Khadi: Gandhi's Mega Symbol of Subversion by Peter Gonsalves

By Peter Gonsalves

Khadi: Gandhi`s Mega image of Subversion investigates the facility of an emblem to qualitatively remodel society through learning Mahatma Gandhi’s use of garments as a metaphor for cohesion, empowerment and liberation from imperial subjugation.

The booklet brings jointly ancient facts of Gandhi’s look for a semiotics of clothes in his quest for private integrity and socio-political swap. From a multidisciplinary standpoint, it heavily examines the subversion underlying his sartorial conversation.

The writer additionally discusses the complicated demanding situations in Gandhi’s hugely polarized atmosphere, equivalent to the clash among the British Empire and the Indian nationwide Congress, Hindu–Muslim tensions, the urban–rural divide, and the query of untouchability.

The writer examines the symbolic capability for swap which khadi has, no longer simply as ‘revolution’ or ‘sedition’, yet as a sustained, well-organised method for attaining complete independence or purna swaraj.

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