Reading Religion: Unconditional Equality

By Swami Narasimhananda
Reading Religion

Unconditional Equality (Ajay Skaria)Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, is credited with having rekindled the ancient Indian discourse of an interrelation between spirituality, religion, and politics. This has been mostly studied from the perspective of faith or spirituality. The last five decades or so have seen rising scholarship on the not-so-spiritual perspectives of Gandhian thought on politics. Ajay Skaria presents the most recent, and arguably the most engaging to date, scholarship on Gandhi’s idea of religious or spiritual politics in Unconditional Equality. Skaria is careful to be clear about his secular roots and deftly sifts the philosophical and historical from the spiritual or religious in Gandhi’s writings. 

 

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