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Violence/Non - Violence-Some Hindu Perspectives
Violence/Non - Violence-Some Hindu Perspectives

Violence/Non - Violence-Some Hindu Perspectives

by Denis Vidal

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Language

English

Publisher

Manohar

ISBN

8173044716 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 328

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Denis Vidal
Gilles Tarabout/Eric Meyer
Editor(s): Denis Vidal / Gilles Tarabout / Eric Meyer
Publisher: Manohar
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 328
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173044716

Description

How do we understand those ascetic who have developed an extremely elaborate martial tradition and yet have taken strict vows of non-violence, especially when, for some ascetics today, that tradition has been put at the service of the most extreme forms of Hindu militancy? And how is that tough union leaders can, with conviction, share the same ideas as Gandhi, or that Brahmins scarcely hesitate before using the stick, even though they loudly and insistently advertise their faith in non-violence?

These ways of acting may in fact allow us to reconsider the understanding of the concepts of violence and non-violence in Hinduism, for there are many aspects of Indian society and culture which effectively contradict ideas, often taken for granted since Gandhi, about the role of violence in it. In reality, how the concepts of violence and non-violence are defined in different aspects of the Hindu tradition cannot be understood if they are dissociated from each other. Rather, as the articles in this volume show, violence very frequently legitimates itself in the name of non-violence as well.

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