Gandhian Engagement with Capital: Perspectives of J C Kumarappa comprehensively presents the Gandhian ideas on economic development and political economy. Within this larger context, it focuses on the towering contributions of J C Kumarappa, the pioneer of the Gandhian model of economic development, and describes, from his standpoint, how the moral and political dispositions of Gandhism amount to a critique of capitalism. The book also covers in detail the major facets of Kumarappa’s contribution to Gandhism: developing a non-mechanized, non-capitalist model of industrialization; presenting the holistic development approach; reflecting on the role of the state in facilitating a village-centric economy; and exploring the role of religion in developing the moral foundation of the Gandhian political economy. These reflect the historical context of Kumarappa’s scholarship and his deep understanding of the various dimensions of Gandhian thought. The book highlights the debates within Gandhism and imparts a nuanced understanding of other Gandhian thinkers. Further, it presents several discourses in modern Indian political thought by analysing the interplay of narratives.

In Search of Gandhi: Known and Unknown

In search of Gandhi: Known and unknown

A large number of studies have been conducted on Gandhi and his ideas. An overview of these studies not only exhibits the multiple dimensions of Gandhi's ideas, but also presents a historical account of how the academic studies about Gandhi have changed over the years. An overview of some of the major studies is given here.

In the Gandhi Birth Centenary year, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission organized a round table on ‘Research on Gandhian Thought’. Eminent personalities such as Jayaprakash Narayan (JP), P. C. Joshi, D. K. Bedekar and Sriman Narayan, along with others, contributed in this round table and reflected upon the possibilities of exploring Gandhian thought at the ...

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