Author: D P ChattopadhyayaEditor(s): S RamakrishnanPublisher: Bharatiya Vidya BhavanYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 311ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172762208
This book, as its very title indicates, is essentially concerned with various aspects of Societies, Cultures and Ideologies. True to the subtitle of the book, the author offers analyses and interpretations of the basic social institutions, processes, their changing forms of interaction and the resulting values with special reference to India. In the themes covered in this book, disciplines like Philosophy, History, Ethnography and Ethics are perspectively interwoven. In his exposition the author goes deep into the ideas of many influential Indian and Western thinkers of different ages-ancient, medieval and modern.This book provides a definitive re-statement of Chattopadhyaya’s research and thought for the last forty-five years. This book will be interest to social scientists, historians, philosophers and the general reader.
PREFACEINTRODUCTIONNEW AGERaja Rammohan Roy - A New AppraisalThe Communist Manifesto: Before and AfterMarx on Alienation and FreedomMarx and Sri Aurobindo on the Stages of History, the State and the Stateless Society of FutureRENEWED OLD QUESTIONSThe Ideal of Human Unity and VivekanandaMust Ethics be based on Religion?How can History be Objective?Democracy and IdeologyHERITAGE EXTENDEDMoral Challenges of Gandhian IdeologyGandhi on Freedom and its Different FacetsGandhi on the Paradox of ViolenceBuddha to GandhiA CRITIQUE OF CULTUREIdentity, Integrity and Cultural ConfusionSchism in the Colonized Soul: A Critical View of India’s Transition from Raj to SwarajUtility and CultureWe and They in Indian Culture