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Political Thought in Action: The Bhagavad Gita and Modern India

Political Thought in Action: The Bhagavad Gita and Modern India (Hardback)

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The Bhagavad Gita's philosophical and political significance remains forever contemporary. In this volume a group of leading historians reflect on the significance of the Bhagavad Gita for political and ethical thinking in modern India and beyond. These essays contribute new perspectives to historical, contemporary and global political ideas. Violence and nonviolence, war, sacrifice, justice, fraternity and political community were constitutive of India's political modernity, and it was to these questions that Indian public figures turned their attention in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Oriented towards the future, these commentaries and interpretations of a text that locates war as the central problem of human life have detached the Gita from antiquity and made it foundational for India's modernity. The book would be of interest to academic researchers as well as general readers interested in South Asian history, Indian philosophy and religion.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsReligion & BeliefsHinduismHindu sacred textsReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 01/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9781107033955  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Shruti Kapila is University Lecturer in History and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. She is the editor of An Intellectual History for India (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Faisal Devji is Reader in Indian History and a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. Dr Devji is interested in the political thought of modern Islam as well as in the transformation of liberal categories and democratic practice in South Asia. He is the author of Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity (2005) and The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (2009).

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