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Gandhi’s Wisdom

Insights from the Founding Father of Modern Psychology in the East

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Illustrates applications of Gandhi’s wisdom to scientific research and contemporary social issues

  • Calls attention to cross-cultural issues limiting the current scope of wisdom research

  • Demonstrates the wide interdisciplinary relevance of Gandhi’s wisdom

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxx
  2. Gandhi and the Psychology of Wisdom

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Gandhi’s Truth as a Precursor of Authentic Wisdom

      • V. K. Kool, Rita Agrawal
      Pages 3-24
  3. On Living as Gandhi

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 247-247
    2. My Journey to Gandhi

      • Michael Nagler
      Pages 249-267
  4. The Interminable Wisdom of Gandhi

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 309-309

About this book

This book examines what Gandhian thought contributes to the conceptualisation of wisdom and its application in the 21st Century. It draws together leading international researchers and practitioners to combine an in-depth understanding of Gandhi’s philosophy with the latest research from psychology and allied social sciences. Beginning with an overview of wisdom in the domain of scientific research and as it is understood in our everyday life, the book’s editors further call attention to key cross cultural issues limiting its current scope. Amongst the topics explored are Gandhi’s silence, fasting, vows, self-efficacy, self-control, and more, illustrating what he offers not only to the study of wisdom within psychology, but across a broad range of disciplines and professional enterprises. It is invaluable to students and scholars of Gandhian studies, the psychology of wisdom, management and peace psychology; as well to readers with a general interest in the application of Gandhi’s wisdom today.

Keywords

  • satyagrah
  • Gandhian Studies
  • Gandhi’s aparigraha
  • psychology of wisdom
  • the Psychology of Self Control
  • Gandhi’s silence
  • Gandhi’s silence
  • Gandhi’s fasting
  • Gandhi's vows
  • Non-violence

Editors and Affiliations

  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, USA

    V. K. Kool

  • Harish Chandra Post Graduate College, Varanasi, India

    Rita Agrawal

About the editors

V. K. Kool is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA. He is the author of nine books, including The Psychology of Nonviolence and Aggression (2008) and co-editor with Rita Agrawal of Gandhi and the Psychology of Nonviolence, Volumes 1 and 2 (2020). Dr. Kool is recipient of three Fulbright awards, was member of the Editorial Board of APA’s Peace Division journal, Peace and Conflict, for seven years.

Rita Agrawal is Director and Professor at the Faculty of Management and Technology, Harish Chandra Post Graduate College, India. She is the author of seven books, including Stress in Life and at Work (2001), and Psychology of Technology (2016 with Kool), and has been the recipient of both national and international awards.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-87491-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)