|Brocker I 59
Education/Gandhi: Gandhi doubts the need for compulsory education. The farmer does not need to be able to read or write in order to earn a living. "He has a basic knowledge of the world. He knows how to behave towards his parents, his wife, his children and his village neighbours. (1)
Gandhi complains, "our best newspapers are in English" and "we [...] write each other letters in incorrect English. If this state continues for a long time, posterity will[...] curse us". (2)
English as an administrative language should be expelled. (3)
1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule, Ahmedabad 1938 (zuerst 1909). Dt.: Mahatma Gandhi, Hind Swaraj oder Indische Selbstregierung, in: ders., Ausgewählte Werke. Grundlegende Schriften, herausgegeben von Shriman Narayan, bearbeitet von Wolfgang Sternstein, Göttingen 2011, Bd. 3. S. 147
2. Ebenda S. 149
3. Ebenda S. 151.
Dietmar Rothermund, Mahatma Gandhi in: Brocker, Manfred, Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
|Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018