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The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

David Hardiman


Much of the recent surge in writing about the practice of nonviolent forms of resistance has focused on movements that occurred after the end of the Second World War, many of which have been extremely successful. Although the fact that such a method of civil resistance was developed in its modern form by Indians is acknowledged in this writing, there has not until now been an authoritative history of the role of Indians in the evolution of the phenomenon.The book argues that while nonviolence is associated above all with the towering figure of Mahatma Gandhi, 'passive resistance' was already b ... More

Keywords: Nonviolence, Gandhi, Passive resistance, Satyagraha, Ahimsa, Civil protest, 1905-19

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190920678
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190920678.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Hardiman, author
University of Warwick