Context, Discourse and Vision of Lohia’s Socialism. RAJARAM TOLPADI. Five aspects of Rammanohar Lohia’s socialist pursuit stand out. paper to indicate Lohia’s attempts to develop an indigenous^ autonomous socialism as an alternative to Nehru vian socialism or Eurocentred socialism. Dr. LOHIA: TOWARDS ‘NEW SOCIALISM’. DR. RAM CHANDRA GUPTA. Once Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia said, “I have nothing with me except that the common.

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This type of thought-orientation was not liked by many of his colleagues. Lohia supported the movement launched by the Nepali Congress against the Rana regime in Nepal from its beginning in socialismm he was arrested in May along with several socialist workers while protesting in front of the Nepal embassy in Delhi. He considered himself a world citizen. Starting from his release from jail in till the assassination of Mahatma on January 30,it was a phase of very close bonds between Gandhiji and Dr Lohia.

Social ownership and control must be decentralized to the maximum possible extent. Get instant access to the complete EPW archives Subscribe now. If he proved a terror for the men in power, he was a source of inspiration and courage for the poor. Lohia was a world-minded person who aspired for a true international unity, yet he never disregarded the national o, Likewise, he was much influenced by Marx and accepted his theory of dialectical materialism, yet he recognised the significant role played by consciousness in shaping the human history.

Now, the perpetual story of capitalist crisis has surfaced socialissm in in a more unmanageable form. The political outcome of this experiment was visible in the elections when non-Congress governments were formed in nine States. As an exponent of decentraliz: But he did not trust the communists because he thought that they had always lphia to employ gross economic poverty for insurrectional pressure on the state.

And it was in this year that he came into close contact with Jawaharlal Nehru, who had come socislism to preside over the Youth Conference. To resolve the differences, a special convention of the Socialist Party was held at Betul in June At the bottom lohix the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.


With the emergence socialisn of the Quit India movement—a campaign initiated by Mohandas K. It was on these issues that he had left the P. Its four pillars—the Village, the Mandal the districtthe Province and the Central Government, will be so organised as to work on the principle of functional democracy. Lohia urged all the socialist parties of the world to think in terms of an effective world union.

He, therefore, did not like the P.

D thesis in German. During the course of his birth centenary, his ideas pertaining to society, polity, economy, culture, world system have been thoroughly discussed, examined and wherever found appropriate, as per the demands of time and place, they have been sought to be operationalised.

Ram Manohar Lohia

As such, he came to be considered the father of his country. Clear Notification X Do you want ,ohia clear all the notifications from your inbox?

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. In the USA while protesting against racial discrimination, he was detained and when the State Department apologised to him, he replied that they should apologise to the Statue of Liberty.

Navahind PrakashanHyderabad. In the era of military blocs of Cold War days, his view was that the countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America in general, and India in particular, should be at an equal distance from the Atlantic and Warsaw pacts. He wrote a pamphlet named ‘ rupees in a day’ when Nehru was prime minister.

He dismissed communist class struggle as immoral and violent because of its faulty analysis of capitalism. No alliance with either the Congress or the Communist Party as maintained in the Gaya thesis of the party ; complete internal democracy or freedom to discuss internal differences publicly; and disciplined functioning of the party. InLohia became a Member of Parliament for the first time.


Prof Satya Mitra Dubey is a veteran sociologist, social-political analyst and a former Vice-Chancellor. Lohia was born to a family of merchants.

In place of the alternatives between parliamentary and insurrectionary action, a balanced mixture of constitutional action and civil resistance, wherever necessary and possible, will be followed or practised. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website.

Capitalism is incapable of achieving economic re-construction because of private capital. As a visionary thinker, he raised several theoretical issues pertaining to society, polity, economy and the world system such as cyclical movement of history and society, oscillation between class and caste, small machine driven production, wastage, consumerism and capital formation, equal irrelevance of capitalism and communism, elimination of inequality at the international level through a world parliament and an equal world order.

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Editorial – edit epw. According to the socialist view, individuals do not live or work in isolation but live in cooperation with one another. Lohia vigorously protested against the enrollment of Indians in the Royal Army during World War II for which landed him in jail in and again in In the minds of some of the great names in Indian literature, art, films, journalism, judiciary and social sciences, his personality and thoughts left an indelible impresses.

A leader who not only protested against the British rulers, but also raised voice against social injustice, caste discrimination, and welfare of women. Skip to main content. A Rebel Socialist and a Visionary. He had good understanding of French. Asian Socialism cannot afford to be that.