The Tagore-Gandhi debate on matters of truth and untruth /

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Author / Creator:Puri, Bindu, author.
Imprint:New Delhi, India : Springer, 2015.
Description:1 online resource.
Series:Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures ; volume 9
Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures ; volume 9.
Subject:Truthfulness and falsehood -- India.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Interpersonal Relations
Truthfulness and falsehood.
Philosophy (General).
Regional planning.
Electronic books.
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Summary:This volume discusses the development of the dialogue between Tagore (1861-1941) and Gandhi (1869-1948) during 1915 and 1941, about many things of personal, national, and international significance--satyagraha, non-cooperation, the boycott and burning of foreign cloth, the efficacy of fasting as a means of resistance and Gandhiℓ́ℓs mantra connecting ℓ́ℓswarajℓ́ℓ and ℓ́ℓcharkhaℓ́ℓ. The author, Bindu Puri, argues that the debate was about more fundamental issues, such as the nature of truth and swaraj/freedom and the possibilities of untruth that Tagore saw in Gandhiℓ́ℓs movements for truth and freedom. Puri shows that the differences between the two menℓ́ℓs perspectives came from differently negotiated relationships to (and understandings of) tradition and modernity. Tagore was part of the Bengal renaissance and powerfully influenced by the idea that the Enlightenment consisted in the freedom of the individual to reason for herself. Gandhi, on the other hand, remained close to the Indian philosophical tradition which linked individual freedom to moral progress. Puri points out that Tagore cannot, however, be unreflectively assimilated to the Enlightenment project of Western modernity, for he came fairly close to Gandhi in rejecting the anthropocentricism of modernity and shared Gandhiℓ́ℓs belief in an enchanted cosmos. The only single-authored volume on the Tagore-Gandhi debate, this book is a welcome addition to the existing literature.
Other form:Printed edition: 9788132221159
Standard no.:10.1007/978-81-322-2116-6