An examination of the life and afterlife of the Mahatma.
About the Author
Claude Markovits is Director of research at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and is Director of the Centre d'Etudes de L'Inde et de L'Asie du Sud, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France.
Table of Contents
Preface, Introduction; I. Perceptions of Gandhi: 1. IMAGES OF GANDHI: Gandhian Iconography; Gandhi and the West: The Saint and His Critiques; Gandhi's Image in France; Gandhi on the Screen: Consecration of the Icon; Gandhi in Indian Eyes: Diversity of Perceptions and Practices; 2. THE IMPOSSIBLE BIOGRAPHY OF MOHANDAS K. GANDHI: Gandhi's Biographers; Gandhi as the Limitations of Biography as a Genre; Gandhi as Hiw Own Biographer: The Autobiography; 3. GANDHI'S POSTHUMOUS LIFE: Gandhi in India After 1948: A Disputed Legacy; Gandhism and Its Interpreters; Gandhi ad Political Philosophy; Gandhi, Political Ecology, and Alternative Movements; II: Gandhi in History: 4. BIRTH OF A LEADER: Private Life, Public Life; The Contribution of South Africa; The Emergence of a National Leader in 1915-1920; The Transformation of Gandhi: Towards a New Political Idiom; 5. GANDHI AND INDIAN INDEPENDENCE: Gandhi and the End of Fear; Gandhi as an Organizer; Gandhi's Role in Anti-British Campaigns, 1920-1942; 6. GANDHI AND INDIAN SOCIETY: THE REFORMER AND HIS LEGACY: Gandhi and the Dignity of Manual Labour; Gandhi and the Reconstruction of the Indian Village; Gandhi and the Fight for the Abolition of Untouchability; 7. GANDHI IN THE TIME-FRAME OF INDIAN HISTORY: Between Victorian Intellectual and Neo-traditionalist Hindu; Gandhi and Bourgeois Nationalism; The Nature of Gandhi's Charisma; Gandhi and the Expectations of the Peasantry; 8. GANDHI AND NON-VIOLENCE: Non-violent Resistance: Gandhi's Contribution; From Saryagraha to Non-Violence: A Gandhian Itinerary; Nationalism and Non-violence in India in Gandhi's Lifetime: Myth and Reality; Gandhi and the Pacifists, The Exemplary Nature of Gandhian Non-violence; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Index