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Confluence of Thought: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bidyut Chakrabarty


The aim of this book is to understand the complex evolution of the socio-political ideas of Gandhi and King and also their confluence in the specific context of India and America respectively. Based on a threadbare analysis of socio-political ideas of Gandhi and King, the book argues that the moral politics of redemptive love and non-violence that they consistently pursued represents an appealing vision for the present century. Their commitment to non-violence and their desire for social justice shine forth in the darkness of an age of nuclear weapons and genocide. They thus remain a major sou ... More

Keywords: Non-Violence, Civil-Disobedience, Racism, Colonialism, Supremacists, Constitutionalism, Compassion, Empathy, Political Realism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199951215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199951215.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bidyut Chakrabarty, author
Delhi University