Sushri Radha Bhatt, Chairperson, Gandhi Peace Foundation released the book Reading and Reappraising Gandhi, written by Prof. Ramchandra Pradhan at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi.
Online PR News – 19-November-2010 – – Sushri Radha Bhatt, Chairperson, Gandhi Peace Foundation released the book Reading and Reappraising Gandhi, written by Prof. Ramchandra Pradhan at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi. Prof Anand Kumar, CSSS, JNU provided an introduction to the book to the audience comprising eminent scholars, gandhians and students. The book has been published by Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.
Sushri Bhatt praised the efforts made by Dr Pradhan to take Gandhian ideas particularly to the younger generations and to students in a exceedingly reader friendly manner. Speaking at the function, Dr Pradhan underlined the fact that this book has emerged out of larger studies of Gandhian ideas which has been his lifelong engagement.
The Book: Reading and Reappraising Gandhi
Gandhi continues to engage all sensitive and concerned minds looking for a new art of living and a humane social/world order. In the process, his life and ideas have come to occupy a distinct place in the syllabi of several universities spread all over the world, creating an urgent need for presenting these in a textbook format. Reading and Reappraising Gandhi is a pioneering attempt to meet this felt-need. Put in the perspective of various theories of interpretations, the book gives a critical look at Gandhi's seminal work Hind Swaraj and some of his ideas like swaraj, civilisation, swadeshi, nationalism, communal harmony, gender, etc. It offers a freshness of approach which would provoke the readers to think for themselves instead of taking some of its interpretations and formulations as received knowledge. Based on the author's lifelong engagement with Gandhian ideas, the book brings the latest researches in the area to the easy access of the readers. It presents an integrated and well-rounded view on the themes under discussion, avoiding both the extremes of wooly sentimentalism and ideological debunking. Written in a simple, lucid and conversationalist style, the book re-creates and re-echoes classroom teaching and animated debates and dialogues. It would prove invaluable to the students of Political Science, Modern Indian History, Gandhian Studies as well as to the general readers.
The Author: Prof. Ram Chandra Pradhan
Ram Chandra Pradhan, well-known social activist and a Gandhian scholar, taught at Ramjas College, Delhi University for several decades. As one of the conveners of the Lokayan project and as an activist thinker of the Movement for Peace and Alternative Development, he has traveled all over the world and interacted with activists and scholars across the continents. Dr. Pradhan has been a recipient of the Senior Fulbright Scholarship (1979-80) and the Indo-Canadian Fellowship (1993). He is the author of several books including Raj to Swaraj published by Macmillan India. At present, he has taken to whole time writing and is engaged in a multi-volume study of the Indian Socialist Movement.
The Publisher: Macmillan Publishers India Ltd.
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