‘Mahatma Gandhi’ Versus ‘Gandhi as a Philosopher’: An Overview of the Contradictions in Gandhi’s Philosophy

  • Jaspreet Singh
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  • Jaspreet Singh

    Student at The Law School, University of Jammu, India

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi played a colossally efficient role in the Indian struggle for freedom from colonial rule in India. For that very reason, Gandhi is often called the Indian saint and the mass leader. But he was more than just an aromatic leader and a formidable enemy of British rule in India. The art of philosophy and putting that philosophy into a visible action has remained much in the central sphere of his life. All the actions that he would do had a whole set of calculations guided by his own principles and methodology that people, even today, follow. But every philosophy needs to be broken down into its units and further understood in every aspect and with the respect possible. Similarly, every philosopher must be given the honour of subjecting his philosophy to critical individual analysis, and so has been done by the author in the following paper with all his knowledge and in all his capacity he has gained after referring to various readings of Gandhi’s writings and other sources like books, review work and scholarly articles. The result of the research is that even Gandhi’s philosophy was not free from the evil of contradictions that most of the other philosophers also exhibited.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 1694 - 1702

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114244

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