Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age looks at Gandhian thought and contributions from an interdisciplinary communication perspective. It explores the Mahatma as a public intellectual and communicator. It studies Gandhi's unique communication techniques to connect with the masses and the way he used and appropriated myth, metaphors and symbols to communicate his ideas related to modernity and nationalism. The book examines how Gandhian ideas have been tested and the implications derived. This book also studies the contemporary relevance of Gandhian thought by looking at various popular media representations to open up the possibilities of rethinking and recasting Gandhi in the present context.

Nationalism, Religion and the Critique of Modernity: Gandhi's Hind Swaraj

Nationalism, Religion and the Critique of Modernity: Gandhi's Hind Swaraj

Nationalism, religion and the critique of modernity: Gandhi's hind swaraj
Prafulla C. Kar Kar

In this chapter, I have chosen to focus primarily on nationalism, which figures as a key concept in Hind Swaraj,1 which I think is the most profound text Gandhi wrote at a moment in Indian history when the country needed a proper direction for its onward journey. This text in a way has tried to provide that direction. Is nationalism a Western construct or an idea that is also relevant to a non-Western, non-nation-state context? Many scholars have written about its genesis and development and have connected it with the emergence of industrial culture in Europe in ...

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