Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
GokhaleThe Indian Moderates and the British Raj$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195647518

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 April 2021

The End of an Era

The End of an Era

(p.480) 43 The End of an Era

B. R. Nanda

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the events that occurred after the death of Gokhale. Within nine months of Gokhale’s death, the Moderates suffered another shattering blow. Pherozeshah Mehta died on 5 November 1915. Most of the Congress veterans were dead or dying. Nationalist politics took a radical turn which helped foster the myth that the Moderates were political ‘mendicants’, woolly-headed, and weak-kneed politicians who only petitioned and prayed to the British for petty concessions, instead of demanding swaraj (self-governance). These myths were the more readily accepted because later generations found it difficult to visualize the heavy odds against which the founders of the Indian National Congress had to contend.

Keywords:   Gokhale’s death, Moderates, Pherozeshah Mehta’s death, Indian National Congress, nationalist politics, swaraj

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .