CSDU Working Paper PP 04/2013
First published in 2013
Center for Good Governance Studies / Centar za studije dobrog upravljanja
CSDU Press, Belgrade, Serbia
Religijske osnove Gandijevog sistema nenasilja – Marko Miranović
1. Peace studies
2. Regional studies – Asia/India
In this particular working paper we are trying to analyze elements that have had the greatest influence on Mohandas Karamchad Gandhi and his teachings concerning nonviolence and civil disobedience. Hinduism, but also early Christianity and Islam, as well had a great impact on Gandhi’s activities and thoughts. We will also analyze Gandhi’s impacts on the so called Western culture and political thoughts (Europe and USA), since his activities and thoughts had a greater influence on various peaceful movements and organizations during the 60s and the 70s of the last century.
Keywords: Gandhi, nonviolence, civil disobedience, religion, satyagraha, ahimsa, India, colonialism, non-violent resistance.