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Author Paranjape, Makarand R

Title The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (421 pages)
Series Routledge Hindu Studies Series
RoutledgeCurzon Hindu studies series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Part I: Birth traumas of the nation; 1. Who killed Gandhi?; 2. The event; 3. The post-mortem; 4. The memorialization; 5. The repression; 6. The unbearability of patricide; 7. Oedipus in India; 8. The pollution; 9. The haunting; 10. The guilt; 11. The modernity of patricide; 12. The Mahatma's endgame; 13. Gandhism vs. Gandhigiri: the life and afterlife of the Mahatma; 14. Beyond the monument: remembering the Mahatma; 15. Gandhi and Anti-Oedipus
Part II: 'My death is my message': Mahatma, the last 133 days16. Arrival in Delhi; 17. 'Do or die': an old formula in the capital of New India; 18. The final yajna; 19. Partitioning women; 20. Gandhi at an RSS rally; 21. Saving India; 22. Ahimsa: 'softer than a flower and harder than a stone'?; 23. Hindu-Muslim amity; 24. The art of dying; 25. From repression to redemption?; Bibliography; Index
Summary Who is responsible for the Mahatma's death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions mean that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal death, continues to haunt India - perhaps more effectively in his afterlife than when he was alive. The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi is a groundbreaking and profound analysis of the assassination of the 'father of the nation' and its after-effects. P
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Assassination.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Influence.
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Politics and government.
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317682335