The androgynous warrior: Gandhi’s search for strength

@article{Palshikar2016TheAW,
  title={The androgynous warrior: Gandhi’s search for strength},
  author={Sanjay Palshikar},
  journal={European Journal of Political Theory},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={404 - 423}
}
Gandhi’s conception of non-violence was unique in having martial and maternal elements. He drew upon the mythological figure of the noble warrior but he also stressed maternal capacity for love and endurance. The virtuous self-suffering woman and the Kshatriya warrior were the ideals that Gandhi shared with his militant Hindu nationalist opponents. By bringing together these two ideals in the combative non-violent soldier, Gandhi tried to invert his opponents’ hierarchy of values. He proposed… Expand
1 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 42 REFERENCES
Ascetics, Warriors, and a Gandhian Ecological Citizenship
  • 13
Masculinity, Asceticism, Hinduism: Past and Present Imaginings of India
  • 11
Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence.
  • 111
  • Highly Influential
Warrior Ascetics in Indian History
  • 36
Hindutva: Exploring the Idea of Hindu Nationalism
  • 38
  • Highly Influential
The Frail Hero and Virile History: Gender and the Politics of Culture in Colonial Bengal
  • 88
The Intimate Enemy
  • 117
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
The Bhagavadgita: Doctrines and Contexts
  • 34
...
1
2
3
4
5
...