Gandhi and Nationalism: The Path to Indian Independence (Library of South Asian History and Culture)

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Gandhi's nationalism seems simple and straightforward: he wanted an independent Indian nation state and freedom from British colonial rule. But in reality, his nationalism rested on complex and sophisticated moral philosophy. His Indian state and nation were based on no shallow ethnic or religious communalism, despite his claim to be Hindu to his very core, but were grounded on his concept of swaraj – enlightened self-control and self-development leading to harmony and tolerance among all communities in the new India. He aimed at moral regeneration, not just the ending of colonial rule. Simone Panter-Brick's perceptive and original portrayal of Gandhi's nationalism analyzes his spiritual and political program. She follows his often tortuous path, as a principal spiritual and political leader of the Indian Congress, through his famous campaigns of non-violent resistance and negotiations with the Government of India leading to Independence and, sadly for Gandhi, the Partition in 1947. Gandhi's nationalism was, in Wm Roger Louis's phrase, ""larger than the struggle for independence"". He sought a tolerant and unified state that included all communities within a ""Mother India"". Panter-Brick's work will be essential reading for all scholars and students of Indian history and political ideas.

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Simone Panter-Brick is a renowned expert on Gandhi's philosophy, political thought and as a leader of the Indian National Congress. Her previous publications include Gandhi and the Middle East (I.B.Tauris) and Gandhi Against Machiavellism. She holds a doctorate in Law and Political Science from the University of Nancy, France.

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Was Gandhi a nationalist? This engrossing and intricate study illuminates the thought and action of Churchill's 'half-naked fakir' as he resisted anti-Indian legislation in South Africa in his younger days, accepted separation from the British Empire in middle age, and labored to prevent partition of the subcontinent later in life. Any reader wishing to fathom just what India meant to Gandhi should read this book, the work of an author who understands 'Gandhianity' and 'Indianity' almost as well as the Mahatma did himself'. – Paul Janowski, Ray Ginger Professor of History, Brandeis University.

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