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Gandhi's philosophy and the quest for harmony

Author: Anthony Parel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anthony Parel affords an entirely new perspective on the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. He explores how Gandhi connected the spiritual with the temporal. As Parel points out "being more things than one" is a good description of Gandhi, and with these words in mind, he shows how Gandhi, drawing on the time-honored Indian theory of the purusharthas or "the aims of life," fitted his ethical, political, aesthetic and  Read more...
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Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Parel
ISBN: 9780521867153 0521867150
OCLC Number: 69484298
Description: xiii, 226 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The four aims of life --
Introduction --
Gandhi's reconstitution of the four aims --
Part II. Politics and economics --
Civic nationalism --
The state --
The economy --
Part III. Dharma --
Dharma as duty --
Dharma as religion --
Dharma as ethics --
Part IV. Pleasure --
Celibacy and sexuality --
Art and society --
Part V. Spiritual liberation --
The Gita and moksha --
Conclusion : the political and the spiritual.
Responsibility: Anthony J. Parel.
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'For those who thought there is not much new to be said about Gandhi, Anthony Parel has shown otherwise in this outstanding book. The Gandhian Paradigm is stimulating and fresh, opening several new Read more...

 
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