By Leela Gandhi
Gandhi weaves jointly the tales of a few South Asian and ecu friendships that flourished among 1878 and 1914, tracing the advanced historic networks connecting figures just like the English socialist and gay reformer Edward chippie and the younger Indian barrister M. okay. Gandhi, or the Jewish French mystic Mirra Alfassa and the Cambridge-educated Indian yogi and extremist Sri Aurobindo. In an international milieu the place the conflict traces of empire are reemerging in more moderen and extra pernicious configurations, Affective Communities demanding situations homogeneous portrayals of “the West” and its position in terms of anticolonial struggles. Drawing on Derrida’s thought of friendship, Gandhi places forth a strong new version of the political: one who unearths in friendship an important source for anti-imperialism and transnational collaboration.