Gandhi: An Impossible Possibility by Sudhir Chandra

By Sudhir Chandra

For a guy who made this kind of robust intervention within the historical past of the twentieth century, a lot of Mahatma Gandhi’s principles have been misunderstood or obfuscated in the course of his lifetime. This e-book attracts our realization to Gandhi’s final years, rather the marked swap in his realizing of the popularity of non-violence by way of Indians. It issues to a startling discovery Gandhi made within the years previous India’s Independence and Partition: the fight for freedom which he had all alongside believed to be non-violent used to be in reality now not so. He realised that there has been a causal courting among the trail of illusory ahimsa which had held sway throughout the freedom fight and the violence that erupted thereafter in the course of Partition. ?

Calling for a significant reconsider at the very nature and beginning of contemporary India, this publication throws new mild on Gandhian philosophy and its far-reaching implications for the area this day. it's going to curiosity not just students and researchers of recent Indian background, politics, and philosophy but in addition lay readers.

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