Debating Gandhi: A Reader

Paperback | September 15, 2010

EditorA. Raghuramaraju

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Gandhi continues to be a subject of enduring interest across the world. A large and diverse range of writings - comparative, expository, dialogical, and biographical - has appeared on Gandhi. This volume puts together different interpretations of the Mahatma's views on myriad issues. Itpresents contesting positions of renowned scholars on issues critical for understanding Gandhi as a thinker and an historical phenomenon. It examines the impact of traditional ideas and western influences over contemporary environmental movements; Gandhi's idea of truth; his views on women andwhether they broke from the thinking of the nineteenth century reformers; and his complex intellectual relationship with the other great champion of India's oppressed classes, Babasaheb Ambedkar. The essays focus attention on issues of continuing relevance - tradition, modernity, nation, women, andcaste - thereby giving the volume of a contemporary flavour.

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Gandhi continues to be a subject of enduring interest across the world. A large and diverse range of writings - comparative, expository, dialogical, and biographical - has appeared on Gandhi. This volume puts together different interpretations of the Mahatma's views on myriad issues. Itpresents contesting positions of renowned scholars...

A. Raghuramaraju is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

A. Raghuramaraju: Introduction1. A.L. Basham: Traditional Influences on the Thought of Mahatma Gandhi2. Ashis Nandy: Final Encounter: The Politics of the Assasination of Gandhi3. Partha Chatterjee: The Moment of Manouevre: Gandhi and the Critique of Civil Society4. A.K. Saran: On the Promotion of Gandhian Studies at the University Level5. Bhikhu Parekh: Indianization of Autobiography6. Sunil Sahasrabudhey: The Machine7. Shiv Visvanathan: Reinventing Gandhi8. Ramachandra Guha: Mahatma Gandhi and the Environmental Movement9. Sumit Sarkar: Mahatma Gandhi10. Akeel Bilgrami: Gandhi's Integrity: The Philosophy behind the Politics11. Madhu Kishwar: Gandhi on Woman12. Sujata Patel: Construction and Reconstruction of Woman in Gandhi13. E.M.S. Namoodiripad: Meaning of Gandhism14. D.R. Nagraj: Self-purification vs Self-respectNotes on Contributors