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Gandhi and Ambedkar: A Study in Contrast

 
Ramashray Roy (Author)
Synopsis

The book represents a radical departure from the genre of writings that deal with thought and works of M. K. Gandhi and B. R. Ambedkar, either singly or in a comparative framework, in a discursive manner or historically and chronologically. These two extremely important personalities left a deep and indelible imprint on the content and direction of Indian politics. However, these writings rarely delve deeper to identify the factors and forces that made them so central to politics in India at a crucial historical juncture and yet so apart.

The merit of the book lies in its exploration and exposition of the deeper factors and forces that entered into the formation of their basic philosophy on life and, emanating from it, their political activities. It traces the basic differences in the worldview, belief structure, and their perspectives on man and his world; it demonstrates how this fundamental difference made for their differential approach to the problem of untouchability, in particular, and other pragmatic aspects of man's existence, in general.

Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. Strategies of Transformation. 2. Chemistry of Confrontation. 3. Ambedkar's World. 4. Ambedkar's Ideals Revisited. 5. Gandhi's Ideas about Man and His World. 6. World-Views at WarThe Dalit Movement: Rift in the Legacy. 7. Overview. Bibliography.

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About the author

Ramashray Roy

Prof. Ramashray Roy is an eminent political philosopher who has, through his numerous writing, opened new vistas not only in different areas of social sciences but also in Vedic studies. Prof. Roy worked as a Senior Fellow as well as Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi as well as its National Fellow and Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla. He is currently the Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has published more than two dozen books and over fifty articles in Journals in India and outside. His publications include Dalit, Development and Democracy; Politics and Society; Politics and Beyond; Sanskaras in India Tradition and Culture (SHIPRA).

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Bibliographic information

Title Gandhi and Ambedkar: A Study in Contrast
Author Ramashray Roy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.05.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788175418455
length 256p.,