Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Gandhi A Very Short Introduction Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral religious political social economic and cultural fronts During his time as a lawyer in Sout

  • Title: Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Bhikhu C. Parekh
  • ISBN: 9780192854575
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 1869 1948 was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non violence the idea of opposing unjust laws by non violent protest He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaiMohandas Karamchand Gandhi 1869 1948 was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non violence the idea of opposing unjust laws by non violent protest He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest In Gandhi, a short introduction to Gandhi s life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi s major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought Written with extensive access to Gandhi s writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access, Parekh looks at Gandhi s cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non violent action, and active citizenship He also considers how the success of Gandhi s principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power Gandhi s view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual Further, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative Nevertheless, Gandhi s life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul.

    Mahatma Gandhi Quotes The Quotations Page Mahatma Gandhi In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Mahatma Gandhi At age , Gandhi entered the local school in Rajkot, near his home.There he studied the rudiments of arithmetic, history, the Gujarati language and geography At age , he joined the High School in Rajkot He was an average student, won some prizes, but was a shy and tongue tied student, with no interest in games his only companions were books and school lessons. Mahatma Gandhi Wikiquote Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi October January , commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi Sanskrit mah tm Great Soul In India he is generally regarded as Bapu Gujarati b pu father , Jathi Pitha and Raashtra Pita he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest and direct action in the form he called Satyagraha. Priyanka Gandhi Priyanka Gandhi born January , also known by her married name Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, is an Indian politician who is currently serving as general secretary of the AICC in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh She also serves as Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.She is the daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, sister of Rahul Gandhi, and granddaughter of Feroze and Indira Gandhi Gandhi Indian Cuisine North Indian Roti Shop There is a vicious debate over the rightful title to the best roti joint in Toronto, but Gandhi is surely a top contender Eat to bursting while staying comfortably within budget, or even if you get a day old. Gandhi s Final Fast, by Dilip Simeon GandhiTopia Dear Akshay, I read your article on Gandhi s last fast only today It was simply a great analysis of the man and what he stood always for I always had, or rather have the feeling that there is some mystery, which a criminal investigation cannot unveil, in the last days and the killing martyrdom of Gandhiji. Gandhi Memorial Center Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born October , in the town of Porbandar in Gujarat, India He was affectionately known as Mohan by his family. The Gandhi None of Us Knew HuffPost Apr , The revelation of Gandhi s alleged bisexuality in Lelyveld s book is the only positive news in a long laundry list of sexual peccadilloes, bizarre personal habits like his love for enemas, done Gandhi Quiz Online Know Gandhi quiz register today and win exiting prizes For details, please visit Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal History Beginning its journey to the new Millennium Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal was inaugurated on th of August by Pt.Lal Bahadur Shashtri.The college started its functioning in the building of the Polytechnic with first batch of students and Departments i.e Anatomy Physiology.

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    1. Bhikhu C. Parekh

      Bhikhu Chotalal Parekh is an eminent political theorist in Britain and an active member in the House of Lords During his tenure, he has contributed immensely towards societal changes that were once a major cause of concern to Britain s culture in the early 70 s He was born in a small hamlet known as Amalsad in the state of Gujarat to a middle class family He enrolled into Mumbai University to earn his degree and masters before Bhiku went on to pursue his studies from London School of Economics He completed his Ph.D in the year 1966.He has pioneered many concepts on multiculturalism, collective rights and responsibility and other socio cultural issues that have influenced the governance in UK Commonly addressed as Lord Bhiku, he has worked to bring about a noninterventionist and tolerant political view where people of different ethnicities could live in harmony It was through his ideologies and his unrelenting dedication towards his work that he managed to bring a significant understanding of Indian culture on a global platform During his lifetime, he has been conferred with a number of awards such as the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize, Distinguished Global Thinker Award, Padma Bhushan, etc by many international forums.

    401 thoughts on “Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction”

    1. Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #37), Bhikhu C. ParekhMohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating [...]


    2. If you're anything like me, your knowledge of Gandhi is probably a disorganised mess. This book provides an excellent remedy.Chapter 1: Life and workChapter 2: Religious thoughtChapter 3: Human natureChapter 4: SatyāgrahaChapter 5: Critique of modernityChapter 6: The vision of a non-violent societyChapter 7: Critical appreciation


    3. Gandhi was the Jesus Christ of 20th Century to change the world through non-violence. He was a generally very rational man with comprehensive worldview (tackling moral, religious, political, social, economic and cultural fronts in parallel). Majority of his wisdom is ageless and relevant also today except his hostility towards modern civilizations and technologies and implementing his traditional economic views would lead t conflict with his other principles. He believed very strongly that viole [...]


    4. It is a good book.The life of Ganhdi and his views on Religion, Human Nature, Modernity and his vision of a non-violent society.But I think it is a one sided book, it showed a saint not a man.It was interesting though.


    5. Though not as "very short" as I expected, about 130 pages in tiny font, this book packed a punch.The book aims to provide an introduction and critical discussion of Gandhi's beliefs and philosophies on spirituality, religion, morality, justice and good governance, and how his beliefs and actions centring around non-violence and suffering love impacted society. It places a lower priority on the details of his personal life.Bhikhu Parekh is a very effective writer, able to communicate complex idea [...]


    6. This was one of the best Very Short Introductions I've read. The author did an excellent job distilling Gandhis life and philosophy to around 140 pages. I discovered that I need to read more books about or by Gandhi. I agree with approximately 75% of his political and "spiritual" views. His views on human dignity, non-violence, non-compulsion, and the importance of agency all strike a chord with me.


    7. After reading this book, I realized why MK Gandhi is above all great politicians of his time and our time as well and how this he learnt and analysed fundamental principles of human societies which acts as foundation for any state or country. He leveraged this knwoeldge to turnaround British Rule in india.


    8. Good start. Better are: The Penguin Gandhi Reader & An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth



    9. Parekh's introduction is well-written, clear, understandable, and broad in scope. And excellent introduction to Gandhi's life, political activism, and thought.


    10. Like it saysIt's a very short introduction to Gandhi. Not knowing much about the man I think this book did a good job of teaching the basics.








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