Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an eminent freedom activist and an influential political leader who also played a dominant role in India's struggle for independence. The 150th birth centennial celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi are a time for reflection on his life and works. Reflections on Mahatma Gandhi: The Global Perspectives is an outcome of the book project commemorated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.
Gandhi is one of the great minds of global peace and non-violence and is also subjected to radical criticism. Being an advocate of basic human rights, he was the most influential figure and advocate of non-violence, and this scholarship has been universally confirmed for its success of non-violence as a method and strategy for resistance.
In this interdisciplinary collection, scholarly articles are assembled that revisit the body of Gandhian works. This collection exhibits a significant variety in the analytical skills and frameworks employed in each and demonstrates the incredible reach and breadth of Gandhi's significance. These contemporary concerns result in a reviewing of already existing themes and preoccupations as well as helping to chart a path forward.
Terry Beitzel is Director, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence and Professor, Department of Justice Studies, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Chandrakant Langare is Associate Professor of English at Shivaji University, Kolhapur.