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Gandhian Perspective

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780198073864
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199082162 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0002
Gandhian Perspective

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This chapter analyzes the essence and applications of Gandhian thought in the modern globalizing world. It discusses Mahatma Gandhi's advocacy of non-violence and his principle of trusteeship and examines their relevance to issues related to politics, economics, sustainable development, and environment. The chapter also evaluates how far India has followed Gandhian ideals and principles and suggests that the essence of the Gandhian perspective is formed by his firm faith in and commitment to truth and non-violence. It also mentions that Gandhi has been an inspiration for several mass movements for social justice and environment protection.

Keywords: Gandhian thought; non-violence; principle of trusteeship; truth; social justice; environment protection; politics; economics; sustainable development

Chapter.  11268 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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