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Author Shingavi, Snehal.

Title The Mahatma misunderstood : the politics and forms of literary nationalism in India / Snehal Shingavi
Published New York : Anthem Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (243 pages)
Series Anthem South Asian studies
Anthem South Asian studies.
Contents The Mahatma as proof: the nationalist origins of the historiography of Indian writing in English -- The Mahatma didn't say so, but ... : Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable and the sympathies of middle-class nationalists -- The Mahatma may be all wrong about politics, but ... : Raja Rao's Kanthapura and the religious imagination of the Indian, secular, nationalist middle class -- The missing Mahatma: Ahmed Ali and the aesthetics of Muslim anticolonialism -- The grammar of the Gandhians: Jayaprakash Narayan and the figure of Gandhi -- The Mahatma misunderstood: the arrested development of the nationalist dialectic -- Conclusion: Dangerous solidarities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- In literature.
Indic fiction -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, East Indian, in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012047560
ISBN 9780857286475
9781299242722 (MyiLibrary)