MGP-001 Gandhi: The Man and His Times

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Overview

The aim of this course is to facilitate students to participate creatively in all aspects of peace studies, peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies. Understanding Gandhian approach to peace from the interdisciplinary perspective and comprehend Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, political, environmental, and development, related issues. To provide opportunities to the learners for higher studies in the area of theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT BLOCK-I - MAKING OF GANDHI

Unit-1 - Introducing Gandhi Unit-2 - Formative Years Community: Family and Neighbourhood, Early Education, Study in England -An Overview Unit-3 - Indian Influences: Epics, Narratives, Gita, Raichand Bhai, Folklore Unit-4 - Western Influences: Ruskin, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Quakers
BLOCK-II - GANDHI AND MASS STRUGGLES

Unit-5 - Gandhi in SouthAfrica : Struggle against Racial Discrimination, From Passive Resistance to Satyagraha, Lessons Learned Unit-6 - Return of Gandhi (1915-1917): Champaran, Kheda, Labour Strike inAhmedabad, Rowlatt Satyagraha Unit-7 - Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement of 1920 Unit-8 - Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930
BLOCK-III - TOWARDS FREEDOM

Unit-9 - Communal Award and Poona Pact Unit-10 - Constructive Programme Unit-11 - Quit India Movement Unit-12 - Partition of India
BLOCK-IV - GANDHI AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

Unit-13 - Moderates, Extremists and Revolutionaries (Gokhale, Tilak and Bhagat Singh) Unit-14 - Jinnah and Savarkar Unit-15 - Tagore, Nehru and Ambedkar Unit-16 - Gandhi and the Left (M N Roy, Ram Manohar Lohia and S A Dange)  

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