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Going Native: Gandhi’s Relationship With Western Women

Thomas Weber

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Gandhi?s relationship with women has proved irresistibly fascinating to many, but it is surprising how little scholarly work has been undertaken on his attitudes to and relationships with women. Going Native details Gandhi?s relationship with Western women, including those who inspired him, worked with him, supported him in his political activities... in South Africa, or helped shape his international image. Of particular note are those women who ?went native? to live with Gandhi as close friends and disciples, those who were drawn to him because of a shared interest in celibacy, those who came seeking a spiritual master, or came because of mental confusion. Some joined him because they were fixated on his person rather than because of an interest in his social programme. Through these fascinating women, we get a different insight into Gandhi, who encouraged them to come and then was often captivated, and at times exasperated, by them. Gandhi's relationship with Western women, including those who inspired him, worked with him, supported him in his political activities in South Africa, or helped shape his international image Of particular note are those women who went native' to live with Gandhi as close friends and disciples, those who were drawn to him because of a shared interest in celibacy, those who came seeking a spiritual master, or came because of mental confusion Some joined him because they were fixated on his person rather than because of an interest in his social programme Through these fascinating women, we get a different insight into Gandhi, who encouraged them to come and then was often captivated, and at times, exasperated by them

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Author

  • Thomas Weber is an Honorary Associate, School of Social Sciences and Communications, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His most recent Gandhi-related books are: Beloved Bapu: The Gandhi-Mirabehn Correspondence (with Tridip Suhrud); Going Native: Gandhi’s Relationship with Western Women (Roli Books); The Shanti Sena: Philosophy, History and Action; On the Salt March: The Historiography of Mahatma Gandhi’s March to Dandi; Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians (Roli Books); and Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor.

ISBN
9788174368201
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
408
Weight (kg)
1.51
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
General Non-Fiction
Published Date
28/02/11
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Thomas Weber is an Honorary Associate, School of Social Sciences and Communications, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His most recent Gandhi-related books are: Beloved Bapu: The Gandhi-Mirabehn Correspondence (with Tridip Suhrud); Going Native: Gandhi’s Relationship with Western Women (Roli Books); The Shanti Sena: Philosophy, History and Action; On the Salt March: The Historiography of Mahatma Gandhi’s March to Dandi; Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians (Roli Books); and Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor.

ISBN
9788174368201
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
408
Weight (kg)
1.51
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
General Non-Fiction
Published Date
28/02/11
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Thomas Weber is an Honorary Associate, School of Social Sciences and Communications, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His most recent Gandhi-related books are: Beloved Bapu: The Gandhi-Mirabehn Correspondence (with Tridip Suhrud); Going Native: Gandhi’s Relationship with Western Women (Roli Books); The Shanti Sena: Philosophy, History and Action; On the Salt March: The Historiography of Mahatma Gandhi’s March to Dandi; Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians (Roli Books); and Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor.

ISBN
9788174368201
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
408
Weight (kg)
1.51
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
General Non-Fiction
Published Date
28/02/11
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Thomas Weber is an Honorary Associate, School of Social Sciences and Communications, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. His most recent Gandhi-related books are: Beloved Bapu: The Gandhi-Mirabehn Correspondence (with Tridip Suhrud); Going Native: Gandhi’s Relationship with Western Women (Roli Books); The Shanti Sena: Philosophy, History and Action; On the Salt March: The Historiography of Mahatma Gandhi’s March to Dandi; Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians (Roli Books); and Gandhi as Disciple and Mentor.

ISBN
9788174368201
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
408
Weight (kg)
1.51
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
General Non-Fiction
Published Date
28/02/11
Publisher
Roli Books