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What Would a Gandhian Society Look Like? – by George Paxton

Much of Gandhi’s constructive programme was based on village India where the majority of Indians lived (and I believe still do). However, in the West, and increasingly throughout the world, most people live in urban centres. This, along with changes in society brought about by rapid technological developments perhaps require some adaptation of Gandhi’s ideas. […]

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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 – Clothing Gandhi’s Nation: Homespun and Modern India

Clothing Gandhi’s Nation: Homespun and Modern India Lida Trivedi Indiana University Press 2007 pp205 $29.95 Lida Trivedi teaches at Hamilton College in USA. On a study tour of India she travelled with, among others, an uncle who was a former freedom fighter and labour leader. Travelling for four months across northern and western India she […]

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