Reading Gandhi

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Pearson Education India, 2012 - Electronic books - 336 pages
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Reading Gandhi is a textbook for undergraduate students of Gandhi Studies. However, it will also interest anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the Mahatma's writings. The book covers all of Gandhi's major thoughts from Satyagraha and Swaraj to his understanding of untouchability, the environment, and issues related to women. Additionally, the book comprehensively analyzes commentaries on Gandhi by eminent scholars from various fields, such as Terence Ball and Quentin Skinner. Written in a vivid yet accessible manner with plenty of examples, photographs, and diagrams, this book will bring Gandhi's writings alive for the student. The book also contains several useful appendices like a chronology of important events in Gandhi's life for the reader's reference.
 

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Contents

Introducing Gandhi
1
Text and Context
11
Hind Swaraj
45
Satyagraha with Special Reference to Bhiku Parekh
65
The Critique of Modernity with Special Reference to Bhiku Parekh
90
The Philosophy of Sarvodaya
103
An Alternative Modernity with Special Reference to Hardiman
121
Trusteeship A New Economic Concept
142
Gandhi on Womens Question
247
Gandhi and Untouchability
255
Gandhi and Environment
268
Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi
279
Important Events in Gandhis Life
289
Gandhis Satyagraha Movements
293
Gandhis Periods of Imprisonments
304
Gandhis Fasts
307

Swaraj
162
Swadeshi
179
Nonviolence
187
Gandhi and Nationalism
200
Constructive Programme
209
Communal Unity
231
Eleven Vows
311
Glossary
313
Bibliography
315
Index
319
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