New Delhi, October 4 (PTI) A new book by RSS official Ram Madhav, providing concrete information on the philosophy of integral humanism proposed by philosopher-politician Pt Deendayal Upadhyay, was released on Monday, the House of ‘Westland edition.
The book, “The Hindutva Paradigm: Integral humanism and quest for a non-western worldview”, is regarded as an “interesting piece on the philosophy which gives an answer to the management of the new world order”.
“Historically, Europe has been the mother of ideologies while India has been the land of ideas. It has produced no ideologue like Marx or Mill and has not formulated any ideology. Influenced humanity through it. ‘history and geography,’ Madhav said of the book.
“The philosophy of integral humanism proposed by philosopher-politician Pt Deendayal Upadhyay is one such idea. The Hindutva paradigm is my modest attempt to reinterpret the idea of integral humanism through a 21st century lens.” , he added.
The book includes 15 chapters and a concluding essay.
While the first three chapters deal with the life of Upadhyay, the political situation in the country during this period and a summary of the four Upadhyay lectures on integral humanism; the remaining 12 chapters deal with various aspects of integral humanist philosophy.
“I have tried to look at his ideas through the prism of Western philosophical doctrines and have challenged many contemporary Western ideas in his light,” writes the 57-year-old author in the book’s preface.
According to the editors, more than five decades ago, Upadhyay articulated the philosophy of integral humanism, at the heart of which was “human-centered development.”
“At the crossroads where we find ourselves, this refreshing and stimulating philosophy may be the answer to the management of the new world order,” they said in a statement.
Madhav, who was also the National Secretary General of the BJP, is the author of several books including “Uneasy Neighbors: India and China after Fifty Years of the War” (2014) and “Because India Comes First: Reflections on Nationalism, Identity and Culture “(2020). PTI MG MAH
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