Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Book Published : Eyewitness Gandhi

Eyewitness Gandhi

Be a part of Gandhi's extraordinary life story and relive a momentous chapter in history
Written byJuhi Saklani

ConsultantVivek Bhandari

First Published in IndiaJuly 014

Total Pages
 : 72 pages

Age : From 8 to 12 years

Price : Rs. 299/-

Published by : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Private Ltd.,
8 Local Shopping Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi 110 017.

About the Book:
DK Eyewitness Gandhi is a spectacular and informative guide to one of history's most complex and revered personalities. Striking photographs offer you a unique view of Mahatma Gandhi's legacy, tracing his life from his early childhood to his assassination, highlighting his affirmation as a leader, his involvement in Indian Independence and his timeless ideas about world peace.


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Thought For The Day ( MANKIND )

Friday, May 8, 2015

Gandhi Journal Article-III :

Hind Swaraj - Its Relevance Today

By T. S. Ananthu
The quintessence of Gandhi's thinking was contained in his little booklet Hind Swaraj. Its import is so revolutionary, so different from what most of us are used to, that a real paradigm shift is a basic pre-requisite to grasping what he had in mind. That is why even close followers and admirers of his, such as Jawaharlal Nehru, just could not stomach what he had said in Hind Swaraj.
The most important thing that Gandhi conveyed through this booklet is a meaning to Swaraj which is totally removed from the political context in which we normally understand this concept. He looked at the root meaning of the word Swaraj = Swa+Raj, that is apne ooper raj. As he explained in his booklet: Real home rule is self-rule or self-control.1 In other words, for him Swaraj stood for our taking control of ourselves, freeing ourselves from the slavery to the mind and its desires. As he explained, the way to it is the awakening of the soul- force or love-force which frees us from the ‘I’-ness of the mind. Thus, his concept of Swaraj is very different from, and in many ways diametrically opposite of, the 'independence' that we Indians celebrate on every 15th Aug.
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Thought For The Day ( NON-VIOLENCE ) Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Non-violence

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Non-violence

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gandhi Journal Article-II: Gandhian Economics : The need of the times

Gandhian Economics : The need of the times

By Dr. Sameer G. Thakur
Mahatma Gandhi's views on Economics have been largely ignored by mainstream economists and leaders, even in India. This paper tries to show that the neglect of Gandhian Economics has led to the major problems facing the global economy today.

Many of the problems facing India would be reduced, if not resolved if ethics was considered as an inseparable part of Economics. This is what Gandhi believed and events seem to be proving him right.

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Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Exploitation

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Understanding Gandhi's vision of Swadeshi

Understanding Gandhi's vision of Swadeshi

By Siby K. Joseph
Satyagraha and swadeshi are fundamental in Gandhi's philosophy of life. According to Gandhi, the whole gamut of man's activities constitutes an indivisible whole. Life cannot be segregated into watertight compartments like social, economic, political, religious and so on. So the ideas and concepts he developed in the course of his relentless experiments with truth was an attempt to integrate the various aspects of life. The concept of swadeshi was not an exception. It was not merely an economic doctrine. In fact the concept of swadeshi covered all aspects of the human life. Gandhi's vision of swadeshi is a universal concept even though he propounded it in the context of India's struggle for freedom. He used swadeshi as a means to achieve India's swaraj. India's struggle for freedom was a source of inspiration for many non-violent struggles in different parts of the globe. Swaraj through swadeshi is a principle of universal application and it can be emulated by people in their struggle for freedom. It was one of the eleven vows Gandhi prescribed for a satygraha way of life. In this paper an attempt has been made to understand Gandhi's concept of swadeshi and its manifestation in important facets of human life. Swadeshi as a generic concept covers almost every aspect of human life, all his ideas, concepts, methods and programmes. However, the scope of the present paper has been limited to areas such as economic, political, social, religious, and educational and health. Firstly, we will analyse Gandhi's vision of swadeshi.


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Thought For The Day ( NON-VIOLENCE )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Non-violence