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Racial Inequality, Coolie, and Collective Mobilisation

The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire by Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed, New Delhi: Navayana (2015); pp 343, Rs 595.

Was Gandhi a Racist?

This is a chronological account of Gandhi's writings with a view to assess whether or not his outlook towards African blacks can be considered racist. This article also attempts to understand the immediate context in which Gandhi makes his comments on black Africans and argues that the absence of such an understanding might lead to a dubious or inappropriate conclusion.
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