chapter  3
A TRAGEDY OF IDEALISM: UTOPIANISM AND THE IMAGINED COMMUNITY OF GANDHI’S HIND SWARAJ
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Of all the ideological interventions into nationalist politics during the struggle for Indian independence, Gandhi’s was unquestionably the most decisive in terms of the movement’s development from the spectacular ineffectiveness of an elitist constitutional politics into a broadly based mass movement capable of mobilizing, during periods of maximal resistance, diverse and often contradictory constituencies.