WorldOfBooks
Free Delivery In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
Gandhi in His Time and Ours: The Global Legacy of His Ideas By David Hardiman

Gandhi in His Time and Ours: The Global Legacy of His Ideas
by David Hardiman

This biographical study of Mahatma Gandhi focuses on the global legacy of his ideas relating to religion, non-violence, the state and economics and discusses how these have been taken up in the years since his death in 1947.
Only 0 left

Add to Wishlist

Gandhi in His Time and Ours: The Global Legacy of His Ideas Summary


Gandhi was the creator of a radical style of politics which has proved effective in fighting insidious social divisions within India and, at times, elsewhere in the world. How did this new form of politics come about? David Hardiman shows that it was based on a larger vision of an alternative society based on mutual respect, lack of exploitation, non-violence and ecological harmony. Politics was just one of the many directions in which Gandhi sough to activate this peculiarly personal vision and its practice involved experiments in relation to his opponents, who ranged from representatives of the British raj to Indian advocates of violent resistance, form right-wing religious leaders and upholders of caste privilege to communists, socialists and Dalits. Hardiman examines Gandhi's ways of conducting his conflicts with all these and working towards their resolution. A key issue in Gandhi's life and legacy was his programme for women, and despite inconsistencies and limitations and failures in his personal life, he provides a beacon for posterity because of the uncompromising honesty of his politics and moral activism. Jayaprakash Narayan, Medha Patkar, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Petra Kelly are among figures inspired by Gandhi and he influenced a series of new social movements - by environmentalists, anti-war campaigners, feminists, and human rights activists among others.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

Sku
GOR006529279
Title
Gandhi in His Time and Ours: The Global Legacy of His Ideas
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
256
ISBN 10
1850657122
ISBN 13
9781850657125
Prizes
N/A
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.