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Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

B. R. Nanda


The Hindu–Muslim conflict was a major problem during the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. This book shows how Mahatma Gandhi resolved the conflict and even united the Hindus and the Muslims. It presents a detailed introduction to the Khilafat (Pan-Islamist) movement, a venture that Gandhi supported whole-heartedly. The discussion looks at Gandhi’s non-cooperation movement, which, he believed, could help bridge the gap between the two communities. It discusses concepts such as mass civil disobedience and the Caliphate, and studies notable events such as the brief alliance between t ... More

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi, Hindu–Muslim conflict, Khilafat movement, non-cooperation movement, civil disobedience, Caliphate, Mappila Rebellion, Ali brothers, Syed Ahmad Khan, Ameer Ali

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195658279
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. R. Nanda, author
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi