By Usha Thakkar, Jayshree Mehta
Understanding Gandhi is a set of interviews carried out through Fr d J. Blum (1914–1990),of six of Mahatma Gandhi's closest associates―J.B. Kriplani, Raihana Tyabji, Dada Dharmadhikari, Sushila Nayar, Jhaver Patel and Sucheta Kripalani. The interviewees think about Gandhi's principles within the mild of adjustments that happened in India after Independence. The publication presents glimpses of Gandhi's principles and dealing courting together with his colleagues who got here from a variety of backgrounds, professions and nation-states. It additionally brings out the ideas of Gandhi and his fans on a number of vital matters reminiscent of Satyagraha, non-violence, Brahmacharya, spirituality, and fasting. This mixture of an intimate wisdom of Gandhi and the reflective hindsight supplies the publication a different vantage element that promotes a holistic figuring out of Gandhian idea and philosophy.
By Glyn Richards
Via a balanced collection of texts with commentaries, this paintings combines an method of the renaissance of Hinduism and the reformation of Indian society.
By Aurélie Névot
L. a. relation maître-disciple « défie toute étude d’ensemble », a écrit George Steiner, tant elle se singularise par l. a. stress entre ses cadres multiples et son caractère certain. Socle de l’édifice social, elle s’incarne entre deux personnes, tout en constituant le médium de l. a. pensée en partage. C’est en multipliant les angles et en diversifiant les domaines où cette relation s’exerce que pareil phénomène peut être approché. Tel est le propos de cet ouvrage rassemblant philosophes, historiens et ethnologues. De l’Académie d’Athènes à l’enseignement dans les associations scolaires et universitaires en Europe contemporaine, de filiations spirituelles et musicales hindoues à des pratiques chamaniques de Chine, les auteurs s’interrogent sur les acteurs de los angeles transmission – orale ou livresque, parlée ou muette, gestuelle ou musiquante –, et l’intimité de ces « passeurs de query ». Confucius dit transmettre mais ne pas innover, tout en considérant que de l’ancien émane l. a. nouveauté ; Fichte fait du rapport maître-disciple los angeles situation de l’éclosion du savoir. Autant de occasions dans des civilisations et des temps différents qui déploient toutes les facettes de cette rencontre interpersonnelle. Autant d’occasions de mettre en lumière los angeles continuité, los angeles perdurance de l’objet à transmettre.Une réflexion stimulante sur un phénomène social mal connu : los angeles transmission du savoir.
By Judith M. Brown, Anthony Parel
Even this present day, six many years after his assassination in January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi remains to be respected because the father of the Indian kingdom. His highbrow and ethical legacy - encapsulated in works resembling Hind Swaraj - in addition to the instance of his lifestyles and politics function an thought to human rights and peace activities, political activists, and scholars in lecture room discussions in the course of the global. This ebook, made from essays by way of popular specialists within the fields of Indian historical past and philosophy, strains Gandhi's amazing tale. the 1st a part of the e-book, the biography, explores his transformation from a small-town attorney in the course of his formative years in South Africa right into a expert political activist and chief of civil resistance in India. the second one half is dedicated to Gandhi's key writings and his considering on a large diversity of issues, together with faith, clash, politics, and social kin. the ultimate half displays on Gandhi's photograph - how he has been portrayed in literature and picture - and on his legacy in India, the West, and past.
By Margaret Chatterjee
The booklet compares smooth Jewish and Hindu notion via discussing chosen writers near to universal concerns taken care of via them, concerns that are nonetheless suitable at the present time. The writers are Mahatma Gandhi, Max Nordau, A.D. Gordon, Martin Buber, Sri Aurobindo, Rav Kook and Rabindranath Tagore. the problems contain the next: the critique of civilisation, the concept that of labour, self-definition vis-a-vis 'east' and 'west', the pursuit of 'realisation' both separately or jointly, using evolution as a source suggestion, and the critique of nationalism which ran parallel to its pursuit.
By Cynthia Packert
When you consider that precedent days, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities via attractive ornamentation -- dressing and adorning the deities with tricky garments, jewellery, and flora. during this pioneering research of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers throughout temple thresholds and into the god Krishna's sacred area. She describes what devotees see after they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why those photographs glance the best way they do. She discusses new media in addition to worldwide varieties of devotion well known in India and in a foreign country. The artwork of Loving Krishna opens a universe of which means during which paintings, non secular motion, and devotion are dynamically intertwined.
By James G. Lochtefeld
A consultant in Hinduism, Buddhism, and different Asian religions and philosophical traditions, Lochtefeld (religion, Carthage Coll.) deals a two-volume reference on each point of Hinduism and similar components of Indian tradition and background. Written in a transparent, straight forward type, the greater than 2500 alphabetically prepared entries deal with readers no longer absolutely conversant in Hindu trust and perform. The entries disguise quite a lot of topic parts, together with ideals, rituals, artwork, celebrations, sacred locations, historical past, non secular corporations, biographies (of holy people, theoreticians, and spiritual leaders), and lots more and plenty extra. they're usually approximately two hundred phrases lengthy, although a few are so long as one thousand phrases. In a invaluable cross-referencing process, boldface phrases within the textual content of each access refer readers to similar entries. There are handy subject-category listings within the introductory fabric, an exhaustive index within the again, and black-and-white photographs all through. additionally incorporated are charts of relationships between deities, maps of sacred websites, tabulations, a pronunciation key for Hindi and Sanskrit phrases, and important diagrams to aid systematize info. ultimately, Lochtefeld additionally offers a decide upon bibliography, comprising approximately 2 hundred vital works, just about all of that have been released after 1950. a few scholarly multivolume encyclopedias can be found in this subject, yet such a lot aren't very fresh. Lochtefeld's is either available and titanic sufficient to serve the wishes of scholars, students, and informal readers alike. an enormous fulfillment of scholarly examine, association, and research, this e-book is usually recommended for either public and educational reference collections.
By Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The final Medicine isn't when you like their spirituality watered down, yet for severe scholars trying to find understanding. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) lived and taught in a small condominium within the slums of Bombay. A learned grasp of the Tantric Nath lineage, he supported himself and his family members via promoting reasonable items in a small sales space at the streets outdoors his tenement for a few years. His existence exemplified the concept that of absolute nonduality of being. during this quantity, Maharaj stocks the top fact of nonduality in his personal specified method. His educating kind is abrupt, provocative, and immensely profound, slicing to the center and losing little attempt on inessentials. His terse yet effective sayings are identified for his or her skill to set off shifts in realization, simply by listening to or analyzing them."The element is that guy free of his fetters is morality personified. any such guy hence doesn't desire any moralistic injunctions as a way to reside righteously. loose a guy from his bondage and thereafter every thing else will look after itself. however, guy in his unredeemed country can't very likely stay morally, it doesn't matter what ethical instructing he's given. it really is an intrinsic impossibility, for his very origin is immorality. that's, he lives a lie, a easy contradiction: functioning in all his relationships because the separate entity he believes himself to be, while actually no such separation exists. His each motion consequently does violence to different 'selves' and different 'creatures,' that are simply manifestations of the unitary recognition. So Society needed to invent a few restraints to be able to defend itself from its personal worst excesses and thereby retain a few type of established order. The ensuing arbitrary principles, which range with position and time and hence are merely relative, it calls 'morality,' and by means of upholding this man-invented 'idea' because the maximum good–oftentimes sanctioned by way of spiritual 'revelation' and scriptures–society has supplied guy with yet one more excuse to ignore the hunt for liberation or relegate it to a pretty low precedence in his scheme of things."