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Gandhi and National Integration

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195672039
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0015
Gandhi and National Integration

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This chapter presents an essay on Mahatma Gandhi’s efforts for national integration in India. It argues that freedom and unity of India was Gandhi’s main focus since his emergence as the dominant figure in Indian politics in 1919 until his death twenty-nine years later. It highlights Gandhi’s belief that unity can only be achieved through non-violent means. It also shows that revolutionary activity in India was suicidal given that the country was hopelessly divided and the masses so deeply sunk in pauperism and so fearfully terror-stricken.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; national integration; India; freedom; unity; non-violent means; revolutionary activity

Chapter.  1491 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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