International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part A
Postmodern Gandhi: A light bearer of 21st century
Author(s): Sanjaya Sahu, Dr. Harihar Sarangi and Dr. Partha Sarathi Mallik
Abstract: This paper addresses to solve some of the fundamental questions like: Is Mahatma Gandhi is a modernist or postmodernist? Are Gandhiji’s ideas modern or postmodern? And what is the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and modernism and postmodernism? The entire paper was divided into four different sections. In the first part, the author discusses why Gandhi is called a postmodernist; the second part is devoted to the analysis of truth and science; the third phase deals with Mahatma Gandhi’s perspective on truth, and the last section concludes with a contested debate between Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru on development. From this critical analysis, readers will briefly understand that since Gandhi was born in the age of modernism but his philosophical ideas are postmodernists per se.