“Appeal from this fiery bed …”: The Colonial Politics of Gandhi's Fasts and Their Metropolitan Reception

@article{Pratt2005AppealFT,
  title={“Appeal from this fiery bed …”: The Colonial Politics of Gandhi's Fasts and Their Metropolitan Reception},
  author={Timothy Pratt and J. Vernon},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={44},
  pages={92 - 114}
}
F all the wealth of work on Gandhi, little attempt has been made to consider how his thought and practice was received in the imperial center, leaving us to assume an unproblematic translation from colony to metropole. Often, it seems, we are left with the residue of that saintly image of Gandhi popularly propagated in both “East” and “West,” which tended to endow his politics with an inherent truthfulness and universality. Recent studies in colonial history have begun to unpick the logic… Expand
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