Author: A AppadoraiPublisher: South Asia PublishersYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 228ISBN/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.
PREFACEINTRODUCTORYA Dependent People’s Conception of Imperial RuleSelf-Government is Essential for a PeoplePolitical MethodsPolitical Methods IIWhat is a Nation?The Individual, Society and the StateDemocracy, Freedom and EqualitySocialism, Communism and SarvodayaReligion, Politics and Social ProgressInternationalism and UniversalismTotal RevolutionThe Past and the PresentBiographical NotesGlossaryIndex