Member book, Dobe, Gandhi, Media, Politics and Society

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Dear colleagues, 


I am happy to announce the publication of the edited volume, M.K. Gandhi, Media, Politics and Society: New Perspectives. This Palgrave Pivot showcases new research on M.K. Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi, and the press, telegraphs, broadcasting and popular culture. Despite Gandhi being the subject of numerous books over the past century, there are few that put media centre stage. This edited collection explores both Gandhi’s own approach to the press, but also how different advocacy groups and the media, within India and overseas, engaged with Gandhi, his ideology and methodology, to further their own causes. The timeframe of the book extends from the late nineteenth century up to the present, and the case studies draw inspiration from a number of disciplinary approaches. Congratulations to all contributors, and my sincere thanks to all of them and to our editor, Dr. Chandrika Kaul.



Book Information


  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2020 edition (December 11, 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 185 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 3030590348
  • ISBN-13 : 978-3030590345
  • Item Weight : 13.3 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.83 x 0.5 x 8.27 inches


Table of Contents


  1. Brief Introductory Remarks

          Chandrika Kaul


  1. “This cable...was not in my words”: Gandhi, the Telegraph and Political Communication in the British Empire

     Amelia Bonea


  1. Gandhi’s Evolving Discourse on Leprosy 

Sanjiv Kakar

  1. The Global Gandhi of the Muslim Vernacular Press: Mahatma as Monumental Peasant and the

 Prophetic Rose in the Urdu Pamphlets of an early 20th century Delhi Sufi

       Timothy S. Dobe


5      Gandhi and the Bengali Intellectuals: Perceptions and portrayal of his ideas in contemporary

vernacular journals in the 1920s and 1930s.

        Sarvani Gooptu


  1. Gandhi and Broadcasting: Missing Narratives in Media, Nationalism and the Raj

Chandrika Kaul


  1. Gandhi and the Muslim League: The Dawn in 1947

          Gopa Sabharwal


  1. Gandhi in 1947: Self Fashioning, Print Culture and the Republic of Letters

Anjana Sharma


  1. A Modern Mahatma? Use and Misuse of Gandhi in Popular Culture

      Mei Li Badecker


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