Bobby Friction www.bobbyfriction.com. M.K. Gandhi & Hind Swaraj Week 5, Lecture 1. Today, we will discuss…. More on Civilization Gandhi on Writing The Mother and the Prostitute Masculinity Hindu and Muslim Relations in India Brute Force vs. Passive Resistance. Civilization.
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“Their writings hypnotise us. And so…we are drawn into the vortex.” (35)
Genres discussed in HS:
2. Petitions (84-85)*
3. Newspapers (32-33)
4. Histories (56, 89)
(Please remember, Gandhi is the editor of a newspaper called the Indian Opinion)
Sterile: Not producing or incapable of producing offspring
[Remember, for Gandhi, these are consequences of modern civilization]
Reader: This is a large order. When will all carry it out? (118)
Editor: You make a mistake. You and I have nothing to do with the others. Let each do his duty. If I do my duty, that is, serve myself, I shall be able to serve others.
Editor: I bear no enmity towards the English, but I do towards their civilization.