Indian Critiques of Gandhi [NOOK Book]

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Although Gandhi has been the subject of hundreds of books and an Oscar-winning film, there has been no sustained study of his engagement with major figures in the Indian Independence Movement who were often his critics from 1920-1948. This book fills that gap by examining the strengths and weaknesses of Gandhi's contribution to India as evidenced in the letters, speeches, and newspaper articles focused on the dialogue/debate between Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Bhim Rao ...
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Overview

Although Gandhi has been the subject of hundreds of books and an Oscar-winning film, there has been no sustained study of his engagement with major figures in the Indian Independence Movement who were often his critics from 1920-1948. This book fills that gap by examining the strengths and weaknesses of Gandhi's contribution to India as evidenced in the letters, speeches, and newspaper articles focused on the dialogue/debate between Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Annie Besant, and C. F. Andrews. The book also covers key groups within India that Gandhi sought to incorporate into his Independence Movement-the Hindu Right, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs-and analyzes Gandhi's ambiguous stance regarding the Hindi-Urdu question and its impact on the Independence struggle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791485880
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Harold Coward is Emeritus Professor of History and Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. He is the author or editor of many books, including most recently Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Convergence of Distinct Worlds: Nehru and Gandhi 19
2 Gandhi, Ambedkar, and Untouchability 41
3 Of Many Mahatmas: Besant, Gandhi, and Indian Nationalism 67
4 Sri Aurobindo's Dismissal of Gandhi and His Nonviolence 87
5 Tagore and Gandhi 107
6 The Hindu Mahasabha and Gandhi 131
7 Gandhi and the Christian Community 153
8 The Mahatma and the Sikhs 171
9 Indian Muslim Critiques of Gandhi 193
10 Gandhi and the Hindi-Urdu Question 217
Conclusion: A Debate for Our Times 239
App Chronology of Gandhi, His Critics, and the Independence Movement 259
Contributors 271
Index 275
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