Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action

Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action

by Dennis Dalton
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Columbia University Press
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Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action

Dennis Dalton's classic account of Gandhi's political and intellectual development focuses on the leader's two signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement (or salt satyagraha) of 1930 and the Calcutta fast of 1947. Dalton clearly demonstrates how Gandhi's lifelong career in national politics gave him the opportunity to develop and refine his ideals. He then concludes with a comparison of Gandhi's methods and the strategies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, drawing a fascinating juxtaposition that enriches the biography of all three figures and asserts Gandhi's relevance to the study of race and political leadership in America. Dalton situates Gandhi within the "clash of civilizations" debate, identifying the implications of his work on continuing nonviolent protests. He also extensively reviews Gandhian studies and adds a detailed chronology of events in Gandhi's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231159593
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/21/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2012 Reissue
1. Satyagraha Meets Swaraj: The Development of Gandhi's Ideas 1896–1917
2. Gandhi as Leader: Nonviolence in Power
3. Critiques of Gandhi from His Contemporaries: Rabindranath Tagore and M.N. Roy
4. Civil Disobedience: The Salt Satyagraha
5. The Calcutta Fast
6. Mohandas
Conclusion: Gandhi's Contribution from Various Angles
Afterword to the 2012 Reissue

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