Two Stalwarts
Rohini Mokashi Punekar
CONFLUENCE OF THOUGHT: MAHATMA GANDHI AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by Bidyut Chakrabarty Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015, 269 pp., 595
January 2015, volume 39, No 1

The book at hand attempts to study a significant and for the present times, a deeply pertinent field: the similarities, influences and overlaps in terms of the understanding, commitment and praxis of two of the most influential political leaders of the 20th century namely Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
By giving his book the title ‘Confluence of Thought’ Chakrabarty’s avowed aim is to offer a meditative analysis of the manner in which the two leaders combined religious and political thought in a creative synthesis and evolved a dynamic and potent form of resistance.

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