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Svadharma and the Nation: Vinoba’s Reading of the Gita

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Vinoba Bhave's explanation of the message of the Bhagavadgita. It argues that Bhave considered the central teaching of the Bhagavadgita as involving the pursuit of svadharma — ... More


Vinoba Bhave in Wardha

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the Maharashtrian youth, Vinoba Bhave, the son of a textile technologist. He was aged 20 when he travelled to the holy city of Banaras, where he began a very busy and strict ... More


Facing the Family

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0020
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the effects Jamnalal’s public responsibilities had on his family. It studies his transformation into a man who placed his family second, which began even before he joined the ... More


Coming of Age

Arundhati C. Khandkar and Ashok C. Khandkar

in Swimming Upstream: Laxmanshastri Joshi and the Evolution of Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199495153
eISBN:
9780199098279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495153.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Laxmanshastri was born in 1901 and spent the first years living a very traditional life in the small town of Wāi, where society was ordered by caste-based hierarchy handed down from generation to ... More


The Nagpur Flag Satyagraha

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Jamnalal’s satyagraha campaign in his home province. This campaign was the idea of Pandit Sunderlal, the president of the Central Provinces Congress Committee. Several ... More


Whither Sarvodaya?

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan

in The Web of Freedom: J.C. Kumarappa and Gandhi's Struggle for Economic Justice.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460816
eISBN:
9780199087150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460816.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History

The advent of freedom brought about enormous political changes in India. Kumarappa fought a rearguard battle for rural India in the face of official and political indifference. This chapter details ... More


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