Reading Gandhi is written for undergraduate students of Gandhi Studies. However, it will also interest anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the Mahatma's writings. The book covers all of Gandhi's major thoughts from Satyagraha and Swaraj to his understanding of untouchability, the environment, and issues related to women. It also analyzes commentaries on Gandhi by eminent scholars from various fields, such as Terence Ball and Quentin Skinner.
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Length: pages. In what is now understood as a Gandhian moment in post-revolutionary Iran, young men and women from all walks of life protested for fundamental changes in the leadership of the Islamic Republic, its economic system, and many other civic issues.
Neda Agha-Soltan, a year-old philosophy student, who bled to death after being shot during a peaceful demonstration in Tehran, became the symbol of the fighting Iranian women. The demonstrators condemned violence and the exercise of power without ethics by the authorities. The Iranian political society had abandoned ethical values since the constitutional revolution of and adopted violence as a means to force regime change.
So, the non-violent action by the Iranian Green Movement was proof of a new political maturity and moral integrity. This rather spiritual and peaceful spirit of the Green Movement that saw the participation of a large number of young Iranians, was a huge motivation for the young Arabs, who two years later, took to streets in Tunis, Cairo, Damascus and Bahrain to challenge the undemocratic order in their countries.
The Green Movement was quickly crushed by the authorities. But it impressed the civil society actors in Iran about the need to go beyond all forms of violence in political action.
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The brutal policies of the authorities, since the revolution, have made many people inside and outside Iran believe that only a violent showdown can force regime change in the country. However, the atmosphere that precipitated the Green Movement has promoted radically decentralised political associations and non-hierarchical values among the Iranian youth. In this context, the Green Movement is not only an important moment in Iranian history, but also a milestone in the history of non-violent initiatives across the globe.