Gandhi and John Ruskin: Commons in Thoughts on Politics and Economy
Shah, Kanti Ben
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Book ID : 38473
ISBN-10 : 81-7888-666-9 / 8178886669
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7888-666-4 / 9788178886664
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
viii, 322p., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. From Mohan Das to Mahatma: The Life of Gandhi. 2. Gandhian Thought and Movement: And the Issues of Those times. 3. Treatment of the depressed classes: Taking on suppression and untouchability. 4. A Picture of an ideal society: The lowliest showed the way. 5. The man, machine and industry: Which way lies the hope? 6. The ideal village worker: Qualification, duties and questions. 7. Cities and villages: where should be real swaraj? 8. Basic principles of village swaraj: Where man will rule himself. 9. Swadeshi and self-sufficiency: The backbone of stronger economy. 10. Animal power and machine power: What would be better and how much. 11. Panchayati Raj in India: for Pre-independence days. 12. Nai Talim for transformation: Education related to national necessities. 13. The meaning of swaraj: the notion of complete self-rule. 14. Non-co-operation: To Each one, its meaning and essence. 15. Gandhi’s paraphrase of Ruskin’s unto this last. 16. John Ruskin’s life and works. 17. The roots of honour. 18. The veins of wealth. 19. Quit judicatis terram. 20. Ad Valorem. 21. John Ruskin’s own version on economics.
The book is focused on Mahatma himself and his thought process and also tells that how much he values John Ruskin’s Essay. The book is a window to the Gandhian thoughts about industry, economy, education, society, panchayati raj and the real meaning of swaraj, for which he worked all his life. The reader when he reads about John Ruskin’s life and works and moreover unto this last in original and paraphrase will be able to relate the development of thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi. The book juxtaposes the two greatest thinkers from successive pages of history and lets us know how they shared a common commitment for the commons and the lowliest of the society.