Encyclopaedia of Gandhian Thought, Vol. I to X

R K Pruthi and Archna Chaturvedi, Commonwealth, 2008, 3508 p, 10 vols, ISBN : 8131101773, $680.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Vol. I. Social Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi: Preface. 1. The philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. 2. Some presuppositions of Gandhi's thought. 3. Gandhi on social conflict. 4. Satyagraha : a new way of life and a new technique for social change. 5. Theory of Satyagraha. 6. Power, Satyagraha and Communism. 7. The evolution of Satyagrah in South Africa. 8. The decision of the Satyagrahi leader. 9. Satyagraha as the way of life. 10. Satyagraha as corporate action : the leader, organization and propaganda. 11. Satyagraha as corporate action : the technique. 12. Satyagraha as corporate action : non-political conflicts and criticism. 13. The structure of the non-violent state. 14. A critique of Satyagraha. 15. Truth-force. 16. Society and state (Ramraj and Swaraj). 17. Mahatma Gandhi's ideas on state and society. 18. Gandhi and social change. 19. The Negro American's experiments with non-violent protest. 20. Towards civil disobedience. 21. Social reform : untouchability. 22. Untouchability and Mahatma Gandhi. 23. Prohibition. 24. Gandhi's moral individual in immoral society. Index.

Vol. II. Religious Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Gandhiji and religion. 3. Infancy and youth. 4. Gandhi's contributions to philosophy and religion. 5. The making of the Mahatma. 6. Bewildering doubts and convincing answers, 1893-5. 7. The two interpretations of the Gita : Tilak's Karmayoga and Gandhi's Anasaktiyoga. 8. The first definition of Hinduism. 9. A new definition of Hinduism : 1921. 10. Population ethics : a Hindu perspective. 11. Facing the Gritty reality of Hinduism. 12. Matter-spirit dualism. 13. Faith and reason : a study in Gandhi. 14. The persistence of Advaita. 15. Scriptural authority and The Voice Within. 16. Gandhiji and Islam. 17. Gandhiji and the Muslims. 18. Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian Muslims. 19. Religious pluralism. 20. Religion and political process in Gandhi and Tolstoy. 21. The Ashram-dweller. 22. Gandhi on religion in public life. 23. Calling on the divine power. 24. The potency of perfect chastity. 25. The power of fasting. 26. Psychological assumptions and practicability of ethical principles. 27. The passion to serve. 28. Gandhi's life and vision. 29. A critique of Gandhian ethics. 30. Gandhi and religion. 31. Appendix : schedule of Gandhi's fasts. 32. A homespun shawl. 33. Ramarajya. Index.

Vol. III. Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Forerunners. 3. Metaphysical bases. 4. Ethical principles--the end and the means. 5. Ethical principles--the discipline of the Satyagrahi leader. 6. Son to the prime minister. 7. The crown's brightest Jewel. 8. The time-bomb. 9. Contact with the world. 10. Mahatmaship in practice. 11. Violence and non-violence. 12. What sort of revolution? 13. Things fall apart. 14. A saviour saved. 15. Salt. 16. Conversion. 17. Twilight and sunburst. 18. Anti-climax. 19. Bapu is no more. 20. Gandhi's political significance. 21. A Gandhian model for world politics. 22. Hind Swaraj and Gandhi's search for the conquest of power. 23. Conclusion. Index.

Vol. IV. Gandhian Philosophy of Satyagraha: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Economic thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi. 3. The science and art of Satyagraha. 4. A possible aid to Satyagrahis. 5. The role of women--a Sarvodaya view. 6. Sarvodaya, our times and Gandhi. 7. The core of Gandhi. 8. Gandhi and non-violence. 9. Truth and non-violence : new dimensions. 10. Violence in the heart. 11. Non-violence in politics. 12. Mahatma Gandhi's legacy of non-violence. Index.

Vol. V. Economic Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi: Preface. 1. Gandhian concept of economic thought. 2. Some reflections on Gandhian economics. 3. Economic thought. 4. Commitment. 5. Gandhi's economic ideas and their present relevance. 6. Industrial relations and Gandhian approach. Index.

Vol. VI. Mahatma Gandhi and Freedom Struggle: Preface. 1. Mahatma Gandhi and Indian nationalism. 2. The making of the Mahatma : the South African experience. 3. Renunciation. 4. Gandhiji and organisation. 5. Gandhi : about organising and on organisation. 6. Gandhi--the immortal beacon of passive resistance. 7. Gandhiji's conception of collective action. 8. Aesthetics and action in Gandhi. 9. The concept of the Indian nation. 10. Gandhi, communalism and national unity. 11. Gandhi vs. the duumvirate. 12. Gandhian movements. 13. Gandhi-Irwin pact. 14. Salt Satyagraha. 15. Simon Commission Boycott. 16. "Defeated and Humbled". 17. Trial and imprisonment. 18. Call for non-cooperation. 19. Jallianwala Bagh and after. 20. Mahatma Gandhi's 'Satyagraha'. 21. What did Gandhi mean by Satyagraha. 22. Sarvodaya : an indigenous form of innerwordly ascetism in south Asia. 23. Gandhi and Vinoba. 24. Cripps Mission. 25. Quit India. 26. Simla conference. 27. Cabinet Mission. 28. Indian Nationalism and Gandhi. 29. Mahatma Gandhi and the concept of freedom. 30. Gandhian concept of power. 31. Gandhi's attitude towards political power. 32. Gandhi's concept of freedom : People's Swaraj. 33. 'Swadeshi' and 'Swaraj'. 34. Gandhi, freedom fighter and humanist. 35. A prophet versus a warrior. 36. Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence. 37. Gandhi's theory of non-violence and its relevance today. 38. Theory of non-violence. 39. Non-violence and human destiny. 40. Non-violence and defence. 41. Towards an active non-violence. 42. Mahatma Gandhi--a life for non-violence. 43. Messenger of non-violence. 44. Legacy of non-violence. 45. The pilgrim in quest of truth. 46. Gandhi's uniqueness. 47. Gandhi on natural law. 48. Gandhi and his original ontological contemplation. Index.

