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Gandhigiri: Satyagraha After Hundred Years

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ISBN: 9788174790903    Publisher: Kaveri Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Hardcover Language: English
In a time ravaged by large scale violence and unending terror where nothing seems more promising and urgent than to be reminded of another possibility: the path of non-violent struggle for justice exemplified...Read more
In a time ravaged by large scale violence and unending terror where nothing seems more promising and urgent than to be reminded of another possibility: the path of non-violent struggle for justice exemplified by Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi continues to be subject of enduring relevance and interest as it is evident in the interest and passion generated by popular movie, Lage Rahol Munnabhai, Gandhigiri is gradually entering into popular imagination and academic discourses. His writings, running into more than one hundred volumes contains wide range of views on different issues. In the nearly six decades since his death, a large and diverse range of writings-comparative, expository, biographical, hagiographical and dialogical-has appeared on Gandhi. This book focuses attention on issue of continuing relevance-satyagraha thereby giving the book a contemporary flavour. The leitmotif of the book promises and promotes a fruitful dialogue with a creative and original thinker whose ideas and practices deserve far more than either adoration or dismissal. This is a comprehensive book which examines different interpretations of Gandhi's view and ideas on conflict resolution and doing so, it moves beyond Gandhi providing a new reference for students and scholars of politics, history, philosophy as well as general readers, activists and admirers of Gandhi. Contents Chapter 1: The Birth of Satyagraha; Chapter 2: Philosophical Foundations of Satyagraha; Chapter 3: Truth; Chapter 4: Non-violence; Chapter 5: Suffering; Chapter 6: Satyagraha in India; Chapter 7: Satyagraha after Independence; Chapter 8: Gandhi and Rawls on Civil Disobedience; Chapter 9: Gandhi and Gandhigiri.
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