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Impossible Indian Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence

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ISBN-10: 0674066723

ISBN-13: 9780674066724

Edition: 2012

Authors: Faisal Devji

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The Impossible Indian offers a rare, fresh view of Gandhi as a hard-hitting political thinker willing to countenance the greatest violence in pursuit of a global vision that went far beyond a nationalist agenda. Revising the conventional view of the Mahatma as an isolated Indian moralist detached from the mainstream of twentieth-century politics, Faisal Devji offers a provocative new genealogy of Gandhian thought, one that is not rooted in a clichéd alternative history of spiritual India but arises from a tradition of conquest and violence in the battlefields of 1857.Focusing on his unsentimental engagement with the hard facts of imperial domination, Fascism, and civil war, Devji recasts…    
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Faisal Devji is Reader in Indian History and Fellow of St Antony�e(tm)s College at the University of Oxford.

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