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Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India,9780415494311
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Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India

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9780415494311

ISBN10:
0415494311
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/20/2010
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

Spinning was seen as both an economic and political activity that could bring together the diverse population of South Asia. This book looks at the politics of spinning both as a visual symbol and as a symbolic practice. It traces the genealogy of spinning from its early colonial manifestations in Company painting to its reinterpretation, deployment and manipulation by the anti-colonial movement.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Folk to Flag 2. Action and Identity: Colonial Representations of Spinning 3. Capturing the Wheel in Motion: Photography and Spinning 4. Absent Labours: Making the multiple into one 5. Gender and the modern charkha 6. National Symbols: The wheel and the body 7. Conclusion: Anti-Colonial to Postcolonial: Fading political symbols


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