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Gandhi's Political Philosophy : A Critical Examination - Bhikhu Parekh

Gandhi's Political Philosophy

A Critical Examination

Paperback Published: 18th June 1991
ISBN: 9780333547656
Number Of Pages: 248

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In addition to being a political thinker, Gandhi was also a political activist leading the largest anti-colonial movement in history and fighting against racial injustices in South Africa and the social economic and political injustices in India. He drew upon the Indian and Western, Hindu and Christian philosophical and religious traditions to develop a uniquely bicultural political philosophy. It was designed to illuminate the nature of oppression and violence, and explore both new ways of fighting against them and the basis of a non-violent social order. This study attempts to provide a critical account of Gandhi's moral and political philosophy. It places him in a historical context and examines his central philosophical assumptions, drawing on his original Gujarati works and is based on discussions with his associates and followers.

British rule and Indian responses; critique of modern civilization; Indian civilization and national regeneration; metaphysics; theory of morality; Ahimsa; Satyagraha; theory of the state; partition and the nationalist discourse; a critical appreciation.

ISBN: 9780333547656
ISBN-10: 0333547659
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 18th June 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1