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Interpreting Gandhi's Hind Swaraj

Gandhi's Hind Swaraj is not rejection of the liberative contribution of modernity. Rather his effort can be interpreted as an attempt to integrate these positive elements with a liberating re-interpretation of tradition. With his critique from within the tradition, Gandhi becomes the great synthesiser of contraries within and across traditions.

The Anglican Ethic and the Spirit of Imperialism

of Imperialism Rudolf C Heredia Providence and the Raj: Imperial Mission and Missionary Imperialism by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy; Sage Publications, New Delhi, London, 1998; pp 273, Rs 375 (cloth).

Ethnicity, Class and Nation-Interrelationships in a Multi-Cultural State

Modernisation, whether state-planned or market-driven, is premised on progress as economic growth, and has eventually promoted homogenised development. In choosing 'another development' we need to formulate 'another polities' which will incorporate the liberating aspects of modernist endeavour into a communitarian model focused on dignity of person, respectful of ethnic identities and socio-politically participative.

Education and Mission-School as Agent of Evangelisation

School as Agent of Evangelisation Rudolf C Heredia This essay treats not only of Christian education within the missionary enterprise, hut extends to the socio-political impact beyond as well. The first is discussed within the ecclesiastical context of conversion and evangelisation and is crucial to the understanding of the inspiration and gradual evolution of missionary institutions. The second is framed by a more secular discussion and is important because of the pioneering role the missions had in bringing western education to India and the effect this had on Indian society. The author concludes by arguing for a socio-political analysis of and a contextualised theology of secular action for Christian education if the liberating potential of its ideals and purposes is to be realised.

Tribal Education for Development-Need for a Liberative Pedagogy for Social Transformation

Need for a Liberative Pedagogy for Social Transformation Rudolf C Heredia If the developmental dilemma that confronts our tribute is to be successfully addressed, tribal integration will require their mobilisation not just to preserve their cultural autonomy, but to redress their minority status as well, so that they can participate in their own development. In this tribal education will have a necessary and crucial role to play.

Mobilising Ideology or Humanising Faith

many a year to come. A word on the Stockholm International Peace Research institute (SIPRI) which has sponsored the study; Not unlike the Royal Institute of lntemational Affairs, or the better- known Chatham House, in London, SIPRI is a prestigious institution; its imprint, an assurance of good craftsmanship and objective analysis. The volume under review, the first in a series on domestic influences on defence policies and postures in developing countries should, hopefully, promise some more in the years to come.

Ecocide or Eco-Ethic

Ecocide or Eco-Ethic? Rudolf C Heredia IP there is one thing the Rio summit brought home to the third world, ft was the Machiavellian primacy of politics over ethics. For, in the final analysis it was the more powerful noises that seemed to have prevailed, not the more reasonable and just causes that were heard and listened. The follow up to the summit seems only to reinforce this.

Legislation and Housing

Legislation and Housing Law and society arc bound together in mutual interaction. Nowhere is this interaction more critical than in the area of housing. For here justice cannot be reduced to a matter of individual rights and the social dimension of the law becomes central to our understanding.

Between Religion and Politics-Dialogue and Dialectics

Dialogue and Dialectics Rudolf C Heredia Between Marx and Christ, The Dialogue in German-Speaking Europe, 1870-1970 by James Bentley; Disha Publishers, Delhi, 1990; pp 191, Rs 150.

Missed Opportunity

cularly rampant among youth, women and educated persons, lastly, the informal sector acted as a kind of labour sponge but it did so by creating low productivity jobs and eased unemployment only "by converting it into underemployment" (p 99).

Unhelpful Disappointments

Unhelpful Disappointments Rudolf C Heredia THERE is perhaps little any one can do about Sujit K Das's disappointment with 'Social Medicine for Holistic Health' (EPW, April 6), since it seems to come from a self- confessed "intellectual limitation

Social Medicine for Holistic Health-An Alternative Response to Present Crisis

An Alternative Response to Present Crisis Rudolf C Heredia Modern scientific medicine still continues to dazzle us with its wonders, but it cannot cover up the crisis it has precipitated for itself What is needed is a more comprehensive and radically new paradigm for an alternative approach to health care. Two critical approaches are outlined here: the older political economy critique and the newer socio-cultural one. Both have their implicit assumptions and specific concerns. The 'social medicine urged by the first and the 'holistic health' defined by the second are complementary rather than contrary. For only when our medicine is genuinely 'social' can we really have 'health for all, and only if this health is authentically 'holistic' can we truly be 'healthy people.

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