Non-violence : challenges and prospects

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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HM1281.N647 2014
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Call Number  HM1281.N647 2014
 
 
Summary
Drawn on love, compassion and forgiveness, non-violence is an inspirational value to humanity. From the historic movements led by Gandhi and then Martin Luther King Jr, to the recent Arab Spring in Egypt as also the impact of Anna Hazare's call for anti-corruption struggle further confirm thecritical importance of non-violence as a cementing ideological force in present times. Beginning with a section on the theoretical articulations of nonviolence, the volume puts together the thoughts of Tolstoy, Thoreau, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. It also explores another facet observed in history in the second section, of nonviolence as a spiritual category which amounts toaction by denying the ruling authority the human assistance and cooperation which is necessary to set f governance in motion. The essays map intellectual journeys which led to the emergence of nonviolent struggle as a viable form of protest and resistance. The articulation of nonviolence incontemporary movements such as the Shanti Sen, the bhoodan movement, the call for sampoornakranti, the Pashtun nonviolent struggle of North West Frontier Province or the Chipko and Narmada Bachao movement have been explored through the chapters of the last section. Nonviolence is therefore apowerful ideological resource enabling the protestors to fight against injustice even in hostile circumstances. A nonviolent protest movement cannot be equated with "escapism" since "action" remains integral to its articulation. This volume is unique both in terms of its content and the analytical depth of the articles that have been included. In the light of recent spurt of nonviolent movements in various places in the globe, it will enable us to understand nonviolence in a historical perspective.
Contents
The kingom of god is within you / Leo Tolstoy
Civil disobedience / Henry David Thoreau
The creed of non-violence / Mahatma Gandhi
The vision of non-violence / Bhikhu Parekh
Conceptualizing non-violence: Gandhi and King, Jr., dialogue / Bidyut Chakrabarty
Violent and non-violent liberation / Dustin Ells Howes
Noncooperation and political ju-jitsu / Gene Sharp
Gandhi's integrity: the philosophy behind the politics / Akeel Bilgrami
Gandhian activism in India after independence: the Bhoodan and Gramdan / David Hardiman
The Muslim Pashtun movement of the north-west frontier of India, 1930-34 / Mohammend Raqib
Chipko: social history of an 'environmental' movement / Ramachandra Guha
Jayprakash Narayan: from Gramdan to Sampoorna Kraanti / Partha Nath Mukherji
The story of Narmada Bachao Andolan: human rights in the global economy and the struggle against the World Bank / Smita Narula
The woman of Chipko / Vandana Shiva
What Anna Hazare's movement and India's new middle classes say about each other / Vinay Sitapati
Non-violent resistance: the case of Iran (2009-11) / Bernd Kaussler.

Additional Information
Subjects Nonviolence.
Government, Resistance to.
Publisher New Delhi :2014.
Edition First edition.
Contributors Chakrabarty, Bidyut, 1958- editor.
Language English
Description lxxvi, 413 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780198090380
0198090382
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