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The Resource Confluence of thought : Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Bidyut Chakrabarty

Confluence of thought : Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Bidyut Chakrabarty

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Confluence of thought : Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title
Confluence of thought
Title remainder
Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Bidyut Chakrabarty
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The literature on Gandhi and Martin Luther King is vast, and scholars often speak of the two leaders when discussing theories of non-violence. Yet, no attempt has yet been made to understand the way in which Gandhi and King's socio-political ideas converge in terms of their origins, development and application. In Confluence of Thought, Bidyut Chakrabarty argues that there is a confluence of thought between Gandhi and King's concerns for humanity and advocacy of non-violence, despite their different historical and socio-economic contexts. He says that these two figures are perhaps the best modern historical examples of individuals who combined religion with the political to produce a dynamic social ideology. Gandhi saw service to humanity as the path to 'self-actualization' and thus spiritually most fulfilling; similarly, King pursued religion-driven social action. Chakrabarty looks particularly at the way in which each deployed religious and political language to draw the widest possible membership to their social movements. While Chakrabarty points out that neither thinker was able to fulfill his chosen mission, both suffering death by assassination, he positions the two as the premier modern influences on theories of non-violence today"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Chakrabarty, Bidyut
Dewey number
303.6/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1281
LC item number
.C46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gandhi
  • Gandhi
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Nonviolence
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
Label
Confluence of thought : Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Bidyut Chakrabarty
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
842305909
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780199951239
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012050207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)842305909
Label
Confluence of thought : Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Bidyut Chakrabarty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
842305909
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780199951239
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012050207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)842305909

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