Vol. VII. Gandhian Education: Preface. 1. Gandhian philosophy of education. 2. Gandhi's philosophy of life. 3. Gandhi and education for peace. 4. Gandhi's philosophy of education and its relevance to contemporary India. 5. Gandhian values in education. 6. Rethinking aesthetic sensibilities : the Gandhian dimensions. 7. Gandhian thought and problems of our times. 8. Gandhi and Tagore. 9. The Pacifist philosophy of Gandhi reconsidered. 10. A writing for Mahatma Gandhi. Index.

Vol. VIII. Mahatma Gandhi and Women: Preface. 1. Gandhi and women. 2. Male domination and violence. 3. Mahatma Gandhi and social change. 4. Leader and teacher of women. 5. Gandhi's views on status of woman in India. 6. Women and social change. 7. Indian socio-cultural reality : a Gandhian perspective. 8. Women and social evils. 9. Gandhian and empowering women. 10. The self and the community. 11. Gandhi on socialism and Communism. 12. Women and sex. 13. Women and the law. Index.

Vol. IX. Mahatma Gandhi and World Peace: Preface. 1. Non-violence and world peace. 2. Man of peace. 3. Spokesman for the good in man. 4. Gandhi and posterity. 5. Gandhian approach to the unity of religion. 6. Greatness of heart. 7. Gandhi as a radical liberal. 8. The concept of peace : Gandhian approach. 9. On the Goodness of an act and its Gandhian interpretation. 10. The reappearance of Gandhi (An imaginary dialogue). 11. In the absence of Gandhi. 12. Legacies of Gandhi. 13. Mahatma Gandhi and human liberty. 14. Gandhi on his 100 birthday. 15. Gandhiji's perspectives. 16. Satyagraha. 17. Never enough non-violence. 18. Some reflections for an integral humanism in the third millennium. 19. The roots of truth. 20. Gandhi and human rights. 21. Nuclear nationalism and global understanding : Gandhian approach. 22. Sri Lankan Tamil minorities : problems and predicament a Gandhian approach. 23. The Arab need for a Gandhi. 24. Spiritualizing politics. 25. A Great man. 26. Gandhi : image and symbol of India. 27. Mahatma Gandhi -- a real friend. 28. Enlightened path-finder. 29. Gandhi in Britain. 30. Gandhi : the Messiah and the politician. 31. A tribute. 32. This I saw. 33. Some recollections. 34. The way of Bapu. 35. "Acting" as Gandhi. 36. Some reflections. 37. The greater tragedy. 38. Mahatma Gandhi : outdated? Or still ahead? 39. Gandhi : what made him what he was. 40. Gandhi in global perspective. 41. A Gandhian Ashram in Indonesia. 42. What Mahatma Gandhi means for us Combodians? 43. Gandhi in modern Arabic literature. 44. Gandhi and the Arab problems. 45. Gandhi workers and the struggle for liberation in South Africa. 46. Gandhi's relevance in contemporary Southern Africa. 47. Gandhi's disciples in Europe. 48. Czech memories of the Mahatma. 49. Spanish writings on Gandhi. 50. Gandhi's contribution to the reconstruction of humanity. 51. Gandhi's holistic vision of life. 52. Gandhiji and the destiny of man. 53. Gandhi's revolutionary significance. 54. Mahatma Gandhi : the abiding elements in his life and work. 55. Conclusions. Index.

Vol. X. Perspectives on Gandhian Thought: Preface. 1. Some perspectives on Gandhi. 2. An integral approach to Gandhian thought. 3. Gandhi on himself and his mission. 4. Preparation. 5. Influences and books read. 5. Hind Swaraj, modern civilization, and moral progress. 7. Mahatma Gandhi's writings. 8. Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Index.   

"This encyclopaedia is an attempt to present for the readers various dimensions of the philosophy of the man regarded as the apostle of Satyagraha and Nonviolence. Encompassing a wide arena of Gandhian thought, the encyclopaedia presents an incisive and insightful exploration of Gandhi's outlook on society religion, politics, economics, women and so on.

In addition, a book has also been included in this encyclopaedia which brings under one head a compilation of numerous perspectives on Gandhian philosophy, taking a look at the dichotomy created by the eulogization of Gandhi by some, and contempt for him by others. It is hoped that this endeavour is rendered successful by the provision of a critical insight into Gandhian thought for the readers." (jacket)

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