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MGP- 004 Gandhi’s Political Thought

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: 735

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 - GANDHI ON STATE AND NATION
    Unit-1 - Introduction to Gandhian Political Thought
    Unit-2 - Gandhi’s Views on State and Citizenship (Ramrajya)
    Unit-3 - Gandhi’s Views on Democracy (Gramswaraj)
    Unit-4 - Gandhi’s Concept of Nationalism

    BLOCK-II - INDIVIDUAL AND THE STATE
    Unit-5 - Rights and Duties
    Uni-6 - Means and Ends
    Unit-7 - Liberty and Equality
    Unit-8 - Power and Authority

    BLOCK-III - POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES
    Unit-9 - Gandhi’s Views on Colonialism and Imperialism
    Unit-10 - Gandhi’s Views on Liberalism and Constitutionalism
    Unit-11 - Fascism
    Unit-12 - Gandhi’s Views on Socialism and Communism

    BLOCK-IV - PEACE BY PACIFIC MEANS
    Unit-13 - Gandhi on Structural Violence
    Unit-14 - Satyagraha as a Means of Conflict Resolution
    Unit-15 - Gandhi on Pacifism
    Unit-16 - World Order

    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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