Essays on modernism, democracy and well-being: a gandhian perspective

By: Roy, Ramashray
Contributor(s): Ranjan, Ravi
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Los Angeles Sage 2016Description: 312 p.ISBN: 9789351508113Subject(s): Democracy | Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 - Political and social views | Democracy - Social aspects | Democracy - Moral and ethical aspects | Well-being - Social aspectsDDC classification: 321.8 Summary: A tour de force in understanding the failure of democracy in providing human well-being. Has democracy ended human suffering, a task that the political system set out for itself? Or is democracy incompatible with modernity and, therefore, fails to achieve human well-being? If so, are we left with any option? The book asks these acutely political questions and states emphatically that democracy has failed to ensure the well-being of humanity as a whole. Further, it tries to answer this by exploring the Gandhian alternative to modernism and democracy in contemporary times. In the words of the authors themselves, ‘We are aware that in a world divided into a number of ideological camps, the way out suggested in this book will invite ridicule and accusation of orthodoxy. However, the truth has to be told, no matter what the reaction'. (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book250733?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=any&q=9789351508113&pageTitle=productsSearch)
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TABLE OF CONTENT

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Transformation of Order: Two Examples

2. Modernism and Democracy: Twin Props of the Autonomous Self

3. Democracy: The Case of Moral Deficit

4. Democracy: Myth and Reality

5. Fault Line of Democracy

6. Making Sense of Social Justice

7. The Elusive Search for Community

8. Back to the Roots

9. Philosophical Background of Gandhi’s Thinking

10. Gandhi’s Critique of Democracy

11. Local Democracy: Jefferson and Gandhi

12. Sarvata: Modern Man in Search of Wholeness

Index


A tour de force in understanding the failure of democracy in providing human well-being.

Has democracy ended human suffering, a task that the political system set out for itself? Or is democracy incompatible with modernity and, therefore, fails to achieve human well-being? If so, are we left with any option? The book asks these acutely political questions and states emphatically that democracy has failed to ensure the well-being of humanity as a whole. Further, it tries to answer this by exploring the Gandhian alternative to modernism and democracy in contemporary times. In the words of the authors themselves, ‘We are aware that in a world divided into a number of ideological camps, the way out suggested in this book will invite ridicule and accusation of orthodoxy. However, the truth has to be told, no matter what the reaction'.


(http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book250733?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=any&q=9789351508113&pageTitle=productsSearch)

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