Exploring his influence both in India and abroad, they tell the story of how in London the young activist was shaped by the antimodern “other West” of Ruskin, Tolstoy, and Thoreau and how, a generation later, a mature Gandhi’s thought ...
Author: Lloyd I. Rudolph
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Political Science
Gandhi, with his loincloth and walking stick, seems an unlikely advocate of postmodernism. But in Postmodern Gandhi, Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph portray him as just that in eight thought-provoking essays that aim to correct the common association of Gandhi with traditionalism. Combining core sections of their influential book Gandhi: The Traditional Roots of Charisma with substantial new material, the Rudolphs reveal here that Gandhi was able to revitalize tradition while simultaneously breaking with some of its entrenched values and practices. Exploring his influence both in India and abroad, they tell the story of how in London the young activist was shaped by the antimodern “other West” of Ruskin, Tolstoy, and Thoreau and how, a generation later, a mature Gandhi’s thought and action challenged modernity’s hegemony. Moreover, the Rudolphs argue that Gandhi’s critique of modern civilization in his 1909 book Hind Swaraj was an opening salvo of the postmodern era and that his theory and practice of nonviolent collective action (satyagraha) articulate and exemplify a postmodern understanding of situational truth. This radical interpretation of Gandhi's life will appeal to anyone who wants to understand Gandhi’s relevance in this century, as well as students and scholars of politics, history, charismatic leadership, and postcolonialism.
Gandhi is available as a fluid object susceptible for all kinds of cinematic (
mediated) casting. The availability of ... Postmodern Gandhi and Other essays:
Gandhi in the World and at Home (Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 2006).
29 T. N. ...
Author: Biswajit Das
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
Category: Political Science
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.
See Nicholas F. Gier , “ Gandhi's Philosophy : Premodern , Modern , or
Postmodern ? " , Gandhi Marg 17 : 3 ( Oct. - Dec . , 1996 ) , pp . 261-281 . Also
see Lloyd I. Rudolph & Susanne Rudolph , Postmodern Gandhi and other Essays
( Oxford ...
Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays: Gandhi in the World and at Home.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ... “The Coffee House and the Ashram:
Gandhi, Civil Society and Public Spheres.” In Civil Society and Democracy: A
Author: Claire Snell-Rood
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
The inequalities that structure relationships in Delhi’s urban slums have left the health of women living there chronically vulnerable. Yet for women living in slums, there is no other option than to depend on someone. Based on fourteen months of intensive fieldwork with ten families in a Delhi slum, No One Will Let Her Live argues that women rely on moral strategies to confront the poverty and unstable relationships that threaten their well-being. Claire Snell-Rood breaks new ground by delineating the complex ways in which women set boundaries, maintain their independence, and develop a nuanced sense of selfhood that draws on endurance, asceticism, mobility, and citizenship.
And this it attempts to do by making the one speak to the other . POSTMODERN GANDHI AND OTHER ESSAYS : GANDHI IN THE WORLD AND AT HOME By
Lloyd I . Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Oxford University Press , Delhi ...
Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph , Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays : Gandhi in the World and at Home . New Delhi : Oxford University Press ,
2006. X + 252 pp . Notes . Rs 575 ( hardback ) . Any consideration of Gandhi ...
I remember my own father , another Kings Commissioned Officer , and the
choices he made for his family on the basis of reason ... Surjit Mansingh POSTMODERN GANDHI AND OTHER ESSAYS - Gandhi in the World and at
Home by Lloyd I.
To be precise , the sub - title of the book is ' and other essays ' . These essays are
from the earlier work published in 1983. The Postmodern Gandhi is an example
of market fundamentalism . In the US , Europe and developing countries ...
Author: Shambhu Lal Doshi
Postmodernity proposes the idea that society is no longer governed by history or progress. A postmodern society is highly pluralistic, differentiated, and diverse. It rejects all grand narratives such as Marxism, Gandhism, and rationalism, which are propagated as universal explanations of society. Postmodernity meets the challenges given by modernity. In India, modernity's benefits are cornered by high caste Hindus, elites, political leaders, and higher classes. The subalterns, the marginals, and the disadvantaged masses have been left high and dry. It is the modernity which has created religious, academic, and market fundamentalism and an age of dark dogma. In Indian society, modernity has brought damage to various ethnicities. In this book, the author applies the perspective of postmodernity to the interpretation of increasingly changing contemporary Indian society. With this, he looks afresh at family, caste, village, culture, and religion. From a sociological perspective, fundamentalism is given a thorough examination. The author courageously establishes that Indian society is a postmodern society.
