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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Was Gandhiji anti-technology?

Gandhiji has been hailed by many as a severe critic of Western Civilisation. But that does not seem to make him a Luddite. And this distinction is important.

I think this link here should lay such claims to rest. I found it interesting and felt it must be shared.

Here we are told of a Machine Contest that Gandhiji seems to have announced whose method and reach is something that can be used even today to see what best can be to solve the problems of our farmers.

2 Comments:

Anonymous HalleY said...

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/280/5360/42

An interesting article :D.
Read this paragaph titled "Rethinking Gandhi" :).
To portray Gandhi as anti-science or Luddite, as the technocrats of the Nehruvian era did, is superficial. His ashrams, a combination of hermitage and laboratory, were locations for scientific experiments, especially on waste management.

Or have u read all this much before :P

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 4:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Karan said...

Now that was very intersting.. never knew of this aspect of Gandhiji before.. (dont think hes mentioned much about technology in "My Experiments with truth" either!)

Saturday, September 30, 2006 7:18:00 AM  

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