Gandhi for Academics

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

Gandhi for Academics

Gandhi for Academics


Making of Gandhi 1 - Reaching out to People

This section is of seminal interest as it carves out the process through which Gandhi reached out to people to mobilize the force that eventually drove an entire colonial power of longstanding out of the country. The essential emphasis here being that the force was top downwards – from Gandhi to grassroots

Making of Gandhi 2 - Peoples Perception of Gandhi

As is true of many public personalities who become legends, Gandhi's impact on people through their perception of Gandhi had created a universe whose sum of the parts essentially became greater than the sum of the whole. Part of the unintended consequences included, for instance, the creation of a Gandhian language itself.

Mind of Gandhi

Gandhi's thought process as a solution (Satyagraha/Non-Violence) to political crisis is considered unique and yet universal as it taps into two essential human traits – those of resistance and cooperation - and turning these into instruments of a struggle. Albeit invoking the reverse of what is humanly expected, viz., resistance not leading (rather than) to violence.

Gandhi as Influencer

Gandhi's impact can be seen in at least three ways: (1) through those who were inspired by Gandhi; (2) those who influenced Gandhi (Tolstoy, John Ruskin, etc.,), and notably became icons to be followed by many others, at least in India; and (3) through the iconic relationships that Gandhi forged through his lifelong interactions with people

Eternal Gandhi

Gandhi was a champion of cleanliness. His experience of living in the west taught him the importance of maintaining clean surroundings, and also about the dignity of labor. He felt that Indians fell short of maintaining clean spaces, although great stress was laid by them of personal cleanliness as part of ritual purity.

Gandhi as Information

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