Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians

Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians

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Author: Thomas Weber
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 361
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174364684


Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy of truth and nonviolence have intrigued the world for decades. Looking at the Western and Indian influences that had gone into making Gandhi the Mahatma, and the central importance of Gandhi to nonviolent activism, these essays reclaim the power of truth and nonviolence, which can still change the destinies of people and nations.

In this collection Thomas Weber discusses Gandhi, his ideology, and how India and the rest of the world is interpreting and reinterpreting the Mahatma. The doctrine of conflict resolution theory, new environ-mentalism, peace research, deep ecology, and Buddhist economics based on Gandhian principles, renews the world’s belief in Mahatma and his teachings for our life and our times.

An era has passed. Perhaps in that sense, Gandhi is dead. But the Gandhians who are described (or ridiculed) in the literature of the Independence era …even though they have selflessly dedicated their lives to the Gandhian cause are not the sum total of Gandhism…an active and vibrant Gandhism is still alive among the young of the country; among those who have returned to the basics of constructive work in the villages, who have taken the Mahatma’s last will and testament seriously…the future of Indian Gandhism is in their hands. Long live Gandhi!

As India celebrates the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement, it is more than ever that the world realizes the failure of violence to achieve anything, anywhere. A world torn apart looks back at Gandhi and his firmness in ‘(a) force, which is born of truth and love or non-violence.

Gandhi, Gandhism and the Gandhians rediscovers Gandhi and his persona, his philosophy, and the way his followers have interpreted it for the changing times.





Kharag Bahadur Singh - The Eightieth Marcher
Historiography and the Dandi March - The Other Myths of Gandhi’s Salt March
Gandhi Moves
Gandhi and the Nobel Peace Prize


Legal Ethics / Gandhian Ethics
Gandhian Philosophy, Conflict Resolution Theory And Practical Approaches to Negotiation
The Marchers Simply Walked Forward Until Struck Down - Nonviolent Suffering and Conversion
The Lesson from the Disciples - Is There a Contradiction in Gandhi’s Philosophy of Action?


Peacekeeping, the Shanti Sena and Divisions in the Gandhian Movement during the Border War with China
A Brief History of the Shanti Sena as Seen Through the Changing Pledges of the Shanti Sainik
Gandhi is Dead. Long Live Gandhi - The Post-Gandhi Gandhian Movement in India
Gandhi, Deep Ecology, Peace Research and Buddhist Economics