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All men are brothers: life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi as told in his own words. Person as author: Kripalani, Krishna [4], Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand . MAHATMA GANDHI. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October in Porbandar, a coastal town in present-day Gujarat, India. A collection of Mahatma Gandhi's writings and books written by others on mahatma online or download these e-books in PDF format absolutely.

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Ever since Gandhiji returned to India in he had been laying the greatest emphasis on the need to revitalize the village Panchayats and establish Village Swaraj in this country, for he firmly believed that the real India lives in its seven hundred thousand and odd villages and that India has no future worth the name unless these villages play their proper part in the life of the country.

His scheme of such a village Swaraj comprehended very department of rural activity which went to make each village self- governing and self-contained as regards the essential needs of its inhabitants, so that on the solid foundation of a vast network of such little "republics" peacefully co-operating with one another for mutual benefit, the life of the nation as a whole could be broadbased, enabling it to progress smoothly towards its destined goal Gandhi, Gandhi attached far greater importance to duties than to rights.

Rights are the opportunities for self-realization.

Gandhi pointed out that in swaraj based on Ahimsa, people need not know their rights, but it is necessary for them to know their duties. Because there cannot be any duty that cannot create a corresponding right.

Rights of true citizenship accrue only to those who serve the state to which they belong. Swaraj comes only from performance by individuals of their duty as citizens Chatterjee, The ideals contained in these provisions resemble to certain extent the ideals of a Gandhian state.

Some of these provisions aim at establishing socio- economic justice in general which was the lifelong dream of Gandhi and the other provisions deal with individual issues like prohibition, cottage industry, decentralization, ban on cow slaughter, etc.

Article To promote cottage industry. To promote educational and economic interests of the SCs, the STs and the other weaker sections of the society.

To bring about the prohibition of intoxicating drinks. Organization of agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines to prohibit the slaughter of cows, calves and other milch and draught animals Chatterjee, Professor P.

Tripathy rightly mentioned in his work, Spotlights on Constitutional Interpretation published in , that Gandhi made a huge influence in placing the right to freedom of speech and expression in the Indian Constitution. There is no doubt that this freedom would have made its place in the Constitution anyway. And these words and thoughts were expected to be adorned with truth.

Gandhi encouraged people to be non-violent with their words and thoughts as well. Where there is honest effort, it will be realized that what appear to be different truths, are like apparently different countless leaves of the same tree.

Does not god appear in different individuals in different aspects? Still we know that He is one. To Gandhi, the restoration of free speech, free association and free press was equivalent to whole Swaraj. To incorporate the article in the constitution as one of the most unambiguous articles of the constitution was the best way to eradicate this evil Chatterjee, For Gandhi, religion has no place in politics. There is clear demarcation between religion and politics.

I do not expect India of my dreams to develop one religion that is to be wholly Hindu or wholly Christian or wholly Mussalman, but I want it to by wholly tolerant, with its religions working side by side with one another. Gandhi I will die for it. But it is my personal affair. The State has nothing to do with it. The State would look after your secular welfare, but not your or my religion. It is clear that Indian secularism grew not in the process of direct encounter and clash with religion as in the West.

Secularism in India grew as an integrative concept, transcending religions on the one hand and tapping the unifying forces promoted by the secularisation process within the religions of India themselves on the other. Indian secularism is the fruit jointly of Religious Reformation and Modern Enlightenment in the Indian context Vijayam, Is governments and society in cotemporary times leading towards gandhian footsteps? India follows the democratic type of Government.

India is a big country and hence needs to be governed in a proper and an effective way. Mahatma Gandhi's imagination of the democracy-fully encircled with non-violence -exists in no nation of the world as up to now. His ideal is a stateless democracy, in which there is a federation of satyagrahi village communities, functioning on the basis of voluntary cooperation and dignified and peaceful co-existence are relevance in the context of Indian democracy.

Mahatma Gandhi's Vision for the Future of India: The Role of Enlightened Anarchy

In the words of G. He was no mere visionary. Being a practical idealist, Gandhi believed that the ideal society of his conception could never be established in actual life immediately, it was, therefore, necessary to continue with the existing state, but modifying and purifying it with nobler and virtuous ideals of Sarvodaya till the people were ready and worthy to be free of the state and government Chatterjee, Thus, gandhiji was not talking about non-existence of state in all forms rather he was of the view of non-violent state Srivastava, In Modern times, we see that politics is rooted in deceit and dishonesty and is bound to create greater deceit and greater dishonesty.

Hate must generate hate and violence greater violence. Thus democracy and violence cannot go together. Through Satyagrah Non-Violent Resistance , Gandhi resists injustice and exploitation and thus purifies the politics. Thus Gandhian Politics has a dominant and constructive role to play. He was against narrow nationalism. His concept of politics was for higher values Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi also expressed his view on rights of citizens.

