Gandhi's Rise to Power
Indian Politics 1915 -1922
By (author) Judith M. Brown
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Gandhi's Rise to Power by Judith M. Brown
Book DescriptionDr Brown presents a political study of the first clearly defined period in Mahatma Gandhi's Indian career, from 1915 to 1922. The period began with Gandhi's return from South Africa as a stranger to Indian politics, witnessed his dramatic assertion of leadership in the Indian National Congress of 1920 and ended with his imprisonment by the British after the collapse of his all-India civil disobedience movement against the raj. Focusing on Gandhi, this book nevertheless investigates the changing nature of Indian politics. It aims to study precisely what Gandhi did, on whom he relied for support, how he interacted with other nationalist leaders and how he saw his own role in Indian public life. Unlike the usual interpretation of Gandhi's rise to power as based on a charismatic appeal to the Indian masses, this study argues that his influence depended on a capacity to generate a network of lesser leaders, or subcontractors, who would organise their constituencies for him, whether these were caste, communal or economic groups or whole areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521098731
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1974
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.
Gandhi and Civil Disobedience, Paperback (October 2008)
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.
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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