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The Resource The death and afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi, Makarand R. Paranjape

The death and afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi, Makarand R. Paranjape

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The death and afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi
Title
The death and afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi
Statement of responsibility
Makarand R. Paranjape
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Who is responsible for the Mahatma's death? Just one single fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led Government who failed 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, continued to haunt India - perhaps more effectively in his afterlife than when he lived. The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi is a ground-breaking and profound analysis of the assassination of the "father of the nation" and its after-effects. Paranjape argues that such a catastrophic event during the very birth pangs of a new nation placed a huge burden of Oedipal guilt on India, and that this is the reason for the massive repression of the murder in India's political psyche. The enduring influence of Gandhi is analysed, including the spectral presence of his portrayal in Indian cinema. The book culminates in Paranjape's reading of Gandhi's last six months in Delhi, where from the very edge of the grave he wrought what was perhaps his greatest miracle, the saving of Delhi and thus of India itself from internecine bloodshed. This evocative and moving meditation into the meaning of the Mahatma's death will be relevant to scholars of Political and Cultural History in India, as well as those with an interest in studies on Gandhi"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paranjape, Makarand R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Hindu studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • India
  • HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
  • Gandhi
  • Gandhi
Label
The death and afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi, Makarand R. Paranjape
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 203-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 days -- 16 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?
Control code
18048469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780415695732
Lccn
2013046657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The death and afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi, Makarand R. Paranjape
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 203-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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 days -- 16 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?
Control code
18048469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780415695732
Lccn
2013046657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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