civil disobedience campaign - most graphically illustrated in the famous Salt March to Dandi - was suspended.

Social and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi


Author: Bidyut Chakrabarty
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415360968
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 234
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During his campaign against racism in South Africa, and his involvement in the Congress-led nationalist struggle against British colonial rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi developed a new form of political struggle based on the idea of satyagraha, or non-violent protest. He ushered in a new era of nationalism in India by articulating the nationalist protest in the language of non-violence, or ahisma, that galvanized the masses into action. Focusing on the principles of satyagraha and non-violence, and their evolution in the context of anti-imperial movements organized by Gandhi, this fascinating book looks at how these precepts underwent changes reflecting the ideological beliefs of the participants. Assessing Gandhi and his ideology, the text centres on the ways in which Gandhi took into account the views of other leading personalities of the era whilst articulating his theory of action. Concentrating on Gandhiâe(tm)s writings in Harijan, the weekly newspaper he founded, this volume provides a unique contextualized study of an iconic manâe(tm)s social and political ideas.

Gandhi


Author: David Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317882350
Category: History
Page: 284
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Gandhi's is an extraordinary and compelling story. Few individuals in history have made so great a mark upon their times. And yet Gandhi never held high political office, commanded no armies and was not even a compelling orator. His 'power' therefore makes a particularly fascinating subject for investigation. David Arnold explains how and why the shy student and affluent lawyer became one of the most powerful anti-colonial figures Western empires in Asia ever faced and why he aroused such intense affection, loyalty (and at times much bitter hatred) among Indians and Westerners alike. Attaching as much influence to the idea and image of Gandhi as to the man himself, Arnold sees Gandhi not just as a Hindu saint but as a colonial subject, whose attitudes and experiences expressed much that was common to countless others in India and elsewhere who sought to grapple with the overwhelming power and cultural authority of the West. A vivid and highly readable introducation to Gandhi's life and times, Arnold's book opens up fascinating insights into one of the twentieth century's most remarkable men.

Land, Water, Language and Politics in Andhra

Regional Evolution in India Since 1850
Author: Brian Stoddart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317809750
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
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This book explains how access to and use of land, water and language helped shape Andhra politics in India from 1850 down to the present day. After independence, the debate over land reform and policies on irrigation has shaped the fortunes of various governments, while the debate over the make-up of the language-based state has stimulated separatist movements like the one in support of Telangana. The book discusses how British innovations in irrigation in coastal Andhra in the mid-nineteenth century transformed the economy there from food crops to cash crops, and created new markets for local entrepreneurs. This stimulated increased education and social reform in the region, which in turn supported new politics in search of constitutional concessions. The drive for a Telugu language-based province then arose in concert, and those political resources were then used to determine local patterns down to independence. The 1930s ruse of the socialists, then the communist organisations, was an extension of land and water tax debates, which impacted the political nature of development — both before and after — independence. This is one of the first books on Andhra that recounts this story and is based on extensive archival research exploring the deep relationships between land, water, language and politics. It would be of primary interest to those studying modern nationalism in India, natural resource management, Indian politics and economic growth.

Acts of Conscience

Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy
Author: Joseph Kip Kosek
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513054
Category: History
Page: 376
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In response to the massive bloodshed that defined the twentieth century, American religious radicals developed a modern form of nonviolent protest, one that combined Christian principles with new uses of mass media. Greatly influenced by the ideas of Mohandas Gandhi, these "acts of conscience" included sit-ins, boycotts, labor strikes, and conscientious objection to war. Beginning with World War I and ending with the ascendance of Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph Kip Kosek traces the impact of A. J. Muste, Richard Gregg, and other radical Christian pacifists on American democratic theory and practice. These dissenters found little hope in the secular ideologies of Wilsonian Progressivism, revolutionary Marxism, and Cold War liberalism, all of which embraced organized killing at one time or another. The example of Jesus, they believed, demonstrated the immorality and futility of such violence under any circumstance and for any cause. Yet the theories of Christian nonviolence are anything but fixed. For decades, followers have actively reinterpreted the nonviolent tradition, keeping pace with developments in politics, technology, and culture. Tracing the rise of militant nonviolence across a century of industrial conflict, imperialism, racial terror, and international warfare, Kosek recovers radical Christians' remarkable stance against the use of deadly force, even during World War II and other seemingly just causes. His research sheds new light on an interracial and transnational movement that posed a fundamental, and still relevant, challenge to the American political and religious mainstream.

