Gandhi was a colossal figure of Indian nationalism and renaissance. Therefore, rethinking Mahatma Gandhi with all forays of global appraisal tend to reflect many dimensions of Mahatma Gandhi's personality.
Rethinking Mahatma Gandhi: The Global Appraisal is an outcome of the book project commemorated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. It is an effort for revisiting Mahatma Gandhi's life and works and the resultant remapping of Gandhian discourse due to the global need to reassess Gandhism.
This collection exhibits a significant variety in the analytical skills and frameworks employed and demonstrates the incredible reach and breadth of Gandhi's significance. These contemporary concerns reflected through these articles, result in a review of already existing themes and preoccupations as well as help to chart a path forward. The aim is to explore a diverse range of questions and applications relating to the thought and works of Gandhi in the contemporary global context.
The striking feature of this book is the global appraisal of the holistic body of Gandhian thought and discourse. The book is not only structured along the themes of Gandhian works but also circumvents the entire labyrinth og Gandhian world of thought appraised by the scholars around the world.
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.