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Gandhi and Tagore : Politics, truth and conscience

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This book brings together the political thought of Gandhi and Tagore to examine the relationship between politics, truth and conscience. It explores truth and conscience as viable public virtues with regard to two exemplars of ethical politics, addressing in turn the concerns of an evolving modern Indian political community. The comprehensive and textually argued discussion frames the subject of the validity of ethical politics in inhospitable contexts such as the fanatically despotic state and energised nationalism. The book studies in nuanced detail Tagore's opposition to political violence in colonial Bengal, the scope of non-violence and satyagraha as recommended by Gandhi to Jews in Nazi Germany, his response to the complexity of protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and the differently constituted nationalism of Gandhi and Tagore. It presents their famous debate in a new light, embedded within the dynamics of cultural identification, political praxis and the capacity of a community to imbibe the principles of ethical politics. Comprehensive and perceptive in analysis, this book will be a valuable addition for scholars and researchers of political science with specialisation in Indian political thought, philosophy and history. Gangeya Mukherji is Reader in English at Mahamati Prannath Mahavidyalaya, Mau-Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 17.78mm | 430g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138946176
  • 9781138946170

About Gangeya Mukherji

Gangeya Mukherji is Reader in English at Mahamati Prannath Mahavidyalaya, Mau-Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India.show more

Table of contents

Foreword Preface 1. Cuspidal Imaginings of Political Community in Modern India: Bankimchandra and Vivekananda 2. Politics: Truth and Non Violence 3. Nationalism: Ethics and Responsibility  4. In Argument: Considerance of the Political  Bibliography  Indexshow more