Essays on Modernism, Democracy and Well-being : A Gandhian Perspective Hardback
A tour de force in understanding the failure of democracy in providing human well-being. Has democracy ended human suffering, a task that the political system set out for itself? Or is democracy incompatible with modernity and, therefore, fails to achieve human well-being?
If so, are we left with any option? The book asks these acutely political questions and states emphatically that democracy has failed to ensure the well-being of humanity as a whole.
Further, it tries to answer this by exploring the Gandhian alternative to modernism and democracy in contemporary times.
In the words of the authors themselves, `We are aware that in a world divided into a number of ideological camps, the way out suggested in this book will invite ridicule and accusation of orthodoxy.
However, the truth has to be told, no matter what the reaction'.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 324 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/03/2016
- Category: Political science & theory
- ISBN: 9789351508113