The Web of Freedom

J. C. Kumarappa and Gandhi’s Struggle for Economic Justice

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9780199460816

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30/07/2016

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388 pages

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9780199460816

Publication date:

30/07/2016

Hardback

388 pages

Venu Madhav Govindu & Deepak Malghan

Freedom fighter, economic philosopher, environmentalist, and Gandhian constructive worker, Joseph Cornelius Kumarappa (1892–1960) was a man of many parts. He spent a lifetime championing the cause of economic justice, especially on behalf of rural India. Based on extensive archival research, this highly readable intellectual biography presents the fascinating story of Kumarappa’s life, work, and ideas that have a strikingly contemporary resonance.

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Venu Madhav Govindu & Deepak Malghan

Description

In June 1929, a thirty-seven-year-old chartered accountant dressed in Western clothes walked into the Khadi Bhandar on Kalbadevi Road, Bombay, to be ‘measured up’ for a dhoti. Having never worn one in his life, he had no idea that dhotis came in fixed lengths. Weeks ago, the same man had filed an affidavit to change his name from Joseph Chelladurai Cornelius to Joseph Cornelius Kumarappa. Discarding an alien name and attire, the anglicized professional was rapidly transforming into a dogged fighter for social justice.
Freedom fighter, economic philosopher, environmentalist, and Gandhian constructive worker, Kumarappa (1892–1960) was a man of many parts. He wrote extensively on political economy and simultaneously championed the cause of rural India, both under British Raj and after Independence. If Gandhi’s swaraj was more than political self-rule, it was Kumarappa who gave it economic content and meaning.
A rare thinker who married theory with practice, Kumarappa challenged received wisdom on industrialization and modernity. Based on extensive archival research, this volume presents the fascinating story of his life, work, and ideas that have a strikingly contemporary resonance.

About the Author

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan are academics based in Bengaluru, India.

Venu Madhav Govindu & Deepak Malghan

Table of contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. The Great Transformation
3. An American Interlude
4. Waiting for the Mahatma
5. Baptism by Fire
6. Breaking Ground
7. The Natural Order
8. A New Deal
9. The Lonely Furrow
10. Stone for Bread
11. The Spirit of Jesus
12. The Light of Science
13. Whither Sarvodaya?
14. Land to the Tiller
15. India Adrift
16. The Spreading Chill
17. Seeing Red
18. The Lion in His Winter
19. An Assessment
Bibliography of J. C. Kumarappa’s Publications
Index
About the Authors

Venu Madhav Govindu & Deepak Malghan

Venu Madhav Govindu & Deepak Malghan

Venu Madhav Govindu & Deepak Malghan

Description

In June 1929, a thirty-seven-year-old chartered accountant dressed in Western clothes walked into the Khadi Bhandar on Kalbadevi Road, Bombay, to be ‘measured up’ for a dhoti. Having never worn one in his life, he had no idea that dhotis came in fixed lengths. Weeks ago, the same man had filed an affidavit to change his name from Joseph Chelladurai Cornelius to Joseph Cornelius Kumarappa. Discarding an alien name and attire, the anglicized professional was rapidly transforming into a dogged fighter for social justice.
Freedom fighter, economic philosopher, environmentalist, and Gandhian constructive worker, Kumarappa (1892–1960) was a man of many parts. He wrote extensively on political economy and simultaneously championed the cause of rural India, both under British Raj and after Independence. If Gandhi’s swaraj was more than political self-rule, it was Kumarappa who gave it economic content and meaning.
A rare thinker who married theory with practice, Kumarappa challenged received wisdom on industrialization and modernity. Based on extensive archival research, this volume presents the fascinating story of his life, work, and ideas that have a strikingly contemporary resonance.

About the Author

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan are academics based in Bengaluru, India.

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Table of contents


List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. The Great Transformation
3. An American Interlude
4. Waiting for the Mahatma
5. Baptism by Fire
6. Breaking Ground
7. The Natural Order
8. A New Deal
9. The Lonely Furrow
10. Stone for Bread
11. The Spirit of Jesus
12. The Light of Science
13. Whither Sarvodaya?
14. Land to the Tiller
15. India Adrift
16. The Spreading Chill
17. Seeing Red
18. The Lion in His Winter
19. An Assessment
Bibliography of J. C. Kumarappa’s Publications
Index
About the Authors

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