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Unconditional equality : Gandhi's religion of resistance / Ajay Skaria.

By: Skaria, Ajay [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ranikhet : Permanent Black ; in association with Ashoka University, 2016Description: xvi, 390 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788178244778 (hardback) .Subject(s): Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 -- Philosophy | Passive resistance -- India -- History | Statesmen -- India -- Biography | India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947DDC classification: 303.61 SKA Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Surrender without subordination -- Before Satyagraha -- Stumbling on theological secularism -- Between two and three -- The warrior's sovereign gift -- The aneconomies of Satyagraha -- The impossible gift of fearlessness, for example -- The destruction of conservatism -- Daya otherwise -- The sacrifice of the Gita -- Ciphering the Satyagrahi -- The extreme limit of forgiveness -- The miracle of the gift.
Summary: "Unconditional Equality' examines Mahatma Gandhi's critique of liberal ideas of freedom and equality and his own practice of a freedom and equality organized around religion. It reconceives satyagraha (passive resistance) as a politics that strives for the absolute equality of all beings. Liberal traditions usually affirm an abstract quality centred on some form of autonomy, the Kantian term for the everyday sovereignty that rational beings exercise by granting themselves universal law. But for Gandhi, such equality is an 'equality of sword"--Profoundly violent not only because it excludes those presumed to lack reason but also because those included lose the power to love.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Surrender without subordination -- Before Satyagraha -- Stumbling on theological secularism -- Between two and three -- The warrior's sovereign gift -- The aneconomies of Satyagraha -- The impossible gift of fearlessness, for example -- The destruction of conservatism -- Daya otherwise -- The sacrifice of the Gita -- Ciphering the Satyagrahi -- The extreme limit of forgiveness -- The miracle of the gift.

"Unconditional Equality' examines Mahatma Gandhi's critique of liberal ideas of freedom and equality and his own practice of a freedom and equality organized around religion. It reconceives satyagraha (passive resistance) as a politics that strives for the absolute equality of all beings. Liberal traditions usually affirm an abstract quality centred on some form of autonomy, the Kantian term for the everyday sovereignty that rational beings exercise by granting themselves universal law. But for Gandhi, such equality is an 'equality of sword"--Profoundly violent not only because it excludes those presumed to lack reason but also because those included lose the power to love.

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