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MGP-004: Gandhi’s Political Thought

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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 - GANDHI ON STATE AND NATIONUnit-1 - Introduction to Gandhian Political ThoughtUnit-2 - Gandhi’s Views on State and Citizenship (Ramrajya)Unit-3 - Gandhi’s Views on Democracy (Gramswaraj)Unit-4 - Gandhi’s Concept of Nationalism
BLOCK-II - INDIVIDUAL AND THE STATE
Unit-5 - Rights and DutiesUni-6 - Means and EndsUnit-7 - Liberty and EqualityUnit-8 - Power and Authority
BLOCK-III - POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES
Unit-9 - Gandhi’s Views on Colonialism and ImperialismUnit-10 - Gandhi’s Views on Liberalism and ConstitutionalismUnit-11 - FascismUnit-12 - Gandhi’s Views on Socialism and Communism
BLOCK-IV - PEACE BY PACIFIC MEANS
Unit-13 - Gandhi on Structural ViolenceUnit-14 - Satyagraha as a Means of Conflict ResolutionUnit-15 - Gandhi on PacifismUnit-16 - World Order

Taught by

Prof. D. Gopal

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