Accession Number : AD0666050

Title :   GANDHI, NON-VIOLENCE, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR INDIAN INDEPENDENCE: RELIGION AND REVOLUTION, A STUDY IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND RELIGION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF GOVERNMENT

Personal Author(s) : Lewy,Guenter

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report begins with an analysis of the character and the intellectual origins of the Gandhian doctrine of Satyagraha. The dominant force in Gandhi's life, it is concluded, was Hinduism. His appeal to the Indian masses rested upon his standing as a Hindu holy man. Gandhi's role in the Congress' struggle for independence is discussed. The tension between Gandhi's functioning as a prophetic figure, following what he considered to be the voice of God within him, and his role as a national leader paying heed to political realities, accounts for many of the mistakes committed by the Congress; it probably delayed the achievement of Indian independence. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, INDIA), HISTORY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, LEADERSHIP

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE