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Righteous Republic

The Political Foundations of Modern India

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674048959

Publication Date: 10/31/2012

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368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 1 map

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  • Preface: The Search for Self in Modern India
  • Introduction: Swaraj, the Self’s Sovereignty
  • 1. Mohandas Gandhi: Ahimsa, the Self’s Orientation
  • 2. Rabindranath Tagore: Viraha, the Self’s Longing
  • 3. Abanindranath Tagore: Samvega, the Self’s Shock
  • 4. Jawaharlal Nehru: Dharma, the Self’s Aspiration and Artha, the Self’s Purpose
  • 5. Bhimrao Ambedkar: Duḥkha, the Self’s Burden
  • Conclusion: The Sovereign Self, Its Sources and Shapes
  • Appendixes
    • A: The Indexical Complexity of Tagore’s Meghdūt
    • B: Thirteenth Rock Edict of Aśoka
    • C: The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005
    • D: From Ambedkar’s Published Introduction to The Buddha and His Dhamma
    • E: From “Gospel of Equality: The Buddha and the Future of His Religion,” 1950
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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