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Publisher:Rupa & Co.
Published In:2009
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.60 lbs
Pages:pp. xxii + 665, Plates, Table, Index, Glossary, Appendices, Notes, Acknowledgement

The Title "On the Salt March The Historiography of Gandhi's March to Dandi" is written by Thomas Weber. This book was published in the year 2009. The ISBN number 8129113856|9788129113856 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. xxii + 665 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Rupa & Co.. We have about 3404 other great books from this publisher. On the Salt March The Historiography of Gandhi's March to Dandi is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

This Book provides the definitive account of the most celebrated campaign of history's most important nonviolent campaigner.

Gandhi's 1930 Salt March to the seaside village of Dandi, and the following Civil Disobedience of the British Empire, are among the most significant events in contemporary Indian political history, yet precious little has been written about the actual March itself. The published texts generally confine themselves to A Few paragraphs reporting that on 12 March Gandhi and his selected followers (with considerable confusion as to their actual number) left the Mahatma's Sabarmati Ashram, walked for three weeks (again with much confusion as to the distance and route) and then broke the iniquitous salt laws on 6 April. None of the sources bring the central event to life. There is nothing of the exploits or intrigues that occurred during those weeks, no glimpse into the day-to-day workings of Gandhi's mind, and no attempt to tell the story of the great adventure that the event actually was. This has been a serious gap in the literature on India's freedom struggle, and more especially the Gandhi non-violence literature.

While this book is academically rigorous, it is also quite distinctive in its style and highly readable. It is not only a significant work of History but also a travelogue and work of historiography, as well as an exploration of nonviolent theory in practice. It describes two journeys, the 1930 Dandi March and its later retracing by The Author running side by side and recording how the passing of a mere half century can give rise to legends, distortions and even miracles.

About the Author

Thomas Weber teaches Politics and Peace Studies at Melbourne's La Trobe University. He has been researching and writing on Gandhi's life and thoughts for almost twenty years. Among his other published Gandhi-related works are : Hugging the Trees : The Story of the Chipko Movement, Conflict Resolution and Gandhian Ethics, and Gandhi's Peace Army, The Shanti Sena and Unarmed Peacekeeping.

In 1983, he retraced the entire route of the Salt March. He spoke to elders along the way and recorded their memories, and tracked down seventeen of the twenty or so of the surviving Marchers from the original group of eighty-one.

He lives with his family in a small country town on the outskirts of Melbourne. Cover Design : PealiDenzine


On Being a Latter Day Salt Marcher

1. Arrival
2. The Sabarmati Ashram
3. Rajkot and Ravi
4. Matar to Wasna
5. The Interlude
6. Preparations

1. The Stage is Set
2. The Choice of Action
3. The Choice of Route
4. Preparations for the Event

1. March 12
2. March 13
3. March 14
4. March 15
5. March 16
6. March 17
7. March 18
8. March 19
9. March 20
10. March 21
11. March 22
12. March 23
13. March 24
14. March 25
15. March 26
16. March 27
17. March 28
18. March 29
19. March 30
20. March 31
21. April 1
22. April 2
23. April 3
24. April 4
25. April 5
26. April 6

1. The Resignation of Government Officials
2. Women Join the Struggle
3. At Dandi and Karadi
4. The Battle in the Press
5. The National Battle
6. The British Response
7. Gandhi's Arrest
8. The Salt Raids at Dharasana
9. The Aftermath


Conclusion :

The Achievements and Messages of the Salt March