Indian Political Thinking In The Twentieth Century

Indian Political Thinking In The Twentieth Century

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Author: A Appadorai
Publisher: South Asia Publishers
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 228
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170032865


This book is an introductory survey of political thought in modern India since Dadabhai Naoroji. Before he prepared his survey, Dr Appadorai meticulously collected all the relevant speeches and writings of political leaders on the basis of which the book is written. The result is the first integrated survey of the subject based on original documents.

It discusses such topics as a dependent people’s conception of imperial rule, the Indian thinkers conception of nation, democracy and socialism, ideas on the individual, society and the state as well as on the relation between religion and politics, satyagraha and other political methods and what Indian leaders thought of internationalism and universalism. The concept of total revolution has been considered in detail. Finally, the author discusses the impact of the past on the present, and the relevance of political thinking in modern India to contemporary social and political issues.




A Dependent People’s Conception of Imperial Rule

Self-Government is Essential for a People

Political Methods

Political Methods II

What is a Nation?

The Individual, Society and the State

Democracy, Freedom and Equality

Socialism, Communism and Sarvodaya

Religion, Politics and Social Progress

Internationalism and Universalism

Total Revolution

The Past and the Present

Biographical Notes