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Gandhi and the Contemporary World

Gandhi and the Contemporary World
 

This book develops a critical understanding of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy and practice in the context of contemporary challenges and engages with some of his key work and ideas. It highlights the relevance of Gandhi's legacy in the quest towards peace-building, equity and global... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367408510
Barcode 9780367408510
Release Date 21 February 2020 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Kumar, Sanjeev
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ISBN-13 9780367408510
ISBN-10 0367408511
Stock Release date is 21 February 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge India
Release Date 21 February 2020
International Release Date 31 January 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Kumar, Sanjeev
Category Peace Studies
Philosophy
Social Institutions
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book develops a critical understanding of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy and practice in the context of contemporary challenges and engages with some of his key work and ideas. It highlights the relevance of Gandhi's legacy in the quest towards peace-building, equity and global justice. The volume examines diverse facets of Gandhi's holistic view of human life - social, economic and political - for the creation of a just society. Bringing together expert analyses and reflections, the essays here emphasise the philosophical and practical urgency of Gandhi's thought and action. They explore the significance of his concepts of truth and nonviolence to address moral, spiritual and ethical issues, growing intolerance, conflict and violence, poverty and hunger, and environmental crisis for the present world. The volume serves as a platform for constructive dialogue to academics, researchers, policymakers and students to re-imagine Gandhi and his moral and political principles. It will be of great interest to those in philosophy, political studies, Gandhi studies, history, cultural studies, peace studies and sociology.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `Mahatma Gandhi has made a lasting contribution to political philosophy and this requires that succeeding generations of scholars interpret that contribution in ways that meet the needs of the changing times and intellectual trends. Gandhi and the Contemporary World meets this requirement very admirably: it presents Gandhi in a critical, lively and timely fashion. Enjoy this excellent addition to Gandhi literature'. Anthony J. Parel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Calgary, Canada `This riveting collection of essays included in the volume throws valuable light on Mahatma Gandhi's activist political philosophy and on some of its legacies today. Comprehensively discussed and examined are his ideas of truth and non-violence in their bearing on his conception of satyagraha and on his approach to the postcolonial Indian nation'. Thomas Pantham, former Professor at M S University of Baroda, Baroda, India

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Author's Bio

Sanjeev Kumar is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, India, since 2004. His main teaching and research interests are in the areas of Political Theory, Political Sociology of Disaster, Gandhian Philosophy and Peace Studies. He has several publications in national and international journals and books to his credit. His most recent book includes Rajniti Siddhant Ki Samajh (Understanding Political Theory, 2019). He has been Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and Fellow at the Developing Countries Research Centre (DCRC), University of Delhi. Currently, he is also Fellow at the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Global Affairs, New Delhi, India.

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