Gandhian philosophy for International relations: Study on potential to promote International relations between India and Guatemala and other Central American nations [article]

Rudresh Pandey, Karina Elizabeth Pérez Flores
International relation are characterized by continuity and change but many core features endure for centuries[1]. This paper will look in to possibilities to build ties between India and other nations from Central America specifically Guatemala, with the help of Gandhian philosophy. Gandhian Ideas can be explored in relevance to problems faced by these nations. Popularizing Gandhian philosophy can result in goodwill for India in public. This paper will make Suggestions for a road map for making
more » ... road map for making Gandhian ideas more popular and ultimately resulting in stronger ties between India with Guatemala and other Central American nations. Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy and thoughts are the driving force for India not only for general public but also for the policy makers. His values and thoughts can be the core feature for international relations for India and with India.Guatemala–India relations are relatively new, although diplomatic relations were established with each other in the 1970s. The Indian Embassy in Guatemala was opened in December 2009 and became fully functional in mid-2010. Guatemala opened its Embassy in New Delhi in April 2013 and the first resident Ambassador of Guatemala to India, presented his credentials in April, 2014[2]. There is a need to build up people to people connect in this new start of relation between these two nations. Gandhian philosophy can be the bases for a people to people connect and goodwill.Gandhian philosophy needs to be understood as Gandhian values have deeper meaning and different dimensions when it comes to different economic and political concepts. For example - V.K.R.V. Rao explains Gandhi's concept of socialism "In the Gandhian dictionary, it is impossible to distinguish between means and ends, and therefore Gandhi's conception of socialism was basically different from that associated with communism or scientific socialism or the Russian experiment or the Chinese experiment Gandhi's socialism therefore cannot be treated as a first or even a second cousin of Marxian soci [...]
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14014202.v1 fatcat:bzm6s6cor5fjrie6keaa2t5h7i