Monday, February 21, 2011

A concept of a great man with tribute to Mahatma Gandhi as flashed on the f.b. on Feb.21,2011.

Bishwa Nath Singh

A few of my fiends had phoned me to elaborate as whom, one can call great man. It was a good question that I felt like replying so that others can also view and construe the real nomenclature of a great man.


(Photo of Mahatma Gandhi)

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Bishwa Nath Singh:
Let us join firstly to pay our respectful homage and floral tributeto Mahatma Gandhi whom we affectionately address as our Bapu who is widely known as the father of our nation!The Great man is one who is highly influential individuals, from personal charisma, genius intellects, or great political impact. A scholarly follower of the Great Man theory would be likely to study the Second World War by focusing on the big personalities of the conflict, i.e.: Winston Churchill, A. Hitler, B. Mussolini, etc. It is often linked to the nineteenth century philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle, who had very rightly commented that the history of the world is but the biography of great men. This theory is usually contrasted with a theory that talks about events occurring in the fullness of time, or when an overwhelming wave of smaller events cause certain developments to occur. In the present era, the most historians believe that economic, societal, and technological factors are far more important to history than the decisions made by any individual. This has spread to other fields such a literary criticism where the New Historicism of Stephen Greenbelt argues that societies create works of art, not just authors. When this theory is applied to film theory, this theory tends to explain film history and the evolution of film almost exclusively in terms of Great Men, with some notable directors. It however, neglects the efforts of crews, assistants and outside constraints. It could be described as the film history equivalent to the star system One must bear in mind that the leaders are born not made. Great leaders will arise when there is a great need Are some people born to lead? If we look at the great leaders of the past such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth I, and Abraham Lincoln, we will find that they do seem to differ from ordinary human beings in several aspects. The same applies to the contemporary leaders like George W. Bush and Mahatma Gandhi. They definitely possess high levels of ambition coupled with clear visions of precisely where they want to go. These leaders are cited as naturally great leaders, born with a set of personal qualities that made them effective leaders. Even today, the belief that truly great leaders are born is common. Top executives, sports personalities, and even politicians often seem to possess an aura that sets them apart from others. According to the contemporary theorists, leaders are not like other people. They do not need to be intellectually genius or omniscient prophets to succeed, but they definitely should have the right stuff which is not equally present in all people It is often thought and proven fact is that the leadership that is exercised as a collaborative and inclusive activity could be most effective, when given chances to accomplish leadership very effectively. It can be seen even in olden era that Lord Krishna had asked all his cowherd friends to join to lift Gobardhan Mountain to save all cows and inhabitants from the ravages of intense rain that continued for several days though Lord Krishna knew that he was capable to lift on his own.

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 Nicely Explained sir. Thanks.

Dushyant Pundir:
yes mahatma Gandhi is a great man .thanx


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