Gandhi's Rise to Power

Indian Politics 1915-1922
Author: Judith M. Brown
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521098731
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 404
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Dr Brown presents a political study of the first clearly defined period in Mahatma Gandhi's Indian career, from 1915 to 1922. The period began with Gandhi's return from South Africa as a stranger to Indian politics, witnessed his dramatic assertion of leadership in the Indian National Congress of 1920 and ended with his imprisonment by the British after the collapse of his all-India civil disobedience movement against the raj. Focusing on Gandhi, this book nevertheless investigates the changing nature of Indian politics. It aims to study precisely what Gandhi did, on whom he relied for support, how he interacted with other nationalist leaders and how he saw his own role in Indian public life. Unlike the usual interpretation of Gandhi's rise to power as based on a charismatic appeal to the Indian masses, this study argues that his influence depended on a capacity to generate a network of lesser leaders, or subcontractors, who would organise their constituencies for him, whether these were caste, communal or economic groups or whole areas.

The Man before the Mahatma


Author: Charles DiSalvo
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184003382
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 472
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At the age of eighteen, a shy and timid Mohandas Gandhi leaves his home in Gujarat for a life on his own. At forty-five, a confident and fearless Gandhi, ready to boldly lead his country to freedom, returns to India. What transforms him? The law. The Man before the Mahatma is the first biography of Gandhi’s life in the law. It follows Gandhi on his journey of self-discovery during his law studies in Britain, his law practice in India and his enormous success representing wealthy Indian merchants in South Africa, where relentless attacks on Indian rights by the white colonial authorities cause him to give up his lucrative representation of private clients for public work—the representation of the besieged Indian community in South Africa. As he takes on the most powerful governmental, economic and political forces of his day, he learns two things: that unifying his professional work with his political and moral principles not only provides him with satisfaction, it also creates in him a strong, powerful voice. Using the courtrooms of South Africa as his laboratory for resistance, Gandhi learns something else so important that it will eventually have a lasting and worldwide impact: a determined people can bring repressive governments to heel by the principled use of civil disobedience. Using materials hidden away in archival vaults and brought to light for the first time, The Man before the Mahatma puts the reader inside dramatic experiences that changed Gandhi’s life forever and have never been written about—until now.

History of the Indian National Congress in Bihar, 1885-1985


Author: P. N. Ojha,Kashi Prasad Jayaswal Research Institute
Publisher: Patna : Kashi Prasad Jayaswal Research Institute
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bihar (India)
Page: 934
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Contemporary Authors

New revision series
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787620097
Category: United States
Page: 447
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A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.

The Moral and Political Writings of Mahatma Gandhi

Non-Violent Resistance and Social Transformation
Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198247562
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 641
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The last volume of a compact three-volume set of Gandhi's seminal writings, this book completes the first authoritative collection of Gandhi's unabridged letters, articles, and books. Carefully sifted from the ninety-volumeCollected Worksof Gandhi to produce a comprehensive and balanced compendium, Iyer's achievement does full justice to the subtlety, richness, and evolution of Gandhi's thought. Enriched by an elucidation of Gandhi's crucial concepts and their varied applications as well as a useful glossary of terms and chronology of events, this series offers a fuller, more accurate, and discerning appreciation of Gandhi's significant and often compelling contribution to the 20th century and the future.

The essential writings of Mahatma Gandhi


Author: Gandhi (Mahatma),Raghavan Narasimhan Iyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 441
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This new volume is an abridgement of Oxford's authoritative three-volume Moral and Political Writings of Mahatma Gandhi. The book, drawing from every period in Gandhi's life, collects a wide range of unabridged letters, articles, and extracts from books that do full justice to the subtlety, richness, and evolution of Gandhi's thought. Iyer's introduction elucidates Gandhi's crucial concepts and their varied applications, and is supplemented by a helpful glossary of terms and a chronology of events. An invaluable reference, this book will help create a fuller, more accurate appreciation of Gandhi's significant and compelling contribution to this century and the future.

The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America


Author: David Bradley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780765680006
Category: African Americans
Page: 358
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The journal of Asian studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Gandhi, Nehru & J.P.

studies in leadership
Author: Bimal Prasad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 294
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Gandhi, freedom, and self-rule


Author: Anthony Parel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 164
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This volume presents an original account of Mahatma Gandhi's four meanings of freedom: as sovereign national independence, as the political freedom of the individual, as freedom from poverty, and as the capacity for self-rule or spiritual freedom. In this volume, seven leading Gandhi scholars write on these four meanings, engaging the reader in the ongoing debates in the East and the West and contributing to a new comparative political theory.

Europa Regional Surveys of the World

South Asia
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Associations, institutions, etc
Page: N.A
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Gandhi and Indian Independence


Author: Padma Ramakrishnan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: India
Page: 249
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Gandhi and His Ashrams


Author: Mark Thomson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: India
Page: 297
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Study on the views of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian statesman, on rural development propaged in his ashramas.

Revolutions and Revolutionists

A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature
Author: Robert Blackey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 488
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