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Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest.

In Gandhi, a short introduction to Gandhi's life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power. Gandhi's view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual. Furthermore, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative.

Nevertheless, Gandhi's life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered--known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul.

Synopsis:

This new edition of a well received title provides a sound introduction to 'what management is really like.' It gives the reader many practical insights within a broad conceptual framework, explaining in an easy-to-understand straightforward manner what a scientist entering industry might

expect. The book has been revised and expanded to include a new chapter on accounting, as well as recent developments in the business environment, and discussion of the emerging self-confident philosophy that will carry management into the 1990's.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-134) and index.

About the Author

Bhikhu Parekh is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Hull.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Religious thought

3. Theory of man and society

4. Economic and political thought

5. Non-violent method of action

6. Critical evaluation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192854575
Author:
Parekh, Bhikhu
Publisher:
Oxford Paperbacks
Author:
null, Bhikhu
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
India
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Gandhi
Subject:
History, World | India
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Political and social views
Subject:
Gandhi - Political and social views
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
9
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
37
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 halftones
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
7.00x4.45x.39 in. .30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This new edition of a well received title provides a sound introduction to 'what management is really like.' It gives the reader many practical insights within a broad conceptual framework, explaining in an easy-to-understand straightforward manner what a scientist entering industry might

expect. The book has been revised and expanded to include a new chapter on accounting, as well as recent developments in the business environment, and discussion of the emerging self-confident philosophy that will carry management into the 1990's.

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