Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari: a Free Thinker

By Arvind A. Deshpande Shri Shankar Trimbak Dharmadhikari, better known throughout the world as Acharya Dada Dharmadhikari, was verily Mahatma Vidura of our times. Those familiar with the epic character in Mahabharata will recall that Mahatma Vidura did not have power, weilded no authority, possessed no wealth. Yet every powerful person felt humble before him, … Continue reading

The Sarvoya Movement

The pitfalls of nonviolent revolution by Brian Martin Nonviolent Revolution in India. Geoffrey Ostergaard New Delhi: Gandhi Peace Foundation, 1985 A review published in Nonviolence Today, number 2, April/May 1988, pp. 16-17 In Western countries such as Australia, the idea of nonviolent revolution is not a common one. Revolution is traditionally associated with the left, … Continue reading

Sarvodaya and Anarchism

In [the ideal state] every one is his own ruler. He rules himself in such a manner that he is never a hindrance to his neighbour. In [such a state], therefore, there is no political power because there is no State.’ –Gandhi (Young India, 2 July 1931; quoted in Ostergaard (1971), p. 28) The practical … Continue reading