The Cambridge Companion to Gandhi

The Cambridge Companion to Gandhi

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Judith M. Brown
Cambridge University Press, 5/5/2011
EAN 9780521133456, ISBN10: 0521133459

Paperback, 294 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

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.

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.