ISBN: 8175412887 Publisher:Shipra Publications Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 244 pages Year of Publication: 2006
The book represents a radical departure from the genre of writings that deal with thought and works of M.K. Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar, either singly or in a comparative framework, in a discursive manner or historically and chronologically. These two extremely important personalities left a deep and indelible imprint on the content and direction of Indian politics. However, these writings rarely delve deeper to identify the factors and forces that made them so central to politics in India at a crucial historical juncture and yet so apart. The merit of the book lies in its exploration and exposition of the deeper factors and forces that entered into the formation of their basic philosophy on the life and, imanating from it, their political activities. It traces the basic differences in the worldview, belief structure, and their perspective on man and his world; it demonstrates how this fundamental difference made for their differential approach to the problem, of untouchability, in particular, and other pragmatic aspects of man's existence, in general.
Ramashray Roy Prof. Ramashray Roy is an eminent political philosopher who has, through his numerous writing, opened new vistas not only in different areas of social sciences but also in Vedic studies. Prof. Roy worked as a Senior Fellow as well as Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi as well as its National Fellow and Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advance Study, Shimla. He is currently the Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has published more than two dozen books and over fifty articles in Journals in India and outside. His publications include Dalit, Development and Democracy; Politics and Society; Politics and Beyond; Sanskaras in India Tradition and Culture (SHIPRA).