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Mahatma Gandhi: A Father with No Nation – by Bhikhu Parekh

Mahatma Gandhi has most probably realised his ambition of attaining moksha [spiritual liberation] and is unlikely to return to earth. However, should he do so, he would be deeply disturbed by many aspects of contemporary India. He would be shocked at the corrosive corruption that has spread to all walks of life and eroded the […]

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Indian Secularism Revisited – by Antony Copley

A very distinctive Indian version of secularism has underpinned India since independence and is the critical guarantee in the continuing existence of its multi-cultural pluralist society. Were it to weaken then terrifying forces of communal violence are always at risk of breaking out. These thoughts are prompted by the Olympian lecture on this theme by […]

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Book Review – Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment

Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment: Analysing Gandhian Environmental Thought T N Khoshoo and John S Moolakkattu The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI Press) 2009 ISBN 978 81 7993 223 0, pp152 Few books on Gandhi and the environmental implications of his thought have so far appeared. It is only in recent decades that we have […]

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Book Review – ‘Sketches from Memory’ by Margaret Chatterjee

Vol I A Journey to Gandhi Vol II Remembering Gandhi Margaret Chatterjee Promilla & Co 2009 pp194 +76 ISBN 978 81 85002 95 8 Rs. 300 http://www.biblioasia.com Margaret Chatterjee is a philosopher and a Gandhi scholar, as well as a long-time Friend of the Gandhi Foundation. English by birth but now living, in her senior […]

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Book Review – Biography of Aldo Capitini

The Nonviolent Revolution: An Intellectual Biography of Aldo Capitini by Rocco Altieri trans. by Gerry Blaylock IGINP 2008, pp182 $10 Aldo Capitini (1895-1968) was probably the most important advocate of nonviolence in 20th century Italy. He was born in modest circumstances in Perugia and went to a technical school although his passion was literature. His […]

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Mahatma Gandhi and Environment Protection – by Anupma Kaushik

Mahatma Gandhi never used the words environment protection however what he said and did makes him an environmentalist. Although during his time environmental problems were not recognized as such however with his amazing foresight and insight he predicted that things are moving in the wrong direction. As early as in 1909 in his book Hind […]

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Increasing Equality by Matthew Bain

According to Lord Griffiths, the Conservative peer and Vice-Chairman of investment bank Goldman Sachs “we have to accept that inequality is a way of achieving greater opportunity and prosperity for all”. Has he hit on a clever, counter-intuitive truth ? No, he is just plain wrong. In their book The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and […]

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