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Postmodern Gandhi and other essays Gandhi in the World and at Home
Postmodern Gandhi and other essays Gandhi in the World and at Home
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The Gandhi of the loincloth and the walking stick seems an unlikely advocate of postmodernism. In eight seminal essays, Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph argue against equating Gandhi with traditionalism and for reading him as a postmodern thinker.

In the first chapter, the Rudolphs contend that Gandhi's critique of 'modern civilization' in his 1909 book, Hindi Swaraj was an opening salvo of the postmodern era. His autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth, and his theory and practice of non-violent collective action, satyagraha, articulate and exemplify a postmodern situational understanding of truth. The authors show how in London the young Gandhi was shaped by the anti-modern 'other west' of Ruskin and Tolstoy and how a generation later, the mature Gandhi shaped the 'small is beautiful' other west that challenged modernity's hegemony.

In succeeding chapters, the volume shows how Gandhi's ashrams and Satyagrahas democratized Habermas' bourgeois 'public sphere'; how Gandhi's meaning in America was contested by narratives of him as an anti-imperialist, a guru, a mahatma, or even a fraud; and how Gandhi restored Indian self-esteem and national identity by showing them that it is more courageous to be non-violent than violent.

Gandhi was a practitioner and an activist as well as a theorist; as Marx famously put it about himself, Gandhi meant to change the world as interpret it, and he did.

This volume will appeal to those who would like to understand Gandhi's continued relevance for the 21st century and to students and scholars of history, politics, charismatic leadership, colonialism, and post-colonialism.

About the Author:

Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph are Professors Emeriti of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

CONTENTS
Preface VII
Part One
1. Postmodern Gandhi 3
Lloyd I. Rudolph
2. The Road Not Taken: The Modernist Roots of Partition 60
Lloyd I. Rudolph
3. Gandhi in the Mind of America 92
Lloyd I. Rudolph
4. The Coffee House and the Ashram Revisited: How Gandhi Democratized Habermas' Public Sphere 140
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
Part Two
5. The Fear of Cowardice 177
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
6. Gandhi and the New Courage 199
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
7. Self-Control and Political Potency 207
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
8. This-Worldly Asceticism and Political Modernization 230
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph

Postmodern Gandhi and other essays Gandhi in the World and at Home

Item Code:
IDF223
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Hardcover
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
0195672755
Language:
English
Size:
8.4" X 5.4"
Pages:
262
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From the Jacket:

The Gandhi of the loincloth and the walking stick seems an unlikely advocate of postmodernism. In eight seminal essays, Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph argue against equating Gandhi with traditionalism and for reading him as a postmodern thinker.

In the first chapter, the Rudolphs contend that Gandhi's critique of 'modern civilization' in his 1909 book, Hindi Swaraj was an opening salvo of the postmodern era. His autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth, and his theory and practice of non-violent collective action, satyagraha, articulate and exemplify a postmodern situational understanding of truth. The authors show how in London the young Gandhi was shaped by the anti-modern 'other west' of Ruskin and Tolstoy and how a generation later, the mature Gandhi shaped the 'small is beautiful' other west that challenged modernity's hegemony.

In succeeding chapters, the volume shows how Gandhi's ashrams and Satyagrahas democratized Habermas' bourgeois 'public sphere'; how Gandhi's meaning in America was contested by narratives of him as an anti-imperialist, a guru, a mahatma, or even a fraud; and how Gandhi restored Indian self-esteem and national identity by showing them that it is more courageous to be non-violent than violent.

Gandhi was a practitioner and an activist as well as a theorist; as Marx famously put it about himself, Gandhi meant to change the world as interpret it, and he did.

This volume will appeal to those who would like to understand Gandhi's continued relevance for the 21st century and to students and scholars of history, politics, charismatic leadership, colonialism, and post-colonialism.

About the Author:

Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph are Professors Emeriti of Political Science at the University of Chicago.

CONTENTS
Preface VII
Part One
1. Postmodern Gandhi 3
Lloyd I. Rudolph
2. The Road Not Taken: The Modernist Roots of Partition 60
Lloyd I. Rudolph
3. Gandhi in the Mind of America 92
Lloyd I. Rudolph
4. The Coffee House and the Ashram Revisited: How Gandhi Democratized Habermas' Public Sphere 140
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
Part Two
5. The Fear of Cowardice 177
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
6. Gandhi and the New Courage 199
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
7. Self-Control and Political Potency 207
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
8. This-Worldly Asceticism and Political Modernization 230
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
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