Gandhi's Gita and Politics as Such
M. K. Gandhi's "Discourses on the Gita," a series of talks delivered to ashramites at Sabarmati during 1926 and 1927, provides a singular instance in Indian intellectual thought in which the Bhagavad Gita's message of action is transformed into a theory of non-violent resistance. This essay argues that Gandhi's reading of the Gita has to be placed within an identifiable general understanding of the political that emerged among the so-called "extremists' in the Congress towards the beginning of...[Show more]
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