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May 2014 Blog Posts (10)

The power of Gandhi’s name: supporters and opponents

The power of Gandhi’s name: supporters and opponents

 

[This article has the excerpts from the book “A Concise History of Modern India” written by BARBARA D. METCALF, University of Michigan and THOMAS R. METCALF, University of California, Berkeley. (Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2001-2006). The authors explored India’s modern history afresh and covered events up to the end of…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on May 31, 2014 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

Fund raising for a Gandhi and Civll Rights Media project

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Added by Purush Bilimo on May 21, 2014 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

forgot what?


ALL OF THEM ARE BUSY IN THEIR WORKS ,
YOU FORGOT THAT THE HAPPINESS ,JOYNESS ,
SO DO PRACTICE DRAWING AND PAINTING IT RELEF YOU FROM STRESS.

Added by Samudaya Lakshmi Muggulla on May 13, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

Gandhi Journal Article - III

Self Sufficient Villages in Today's Global Village

By Dr. Moushumi Datta

The relevance of Gandhian economics in today's world seems to be paradoxical. Gandhi believed that India lives in villages and that development of the villages will mean development of India as a whole. If we are to increase the scope on a bigger scale and look at the world as a unified…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on May 9, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments

Gandhi Journal Article - II

'Half Naked Fakir'

The Story of Gandhi's Personal Search for Sartorial Integrity

By Peter Gonsalves

‘Half-naked Fakir' - the story of Gandhi's personal search for sartorial integrity brings together M. K. Gandhi's essential thoughts and…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on May 7, 2014 at 7:13am — 1 Comment

Indian Nationalism: A View

Nationalism has been interpreted differently by different writers across the globe. But the essence of each one of them lies in defining nationalism as a sentiment dedicated to a particular nation. It is an idea revealing people’s devotion and loyalty to their respective nation. It also categorically reflects disposition of people [a particular society in broader sense] in which they treat themselves cohesive on the basis of history, values, traditions, language, culture and so on.…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on May 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Indian Culture: Beyond Self and Senses

 

Culture, Sanskriti in Indian terms, is a variation of the word sacrament –Sanskara. Sacrament is a further extension on the word sacred, i.e., something that involves piety and sanctity in behaviour and expression. Mathew Arnold can be rightly quoted here to bring home the true essence of culture. He said that culture is, “to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.” That is why; a person possessing sacramental disposition…

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Added by Dr. Ravindra Kumar on May 3, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

Gandhi Journal Article - I

Gandhi and the Great Divide: Portrayal of Gandhi/sm in Partition Novels

By N.S. Gundur

Abstract



The present paper aims at exploring the image of Gandhi and Gandhism as portrayed in the fictional narratives on the Partition of the Indian subcontinent. The study…

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Added by Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal on May 3, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments

Mahatma Gandhi as a mediator

Here we see the figure of Gandhi as a mediator, taking a concept of mediation as a non-violent transformation of society. The wisdom of this practice is in the fruits given by Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. An egalitarian South Africa and the United States that allows the arrival of a man like Obama for president today show that this path is possible. Gandhi, was one of the most influential figures of the contemporary age. Just the name that he placed his people:…

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Added by julio daniel nardini on May 2, 2014 at 12:43am — No Comments

The two pacifists: Rajiv Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi

The two pacifists: Rajiv Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi

 

[21st May 2014 is 23rd death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, the scion of Nehru-Gandhi family and the former Prime Minister of India.]

 

Is peace-making still remaining fatal in the Indian subcontinent? Is individualized peace activism with…

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Added by Balamurali Balaji on May 1, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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