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By Mithi Mukherjee

ISBN-10: 0198062508

ISBN-13: 9780198062509

This e-book explains the postcolonial Indian polity by means of proposing an alternate old narrative of the British Empire in India and India's fight for independence. It pursues this narrative alongside significant trajectories. at the one hand, it makes a speciality of the position of imperial judicial associations and practices within the making of either the British Empire and the anti-colonial move less than the Congress, with the legal professional as political chief. nonetheless, it deals a unique interpretation of Gandhi's non-violent resistance move as being diverse from the Congress. It indicates that the Gandhian flow, because the strongest strength principally answerable for India's independence, was once anchored now not in western discourses of political and legislative freedom yet particularly in Indic traditions of renunciative freedom, with the renouncer as chief. This quantity bargains a finished and new reinterpretation of the Indian structure within the mild of this ancient narrative. The ebook contends that the British colonial proposal of justice and the Gandhian ethos of resistance were the 2 competing and conflicting riding forces that experience decided the character and evolution of the Indian polity after independence.

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