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Gandhi and Frontier Gandhi

Banerjee, Mukulika (2015) Gandhi and Frontier Gandhi. South Asia @ LSE (31 Jan 2015). Website.

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Frontier Gandhi died on 20 January 1988, 40 years after Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. Their relationship – both personal and political – holds profound lessons for the world today. The Pathans (or Pashtuns) of the North West Frontier are regarded as a warrior people. Yet in the inter-war years there arose a Muslim movement, the Khudai Khidmatgar, which drew its inspiration from Gandhian principles of non-violent action and was dedicated to an Indian nationalism. On the anniversary of the death of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, founder of the Khudai, Mukulika Banerjee reflects on the legacy of this unique movement among that challenged traditional perceptions of wild and “hot-headed” Pashtuns and their relationship with Gandhi.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 14:48
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:22

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