Author: Bindu PuriPublisher: Indian Institute of Advanced StudyYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 254ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179860280
In this volume an attempt has been made to focus on the importance of contextuality in making moral judgments and decisions through an examination of inter-personal relationships which are the real home of moral practice. It is also self-consciously, multi-disciplinary in approach, which might perhaps be truer to a man who never made boundaries himself.At the turn of the century Gandhi stands as a beacon light from the past, not because he was a Mahatma but as a man who lived an authentic and effective moral life. This is precisely what makes him such an important figure for moderns to understand. The question is how the Gandhian legacy can be authentically articulated and recovered. In a crucial sense it seems clear that the moral vision at the heart of Gandhi's thought can be recovered only through his active life in the arena of politics and religion. It is in Gandhi's relationships, in this domain, with the figures of his time that one can locate the meaning of his vision.
AcknowledgementsForewordPrefaceMahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries: An Overview1. Gandhi and Tolstoy2. Gandhi, Nehru and the Democratic-Secular State3. Gandhi and Verrier Elwyn4. Gandhi and Ambedkar: Collision of Two Worldviews5. Gandhi and Radhakrishnan6. Deenabandhu C F Andrews and Mahatma Gandhi: An Enchangting Friendship7. Gandhi,Tagore and a New Ethics of Argumentation8. Indian Nationalism and the Hindu Argument9. Gandhi and Vivekananda10. Gandhiji and Lohia: An Intimate and Fruitful Relationship11. From Sarvodaya to Sampurna Kranti: Some Reflections of Gandhi's Influence on Jayaprakash Narayan12. Experiments in the Science of peace:Gandhi and Einsterin13. Gandhi and Maganlal:Khadi Science and the Gandhian ScientistList of Contributors