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Political Violence in Ancient India

Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru helped create the myth of a nonviolent ancient India while building a modern independence movement on the principle of nonviolence (ahimsa). But this myth obscures a troubled and complex heritage: a long struggle to reconcile the ethics of nonviolence with the need to use violence to rule. Upinder Singh documents the dynamic tension between violence and nonviolence in ancient Indian political thought and practice over twelve hundred years. $45.00 • £35.95 • €40.50 ISBN 9780674975279 September 2017

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Publisher: Harvard University Press | Author(s): Upinder Singh | Posted on: September , 2017

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