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Parentheses of Philosophy

The authors of Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics respond to A Raghuramaraju’s review of their book published in EPW (3 August 2019), “Gandhi in the Company of Western Philosophers.”

The New Secret

Unlike societies in the 1970s, our social body is defined by leaks; everything leaks, from surveillance tapes, wire taps, nudity on a remote beach, books, music, medicinal drugs and lives. Secrets and leaks are no longer governed by the state; there is an egalitarianism of secrets. It is in this social milieu, and within a system where truths of varying intensities are produced by the mode of leak effected, that WikiLeaks appears.

Gandhi's Life and Thought

Gandhi: Naked Ambition by Jad Adams (London: Quercus), 2010; distributed by Penguin India; pp xi + 323, Rs 699.

Gandhi: A Political and Spiritual Life by Kathryn Tidrick (London and New York: IB Tauris), 2006; First South Asia edition, IB Tauris, 2008; distributed by Viva Books; pp xv + 380, Rs 495.

The Paternal Reason

The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century edited by Douglas Allen

Critical Nation

Gandhi's philosophy appears most clearly enunciated in Hind Swaraj, a book written during his days in South Africa. The book in many ways offers an exposition of Gandhi's moral conception of truth, but several aspects of his notions and ideas as they evolved and were enunciated early on in Hind Swaraj are only now being analysed. This essay looks at the conception of "speed", including its relational notion to time, and which, according to philosophers of the Enlightenment, separated the modern from the ancient or the old. In Gandhi's exploration, however, speed also denotes and evokes a comparison between the civilisational ethos that marks out the east from the west.

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