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The Way to God

By Mahatma Gandhi
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Isbn : 9781583944417
  • Pages : 104
  • Category : Religion
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Mahatma Gandhi became famous as the leader of the Indian independence movement, but he called himself “a man of God disguised as a politician.” The Way to God demonstrates his enduring significance as a spiritual leader whose ideas offer insight and solace to seekers of every practice and persuasion. Collecting many of his most significant writings, the book explores the deep religious roots of Gandhi’s worldly accomplishments and reveals—in his own words—his intellectual, moral, and spiritual approaches to the divine. First published in India in 1971, the book is based on Gandhi’s lifetime experiments with truth and reveals the heart of his teachings. Gandhi’s aphoristic power, his ability to sum up complex ideas in a few authoritative strokes, shines through these pages. Individual chapters cover such topics as moral discipline, spiritual practice, spiritual experience, and much more. Gandhi’s guiding principles of selflessness, humility, service, active yet nonviolent resistance, and vegetarianism make his writings as timely today as when these writings first appeared. A foreword by Gandhi’s grandson Arun and an introduction by Michael Nagler add useful context. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Isbn : 9780857450012
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 234
  • File Pdf: god-botherers-and-other-true-believers.pdf

Book Summary:

When reason fails to guide us in our everyday lives, we turn to faith, to religion; we close our minds; we reject austere reasoning. This rejection, which is a faith-based social and intellectual malignancy, has two unfortunate consequences: it blocks the way to knowledge that might enhance the quality of life and it opens the way to charlatans who exploit the faith of others. Examining two unquestionable malignancies of "the Christian Right" in present-day politics in the United States and the "secular religion" of Hitler's National Socialism, as well as the third, more complex case of Gandhi, the author asserts that we need religion, but we also need to make sure it does no harm.

Political Theory

By RC Agarwal
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Isbn : 9788121906647
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 211
  • File Pdf: political-theory.pdf

Book Summary:

Comprehensively written, this book presents the political theories, concepts, analysis, thoughts and main currents. The book begins with introduction to political theory, its history, evolution & approaches while also discussing forms & organs of Government. It progresses to discuss contemporary political analysis in light of American concepts and main currents of Political Thought in detail. This book would be extremely useful for the students pursuing BA Political Science.

God and the Meanings of Life

By T. J. Mawson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781474212564
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 874
  • File Pdf: god-and-the-meanings-of-life.pdf

Book Summary:

Some philosophers have thought that life could only be meaningful if there is no God. For Sartre and Nagel, for example, a God of the traditional classical theistic sort would constrain our powers of self-creative autonomy in ways that would severely detract from the meaning of our lives, possibly even evacuate our lives of all meaning. Some philosophers, by contrast, have thought that life could only be meaningful if there is a God. God and the Meanings of Life is interested in exploring the truth in both these schools of thought, seeking to discover what God could and couldn't do to make life meaningful (as well as what he would and wouldn't do). Mawson espouses a version of the 'amalgam' or 'pluralism' thesis about the issue of life's meaning – in essence, that there are a number of different legitimate meanings of 'meaning' (and indeed 'life') in the question of life's meaning. According to Mawson, God, were he to exist, would help make life meaningful in some of these senses and hinder in some others. He argues that whilst there could be meaning in a Godless universe, there could be other sorts of meaning in a Godly one and that these would be deeper.

Great Soul

By Joseph Lelyveld
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 9780307595362
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 623
  • File Pdf: great-soul.pdf

Book Summary:

A highly original, stirring book on Mahatma Gandhi that deepens our sense of his achievements and disappointments—his success in seizing India’s imagination and shaping its independence struggle as a mass movement, his recognition late in life that few of his followers paid more than lip service to his ambitious goals of social justice for the country’s minorities, outcasts, and rural poor. Pulitzer Prize–winner Joseph Lelyveld shows in vivid, unmatched detail how Gandhi’s sense of mission, social values, and philosophy of nonviolent resistance were shaped on another subcontinent—during two decades in South Africa—and then tested by an India that quickly learned to revere him as a Mahatma, or “Great Soul,” while following him only a small part of the way to the social transformation he envisioned. The man himself emerges as one of history’s most remarkable self-creations, a prosperous lawyer who became an ascetic in a loincloth wholly dedicated to political and social action. Lelyveld leads us step-by-step through the heroic—and tragic—last months of this selfless leader’s long campaign when his nonviolent efforts culminated in the partition of India, the creation of Pakistan, and a bloodbath of ethnic cleansing that ended only with his own assassination. India and its politicians were ready to place Gandhi on a pedestal as “Father of the Nation” but were less inclined to embrace his teachings. Muslim support, crucial in his rise to leadership, soon waned, and the oppressed untouchables—for whom Gandhi spoke to Hindus as a whole—produced their own leaders. Here is a vital, brilliant reconsideration of Gandhi’s extraordinary struggles on two continents, of his fierce but, finally, unfulfilled hopes, and of his ever-evolving legacy, which more than six decades after his death still ensures his place as India’s social conscience—and not just India’s.

In Search of God’s Power in Broken Bodies

By H. Chong
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137331458
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 507
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Book Summary:

Interweaving feminist theological ideas, Asian spirituality, and the witnesses of World War II sex slaves, this book offers a new theology of body. It examines the multi-layered meaning of the broken body of Christ from Christological, sacramental, and ecclesiological perspectives, while exploring the centrality of body in theological discourse.

Poignant Song

By Kavita Das
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9789352777747
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: poignant-song.pdf

Book Summary:

Dancer, film actor, Hindustani classical singer - Lakshmi Shankar was all this and more. Starting her journey as a teenager in Uday Shankar's breakthrough troupe, she ventured into playback singing after a tragic illness cut short her dance career, going on to be the voice behind films such as Richard Attenborough's critically acclaimed Gandhi. But her ultimate artistry lay in Hindustani classical music. In this book, Kavita Das, who has known her since childhood, traces Lakshmi's fascinating story that culminated in a Grammy nomination in 2009. Poignant Song explores the journey of Indian music to the West through the remarkable life of a great artiste.

The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-incarceration

By A. Mikulich,L. Cassidy,M. Pfeil
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137032447
  • Pages : 203
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 362
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Book Summary:

The Scandal of White Complicity and US Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States.

Odyssey of an Indian Bureaucrat

By Nripati Ghoshal
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 0595794955
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 464
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Book Summary:

Mr. Nripati Ghoshal has lived through a tumultuous period in Indian history and his own life is a remarkable representation of that. He suffered through the famine of 1942 and the devastating communal riots; witnessed the birth of a nation in 1947 amidst great social calamity; lived through the ensuing moral and political bankruptcy of the Indian intelligentsia and experienced first-hand the powerful reaches of a politicized and corrupted bureaucracy. In his lifetime he experienced abject poverty and extreme hardship as well as relative wealth and the material comfort that it brings and thus provides a unique perspective on the social, economic and moral standing of both rural and urban India through his autobiography-The Odyssey of an Indian Bureaucrat.

Humanistic Perspectives on International Business and Management

By N. Lupton,M. Pirson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137471628
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 855
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Book Summary:

In Humanistic Perspectives on International Business and Management, the authors provide space to global perspectives on how we can rethink and reposition international business and management practice to be a part of the solution to our global problems. These contributions provide impetus for further research, practice and pedagogy development.