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Gandhi Journal Article-I (February 2016): Relevance of Satyagraha as a Weapon of Conflict Resolution

Gandhi Journal Article-I (February 2016)

Relevance of Satyagraha as a Weapon of Conflict Resolution

By Anil K Ojha
 
Satyagraha is the most important contribution of Gandhi to social philosophy and movement. It emerged as a weapon of conflict resolution. The concept of satyagraha could be understood in the broader context of Gandhian socio-political thought that developed out of actions, which he called 'Experiments with Truth. It was aimed not merely at political change, but at the complete social, political, economic and cultural transformation. So far as its contemporary relevance as a means for attainment of justice and conflict resolution is concerned, diverse worldwide social movements drew and continue to draw inspiration from the Gandhian Way.

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