MGP-001 Gandhi: The Man and His Times

By Prof. Anurag Joshi   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 404
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
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 01 Feb 2022
End Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

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

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

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

Unit-13 - Moderates, Extremists and Revolutionaries
Unit-14 - Jinnah and Savarkar
Unit-15 - Tagore, Nehru and Ambedkar
Unit-16 - Gandhi and the Left

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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