Ethics and Culture: Some Contemporary Indian Reflections Volume 3 (Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy, Jadavpur University)
Edited by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay and Gargi Goswami
  • ISBN 13 : 9788193607626
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
The present volume of Ethics and Culture contains six articles of renowned teachers of Philosophy who are also the members of the Value Group, Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy, Jadavpur University. In all these articles authors have explored the contributions of the great thinkers of modern India regarding the value system of our country. Here the perspectives of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dwijendranath Tagore, Tarabai Shinde, J.N. Mohanty and Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa have been discussed in detail as all of them have a distinct view and faith on the traditional cultural beliefs of India and also have taken a critical approach to judge the mundane, orthodox attitude of people. The authors have explained the views of these great thinkers as their unique interpretations about Indian tradition can be used as a weapon against cultural encroachment and intolerance. The book, thus, helps to revive the true essence of our culture which is veiled by many socio-political factors of the present world. CONTENTS Preface Introduction – Aparajita Mukhopadhyay Svadharma of the Bhagavadgita: A New Interpretation – Madhumita Chattopadhyay Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s Rationalization of Violence through the Interpretation of the Gita – Gargi Goswami Dwijendranath’s Method for Ascertaining Values – Ratna Dutta Sharma Tarabai Shinde: Questioning Caste Hierarchy and Gender Bias in Nineteenth-century India – Atashee Chatterjee Sinha Mohanty on Religiosity – Jhuma Chakraborty Values in Sri Ramakrishna’s Message to the World – Rubai Saha Contributors Index