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Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Mushirul Hasan


Halide Edip (1884–1964) once observed that Turkey is an ideal cross-section of the human world. Her own life was no less eclectic. A prolific novelist, teacher, erudite scholar, and political activist, Edip preserved her objectivity throughout her odyssey on the left-of-centre. Building on Edip’s connections with the Indian national movement and Mahatma Gandhi, this volume analyses her description of India and its bearing on her life. It explores several aspects of Edip’s career in India including the questions she confronts on gender, modernity, freedom movement, Gandhian movement, participat ... More

Keywords: Halide Edip, India, Turkey, Indian national movement, Mahatma Gandhi, liberation struggles, nation-building, Muslim/Islamic world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780198063322
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mushirul Hasan, author
Jamia Milia Islamia