Socio-Political Philosophy of M. K. Gandhi: An Analysis


Dr. Tarun Gogoi | Academia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Gandhi recuperating at the home of the Rev. J.J. Doke, Gandhi’s first biographer, in Johannesburg, after having been assaulted on February 10, 1908. (Wikimedia)

M. K. Gandhi was a prominent figure in the realm of peace and humanism. He played a noteworthy role in the movement of peace and freedom. He bestowed a lot of ideas relating to socio-political dimension. Gandhi ” s ideas are basically philosophical in nature as he was inspired by various great philosophers of the world.

Gandhi generated ideas to create a positive change in society. We acquire new ideas by studying his thought. No doubt, he was a social engineer who tried to build a new human society where everyone can live peacefully. In case of social change Gandhi always tried to establish a welfare state by means of non-violence and truth. His ultimate dream was sarvodaya, means welfare to all. According to him, we cannot gain anything by violent means.

Because violence brings destruction; but non-violence does not. Non-violence and truth help us to purify our soul. M.K. Gandhi always tried to bring a social change by peaceful means, which contributes a lot in understanding the power of truthfulness, love and affection. Keeping these views in mind this paper is an attempt to understand the socio-political philosophy of M. K. Gandhi and its relevance.

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