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Usually, Gandhian thoughts on modernity are seen in the traditional or pre-modern lights. As inadequacy of modernity and modern civilization has been brought to the fore by many crisis situations in the twentieth century, therefore, it is imperative in the present times to see Gandhi’s thought in Post-Modern lights. Epistemologically, Gandhi’s adoption of the Jain doctrine of ‘anekantavada’ (many-sidedness of truth) aptly shows the post-modernist notion that challenges the ‘philosophical foundationalism’ of Modernism.  Gandhi himself discards the notion of universal or absolute truth and emphasized that no general theory can be formed and experiences of truth and reality is situational, thereby, adopts similar stance of Post-Modernist denial of ‘meta-narratives’.

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Gourav, M. (2019). Gandhi’s Epistemology in Post-Modernist Context. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 7(1), 298-305. Retrieved from https://journals.eduindex.org/index.php/ejbss/article/view/921