Clothing for liberation : a communication analysis of by Peter Gonsalves

By Peter Gonsalves

This is often the 1st research of Gandhi’s dressing type by way of communique conception and an exploration of the subliminal messages that have been subtly communicated to a wide viewers. Peter Gonsalves chooses 3 well-known theorists from the sector of verbal exchange reports and appears at Gandhi throughout the lens of every one, to offer us a desirable and new perception into the most well-known males from South Asia.

the writer first prepares the floor for the theoretical research via exploring the breadth of Gandhi’s verbal exchange talents. He offers crucial details on quite a lot of Gandhi’s verbal exchange talents, so as to featuring fascinating components of study for conversation students.

The booklet bargains with the qualitative and quantitative elements of Gandhi’s verbal output, his linguistic capability, his journalistic and letter-writing type, his peace conversation in an environment of clash, his organizational skill and the overseas repercussions of his mass mediated messages. It additionally elaborates the different sorts of non-verbal conversation he used, equivalent to silence, fasting, garments, own presence and aura. The booklet closes with, probably for the 1st time, a Gandhian method of symbolisation for socio-political change.Photographs of Gandhi in numerous levels of his existence were used to supply a visible chronology of sartorial swap and emphasise the arguments within the publication.

desk of Contents:

Foreword by means of KEVAL J KUMAR creation Gandhi the Communicator Barthes: A Gandhian model procedure Turner: Social Drama in Gandhi’s Swadeshi Revolution Goffman: Gandhi as functionality supervisor of a state A Gandhian method of Symbolisation photos and photographs Appendix word list pick out Bibliography Index

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I was inundated with letters containing the outpourings of my correspondents’ hearts. They were friendly, critical or bitter, according to the temper of the writer. It was a fine education for me to study, digest and answer all this correspondence. It was as though the community thought audibly through this correspondence with me. 64 Not all letters were easy to write. There were those he had to draft and redraft many times over. 65 In delicate situations involving the culpability of persons, he dealt with objective facts and refrained from passing judgements.

80 They are: do not avoid confrontation, 16 Clothing for Liberation stay open to communication and self criticism, find a resolution and hold fast to it, regard your opponent as a potential ally, make your tactics consistent with the goal, be flexible, be temperate, be proportionate, be disciplined and know when to quit. R. Nanda, the eminent Gandhian scholar, when he highlights the reasons that transformed Gandhi into the Mahatma: The truth is that in Gandhi’s philosophy of satyagraha, the enemy was not regarded as an eternal enemy, but a potential friend.

No amount of words, either written or spoken could have produced the same dramatic effect that his fasts had on the psyche of the people. They sent ripples throughout India. His very last fast,130 undertaken to stop the communal riots that were raging between Hindus and Muslims because of the creation of Pakistan, is a perfect example. 132 The Viceroy’s press attaché, Alan Campbell-Johnson, who was present in Delhi during the time and who observed the immediate calm that prevailed as a public reaction to the fast wrote in his diary: You have to live in the vicinity of a Gandhi fast to understand its pulling power.

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