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The Cambridge Companion to Gandhi

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  • Page extent: 294 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.39 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521133456)

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Even today, six decades after his assassination in January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi is still revered as the father of the Indian nation. His intellectual and moral legacy, and the example of his life and politics, serve as an inspiration to human rights and peace movements, political activists and students. This book, comprised of essays by renowned experts in the fields of Indian history and philosophy, traces Gandhi's extraordinary story. The first part of the book explores his transformation from a small-town lawyer during his early life in South Africa into a skilled political activist and leader of civil resistance in India. The second part is devoted to Gandhi's key writings and his thinking on a broad range of topics, including religion, conflict, politics and social relations. The final part reflects on Gandhi's image and on his legacy in India, the West, and beyond.

• A fresh interpretation of one of the most influential and revered figures in modern history • Senior scholars and those rising in the field consider Gandhi's life, work and legacy from different disciplinary perspectives • An important starting-point for students and general readers with no comparable titles on the market

Contents

Introduction Judith M. Brown; Part I. Gandhi: The Historical Life: 1. Gandhi's world Yasmin Khan; 2. Gandhi 1869–1915: the transnational emergence of a public figure Jonathan Hyslop; 3. Gandhi as nationalist leader, 1915–1948 Judith M. Brown; Part II. Gandhi: Thinker and Activist: 4. Gandhi's key writings Tridip Suhrud; 5. Gandhi's religion and its relation to his politics Akeel Bilgrami; 6. Conflict and nonviolence Ronald J. Terchek; 7. Gandhi's moral economics Thomas Weber; 8. Gandhi and the state Anthony Parel; 9. Gandhi and social relations Tanika Sarkar; Part III. The Contemporary Gandhi: 10. Portrayals of Gandhi Harish Trivedi; 11. Gandhi in independent India Anthony Parel; 12. Gandhi's global legacy David Hardiman.

Contributors

Judith M. Brown, Yasmin Khan, Jonathan Hyslop, Tridip Suhrud, Akeel Bilgrami, Ronald J. Terchek, Thomas Weber, Anthony Parel, Tanika Sarkar, Harish Trivedi, David Hardiman

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