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MGP-001 Gandhi: The Man and His Times

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Overview

The aim of this course is to facilitate students to participate creatively in all aspects of peace studies, peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies. Understanding Gandhian approach to peace from the interdisciplinary perspective and comprehend Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, political, environmental, and development, related issues. To provide opportunities to the learners for higher studies in the area of theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.Course Credit - 4

Syllabus

BLOCK-I - MAKING OF GANDHI
Unit-1 - Introducing Gandhi
Unit-2 - Formative YearsUnit-3 - Indian Influences: Epics, Narratives, Gita, Raichand Bhai, FolkloreUnit-4 - Western Influences: Ruskin, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Quakers
BLOCK-II - GANDHI AND MASS STRUGGLES
Unit-5 - Gandhi in South Africa
Unit-6 - Return of GandhiUnit-7 - Khilafat and Non-Cooperation MovementUnit-8 - Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930
BLOCK-III - TOWARDS FREEDOM
Unit-9 - Communal Award and Poona Pact
Unit-10 - Constructive ProgrammeUnit-11 – Gandhi and the Quit India MovementUnit-12 - Partition of India
BLOCK-IV - GANDHI AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
Unit-13 - Moderates, Extremists and Revolutionaries
Unit-14 - Jinnah and SavarkarUnit-15 - Tagore, Nehru and AmbedkarUnit-16 - Gandhi and the Left

Taught by

Prof. D. Gopal

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