Gandhian Philosophy of the Spinning Wheel (The)

Gandhian Studies and Peace Research Series
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  • Author :Mohit Chakrabarti
  • Year of Publication :2000
  • ISBN: :9788170227878
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 105
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Gandhian Studies, Philosophy

About the Book :

A mirror of the mind and work as Mahatma Gandhi considers the spinning wheel, it represents the philosophy of fullness. Such fullness in encapsulated in education, society, non violence, religion, humanism and all the finer essence of advancement for man. Gandhi highlights the spinning wheel as his mouth piece that speaks in silence, acts in adoration and sincerity, inspires in devotion and escalates in humanism. He explores the two fold philosophy of the spinning wheel: one, its apparent value in workability and usefulness, other, its tremendous inherent force to instill in everyone the every glorious spirit of the victory of man. As an unparalleled exponent of education of becoming and being, Gandhi incorporates the spinning wheel in his educational thoughts and experiments to unfold the newer dimensions of education having and loving. Consequently, the spinning wheel blesses the learner to be in perfect tune with balance and restraint, discipline and sincerity, self esteem and self dependence. The Gandhian philosophy of the spinning wheel shows the surest way for the hoi polloi to bring about a desirable social revolution long overdue. To live in simplicity and austerity, there by living in catholicity of contentment, peace and advancement is always an abiding lesson to be learnt from the spinning wheel alone. The Gandhian philosophy of he spinning wheel also endears non-violence and religion together with the most dynamic spirit of humanism. Gandhian awaits harbouring in the innermost core of the heart that spirit in contemplation as well as in action in an utterly bewildered super computerized world right now.

About Author :

Mohit Chakrabarti, D. Litt, teaches English and Education at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. He is a consistent and prolific contributor to studies and researches on Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda. His other books on Gandhi include Gandhian Mysticism, The Gandhian Dimensions of Education; Gandhian Aesthetics; Gandhian Humanism; Gandhian Spiritualism; Gandhian Religion; Mahatma Gandhi: A Revaluation; The Gandhian Philosophy of Man; Gandhian Socio-aesthetics; and The Gandhian Philosophy of the Spinning Wheel. Dr. Chakrabarti has presented papers on several national and international conferences. He is a former member of National Council for Teacher Education.