By Rebecca Brown
Gandhi’s use of the spinning wheel used to be the most major unifying components of the nationalist flow in India. Spinning was once obvious as an monetary and political job which could compile the various inhabitants of South Asia, and make allowance the previously elite nationalist flow to hook up with the wider Indian inhabitants.
This booklet seems on the politics of spinning either as a visible image and as a symbolic perform. It lines the family tree of spinning from its early colonial manifestations in corporation portray to its appropriation through the anti-colonial move. This complicated of visible imagery and performative ritual had the aptitude to beat labour, gender, and spiritual divisions and thereby produce an obtainable and powerful image for the Gandhian anti-colonial move. by means of completely studying all facets of this symbol’s deployment, this publication unpacks the politics of the spinning wheel and gives a version for the research of political symbols in other places. It additionally probes the successes of India’s specific anti-colonial circulation, making a useful contribution to stories in social and cultural historical past, in addition to South Asian Studies.
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