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Quaker interventions

Geoffrey Carnall

in Gandhi's Interpreter

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640454
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651948 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.003.0004
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This chapter examines Alexander's support for Gandhi's leadership of the Indian national movement, discussing the Nehru Report, which was named after its author, Motilal Nehru. Alexander believed that the document presented a very enlightened approach to the communal problem. The chapter discusses Rabindranath Tagore's arrival in Britain to conduct the Hibbert Lectures in Oxford, and Alexander's travels to India in order to solve the tensions in India. It also discusses the Round Table Conference and the India Conciliation Group, which aimed to develop a gradual process of constitutional reform.

Keywords: Indian national movement; Nehru Report; Motilal Nehru; communal problem; Rabindranath Tagore; Hibbert Lectures; Round Table Conference; India Conciliation Group; constitutional reform

Chapter.  12342 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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