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Author Siganporia, Harmony, author.

Title Walking to Dandi : in search of vikas / Harmony Siganporia
Edition First edition
Published Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Part I -- Introduction, or -- 1. What We Talk About When We Talk About (Him) Walking -- 2. The F/act of Gandhian Walks -- 3. Walking: Tracing the Contours of a Semiosphere -- Part II -- Field-Notes, or: Walking All This Talk -- 4. From Salt to Sugarcane (#namaktoganna)-Or, Something is Rotten in the State of Gujarat -- 5. From Sugarcane to Cotton (or Surat to Bharuch) -- 6. Tobacco Land -- 7. Aslali-Ahmedabad -- Conclusion (But Not Really: The Conundrum of a Walk That Keeps on Walking Its Walkers) -- Afterword -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "In February 2019, Harmony Siganporia walked from Dandi to Ahmedabad, retracing the route of Gandhi’s Salt March in reverse. She walked this route of just under 400 kilometres over 25 days, much as Gandhi and the original band of Marchers did in 1930. The ‘Dandi Path’ is the setting against which she explores the story of modern Gujarat, tracing the contours of the State’s seismic shift towards espousing the narrative of vikas, abandoning in the process the possibility of a quest for swaraj. Gujarat has been described as the laboratory of Hindutva, and this book is an effort to explore this theme, even as it attempts to unearth whether there remain any contesting epistemes to it; memories of the region’s prior avatar as the setting against which Gandhi put into practice his experiments with truth, non-violent civil disobedience, and satyagraha. This project investigates what—if anything—remains of the Salt March in Gujarat’s cultural memory, while also attempting to fill out the contours of the ‘single story’ of vikas with which the State has become so closely associated"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (Oxford Academic, viewed on November 10, 2023)
Subject Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Travel
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948
Economic development -- India -- Gujarat
Protest movements -- India -- History -- 20th century
Economic development
Politics and government
Protest movements
Politics & government.
Politics and Government.
Gujarat (India) -- Politics and government
Gujarat (India) -- Description and travel
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
India -- Gujarat
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191946356