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Religion - state relationships effect individuals, groups and societies. The interactions between religion and nation-state are especially dynamic within India in the years between the Salt March of 1931 and the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi in 1948. Hinduism has interacted with the nation-state of India in the years before and after independence.
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Understanding Hinduism | EBSCO
'Understanding Hinduism covers the history of Hinduism and explores how the religion has evolved and expanded. Readers learn about spiritual leaders, how Hindus perceive the world, and how Hindus live in the modern world. This title also discusses the complex interactions between Hinduism and Indian politics...'
What Transcends the Nation? | EBSCO
'The invocation of "the people" as the foundation of the nation state raises the specter of "belonging" and involves a staging of the essence of the nation...'
India unmasked: the construction of a (nation)-state | EBSCO
'Discusses the changes of the state and society of post-independence India...'
Gandhi and Hinduism
Gandhi's Hinduism and Savarkar's Hindutva
"The present national crisis of violently conflicting communal identities represents a choice between the inclusiveness of Gandhi and the exclusions of Savarkar. Gandhi did not separate religion from politics. He brought a religious ethic to politics rather than political militancy into religious communities ... "
Mahatma Gandhi and the Crisis Conversion of a Nation | EBSCO
'This article attempts to apply his idea of a "crisis conversion" to national and political crises in the history of India...'
Hindu nationalism, diaspora politics and nation-building in India | EBSCO
'This article proceeds from a critical reading of the role of religion for nation-building in India. In particular, the authors discuss how the Indian notion of secularism relies upon a number of religious legacies manifest in a Gandhian notion of what constitutes religious and political communities...'
Exploring the Beast Within | EBSCO
'Hindu nationalism is the child of India's modern history and democratic politics, not of its intrinsic nature...'
Gandhi and the Quit India Movement
'This book looks at a controversial event from modern history, showing why one of the world's most famous leaders chose a particular course of action...'
Religion, Nationalism and the State
"Gandhi and India's Engagement with Political Modernity ... "
Religious and Political Concepts of Gandhi
""There is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything. I feel it, tho I do not see it." This is the definition of God as given by that great Indian leader of saintly qualities ... "
Gandhi in Retrospect
" Between I920 and his death in I948 Gandhi was the dominant personality in Indian affairs and the most admired of the great world figures of the time. Twenty years later it is customary, and justified, to lament that in India, at least, little is now apparent of the enormous impression he created ... "
Mahatma Gandhi : Nonviolent Power in Action | EBSCO
'Dennis Dalton's classic account of Gandhi's political and intellectual development focuses on the leader's two signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement (or salt satyagraha) of 1930 and the Calcutta fast of 1947. Dalton clearly demonstrates how Gandhi's lifelong career in national politics gave him the opportunity to develop and refine his ideals...'
The Force Born of Truth : Mohandas Gandhi and the Salt March, India, 1930 | EBSCO
'Gandhi's Salt March united all Indians in peaceful protest for independence. Yet British forces met them with violence and imprisonment. In this story of India's struggle for freedom, we'll learn how Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent action overpowered the British government...'
Commentary: Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March | EBSCO
'Tomorrow, more than one billion people will celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the most dramatic events in India's fight for independence from Britain, Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March...'
Assassination of Gandhi 1948