Learning Non-Violence

Hardcover | December 9, 2015

byGangeya Mukherji

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The essays in this volume on non-violence engage on one plane with the totality of the concept, while at another they acknowledge the porosity of the idea of non-violence, particularly with respect to praxis or what can be thought of as learnt non-violence. Conceived and osmotically structuredaround four themes - religion, protest, the modern condition, and the world today - the book is an invitation to consider the practical possibilities of non-violence, aiming therewith to develop a transaction between modern discourses and the ancient vocabulary of the concept. The essays trace itsthematic gamut, from recognising the problematic of social/justice where non-violence may not be a manifest option, and considering possibilities of transforming oneas own self through a near perfect realization of non-violence; from exploring its expression in postcolonial theory and contemporaryliterature to reflecting on its manifestations as virtue, emotion, and technique in specific situations, and to surveying the ground of non violence in the social body and its mind. Approaching the theme from their varied disciplinary perspectives, the contributors offer a rich intersection of not only the past and present, but between various disciplinary approaches to theorizing the concept, and to visualising the possibilities of a sustainable moral pedagogy ofnon-violence.

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The essays in this volume on non-violence engage on one plane with the totality of the concept, while at another they acknowledge the porosity of the idea of non-violence, particularly with respect to praxis or what can be thought of as learnt non-violence. Conceived and osmotically structuredaround four themes - religion, protest, the...

Gangeya Mukherji is Reader in English, Mahamati Prananth Mahavidyalaya, Mau-Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:December 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Chetan Singh: ForewordGangeya Mukherji: Introduction1. Sibesh Chandra Bhattacharya: Himsa - Ahimsa Debate: Two Mahabharata Episodes2. George Gispert-Sauch: Road Signals to a Non-Violent Society3. Rudolph C. Heredia: Religious Disarmament: Metaphor for Tolerance and Dialogue4. Sumanta Banerjee: Mediating Between Violence and Non-Violence in the Discourse of Protest5. Ramdas Bhatkal: Trusteeship and Non-Violence6. J. P. S. Uberoi: Martyrdom, Truth, and Non-Violence7. Tridip Suhrud: Ahimsa and the Possibility of the Inner Voice8. Harish Trivedi: Revolutionary Non/Violence: Gandhi in Postcolonial and Subaltern Discourse9. Rehana Vally: Non-Violence is Old Fashioned: Perceptions of Gandhi and Non Violence in South Africa10. Jani de Silva: Practicing Ahimsa and practices of Masculinity on the Sinhala construction-site11. Neelum Saran Gour: Books of Peace12. V. Geetha: Living Peace: Womenas Rituals of Resistance and Remembrance13. J. S. Bandukwala: Testimony14. Arindam Chakrabarti: Against the Error of Retaliation: A Philosophical Tribute to Ramchandra GandhiIndexNotes on the Editor and Contributors