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Autobiography, Travel and Postnational Identity: Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal

By: Javed Majeed

Price: $49.85

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2015

Seller ID: 701579

ISBN: 9789384082239

Condition: New


Bringing together life-writing, travel-writing and postcolonial studies, this book argues that concepts of travel were crucial to the way Gandhi, Nehru and Iqbal articulated selfhood in their life-writing. It shows how their 'travelling autobiographies' differed from earlier traditions of nineteenth-century Indian and colonial travel writing. Unlike other autobiographies of the time by Indians in which the nation absorbed the individual, rethinking ideas of travel enabled them to express their ideas of selfhood outside overarching notions of nation or nationhood. Developing this line of en... View more info