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Mahatma Gandhi and Humanism

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Title: Mahatma Gandhi and Humanism

Author: Mehta, Usha

Item Code: ISBN9788172761684

Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Edition: 1st ed., Date: 2000, 172 pp., HB

Description: Many and varied were the influences that shaped Gandhiji’s thought and life. He was influenced by both western as well as Indian thinkers. In these 12 comparative studies of Gandhiji, the author brings to bear sparkling scholarship, total sincerity and objectivity. These studies fall broadly into three groups: thinkers who had influenced Gandhiji, statesmen who followed his methods independently or after being acquainted with his works, and thirdly, his antagonists. These comparative studies entail: Gandhi and Buddha; Socrates and Plato; Thoreau and Green; Tolstoy and Ruskin; Lincoln; Romain Rolland; King; Srimad Rajchandra; Gokhale and Tilak; Nehru; Marx and Lohia, and Ambedkar. In these comparative studies, the author has brought to sharp focus Gandhiji’s unflinching faith in God, conception of religion as a moral force, emphasis on fair means in relation to ends, on purity in personal and public life and on bread labour and, above all, insistence on Truth and Nonviolence in the elimination of inequality and injustice. This work is not only a commentary on the lives of the personalities, but is also a critical exposition which provides the reader with an indispensable insight into the lives of these great men of all times.

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