Mahatma Gandhi and Legacy of Democracy in India
AbstractObjective: Mahatma Gandhi was an ardent believer in the theory and democracy His belief was based on his own conception of democracy which was quite different from classical concept of democracy of the west. Methodology: His innate love of equality, unflinching support of individual freedom, and his consistent plea for bringing about a just order through the brotherhood of man that recognized no barriers of sex, religion, language and culture testify to his faith in democracy of his conception. Results: It is true that Gandhi was not a system builder as Plato or Aristotle. Gandhi’s ideas on democracy are to be found in his speeches and writings, though they do not appear to be systematically developed in the sense that he carried ideas to a logical conclusion. Conclusion: Gandhi expressed his views on democracy in response to questions put to him by his friends and well- wishers, depending upon his own study. Observations of life experiences and experiments.