Mahatma Gandhi Nonviolent Power in Action
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Description: First published in 1993, Dennis Dalton's iconoclastic account of Gandhi's political and intellectual development gained prominence for its balance and extensive research, as well as its portrayal of Gandhi as a deeply human and complex force. Focusing on the leader's two signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement (or salt satyagraha) of 1930 and the Calcutta fast of 1947, Dalton makes clear that Gandhi's lifelong career in national politics gave him the opportunity to develop and refine his ideals. He controversially concludes with a comparison of Gandhi's methods and the strategies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, proposing a fascinating juxtaposition that not only enriches the biography of all three figures but also proves Gandhi's relevance to the study of race and political leadership in America. A new afterword situates Gandhi within the "clash of civilizations" debate, identifying the implications for continuing nonviolent protests. Dalton also conducts an extensive overview of Gandhian studies and includes a detailed chronology of events in Gandhi's life and leadership.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Preface to the 2012 Reissue|
|Satyagraha Meets Swaraj: The Development of Gandhi's Ideas, 1896-1917|
|Gandhi as Leader: Nonviolence in Power|
|Critiques of Gandhi from His Contemporaries: Rahindranath Tagore and M. N. Roy|
|Civil Disobedience: The Salt Satyagraha|
|The Calcutta Fast|
|Mohandas, Malcolm, and Martin|
|Conclusion: Gandhi's Contribution from Various Angles|
|Afterword to the 2012 Reissue|