History hails the dynamic impact Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and philosophy. His idea of nation was based on his concept of Basic Education, and through this, he intended to strengthen the indigenous education system. He emphasised on dignity of labour and innovative craft centred education. He iterated upon promotion of sarvodaya for rural and marginalised sections of society, women empowerment and communal harmony, which could only be achieved through education.
Gandhi’s ideology of Swaraj, Non-violence, Swadeshi and Sarvodaya has relevance even in the 21st century.
The book discovers Gandhian ideologies, precepts and principles, thereby iterating its contemporaneity in every sphere of life. It looks at Gandhi in a unique way. The unique aspect of the book lies in the juxtaposition of the virtuous traits of the Mahatma along with his failings without indulging in a deprecatory tone.
This book will be of relevance to students, Gandhian scholars, policy makers and members of the academia.
Dr. Pankaj Das, Assistant Professor in SOE, Sharda University, completed his Ph.D (Education) from CIE, University of Delhi. Before joining Sharda University, he had a couple of years of teaching experiences of B.Ed and B.El.Ed programmes at Delhi University. In recent years, Dr. Das has presented research papers at University of British Columbia, University of Japan, University of Sheffield, UK, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and University of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Dr. Anita Vaidyanathan is an Education Consultant and teacher educator whose specialisation is in the area of English language teaching, English literature, Teacher Education, Mental Health Education, Gender and Women's Studies. She was associated with the Department of Education, Delhi University, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College and Sharda University as a teaching faculty.