The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi (Routledge Hindu Studies Series)

The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi (Routledge Hindu Studies Series)

Makarand R. Paranjape


Who is accountable for the Mahatma’s dying? only one unmarried, yet determined, fanatic, the complete ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led govt whichfailed to guard him, or an enormous majority of Indians and their descendants who thought of Gandhi beside the point? Such questions suggest that Gandhi, even after his tragic and brutal loss of life, maintains to hang-out India – possibly extra successfully in his afterlife than while he used to be alive.

The dying and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi is a groundbreaking and profound research of the assassination of the ‘father of the country’ and its after-effects. Paranjape argues that one of these catastrophic occasion through the very beginning pangs of a brand new kingdom positioned a tremendous burden of Oedipal guilt on Indians, and that that is why for the big repression of the homicide in India’s political psyche. the long-lasting effect of Gandhi is analysed, together with his spectral presence in Indian cinema. The ebook culminates in Paranjape’s analyzing of Gandhi’s final six months in Delhi, the place, from the very fringe of the grave, he wrought what was once probably his maximum miracle, the saving of Delhi and therefore of India itself from internecine bloodshed.

This evocative and relocating meditation into the which means of the Mahatma’s loss of life can be proper to students of Indian political and cultural historical past, in addition to people with an curiosity in Gandhi and modern India

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