|Publisher:||SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd|
|No. of Pages:||272|
About The Book
Using the frames of diaspora theory, post-colonial discourse theory and the recent Atlantic turn in studies of resistance, this book brings into relief Gandhi's experience as a traveler moving from a classic colony, India, to the plantation and mining society of South Africa.
The author forwards the argument that this move between different modes of production brought Gandhi into contact with indentured laborers, with whom he shared exilic and diasporic consciousness, and whose difficult yet resilient lives inspired his philosophy. It reads Gandhi's nationalistic (that is, anti-colonial) sentiments as born in diasporic exile, where he formed his perspective as a provincial subject in a multiracial plantation.?
The author's viewpoint has been inspired by the new analytic that has emerged in the last few decades: the Atlantic as an ocean that not just transported the victims of a greedy plantation system, but also saw the ferment of revolutionary ideas.
Table of Contents
Sailing the High Seas
Deconstructing the Coolie
Plotting a Diasporic Nation
Local Cosmopolitan and Modern Anti-Modern: Hind Swaraj and Satyagraha in South Africa
The Tamil Women of the Transvaal
Gandhi and Atlantic Modernity
Prophet in Homespun: Deenabandhu C F Andrews
Conclusion: Diasporic Gandhi
About The Author
Nalini Natarajan is a Professor at the English Department, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico in the US, where she has been teaching at since 1987. Prior to this, she taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi (1978–80) and Miranda House, Delhi (1984–86), and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University (1986–87). She obtained her Ph.D from University of Aberdeen, UK in 1984. She has written a book titled Woman and Indian Modernity: Readings of Colonial and Postcolonial Novels in 2002, and edited Handbook of Twentieth Century Literatures of India in 1996, which received the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award. She has also contributed articles in many other books. Besides this book, she has also just completed a book published by Terranova Press, entitled ‘The Resonating Island’—a series of intercultural essays on the Caribbean and South Asia. Through her background and domicile, she combines an interest in India and its many regions, local languages and cultures, British domestic and imperial culture in the nineteenth century, feminist theory, and Caribbean and Latin American issues. She has proposed innovative courses in these areas. Her interests are travel, memoir-writing, cooking and the promotion of popular forms of inter-cultural music and dance.
|Title:||Atlantic Gandhi: Sagarapaar Mahatma (Marathi)||Publisher:||SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd|
|No. of Pages:||272|