Rudolf C. Heredia , Interpreting Gandhi's Hind Swaraj , Economic and Political
Weekly June 12 , 1999 . 3. Lloyd Rudolf and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph , The
Road Not Taken , in Post Modern Gandhi and Other Essays , OUP , 2006 . 4.
Before Gandhi , there was no any strong associational civic order in Indian
society it is true that good life can only be lived in ... Rudolph , Lloyd I. & Susanne
Hoeber Rudolph - 2006- Postmodern Gandhi and other Essays , Gandhi in the
Volumes 1- include the association's Annual report, 1939- .
Gandhi's prisoner ?: The Life of Gandhi's Son Manilal . Cape Town : Kwela , 2004
. Frost , Mark Ravinder . " Wider ... Rudolph , Lloyd I. and Susanne Hoeber
Rudolph . Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays : Gandhi in the World and at
Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays : Gandhi in the World and at Home , New
Delhi : Oxford University Press , 2006 ; Chicago : University of Chicago Press ,
2006 . Rudolph , Lloyd I . and J . K . Jacobsen ( eds ) , Experiencing the State ...
Author: Lloyd I. Rudolph
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
These essays reflect the works of the authors over a period of 50 years since their first visit to India in 1956. They re-emphasize the importance of area studies challenging American parochialism in the social sciences. They challenge the use of statistics to identify universal patterns that underlie economic and political systems. 9/11 reinforced the authors' methods and modes of inquiry. It challenged America's parochialism. It reminded America that it was a part of a diverse world and that they did not have the means to grasp its complexities.
Rudolph , Lloyd I. and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph , Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays : Gandhi in the World and at Home ( University of Chicago Press :
Chicago , 2006 ) , x +259 pp . , £ 11.50 / $ 18.00 , ISBN 0 226 73124 3 ( pbk . ) .
Gandhi himself often equated passive resistance , which he spoke of in
derogatory terms , with what he designated as “ the nonviolence of the weak . ...
While recognizing the overlapin subject matter among the various essays , we
have divided their dialogue into three general ... of the political tactics of
nonviolent resistance , tactics which have been and might be useful in other
historical and social ...
Gandhi , on the other hand , pushes us far beyond such and craftsmanship , like Gandhi ' s , promise all the postmodern ... thought which Griffin identifies as
constructive or revi - Berry ' s gaze , like Gandhi ' s , uncovers the oppression
persionary postmodernism . ... ( 1990 ) , and other essays and books , Berry
grapples current classrooms for uprooted mobility and ecologiagain and again ,
as Gandhi did ...
It is something of a pity , therefore , that he goes along with the postmodern trend
of opposing Gandhi to Jawaharlal Nehru ... for their own sectarian purposes , that Gandhi rejected science , industry , the state , and other artefacts of modernity .
Author: Ramachandra Guha
A Collection Of Sparkling Articles By Ramachandra Guha Who Has Been Described In The New York Times As Perhaps The Last Among India`S Non-Fiction Writers. The Essays Pertain To People And Places And Literature And Life-Includes Essays On Gandhi, Nehru, Rajaji, B.P. Koirala And Many Others.
... 148–49 Pitt-Rivers, Julian, 197 politics: anthropology and the study of, 215– 16
; Gandhi and, 27–28; Geertz and, 1–2, ... 63, 65–66 Porter, Cole, 6 Posner,
Richard A., 6; Catastrophe, 157–58, 161–66 postmodernism, 195–96
Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation more evident than in the pages of the New York Review of Books, where for nearly four decades he shared his acute vision of the world in all its peculiarity. This book brings together the finest of Geertz's review essays from the New York Review along with a representative selection of later pieces written at the height of his powers, some that first appeared in periodicals such as Dissent, others never before published. This collection exemplifies Geertz's extraordinary range of concerns, beginning with his first essay for the Review in 1967, in which he reviews, with muffled hilarity, the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. This book includes Geertz's unflinching meditations on Western academia's encounters with the non-Western world, and on the shifting and clashing places of societies in the world generally. Geertz writes eloquently and arrestingly about such major figures as Gandhi, Foucault, and Genet, and on topics as varied as Islam, globalization, feminism, and the failings of nationalism. Life among the Anthros and Other Essays demonstrates Geertz's uncommon wisdom and consistently keen and hopeful humor, confirming his status as one of our most important and enduring public intellectuals.