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Caste-based discrimination in the Indian Church: Lessons from Gandhi's fight for human dignity
Written by: Siby K Joseph

First Published : 2017

Pages : 75+

Price : Rs. 80/-

Published by : Gandhi International
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About the Book:
The book is a revised version of a lecture delivered in a Symposium Caste-based Discrimination in the Indian Church” organized by the Carolian Theological Forum of St. Charles Seminary, Nagpur on October 2, 2017.
It is divided into three parts. The first part of the study analyses the issue of caste discriminations in the Indian Church. The second part describes Gandhi’s fight against caste discriminations for restoring human dignity. It reviews all major writings as well as actions of Gandhi on these issues to understand Gandhi’s mind and his actual practice. This analysis gives the reader a clear picture of all the issues involved in respect of Gandhi’s approach to caste and untouchability.
What Christians can learn from Gandhi’s strategy against caste discrimination is summarised in the last part of the study. Some important writings of Gandhi and Ambedkar are given in the appendices to have clear understanding of their viewpoints. It is hoped that the present work would further stimulate introspection, reflection and deliberation on the theme and finally to root out this evil practice from the Christian community and from the Indian society at large.

About the Author:
Siby K Joseph, is Dean of Studies and Research, Institute of Gandhian Studies, Wardha. He obtained Ph.D. in Gandhian Thought and Development Studies from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He edited a number of books on Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies. His most recent works are Right of Peoples to Peace - A Gandhian Perspective, Approaches to Peace - Contributions of Buddha and Gandhi and Peaceful campuses through dissemination of Gandhian vision of peace.
Email: skjigs@gmail.com | http://siby.iecit.in/