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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.

Multi-verse of Gandhi's Charkha: Spinning Experiences and the Question of Information
Multi-verse of gandhi's charkha: Spinning experiences and the question of information
Sadan Jha Jha

My language is aphoristic, it lacks precision. It is therefore open to several interpretations.

—Mahatma Gandhi

Introduction

Mahatma Gandhi once talked about ‘believing eye’. This phrase was used by him while responding to a criticism of the national education in 1926. He wrote:

A Gujarati correspondent has raised certain questions about national education. Some of them are summarized below:

Since some of the staunchest supporters of non-cooperation have lost faith in it and since the numbers attending national institutions are dwindling, what is the use of holding on to these tottering schools and colleges and wasting good money after bad institutions?

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