TAPSA: "Coming to terms with the Non-Cooperation & Khilafat Moment: Muslims, Gandhi, and incommensurable subjects"

TAPSA presentation by Faridah Zaman, Donnelly Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of History, University of Chicago.

The Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement of c. 1919-22 is commonly described as a period of unprecedented national unity in India that was, nevertheless, ultimately a demonstration of the failures Gandhian theory in popular practice. This paper seeks to rethink the narrative of failure by considering the thought of leading Indian Muslims of this period, particularly focusing on the kinds of religio-political categories they were thinking through in addition to and often times in distinct tension with the Gandhian satyagrahi.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 4:30pm
Foster 103