- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- Village stories and philosophy
- Annapurna and Others
- Stories of my children
- Day by day in the village.
- Health in the Village
- Schooling and education
- Enounters with the modern
- Learnings from Narmada
- Learnings Down the Years
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
UR A has said that Gandhi was the only original thinker of the times. While it may sound excessive, he was almost alone in standing by the wisdom of the country, the country's practices, unapologetically facing its strengths and defects, and then accepting the responsibility to cleaning up the defects. And in the midst of a firly westernized leadership including Nehru and others. It took great clarity and courage. And originality.
Most other leaders were based on borrowed theories. Borrowing the best thoughts from outside is good, but one needs to be rooted in the best of one's own idiom. Only such a philosophy will be accepted by a country's people, and will lead to their own inner flowering and growing self confidence.
The concept of Civil Disobedience being native to India is brought out fascinatingly by. Gandhi had the genius of tapping that which was completely 'of the people'.