Gandhi’s use of the spinning wheel used to be the most major unifying parts of the nationalist circulate in India. Spinning was once obvious as an financial and political job that can collect the varied inhabitants of South Asia, and make allowance the previously elite nationalist flow to connect with the wider Indian inhabitants.
This ebook appears to be like on the politics of spinning either as a visible image and as a symbolic perform. It lines the family tree of spinning from its early colonial manifestations in corporation portray to its appropriation via the anti-colonial circulation. This advanced of visible imagery and performative ritual had the capability to beat labour, gender, and spiritual divisions and thereby produce an obtainable and potent image for the Gandhian anti-colonial circulation. via completely studying all facets of this symbol’s deployment, this publication unpacks the politics of the spinning wheel and offers a version for the research of political symbols in other places. It additionally probes the successes of India’s specific anti-colonial stream, making a useful contribution to experiences in social and cultural historical past, in addition to South Asian Studies.
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