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The Global Lincoln$
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Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.001.0001

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Defining a Legacy

Defining a Legacy

Lincoln in the National Imaginary of India

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(p.172) 10 Defining a Legacy
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The Global Lincoln
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Vinay Lal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0010

This chapter examines the image, reputation, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln in India. It suggests that Lincoln's fight against slavery aroused the sentiments of some Indians looking for inspirations to achieve freedom under British rule. It explores the extent and limits of his presence in South Asia, especially Indian, political and intellectual culture, and Lincoln's influence on Indian leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. This chapter also highlights the availability of a sizable body of literature about Lincoln in Indian language.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, India, slavery, South Asia, political culture, intellectual culture, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru

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