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6) “Gandhian ethics of social and political reconstruction are more relevant than ever, since they represent an act of self-transformation of humanity rather than an illusory dream of a political leader”. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic– Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators.

6) “Gandhian ethics of social and political reconstruction are more relevant than ever, since they represent an act of self-transformation of humanity rather than an illusory dream of a political leader”. Discuss. (250 words)

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Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail about the Gandhian ethics of social and political reconstruction and discuss in detail as to how they are more relevant today than ever.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the role of Gandhi- e.g Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a man of spiritual truthfulness and democratic action, both at the public and personal levels, with a unique method of struggle that combined political pragmatism with ethical integrity.

Body-

Discuss in detail about the Gandhian ethics of social and political transformation and how they are relevant today. E.g Gandhi wanted to change the values that govern the social, political and economic activities in human society. Significantly, Gandhi believed that decentralised politics and an egalitarian economy function better at the level of micro-communities, where citizens can operate in relations of reciprocity and mutuality. For Gandhi it was clear that neither society nor the individual can live without a moral vision of the world etc.

Discuss the present situation in India and the need for forwarding the local self government in Indian villages, particularly in North Indian, Central, Eastern and NE India; discuss the inequality in access to resources in India and how Gandhian ethics of an egalitarian economic society are relevant today etc.

Conclusion– sum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.