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Research Paper | Political Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
Gandhi and Non - Violence its Relevance for the Contemporary World
Abstract: Introduction: Non-Violence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. This may be based on moral, religious (or) spiritual principles, or it may be for purely strategic (or) pragmatic reasons. He was arrested many times. In September 1906 he led his fellow Indians in a nonviolent protest against the policemen who wanted to keep a file on every one of them and he was put in jail for seven years; between 1921 and 1923, he was again imprisoned because he promoted civil rebellion; in 1930 he was put in jail for one year because he illegally produced salt from saltwater to protest against the government monopoly on salt production. Non-Violence also has "active" or "activist" elements, in that believers generally accept the need for non-violence as a means to achieve political and social change. In general, advocates of an activist philosophy of non-violence use diverse methods in their campaigns for social change, including critical forms of education and persuasion mass non cooperation, civil disobedience, non-violent direct action, and social, political, cultural and economic farms of intervention. Non-violence in modern world and its relevance for the contemporary world. In modern times, non-violent methods of action have been a powerful for social protest and revolutionary social and political change. There are many examples of their use fuller surveys may be found in the entries on civil resistance, non-violent resistance and non-violent revolution. The term "non-violence" is often linked with or used as a synonym for peace, and despite being frequently equated with passivity and pacifism; this is rejected by non-violent advocates and activists.
Keywords: Non-Violence, pacifism, passivity, civil resistance, revolution
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 211 - 212
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