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When Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948 by an assassin's bullet, the most potent legacy he left to the world was the technique of satyagraha (literally, holding on to the Truth). His "experiments with Truth" were far from complete at the time of his death, but he had developed a new technique for effecting social and political change through the constructive conduct of conflict: Gandhian satyagraha had become eminently more than "passive resistance" or "civil disobedience."

By relating what Gandhi said to what he did and by examining instances of satyagraha led by others, this book abstracts from the Indian experiments those essential elements that constitute the Gandhian technique. It explores, in terms familiar to the Western reader, its distinguishing characteristics and its far-reaching implications for social and political philosophy.

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When Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948 by an assassin's bullet, the most potent legacy he left to the world was the technique of satyagraha (literally, holding on to the Truth). His "experiments with Truth" were far from complete at the time of his death, but he had developed a new technique for effecting social and political change through the constructive conduct of conflict: Gandhian satyagraha had become eminently more than "passive resistance" or "civil disobedience."

By relating what Gandhi said to what he did and by examining instances of satyagraha led by others, this book abstracts from the Indian experiments those essential elements that constitute the Gandhian technique. It explores, in terms familiar to the Western reader, its distinguishing characteristics and its far-reaching implications for social and political philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691022819
Subtitle:
The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict. With a new epilogue by the author
Author:
Bondurant, Joan V.
Author:
Bondurant, Joan Valerie
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Conflict management
Subject:
Passive resistance
Subject:
Nonviolence
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
June 1988
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.46x5.55x.75 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948 by an assassin's bullet, the most potent legacy he left to the world was the technique of satyagraha (literally, holding on to the Truth). His "experiments with Truth" were far from complete at the time of his death, but he had developed a new technique for effecting social and political change through the constructive conduct of conflict: Gandhian satyagraha had become eminently more than "passive resistance" or "civil disobedience."

By relating what Gandhi said to what he did and by examining instances of satyagraha led by others, this book abstracts from the Indian experiments those essential elements that constitute the Gandhian technique. It explores, in terms familiar to the Western reader, its distinguishing characteristics and its far-reaching implications for social and political philosophy.

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