Debating Gandhi: A Reader by A. Raghuramaraju

Debating Gandhi: A Reader

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

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Title:Debating Gandhi: A ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198070071

ISBN - 13:9780198070078

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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