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Title: Gandhi's Ideas on Village Community and Modern Civilisation
Authors: Sinha, Avirup
Keywords: Village Community
Honesty Symbol
Village Republic
Concrete Utopia
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West Bengal , India
Series/Report no.: Vidyasagar University Journal of History;2014-2015
Abstract: This article explores the Gandhian idea of Indian village community and his notion of modern civilisation. The village for Gandhi reflected the essence of Indian civilization. According to him, Indian villages were self-sufficient units; he used this notion as a political symbol to strengthen anti-imperialist struggle in India. Gandhi characterised modern cities as symbols of colonial domination, decay and degradation. He emphasised on the programme of rural development. He also identified limitations such as untouchability, pollution etc. in India’s villages and favoured their eradication. This article will explore all this and also try to understand the relevance of Gandhian ideas in today’s context
ISSN: 2321-0834
Appears in Collections:Vidyasagar University Journal of History Vol 3 [2014-2015]

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