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MGP-001 Gandhi: The Man and His Times

By Prof. Anurag Joshi   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
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.

Course Credit - 4

Learners enrolled: 708

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    BLOCK-I - MAKING OF GANDHI
    Unit-1 - Introducing Gandhi
    Unit-2 - Formative Years
    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 South Africa
    Unit-6 - Return of Gandhi
    Unit-7 - Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movement
    Unit-8 - Civil Disobedience Movement of 1930

    BLOCK-III - TOWARDS FREEDOM
    Unit-9 - Communal Award and Poona Pact
    Unit-10 - Constructive Programme
    Unit-11 – Gandhi and the Quit India Movement
    Unit-12 - Partition of India

    BLOCK-IV - GANDHI AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
    Unit-13 - Moderates, Extremists and Revolutionaries
    Unit-14 - Jinnah and Savarkar
    Unit-15 - Tagore, Nehru and Ambedkar
    Unit-16 - Gandhi and the Left

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Anurag Joshi

    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Prof. Anurag Joshi has had his schooling and higher education in various institutions in the Pink City of Jaipur. Before joining IGNOU (1988), he was UGC-NET qualified Junior Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. At IGNOU, he coordinates various courses each at the Graduate and Postgraduate levels. He has been actively involved in the faculty’s courses/ programmes including the Ph.D integrated programme. One Ph.D thesis has been completed under his supervision. His areas of research pertain to Modern Indian Political Thought, Political Theory and Development Studies. Prof. Joshi conducted Post-doctoral research in France for one year (1996) on the theme of ‘A Comparative Study of Pressure groups in France and India: Special focus on Press, Business, Students and Women’. He holds Certificate/ Diploma degrees in French from the Department of Modern European Languages, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and from Alliance Francaise, New Delhi. Prof. Joshi is on the Advisory Committee for the Area Studies Programme of African Studies of the Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies (SIS), JNU. He has published articles/ book reviews in journals of national repute and has authored a book on ‘Population, Development and Political Process in India’. Outside professional boundaries, his interests lie in instrumental music and mystic sciences.

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