Gandhi In Contemporary Times

1st Edition

S K Srivastava, Ashok Vohra

Routledge India
March 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9780815366065 - CAT# K336527

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Summary

This volume brings together essays which discuss and contextualise Gandhi’s ideas on pluralism, religious identity, non-violence, satyagraha, and modernity. It interrogates the epistemic foundations of Gandhian thinking and weltanschauung, identifies diverse strands within his arguments and gives it new meaning in contemporary society.

This book focuses on Gandhi’s engagements with religious, political and social conflicts, his reflections on faith and modernity, and his argumentative dialogues with Mohammad Ali Jinnah and B R Ambedkar. It provides critical insights into Gandhi’s philosophy and suggests ways of engaging with his ethical and moral ideas in contemporary intellectual and political discourse. Comparing and contrasting Gandhian thought and strategies with contemporary issues and conceptions of religious freedom, conflict resolution, and liberalism; the volume reformulates and reconstitutes his intellectual and political legacy.

This book points to new and possible future directions of research on Gandhian concepts and will be useful for scholars in the fields of political science, Gandhian studies, sociology and philosophy.

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