Gandhi: 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings

Gandhi: 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings

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Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhi's fundamental work. It is a key to understanding not only his life and thought but also the politics of South Asia in the first half of the twentieth century. For the first time this volume presents the 1910 text of Hind Swaraj and includes Gandhi's own Preface and Foreword (not found in other editions) and annotations by the editor. In his Introduction, Anthony Parel sets the work in its historical and political contexts. He analyses the significance of Gandhi's experiences in England and South Africa, and examines the intellectual cross-currents from East and West that affected the formation of the mind and character of one of the twentieth century's truly outstanding figures. The second part of the volume contains some of Gandhi's other writings, including his correspondence with Tolstoy, Nehru and others. Short bibliographical synopses of prominent figures mentioned in the text and a chronology of important events are also included as aids to the more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139241141
  • 9781139241144

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'This edition will not only make available Gandhi's 'seminal work' to a new audience; it should also help to further debate about the ideological character of Indian nationalism, that most untypical of movements.' Sunil Khilnani, The Times Literary Supplementshow more

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Introduction; Glossary; A note on the history of the text; Principal events in Gandhi's life; Biographical synopses; Bibliography; Hind Swaraj; Supplementary more

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