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Impact Of Total Revolution As A Technique Of Social Change, In The Philosophy Of J.P. Narayan

Author : Dr. Pukhrambam Shantikumar Singh 1

Date of Publication :30th December 2020

Abstract: Total Revolution according to J.P. Narayan tried to build upon him a distinctive character of unconventionality of Gandhiji’s with a greater emphasis on specific components of whole concepts. From turning the way of life, Jay Prakash Narayan was very much impressed by the philosophy of revolution advocated by Marx. Actually, he himself believed that the cult of to revolution advocated by Marx was a sure means for bringing about the independence of India. He was impressed by the feeling of equality and brotherhood preached by the Marxists. J.P. Narayan himself wanted to reform a complete change the Bihar, one of the most socially, economically and politicaly backward state in India due to inefficient administrative coalition government. In March 1974, there was great agitation lead by J.P. Narayan along with the Students’ Organisation getting their demand against Corruption, Injustice, Unemployment, High Prices and misrule and this agitation is the most popular movement of revolution as a part of social change. As he mentioned that Total Revolution is being made to present the various dimensions of the concepts – visualized conventional techniques of Social Changes. In fact, Total Revolution is a further extension of Gandhiji’s thought on socio-economic problems and techniques of change in the context of modern Social reality. J.P. Narayan had determined his seven categories of exponent of ‘Total Revolution’ such as Social, Educational, Politics, Cultural, Intellectual, Spritual and Ideological. But in various speeches and tracts, J.P. Narayan has traced the evolution of his ideas on revolution. According to him, unconventionality as most pronounced in Gandhiji’s thinking on the social and economic arrangement of the society as also in the whole techniques which he developed to obtain his highest goal. So, J.P. Narayan`s ‘Total Revolution’, tried to build upon him a distinctive revolutionary character of unconventionality of Gandhiji’s with a greater emphasis on the Specific Components of the whole concepts..

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