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Gopal Ganesh Agarkar: The Secular Rationalist Reformer

Aravind Ganachari (Author)
Synopsis Arvind Ganachari examines how Agarkar wanted reason and an enlightened conscience to be the sole determinant in regulating human conduct and social behaviuor. His rational approach constantly re-examined all social ideas and institutions-whether they served the purpose of social utility and comfort or not. He has among the few contemporaries in whose thought and practice there was no dichotomy. Education, contends the author, not just formal but also informal Lokshikshan, holds the key to Agarkar’s idea of human advancement in life.
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About the author

Aravind Ganachari

Arvind Gururao Ganachari (b. 1951) is a Reader in History at the University of Mumbai. He has been teaching history for the past thirty-three years, first at the Government of Maharashtra's I.Y. College and now at the Univesrsity Department of History. He wasawarded the Ph.D. degree by the University of Mumbai for the dissertation on "Reason and Secular Ethics in the Nineteenth Century Maharashtra: Gopal Ganesh Agarkar-A Study of a Rationalist REformer". He has authored a number of research articles on a variety of themes concerning political and legal history of Indian National Movement, which are published in edited books and noted research journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Gopal Ganesh Agarkar: The Secular Rationalist Reformer
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179912264
length xvii+|371p., Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History