Gandhi's Vision of Social Transformation
With definite premises and logically derived conclusions, the social thought of Mahatma Gandhi takes a holistic approach toward society. Although developed and explicated primarily in the context of India, his ideas have an abiding universal relevance. This book traces the sources and evolution of Gandhi's social ideas, explaining his vision of the ideal society and his perception of contemporary social structure, and presenting his analysis of the issues of social change in India. The book concludes with a construction of Gandhi's theory of social change. In the backdrop of the renewed attention on Gandhian ideology and practice in recent years, the book will be a valuable addition to the writings on Gandhi, as it focuses on lesser-studied aspects of Gandhian thought and has a comprehensive approach to the many dimensions of his personality, ideas, and activities.
Publication Date: 1/1/2011