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 complicated old networks connecting figures just like the English socialist and gay reformer Edward wood worker and the younger Indian barrister M. okay. 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 strains of empire are reemerging in more recent and extra pernicious configurations, Affective Communities demanding situations homogeneous portrayals of “the West” and its function in terms of anticolonial struggles. Drawing on Derrida’s idea of friendship, Gandhi places forth a robust new version of the political: one who reveals in friendship a very important 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