Rethinking Gandhi and Nonviolent Relationality: Global by Debjani Ganguly, John Docker

By Debjani Ganguly, John Docker

This e-book provides a rethinking of the area legacy of Mahatma Gandhi during this period of unspeakable international violence. via interdisciplinary learn, key Gandhian ideas are revisited via tracing their genealogies in a number of histories of worldwide touch and by means of foregrounding their relevance to modern struggles to regain the ‘humane’ in the middle of worldwide clash. The relevance of Gandhian notions of ahimsa and satyagraha is classed within the context of up to date occasions, whilst spiritual fundamentalisms of varied varieties are competing with the confidence and unilateralism of imperial capital to lessen the area to a nation of foreign lawlessness.

Covering a large and finished variety of subject matters comparable to Gandhi’s vegetarianism and scientific perform, his successes and screw ups as a litigator in South Africa, his experiments with communal dwelling and his ideas of non-violence and satyagraha. The ebook combines historic, philosophical, and textual readings of other features of the leader’s existence and works.

Rethinking Gandhi in a brand new international Order should be of curiosity to scholars and teachers drawn to peace and clash reports, South Asian background, global historical past, postcolonial experiences, and reports on Gandhi.

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Colonialism, she maintains, expresses a cloistered subjectivity: ‘individuation, separation, the birth of the self, the tragedy of autonomy . . alienation, that is, war tempered by imaginary respite in the bosom of the other’. 36 Our historical subjects, arguably, anticipate Haraway’s cyborg economy, entering into symbolic conflict with utilitarian governmentality in two ways: first, through a defiant discourse of zoophilia or love for animals, and, second, through the argument that the practice of such inter-species love itself paves the way to an enlightened affective socialism susceptible, in its turn, and with some help from Charles Darwin, to the themes of anarchist anticolonialism.

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