A Nayi, Nai Talim : reinventing Gandhian education for today and tomorrow: a case study of the Ragi Project, Bangalore, India

Patil, Pallavi Varma and Ravi, Roshni (2022) A Nayi, Nai Talim : reinventing Gandhian education for today and tomorrow: a case study of the Ragi Project, Bangalore, India. In: Gandhi after Gandhi : the relevance of the Mahatma’s legacy in today’s world. Routledge, London, pp. 134-141. ISBN 978-1-032-05681-4

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Abstract

It is easy to lose hope in the future. The 20th-century growth model is no longer viable as is evident from the spiralling climate crisis. At the time of writing this paper, the atmospheric carbon dioxide reading is a record high of 417 ppm. The current COVID-19 outbreak (and prediction of more such pandemics) is a grim sign of humanity’s distorted relationship with nature. Scientifc data related to the breaching of four of the nine planetary boundaries puts a dent on the aspirations and chase for unfettered economic growth and increasing material wealth. In reality, it is and always has been a dance of death resulting in several crises that we encounter today – extreme inequality, rising populism, degrading of our natural environments and violence and injustice of various kinds. Mahatma Gandhi warned of such a fate for India and the world when he wrote, “…like the proverbial moth (India) will burn itself eventually in the fame round which it dances more and more furiously”

Item Type: Book Section
Authors: Patil, Pallavi Varma and Ravi, Roshni
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Gandhian education, Ragi Project, Swaraj
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3351
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