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Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries

Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries
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Item Code: IDF874
Author: Bindu Puri
Publisher: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8179860280
Pages: 170
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.7"
weight of the book: 465 gms
About the Book:

At the turn of the century Gandhi stands as a beacon light from the past, not because he was a Mahatma but as a man who lived an authentic and effective moral life. This is precisely what makes him such and important figure for moderns to understand. The question is how the Gandhian legacy can be authentically articulated and recovered. In a crucial sense it seems clear that the moral vision at the heart of Gandhi's thought can be recovered only through his active life in the arena of politics and religion. It is in Gandhi's relationships, in this domain, with the figures of his time that one can locate the meaning of his vision. In this volume an attempt has been made to focus on the importance of contextuality in making moral judgments and decision through an examination of inter - personal relationships which are the real home of moral practice. Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries is also self-consciously, multi-disciplinary in approach, which might perhaps be truer to a man who never made boundaries himself.

About the Author:

BINDU PURI has a PhD in Philosophy from Delhi University on Gandhi's Conception of Morality: a Philosophical Study. She is interested in problems in moral philosophy and in culture studies and has been seriously engaged in attempts at articulating and recovering the Gandhian legacy. She has written papers in professional journals and edited anthologies, around the same and related subjects. She has an abiding interest in socio-political problems and has also attempted to relate Gandhiana to the current socio-political complexities in country through her articles in the national dailies. Bindu puri teaches Philosophy at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements5
Foreword7
Preface9
Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries: An Overview19
ANTHONY J. PAREL
1.Gandhi and Tolstoy36
ANTHONY J. PAREL
2. Gandhi, Nehru and the Democratic-Secular State52
THOMAS PANTHAM
3. Gandhi and Verrier Elwyn69
MRINAL MIRI
4.Gandhi and Ambedkar:Collision of Two Worldviews19
RAMASHRAY ROY
5. Gandhi and Radhakrishnan98
ASHOK VOHRA
6. Deenabandhu C.F. Andrews and Mahatma Gandhi: an Enchanting friendship19
S.C. DANIEL
7. Gandhi, Tagore and a New Ethics of Argumentation126
ANANTA KUMAR GIRI
8. Indian Nationalism and the Hindu Argument Savarkar and Gandhi154
BINDU PURI
9. Gandhi and Vivekananda177
AMIYA PRASAD SEN
10.Gandhiji and Lohia: An Intimate and Fruitful Relationship195
PREM SINGH
11. From sarvodaya to Sampurna Kranti: Some Reflections on Gandhi's Influence on Jaiprakash Narayan209
SUDHIR KUMAR
12.Experiments in the Science of Peace: Gandhi and Einstein220
ANURADHA VEERAVALLI
13. Gandhi and Maganlal: Khadi Science and the Gandhian Scientist228
C. SHAMBU PRASAD
List of Contributors253

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