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  • Course No: HS 615
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: II
  • Title: Gandhi: The Man and His Ideas
  • Stream: History
  • Description:

    Gandhi’s life: experimental and dialogic approach; Gandhi and ‘Modern’ civilisation; ‘tradition’ and reform; his concepts of Truth/God, Ahimsa and Satyagraha; Gandhi’s religion; politics, centrality of individual autonomy and moral duty, incorporative nationalism and universalism – the ‘Oceanic Circle; Gandhi, reason, science and ethics; Gandhi, machinery, technology; Heavy industry and economic development; ’Constructive Programme’; State, sovereign power, and the citizen; Gandhi’s Feminism; Debates with Tagore; Relevance for our time.

  • Course References:

    Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. [CWMG], Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1958-89; are available at including a comprehensive bibliography^$^Anthony J. Parel, ed. Hind Swaraj and Other Writings. Cambridge University Press, 1997. Print.^$^M. Gandhi, An Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth. Navajivan, 192 and subsequent reprints.^$^Raghavan Iyer,. The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi, OUP, 1973.^$^Erik Erikson, Gandhi’s Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence. Faber & Faber 1969^$^Kathryn Tidrick, Gandhi: A Political a