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These all rights Gandhiji mentioned before the preparation of Indian Constitution. But ultimately these rights have been incorporated in the Indian Constitution. No doubt, there are some restrictions on these rights but that could not take us away from gandhian path.

Gandhiji himself accepted these restrictions in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of the country. From that point of view it is clear that rights which Gandhiji mentioned many years ago still relevant in contemporary India Das, His critiques of modern science and his idea of an alternative living on the pattern of the traditional Indian village communities have all along been popular with a good number of environmentalists, in and outside India, and with many of the action groups, the nongovernmental voluntary organizations the NGOs Jodhka, Gandhi did not yield to the attraction of modern civilizations claim of progress.

In recent years it becomes urgent need that limiting growth has become a condition for global survival, like more production of goods and services results in emerging patterns of global warming. Rudolph and Rudolph, Gandhian democracy is still relevant in India. It is clear from the 73 rd amendment of Indian constitution. That amendment is related only with rural administration of India. One significant provision of that amendment is decentralization of power up to the rural level.

That amendment has already been implemented in India. But in the contents and functions the Panchayati Raj, as it exists today, appears very different both from the traditional and from the Gandhian points of view. This Panchayati Raj will not perhaps lead us to the Gandhian path. It is mainly used as a political device or as a mechanism through which developmental activities would be implemented. The government has found Panchayati Raj a convenient machinery through which it can endeavour to get the ideas transmitted to the villagers to get the plans, drawn up for them, properly executed.

In a Gandhian system, Panchayati Raj would have been used probably in the opposite direction of politics which they ought to follow, or to inform them of the real requirements and priorities of the village population so that national assessment of real resources and consequent planning could be done from below rather than imposing them from above, which is the practice of present time Chatterjee, Gandhi showed Indians and the world that the ultimate legitimacy in politics comes not from brute force, not from the state apparatus, and not even from mechanisms of political participation, electoral choice and representative self- government.

All of these are limited, and all of them are fallible. The popular mandate of Hitler did not make Nazi rule legitimate. The benign despotism of the British in India did not make colonial rule legitimate.

Totalitarianism that enters riding on the coat-tails of democracy, or imperialism that seems bent over with the self-inflicted burden of delivering benighted natives from their ignorance and backwardness — neither of these forms attains legitimacy merely because it is successful in capturing power on the basis of professed good intentions. True political legitimacy has to be premised on popular will, on the desire for self-determination, and on the capacities and capabilities of a government, for sure.

But in the end it exceeds and transcends all of these factors, and resides elsewhere, in a more subtle quality that has to do with the inherent morality of any structure of power that purports to rule a people in their name and for their own good The Hindu, Gandhi's emphasis on the Constructive Programme along with the movemental approach brought a sea change in Indian politics. The constructive programme is positive and creative and brought to the fore the innate capacities of the people.

It built leadership, which was issue based, was selfless and service-oriented. In the Gandhian era the Congress became a movement and caught the imagination of the people. In contrast, in the post-Independent period, the emergence of political parties in India and in many other countries brought narrow mind and partisan approach.

In any movement the issue is important in the political parties capturing power at any cost becomes the priority. The power hungry political parties vitiate the whole political atmosphere and reduce politics into a game of required numbers, rather than with any ideological basis.

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With the result that in politics morality is discounted. It degenerates into a game of deception and delusion. Politics has become a game of capturing power and to cling to it at any cost. No holds bar. Instead of politics for the eradication of poverty, poverty of politics comes to the fore Vijayam, As we earlier mentioned, Gandhian principles were working behind the fundamental rights given to the Indian citizens.

In which, Article 19 guaranteed six fundamental freedoms to the citizens with some reasonable restrictions. These freedoms are freedom of speech and expression, peaceful assembly, freedom to form associations etc. Chaterjee, On the contrary, the main cause of worry today is intolerance and hatred leading to violence and it is here the values of Gandhi need to be adhered to with more passion discussed in this paper.

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His ideas are relevant not yesterday or today but forever. His political ideas are stateless and partyless democracy, decentralization, freedom of speech, abolition of untouchability, moral politics, secularism etc.

Gandhi was a practical thinker.I will fast against your fast. I should fast even because atheism is spreading. Gandhi used fasting as a political device, often threatening suicide unless demands were met.

Gandhi defied the order. Gandhi's ideal is a stateless democracy, in which there is a federation of satyagrahi village communities, functioning on the basis of voluntary cooperation and dignified and peaceful co-existence. Further changes in this regard in the s 2a.