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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.

Some Contextual Reflections on Hind Swaraj: A Critique of ‘Modernity’ and an Argument for Indian Modern Consciousness
Some contextual reflections on hind swaraj: A critique of ‘modernity’ and an argument for indian modern consciousness
Alok Bajpai Bajpai

It is unjust to a writer to quote against him passages from his writings without reference to the context.1

Here at the very outset I wish to clear my vantage point about Hind Swaraj. Gandhi was essentially a mass political leader. So, as a prolific writer he wrote and spoke always within a context and according to demands of the situation as he perceived them. Thus, all his writings have an inevitable context and tearing them from their concrete settings would simply not do justice to ...

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