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dc.contributor.authorVahed, Goolam
dc.contributor.authorDesai, Ashwin
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-15T13:05:57Z
dc.date.available2016-07-15T13:05:57Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationVahed, G., & Desai, A. (2014). Empire's soldier: Gandhi and Britain's wars, 1899-1918. Journal for Contemporary History, 39(2), 1-14.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3322
dc.description.abstractTowards the latter stages of World War I, Mohandas K Gandhi urged Indian peasants to take up arms on behalf of the British. This alienated his liberal pacifist supporters in Europe who were aghast that the apostle of non-violence had seemingly disavowed his own teachings. But Gandhi, during his South African sojourn from 1893-1914, had openly declared his enthusiasm to support the British Empire in its attempts to assume hegemony in the region. He participated on the side of the British in the brutal South African War of 1899-1902 and in their violent suppression of the Zulu uprising in 1906. Alongside this, he formulated his ideas of Satyagraha. This article traces Gandhi’s South African years from 1893 to 1914 and seeks to make sense of the apparent contradiction of his taking up arms on behalf of the Raj during the war. This is done in the context of his attachment to the Empire.en_ZA
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dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectGandhien_ZA
dc.subjectSatyagrahaen_ZA
dc.subjectPassive resistanceen_ZA
dc.subjectEmpireen_ZA
dc.subjectIndiaen_ZA
dc.subjectZuluen_ZA
dc.subjectWorld War Ien_ZA
dc.titleEmpire's soldier: Gandhi and Britain's wars, 1899-1918en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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