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Gandhi's Dilemma

Nonviolent Principles and Nationalist Power

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Throughout his long career as a political thinker and activist, Mahatma Gandhi encountered the dilemma of either remaining faithful to his nonviolent principles and risking the failure of the Indian nationalist movement, or focusing on the seizure of political power at the expense of his moral message. Putting forward his vision of a "nonviolent nationalism," Gandhi argued that Indian self-rule could be achieved without sacrificing the universalist imperatives of his nonviolent philosophy. Conceived as a study in the history of political thought, this book examines the origins, meaning, and unfolding of Gandhi s dilemma as it played itself out in both theory and political practice. This discussion is inextricably linked to significant and timely issues that are critical for the study of nationalism, for Gandhi s vision raises the important question of whether it is indeed possible to construct a benign type of nationalism that is rooted in neither physical nor conceptual forms of violence.

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Manfred B. Steger is Associate Professor of Political Science at Illinois State University.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-62186-6
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Hardcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-312-22177-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gandhi's Dilemma
Book Subtitle
Nonviolent Principles and Nationalist Power
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-62186-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-62186-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22177-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 232
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