Mahatma Gandhi’s view on Religion

Mahatma Gandhi

Religion was central to Gandhi’s life, thought and work .His religious ideas were complex and varied according to the occasion. Writing in 1927 in Young India he said, “It (Hinduism) was the most tolerant of all religions. Its freedom from dogma gave the votary the largest scope for self-expression. Not being an exclusive religion it … Read more

Rabindranath Tagore Critique of Nationalism

Rabindranath Tagore

According to Tagore since nationalism emerged in post religious laboratory of industrial-capitalism it was only an organization of politics and commerce that brings harvests of wealth or carnivals of materialism by spreading tentacles of greed, selfishness, power and prosperity or churning up the baser instincts of mankind and sacrificing in the process the moral man, … Read more

Swami Vivekananda’s views on Nationalism

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda developed a theory of nationalism based on religion. According to him like music each nation had a main note a central theme compared to which everything else was secondary. India’s theme according to him was religion and it had to be made the backbone of national life. The future greatness of any nation … Read more