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Re-Markings, a biannual refereed international journal of English Letters, aims at providing a healthy forum for scholarly and authoritative views on broad sociopolitical and cultural issues of human import as evidenced in literature, art, television, cinema and journalism with special emphasis on New Literatures in English including translations and creative excursions.​


Gandhi and His Soulforce Mission

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Gandhi and His Soulforce Mission
Nibir K. Ghosh, Sujata & Sunita Rani Ghosh (Eds.)
New Delhi: Authorspress, 2014
ISBN 978-81-7273-711-5
Rs. 1100 | $44

  “The tragic irony, today, is not that we have forgotten Gandhi but that we have rendered him invisible in our day-today life. We have put him on a sacrosanct pedestal and we wish to venerate him from a distance rather than allow him to help us make our lives better. Notwithstanding the general trend of keeping Gandhi out of sight and out of mind, it is rather difficult to agree with Arthur Koestler who called Gandhi’s philosophy “easy to eulogize and impossible to realize.” Gandhi’s actions were always based on his conviction that “the good of the individual is contained in the good of all.” When such thought becomes all embracing, it is bound to transform whatever it touches; there is no limit to its power.

In this kaleidoscopic collection each one of the contributors makes an attempt to see Gandhi through the lens of his/her own perceptions to discover the many paths that lead to “the heart of the man.” The purpose of this bilingual anthology, comprising diverse discourses on every conceivable idea of Gandhi’s life, thought and work, is not to debate Gandhi’s relevance, or otherwise, in contemporary times but to see how we can look at the “mirror in the Mahatma” to discover the best in ourselves. Let us peep into our own souls and reflect on the universal and timeless relevance of the quintessential ordinariness of Gandhi’s life and mission so that we may learn the art of being accountable to our own selves and, thereby, become worthy citizens of the nation.” – Nibir K. Ghosh

“xk¡/kh th us vius ;qokdky esa ,d fuf’pr fe’ku dks izkIr fd;kA vko’;drk gS fd vkt Hkkjr ds ;qok ns’k dh eq[; /kkjk ls tqM+saA ;qok ;fn vkn’kZ] uhfr ,oa ewY;ksa dh jkg ij pysaxs rks ;qokvksa ds lkFk ns’k Hkh LoIughurk dh fLFkfr ls mcjdj xk¡/kh th ds vfgalk ,oa ‘kkafr ds LoIu dks [kqyh vk¡[kksa ls ns[k ldsxkA”-lquhrk jkuh ?kks”k

“Honestly, none of us have never really tried to understand Gandhi, at least not beyond our convenience. Because whichever side you are on, there is always safety in numbers. Why have clear, knowledgeable views when you can stand behind a crowd and add to the chaos? Why take the effort of understanding someone who is already dead and is relevant to us only in a movie? How does he matter to any of us in our day-to-day lives? And why bother about that which doesn’t affect everyday life?”- Omkar Sane