The Resource Militant publics in India : physical culture and violence in the making of a modern polity, Arafaat A. Valiani

Militant publics in India : physical culture and violence in the making of a modern polity, Arafaat A. Valiani

Label
Militant publics in India : physical culture and violence in the making of a modern polity
Title
Militant publics in India
Title remainder
physical culture and violence in the making of a modern polity
Statement of responsibility
Arafaat A. Valiani
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An historically informed ethnographic study of conceptions, arenas, and practices of physical training and militancy in the context of religious nationalism in twentieth- and twenty-first-century western India. Arafaat A. Valiani offers readers a telling glimpse and a rare insider perspective of the social world in which militants are made, explaining how group physical training and technico-ethical experiments with it have created a powerful religious nationalist movement in the Indian state of Gujarat that has been held responsible for carrying out massive episodes of ethnic cleansing against Indian minorities. A close reading of Mohandas Gandhi's writing on popular mobilization and resistance and a detailed historical investigation of hitherto understudied episodes of satyagraha (Gandhi's celebrated concept of non-violence), this work illuminates debates on politics in South Asian history, anthropology, and sociology. Valiani interprets his own direct observation of Hindu nationalist pogroms in contemporary Gujarat, in addition to testimonies and ethnographic observations of the inner workings of the movement discovered by the author when he immersed himself as a "trainee" within it"--
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.954/75
Index
index present
LC call number
DS485.G875
LC item number
V35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Militant publics in India : physical culture and violence in the making of a modern polity, Arafaat A. Valiani
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
section 1. Modalities of political mobilization -- Efficacies of political action : physical culture and the kinesthetic politics of Gandhian nationalism -- Preparatory training and disciplined Satyagraha in Bardoli (1928) -- Militant peacekeeping and subterfugic violence of the Quit India Movement (1942) -- section 2. Elaborating political itineraries -- Physical culture, civic activism, and Hindu nationalism in the city -- Physical training, ethical discipline, and creative violence : zones of self-mastery in the Hindu nationalist movement -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Control code
000046981037
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780230112575
Lccn
2011017326
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.b25932317
System control number
palgrave0230112579

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