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Gandhi and Tagore : Politics, Truth and Conscience - by Gangeya Mukherji (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Political Science, Philosophy, History
Sub-Genre: Asia / India + South Asia, History + Theory, Political
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Gangeya Mukherji
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2015
TCIN: 50640595
UPC: 9781138946170
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-7884
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MSRPwas $170.00

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