Gandhism and Peace
This chapter explores the philosophical and political foundations of Gandhi’s peace. It highlights Gandhi’s mission of solving conflicts and defeating violence both in India and international relations. The author examines Gandhi’s peace policies during the Second World War referring to his letters to historical figures like Hitler or Roosevelt. It also considers the influence of the Gandhian philosophy of peace on leading peacemakers of the twentieth century like Nelson Mandela, Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Martin Luther King, Jr. Last but not least, the author persuasively argues that we must transcend our polemo-centric frame of global affairs and adopt a more Gandhian view of dialogue and peace among nations.
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