The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire (South Asia in Motion) 1st Edition

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"The South African Gandhi finally offers a real and convincing account of Indian life and politics in South Africa, and Gandhi's changing place within it. Its critique of the sanctimonious and nationalistic historiography around Gandhi allows the authors to recover a Gandhi beyond moralism." -- Faisal Devji ― University of Oxford

"In this impressively researched study, two South African scholars of Indian background bravely challenge political myth-making on both sides of the Indian Ocean that has sought to canonize Gandhi as a founding father of the struggle for equality there. They show that the Mahatma-to-be carefully refrained from calling on his followers to throw in their lot with the black majority. The mass struggle he finally led remained an Indian struggle." -- Joseph Lelyveld ― author of Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India

"The South African Gandhi's detailed treatment of how Gandhi operated in the South African political context is a significant contribution to the growing revisionist literature. Most arresting perhaps to readers familiar only with the hagiography will be Gandhi's persistent attempts to improve the position of South African Indians by emphasising their superiority to Africans and reliability as subjects of Empire." -- Kathryn Tidrick ― author of Gandhi: A Political and Spiritual Life

"This is a wonderful demonstration of meticulously researched, evocative, clear-eyed and fearless history writing. It uncovers a story, some might even call it a scandal, that has remained hidden in plain sight for far too long. The South African Gandhi is a big book. It is a serious challenge to the way we have been taught to think about Gandhi." -- Arundhati Roy ― author of The God of Small Things

About the Author

Ashwin Desai is Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. Goolam Vahed is Associate Professor of History at the University of KwaZulu Natal.


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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 080479717X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Stanford University Press; 1st edition (October 7, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 344 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780804797177
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0804797177
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.06 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.86 x 9 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched works like this book by Ashwin tell us that Gandhi was ...
Reviewed in India on May 27, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent piece of research work
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly researched and well presented without being too judgmental
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