By offering an ideological critique of the western civilization in its modern phase, Gandhiji was effectively contesting the moral legitimacy of the Raj that rested on a stated assumption of the superiority of the west. Comment (10 marks)

Mentors Comment: Gandhi Ji published Hind Swaraj which contained ideological critique of western civilization and its practices. When seen in isolation, these criticism are mere rebuttal of what western nations and civilisations practiced and their institutions. But when seen in the light of national freedom movement, you will realise that these criticisms were the backbone … Continue reading By offering an ideological critique of the western civilization in its modern phase, Gandhiji was effectively contesting the moral legitimacy of the Raj that rested on a stated assumption of the superiority of the west. Comment (10 marks)