Ferozepur, November 5, 2018: Book Launch-cum-Panel Discussion on the first book “Unraveling Gandhi’s Alternative Modernity: A Philosophical Debate on Caste and Gender” by Ambuj Sharma, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy was organized on Sunday.
The book is published by Lokgeet Prakashan, Mohali was organized at Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur.
Dr Ambuj Sharma's Book “Unraveling Gandhi’s Alternative Modernity: A Philosophical Debate on Caste and Gender intends to explore the Gandhian understanding and vision on caste, gender and modernity with a view to envision an ideal society. It focuses on the way in which the basic problems of morality, politics and spiritual life are conceived in Gandhian philosophy from a philosophical and theoretical perspective, which in turn, is formed by the Gandhian exemplar of the ethical and cultural transformations of the Indian state.
He further said this Book aims to contribute to the debate on the issues of caste, gender and modernity by examining the underlying metaphysical, ethical and axiological issues therein. Though a veritable literature has appeared as a rejoinder to Gandhian thought, yet the present exercise is a humble attempt to re-appropriate and re-look at Gandhian views on caste, gender and modernity in a distinctive way as the present topic is of serious philosophical nature that demands further exploration and critiquing.
Ambuj Sharma said, “I extend my sincere thanks to the publisher Mr Harish Jain, the College Management, Dr Madhu Prashar, Principal and Er Prateek Prashar, Dean College Development, Dev Samaj College For Women, Ferozepur for providing all necessary help, support and encouragement in organising the event”.
He also conveyed his special thanks to Professor Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Department of English, Punjabi University Patiala, Lallan Singh Baghel, Department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Department of English, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. Bharati Garg, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Gurtej Singh Koharwala, Department of Punjabi, RSD College, Ferozepur for coming all the way and being there on the Panel Discussion and Launch of the book.
Ambuj Sharma also put into words his sincere thanks to all the staff members, faculty members of my college, students and friends from RSD College Dr Azadwinder, Dr Kuldeep Singh, Dr Kapil, and Ophthalmologist Dr Ashwani Kalia and for their kind participation and creative inputs.