Preface; 1. Introduction: contemporary encounters; 2. Vortex debate: the Purna Swaraj decision 1929; 3. Holds barred: anatomy of a Satyagraha, Lucknow May 1930; 4. Peace with conflict: the Gandhi-Emerson talks, March-August 1931; 5. Thrust and parry: the Mahatma at bay 1932-3; 6. Which way ahead? Nehru and congress strategy 1936-7; 7. The spider's web: congress and provincial office 1937-9; 8. Working with the grain: Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and the antecedents to the Cripps Declaration 1942; Bibliographical notes; Index.
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