Gandhi: 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings Centenary Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhi's fundamental work, and a key to the understanding both of his life and thought, and South Asian politics in the twentieth century. This volume presents for the first time the original 1910 edition of this work, including Gandhi's Preface and Foreword, not found in other editions. This is the first fully annotated edition of the work, and the volume also includes Gandhi's correspondence with Tolstoy, Nehru and others. Anthony Parel's introduction sets the work in its historical and intellectual contexts. Short bibliographical notes on prominent figures mentioned in the text and a chronology of important events are also included as aids to the reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521197038
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Series: Cambridge Texts in Modern Politics Series
  • Edition description: Centenary edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony J. Parel is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Calgary. He is the author of The Machiavellian Cosmos (1992) and Gandhi's Philosophy and the Quest for Harmony (Cambridge, 2006).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editor's introduction
A note on the history of the text
Principal events in Gandhi's life
Biographical synopses
Guide to further reading
Glossary and list of abbreviations
Hind Swaraj 1
Supplementary Writings 127
Gandhi's letter to H. S. L. Polak 129
Gandhi's letter to Lord Ampthill 133
Preface to Gandhi's edition of the English translation of Leo Tolstoy's Letter to a Hindoo 136
Gandhi-Tolstoy letters 138
Gandhi-Wybergh letters 139
Gandhi-Nehru letters 149
Economic development and moral development (1916) 156
Gandhi on machinery, 1919-47 164
Constructive programme: its meaning and place (1941), 1945 170
Gandhi's 'Quit India' speech, 1942 181
Gandhi's message to the nation issued before his arrest on 9 August 1942 188
Gandhi's political vision: the Pyramid vs the Oceanic Circle (1946) 188
Draft Constitution of Congress, 1948 191
Bibliography 194
Index 200
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