By Leela Gandhi
Gandhi weaves jointly the tales of a couple of South Asian and ecu friendships that flourished among 1878 and 1914, tracing the advanced old networks connecting figures just like the English socialist and gay reformer Edward chippie and the younger Indian barrister M. ok. Gandhi, or the Jewish French mystic Mirra Alfassa and the Cambridge-educated Indian yogi and extremist Sri Aurobindo. In a world milieu the place the conflict traces of empire are reemerging in more recent and extra pernicious configurations, Affective Communities demanding situations homogeneous portrayals of “the West” and its position relating to anticolonial struggles. Drawing on Derrida’s thought of friendship, Gandhi places forth a strong new version of the political: person who unearths in friendship a vital source for anti-imperialism and transnational collaboration.
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Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin-de-Siècle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship (Politics, History, and Culture) by Leela Gandhi