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Clothing Gandhi's nation : homespun and modern India

by Trivedi, Lisa.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DS480.45.T77 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DS480.45.T77 2007

In Clothing Gandhi's Nation, Lisa Trivedi explores the making of one of modern India's most enduring political symbols, khadi: a homespun, home-woven cloth. The image of Mohandas K. Gandhi clothed simply in a loincloth and plying a spinning wheel is familiar around the world, as is the sight of Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and other political leaders dressed in "Gandhi caps" and khadi shirts. Less widely understood is how these images associate the wearers with the swadeshi movement--which advocated the exclusive consumption of indigenous goods to establish India's autonomy from Great Britain--or how khadi was used to create a visual expression of national identity after Independence. Trivedi brings together social history and the study of visual culture to account for khadi as both symbol and commodity. Written in a clear narrative style, the book provides a cultural history of important and distinctive aspects of modern Indian history.

Additional Information
Subjects Swadeshi movement -- History.
Khadi -- Political aspects -- History.
Khadi -- Economic aspects -- History.
Khadi -- Social aspects -- History.
Nationalism -- India -- History.
Publisher Bloomington :Indiana University Press,2007
Language English
Description xxvi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-195) and index.
ISBN 9780253348821 (cloth : alk. paper)
025334882X (cloth : alk. paper)
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