ISBN 9788185002934,Inter-Religious Communication : A Gandhian Perspective

Inter-Religious Communication : A Gandhian Perspective



Bibliophile South Asia

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788185002934

ISBN-10 8185002932

Hard Back

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)


Students of Religious Studies and all those concerned about the inter-communication of different religious communities in contemporary India will be challenged by this selection of Margaret Chatterjee's writing on central themes such as spirituality, religious language, the element of authority in religion, and whether there can be a consonance of religious insights between people belonging to very different cultures. In the light of the communal factor which was one of Gandhi's biggest challenges, the incisive chapter on Islam is of special interest, ranging over the Sufis, Abul Kalam Azad, A.A.A. Fyzee, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Ubaydu'-lah Sindhi, and Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Deeply religious as he was himself, and stressing the ethical core of religion as he did. Gandhi was reluctant to 'talk about' religion, except when pressed by close friends to do so. Taking off from some of her own academic work about religion, the author shows how Gandhi was at grips in a very practical way with problems which others had treated intellectually. She finds that Gandhi's involvement with political struggles speaks directly to our own condition in a profound and pointed manner, almost as if he were living at this hour.