Gandhi and Civil Disobedience
The Mahatma in Indian Politics 1928 -1934
By (author) Judith M. Brown
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Gandhi and Civil Disobedience by Judith M. Brown
Book DescriptionMahatma Gandhi's lengthy Indian career was of central importance in the development of Indian politics and the changing relationship of the British raj and its subjects. But the extent of his political influence and his role varied considerably at different times. This book is an analysis, based on new material, of the phase between 1928 and 1934 when Gandhi was leader of a continental campaign of civil disobedience against the Raj. During this time Gandhi emerged from the comparative political quiescence which had followed his initial rise to prominence in 1920 as architect of a campaign of non-cooperation with the Raj. He resumed a crucial role as leader of the Congress movement against the British. At the peak of his political influence he negotiated a 'pact' with the Viceroy by which the civil disobedience campaign - most graphically illustrated in the famous Salt March to Dandi - was suspended.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521066952
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Judith M. Brown
Cambridge Companion to Gandhi, Hardback (February 2011)
A fresh interpretation of one of the most influential and revered figures of the modern world.
Essential Writings, Paperback (April 2008)
This new selection of Gandhi's writings taken from his books, articles, letters and interviews sets out his views on religion, politics, society, non-violence and civil disobedience. Judith M. Brown's excellent introduction and notes examines his philosophy and the political context in which he wrote.
Global South Asians, Paperback (August 2006)View all books by Judith M. Brown
A fascinating story of the modern South Asian diaspora.
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