The Non-Violent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-1919

01 December 2018

David Hardiman

Though non-violence has been primarily associated with the figure of MK Gandhi, the historian David Hardiman shows in this book that civil forms of resistance were already being practised by nationalists in British-ruled India prior to Gandhi’s arrival on the scene. Unlike satyagraha, there was no explicit and organised attempt to commit to non-violence, but it still occupied a space in the mainstream resistance against the British.

Penguin Random House, 272 pages, Rs 699