Gandhi's Khadi: A History of Contention and Conciliation

By: Rahul Ramagundam

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The book is a study of khadi, the fabric that successfully transcended its commodity status to become a political symbol. Using a fresh approach, it shows how an idea, determinedly pursued, can become a movement. Khadi acquired emblematic status during India's freedom struggle. Gandhi saw khadi as heralding real freedom to the millions of poor and marginalised Indians. Recreating a parallel history of the khadi movement alongside that of India's freedom struggle, the author argues that khadi's core semiotic lay in its being a commodity of resistance against colonial exploitation. Printed Pages: 311.

Title: Gandhi's Khadi: A History of Contention and Conciliation

Author Name: Rahul Ramagundam

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2008

ISBN: 8125034641

ISBN 13: 9788125034643

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 Cms x 23 Cms

Seller ID: 031484

Keywords: Gandhi Khadi History India