The Gandhian Moment by Ramin Jahanbegloo

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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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Ramin Jahanbegloo is Associate Professor and Noor–York Chair in Islamic Studies at York University, Toronto.Author's home: Ontario, Canada
Published March 19, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 209 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In this brief book, Jahanbegloo, a professor of Islamic Studies at York University, explains and elaborates on some of Gandhi’s basic ideas, including satyagraha (truth force in civil disobedience), a belief in cultural and religious pluralism, and a commitment to Indian independence based on H...

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Jahanbegloo (Islamic studies, York Univ., Toronto) has written a tightly focused examination of Gandhi's philosophy and politics, emphasizing his central reliance in advocating nonviolence to challenge injustice and tyranny. Motivated by the need to end colonial rule in India, Gandhi drew on Hind...

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