Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Gandhi's Rise to Power by Judith M. Brown

Dr 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.

Buy Gandhi's Rise to Power by Judith M. Brown from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521098731
ISBN-10: 0521098734
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 404
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1974
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Gandhi's Rise to Power by Judith M. Brown

Book Reviews - Gandhi's Rise to Power by Judith M. Brown

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Gandhi's Rise to Power book by Judith M. Brown and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Judith M. Brown

Cambridge Companion to Gandhi by Judith M. Brown
Hardback, February 2011
Gandhi and Civil Disobedience by Judith M. Brown
Paperback, October 2008
Essential Writings by Judith M. Brown
Paperback, April 2008
Global South Asians by Judith M. Brown
Hardback, August 2006