Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays: Gandhi in the World and at Home

Paperback | September 1, 2009

byLloyd I. Rudolph, Susanne Hoeber Rudolph

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This book brings together eight seminal essays on Gandhi by the Rudolphs, probably the most well known names in South Asian studies in the US. Divided into two sections, the underlying theme of the volume is the continuing relevance and importance of Gandhi and his ideas. The book arguesagainst equating Gandhism with traditionalism and seeks to establish Gandhi's credentials as a postmodern thinker. In this venture the book looks to strong counter cultural explanations to articulate Gandhian alternate conceptions of modernity. The authors contend that Gandhi was a practitioner, anactivist and a theorist. The volume also examines Gandhi's interpretation of the world and compares the inherent ideas in Nehru's high modernist vision and Gandhi's critiques of it to end with an examination of what development meant to each of them.

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This book brings together eight seminal essays on Gandhi by the Rudolphs, probably the most well known names in South Asian studies in the US. Divided into two sections, the underlying theme of the volume is the continuing relevance and importance of Gandhi and his ideas. The book arguesagainst equating Gandhism with traditionalism and...

Lloyd. I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph are Professors Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019806411X

ISBN - 13:9780198064114

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart One1. Postmodern Gandhi2. The Road Not Taken: The Modernist Roots of Partition3. Gandhi in the Mind of America4. The Coffee House and the Ashram Revisited: How Gandhi Democratized Habermas' Public SpherePart Two5. The Fear of Cowardice6. Gandhi and the New Courage7. Self-Control and Political Potency8. This-Worldly Asceticism and Political ModernizationIndex