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The Resource The Gandhian moment, Ramin Jahanbegloo ; with a foreword by the Dalai Lama

The Gandhian moment, Ramin Jahanbegloo ; with a foreword by the Dalai Lama

Label
The Gandhian moment
Title
The Gandhian moment
Statement of responsibility
Ramin Jahanbegloo ; with a foreword by the Dalai Lama
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Gandhi is revered as a historic leader, the father of Indian independence, and the inspiration for nonviolent protest around the world. But the importance of these practical achievements has obscured Gandhi's stature as an extraordinarily innovative political thinker. Ramin Jahanbegloo presents Gandhi the political theorist--the intellectual founder of a system predicated on the power of nonviolence to challenge state sovereignty and domination. A philosopher and an activist in his own right, Jahanbegloo guides us through Gandhi's core ideas, shows how they shaped political protest from 1960s America to the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond, and calls for their use today by Muslims demanding change. Gandhi challenged mainstream political ideas most forcefully on sovereignty. He argued that state power is not legitimate simply when it commands general support or because it protects us from anarchy. Instead, legitimacy depends on the consent of dutiful citizens willing to challenge the state nonviolently when it acts immorally. The culmination of the inner struggle to recognize one's duty to act, Jahanbegloo says, is the ultimate "Gandhian moment." Gandhi's ideas have motivated such famous figures as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama. As Jahanbegloo demonstrates, they also inspired the unheralded Muslim activists Abul Kalam Azad and Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, whose work for Indian independence answers those today who doubt the viability of nonviolent Islamic protest. The book is a powerful reminder of Gandhi's enduring political relevance and a pioneering account of his extraordinary intellectual achievements
  • The father of Indian independence, Gandhi was also a political theorist who challenged mainstream ideas. Sovereignty, he said, depends on the consent of citizens willing to challenge the state nonviolently when it acts immorally. The culmination of the inner struggle to recognize one's duty to act is the ultimate "Gandhian moment."
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Cataloging source
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Jahanbegloo, Ramin
Dewey number
954.03/5092
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS481.G3
LC item number
J255 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gandhi
  • Passive resistance
  • Nonviolence
  • Gandhi
  • HISTORY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Nonviolence
  • Passive resistance
  • Political and social views
Label
The Gandhian moment, Ramin Jahanbegloo ; with a foreword by the Dalai Lama
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gandhi's inversion of modern political perception -- Principles of Gandhian politics -- The critique of modern civilization -- Gandhi's public philosophy: linking the moral with the political -- Gandhi's reception in India -- Gandhi and beyond -- Conclusion: Gandhi today
Control code
829713884
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 196 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780674074859
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674074859
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22573/ctt2f1nt2
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829713884
Label
The Gandhian moment, Ramin Jahanbegloo ; with a foreword by the Dalai Lama
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-183) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gandhi's inversion of modern political perception -- Principles of Gandhian politics -- The critique of modern civilization -- Gandhi's public philosophy: linking the moral with the political -- Gandhi's reception in India -- Gandhi and beyond -- Conclusion: Gandhi today
Control code
829713884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 196 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674074859
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674074859
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1nt2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829713884

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