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Gandhi's Rise to Power : Indian Politics 1915-1922 - Judith M. Brown

Gandhi's Rise to Power

Indian Politics 1915-1922

Paperback Published: 25th November 1974
ISBN: 9780521098731
Number Of Pages: 404

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Dr Brown presents a political study of the first clearly defined period in Mahatma Gandhi's Indian career, from 1915 to 1922. The period began with Gandhi's return from South Africa as a stranger to Indian politics, witnessed his dramatic assertion of leadership in the Indian National Congress of 1920 and ended with his imprisonment by the British after the collapse of his all-India civil disobedience movement against the raj. Focusing on Gandhi, this book nevertheless investigates the changing nature of Indian politics. It aims to study precisely what Gandhi did, on whom he relied for support, how he interacted with other nationalist leaders and how he saw his own role in Indian public life. Unlike the usual interpretation of Gandhi's rise to power as based on a charismatic appeal to the Indian masses, this study argues that his influence depended on a capacity to generate a network of lesser leaders, or subcontractors, who would organise their constituencies for him, whether these were caste, communal or economic groups or whole areas.

South African prelude: the creation of a leader and an idealist
Gandhi and Indian nationalist politics, 1915-16
Satygraha, 1917-18
Gandhi, the politicians and the raj, 1917-18
The Rowlatt Satyagraha
The Punjab: counterpoise to the Khilafat
Non-cooperation, 1920: crisis for the politicians
Non-cooperation, 1921-2: the test of Gandhi's political power Retrospect
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ISBN: 9780521098731
ISBN-10: 0521098734
Series: Cambridge South Asian Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 25th November 1974
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.51