ISBN 9788121211987,Socialism,Sarvodaya And Democracy

Socialism,Sarvodaya And Democracy



Gyan Publishing House

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788121211987

ISBN-10 8121211980

Hard Back

Number of Pages 302 Pages
Language (English)

20Th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000

This book attempts to explicate the theoretical writings of M.N. Roy, Jayaprakash Narayan and J.B. Kripalani to examine their views on Socialism, Sarvodaya and Democracy. Outlining the parameters of Sarvodaya, it takes a critical assessment of M.N. Roy's views on democratic socialism, his critique of Marxism and Liberalism, and his concept of Radical Humanism. Reconstructing J.P. Narayan's views on democratic socialism, it examines his perspective on Marxism, Nationalism and Western Socialism. It further discusses in detail his views on Sarvodaya, including his conception of partyless democracy and communitarianism, and his movement for Total Revolution. Finally, it explicates Kripalani's philosophy of Socialism and the State, his critique of Marxist concept of class struggle, and his interpretaion of Gandhian democracy with special focus on non-violent revolution, economic principles, decentralization and basic education.